The Capitol Theatre

Concert Hall, Music Venue, and Movie Theater
Port Chester
  • Karl W.
    "Such an amazing theater -- intimate but large."(3 Tips)
    David L.
    "Great acoustics with a nice sloping floor"(2 Tips)
    Caity P.
    "comfy padded folding chairs with cup-holder arm"(2 Tips)
    "Wonderful acoustics, your choice of GA/floor or seats for concerts."(3 Tips)
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  • intimate
  • nice sloped floor
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  • shifty
    shiftySeptember 24, 2016
    Great venue! Wonderful acoustics, your choice of GA/floor or seats for concerts. Friendly and helpful staff. Go early to take advantage of metered parking ($3 vs. $20) have a drink at Garcia's.
  • David L.
    David LynchMay 21, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    One of the best venues I've ever been to. Great acoustics with a nice sloping floor that allows everyone to see the stage. Great beer selections at the bar.
  • Steven M.
    Steven MoranoDecember 15, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Historic concert venue. Jerry Garcia's favorite. Amazing sound system and great acts. Can see from anywhere in the theatre. Great beers and the attached bar Garcia's is great as well.
  • Jim B.
    Jim ByrneOctober 6, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Killer place to see a show. Seen The Roots, Dirty Projectors, Regina Spektor and Sleigh Bells so far and each show has been unique and incredible. More people need to come out though! -- The Mayor
  • Al B.
    Al BunshaftJuly 1, 2013
    Get there early and have a drink in the bar. The chairs (which are upscale folding chairs) in our row, Row L in orchestra, were tipped forward due to the slope of the floor. Not comfortable.
  • Sam J.
    Sam J.April 3, 2013
    Amazing venue. Great sound, lights, very easy to get around in and very close to the train station. This is a very easy spot to get to from the city.
  • Cass A.
    Cass AndersonOctober 11, 2012
    Best band calendar of any venue in the tri-state area in the fall/winter of 2012. The venue itself is gorgeous with easily accessible amenities.
  • Marlon
    MarlonJune 10, 2016
    Old theater with removed seats which makes for a nice sloped floor with great sight lines in general admission area. Place has character.
  • Justin P.
    Justin PacelliJanuary 17, 2014
    Great venue to see any band. Very clean and updated, beers are a bit on the high side, but overall a great place
  • Houlihan Lawrence
    Houlihan LawrenceOctober 1, 2012
    The Cap is back and better than ever. Easy access off of major highways, 1,835-person capacity and a 6-month renovation has brought this Port Chester theater back to life. The East will rock again!
  • Ian I.
    Ian IsanbergApril 13, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    If you are going to a show that will likely sell out, you may want to get reserved balcony instead of GA floor. The last few Phil Lesh shows were oversold and super crowded on the floor!
  • Mike K.
    Mike KallmeyerSeptember 26, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Incredible venue. Most shows are sparsely attended so it feels more intimate than a show in the city. Loge seats are just plastic chairs on the GA area.
  • Karl W.
    Karl With A "K"December 28, 2014
    Such an amazing theater -- intimate but large. And they have bars on both floors.
  • Jerry M.
    Jerry MoranoJune 9, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    At the Cap in Oct. 1997, the Rolling Stones and David Bowie put on two, seperate unforgettable shows at the Cap as part of the MTV Live at the 10 Spot concert series. Fabulous!
  • Tracy
    TracyOctober 14, 2013
    This was place is awesome!!! Perfect spot to see a show.
  • Caity P.
    Caity PrunkaOctober 11, 2012
    GA floor seats said SRO, but actually was 25 rows of comfy padded folding chairs with cup-holder arm rests.
  • Ron W.
    Ron WechslerApril 8, 2016
    best relevant Live acts in the area. tremendous venue
  • Alana W.
    Alana WashingtonJune 8, 2013
    Download "Appetize" and people will bring drinks to your seats. Equal parts amazing and kiss-of-death.
  • Joe C.
