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Welcome to the 1927 - 852 seat historic Capitol Theatre nestled in the heart of beautiful downtown Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. Capitol Theatre is the showpiece of the Capitol Theatre Center in Franklin County, PA midway between Gettysburg, PA and Hagerstown, MD. Each year, thousands of patrons of all ages enjoy live shows and films in this grand, spectacular setting.

Just being in the theatre is an experience in and of itself as guests are swept up by the grand style and architectural detail of an era gone by. The theatre's extra features include: a beautiful lobby, concession area, wheelchair ramp entrance, coat room, elevator and lovely mezzanine.

Capitol Theatre in Chambersburg presents many live national touring performances and concerts each year. It is also rented for productions performed by other ogranizations including: resident cultural arts tenants, Chambersburg Community Theatre and Chambersburg Ballet Theatre.


Having reached a long-term goal in January, 2010, Capitol Theatre Center now operates independently and is governed by the Capitol Theatre Center Foundation with a dedicated volunteer Board of Trustees. Ownership of Capitol Theatre Center was transferred at that time from Downtown Chambersburg Incorporated. Capitol Theatre was originally owned by the Pottstown Theatre Company and opened in a grand spectacular fashion on the night of February 3, 1927 as a movie house and performing arts theatre. The theatre has had several owners including Gordon and Marlene Madison who purchased the movie palace in 1980 and worked tirelessly in attempting to bring the theatre back to its original glory.

In 1996, Downtown Chambersburg, Inc. purchased the theatre from the Madisons and re-introduced it on June 6, 2003 as the expanded Capitol Theatre Center designed to be the cultural arts hub of the community and surrounding region. With the historic main stage and auditorium as its featured attraction, Capitol Theatre Center is home to the Wood Center Stage Theatre, a dramatically beautiful multi-purpose space available to rent for theatrical, corporate and social events. It is also home to Chambersburg Community Theatre, Chambersburg Ballet Theatre School and Council for the Arts thereby building a following in the community as the place to be for the Arts experience.

The current mission of the Capitol Theatre Center is to serve the region by providing cultural enrichment through the year, and to meet the interests of a broad constituency of patrons. It serves as a primary venue for community artistic events and national touring live shows.

The Wood Center

Transform our room...make it your own!

Rent this dramatically beautiful multi-purpose room located on the 2nd floor of Capitol Theatre Center for your corporate, social, wedding or theatrical event.

Have the freedom to choose an event decorator or provide your own flair! Full bar service available at your request. Service kitchen available for you or the caterer of your choice. Rent by the hour of by the day.

Call Capitol Theatre now for pricing and availability.

717-263-0202 x203.

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Box Office Info.:Summer Box Office Open M - F 11am - 4:00pm Business Hours Open M - F 8:00am - 4:00pm
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