Capitol Center for the Arts  - Concord's World Stage

Originally built in the 20’s as the “Capitol Theatre” - the Capitol Center for the Arts was a glittering Egyptian-revival theater rich on Main Street. A popular film and performance venue for decades the theater closed its doors in 1989. And then something special happened...

 

The community came together to save the treasure and after an intense makeover it re-opened 1995 as the non-profit Capitol Center for the Arts NH (CCANH). With its infra-structure modernized and 1,304 restored seats, CCANH became one of New Hampshire’s main arts and performances stage. Top acts, musicians and performers returned to its stage - and it sparked the revitalization of Main Street.

 

Movies, documentaries, musical shows, workshops, conferences and seminars take place throughout the year reaching different audiences and bringing a rich cultural agenda to Concord, NH.

 

Names such as William Shatner or John Prine have performed on this stage and many more are to come: Patty Griffin, The Celtic Thunder, King Lear and Frankenstein are part of this year’s program. 

 

The Capitol Center has also an educational program, putting together teacher workshops, school performances and outreach activities to raise awareness for the arts as an instructive tool. 

 

 The Capitol Center hosts movie presentations and panel discussions, inviting directors, actors and commentators to get together and discuss film making. 

The Capitol Center hosts movie presentations and panel discussions, inviting directors, actors and commentators to get together and discuss film making.