    Joe CheskinNovember 22, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Amazing venue with great sound and a wild light show. A true throwback!
  • Reda W.
    Reda WaheedNovember 14, 2013
    Get there early bc they made us wait 45 on a line around the block in the freezing cold. When we got inside we realized they had enough employees they just didn't know how to use them productively.
  • Sean R.
    Sean RocheMarch 2, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Park in the muni parking behind the Mexican grocery store on the main drag.
  • Ian I.
    Ian IsanbergDecember 16, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Great venue. Wish they had food though, besides $2 candy they bought at Costco.
  • We Heart
    We HeartJune 1, 2014
    Walls breathe rock and roll history, feels like a classic British venue.
  • LIVE
    LIVEMarch 26, 2013
    See you Sunday July 21st 2013 for the Summerland Tour featuring LIVE, Everclear, Filter & Sponge! For more info and to RSVP visit Read more
  • J L.
    J LSeptember 20, 2013
    Feels like we're on a flight at this Willie Nelson concert with all these old people standing up to get their circulation back.
  • Dennis A.
    Dennis AdamsFebruary 8, 2014
    Awesome venue makes for a intimate performance
  • Anndrea D.
    Anndrea DǐDonatoApril 12, 2014
    Late night sets at gracias right next door!! (:
  • miles l.
    miles lennonFebruary 12, 2017
    Historic theatre with incredible planetarium lighting
  • Stephen B.
    Stephen BlakeMay 20, 2013
    Nice venue, good sound, but the security and management staff is the worst I've ever seen. Is this a Miami club? No fun, no dancing, they even made my friend throw away her birthday cake. No joke.
  • sarah p.
    sarah pumroyJune 22, 2014
    Download the Appetize app and order drinks to your seat!
  • Yuri G.
    Yuri GuaniloFebruary 1, 2015
    Like Talia said, old people smoking weed!! And they don't share! Lol!
  • Avi L.
    Avi LichtscheinJanuary 25, 2013
    "I love the acoustics in this theater" -Trey Anastasio
  • Caity P.
    Caity PrunkaOctober 11, 2012
    Should update the location- the one that is spelled CapitAl has the Warren Haynes show listed tonight. Untruth!
  • Evan F.
    Evan FeistOctober 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Regardless of what you hear, they do have a liquor license and its not crazy city expensive.
  • Roger S.
    Roger SmithJanuary 27, 2013
    Applebee's, Buffalo Wild Wings and Panera less than a 5 minute walk away.
  • Amanda L.
    Amanda LupeApril 21, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Sound is amazing just about everywhere!!
  • Tamara D.
    Tamara DJune 25, 2016
    Great venue. Loved it here
  • Joy
    JoyApril 18, 2013
    Be sure there's actually a show!!!
  • D C.
    D C🐧March 24, 2016
    Great drinks here
  • Dave R.
    Dave RainesJuly 29, 2013
    YES Concert
  • Rose S.
    Rose SMay 19, 2013
    The left hand does not no what the right hand is doing.
  • Jon G.
    Jon GrundtMarch 2, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    It's the best!
  • Loyda O.
    Loyda OApril 12, 2014
    Phil Leah tonight :)
  • Kern M.
    Kern MarshallOctober 23, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Also, it's "Capitol" not "Capital" theatre. This is a concert venue, not a form of punishment.
  • Susan C.
    Susan CilibertiApril 8, 2014
    Gavin is really rockin!
  • sharilyn
    sharilynSeptember 4, 2012
    It's a gorgeous music venue now.
  • Robert C.
    Robert ChapmanOctober 18, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Check out the wall paper. Peter Shapiro made it just for the Cap
  • Jerry M.
    Jerry MoranoJanuary 27, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Pat Benatar at the Cap!
  • Peter P.
    Peter PNovember 4, 2011
    The Grateful Dead played here
  • Justin P.
    Justin PacelliJanuary 12, 2014
    Amazing venue!!
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