Capitol Center for the Arts
|Capitol Center for the Arts|
|Address||44 South Main St.|
|City||Concord, New Hampshire|
|Other names||Capital Theatre|
|Current use||performing arts center|
The Capitol Center for the Arts is an entertainment venue in Concord, New Hampshire, which features a 1,310 seat theatre designed with an Egyptian motif. The Center opened in its current form in 1995 after a multiyear renovation of the Capitol Theater, which had existed in the same location from 1927 to 1989. The theatre is equipped to host major Broadway shows, and has played host to the Billy Joel musical Movin' Out, pianist George Winston, and humorist David Sedaris.
The renovation of the Capitol Center was made possible by $4.2 million in donations received for the then-newly formed center, with Chubb Life providing the majority of the support. The Chubb Theatre was named in honor of the company that made the center possible. Volunteers, some 250 of them, also contributed 3,000 hours of service to repaint the interior and restore the Egyptian motif. Paul Hodes, who subsequently became a US Representative from New Hampshire, was also instrumental in the renovation and reopening of the Center, heading up the effort at the urging of fellow lawyer and patron of the arts Martin L. Gross of Concord, NH.
- "Capitol Center for the Arts Mission Statement and History". Retrieved 2008-07-02.[dead link]
- "Democrat Paul Hodes heads to Congress to stand up and speak out". The Boston Globe. November 6, 2006. Retrieved 2008-07-02.[dead link]
- "Nicolette Clarke has been hired as the Capitol Center for the Arts' new executive director". New Hampshire Business Review. July 27, 2007. Retrieved 2008-07-02.
- "Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord has been awarded $175,000 for educational programs from Jane's Trust of Boston.". New Hampshire Business Review. August 4, 2006. Retrieved 2008-07-02.
|This article about a specific theater building in the United States is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|