• 149 WESTCHESTER AVENUE, PORT CHESTER, NY 10573-4549 · (914) 937-4126

  • Seating Chart

    SEATING INFO

    Click on each section for a more detailed seating chart as well as a sample of the area’s view of the stage.
    A more detailed map of the theater seating may be downloaded here (PDF viewer required)

     

      Special Sections     Orchestra     Loge     Balcony     ADA Seating (Orchestra rows R, S & T)

     

    GENERAL ADMISSION:

    Performances with a general admission section feature the Orchestra area as an open access, standing room only floor space. Reserved seating is still available in the Loge and Balcony sections.

    Parking

    MAP KEY

      Municipal parking lots

      Metro North parking lots

      Private parking

    GENERAL INFO:

    Before you drive, please consider taking the Metro-North trains to the Capitol Theatre, we are just across the street from the Port Chester station, on the New Haven line. The last train toward NYC from Port Chester leaves at 12:58 a.m., and the last train toward Connecticut leaves at 2:38 a.m. (these times subject to change).

    To view parking lot fees, please hover your cursor over the colored lots within the map.

    Please note: Parking lot fees and hours of enforcement are subject to change.

    PARKING RESTRICTIONS:

    There is limited street parking available in the Village of Port Chester, in all cases street parking is not permitted beyond 1am.

    Parking in all Capitol Theatre lots is permitted until 1 hour after the performance ends.

    Parking in municipal lots is permitted (in most areas) until 1am.

    The Metro-North Garage lot (second floor of the garage structure at Brickoven Road) is listed as open 24 hours.

    If these rules are not abided by, your vehicle may be towed. Please do not let this happen to your vehicle, and exit in a timely manner after the performance. If your vehicle is towed, please contact the towing company.

    All parking rules and locations are subject to change without notice. The Capitol Theatre is in no way responsible for Municipal, MTA or any other off site parking.

    FAQ

    If a show is 18 and over, can I bring my child who is under the age of 18?

    The Capitol Theatre is 18 and over (unless otherwise noted). Parents or legal guardians may escort their underage children (ages 5 and above). Everyone must have a ticket, and parents/guardians must remain with their children at all times. All shows at Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre are 21 and over. No exceptions.

    Do you have a box office?

    Yes! Our box office is open for advance sales, Monday through Thursday, 2PM to 6PM; Fridays and Saturdays, 12PM to 6PM; and Sundays (on show nights only) beginning at 12PM. There is no service fee for tickets purchased at the box office when using cash, but there is a $2 service fee for tickets purchase at the box office when using a credit card.

    Can I purchase tickets by phone?

    Fans may purchases tickets by phone by calling (877) 987-6487 (Ticketfly)

    What is your refund policy?

    Refunds or exchanges are not permitted for any tickets purchased unless the headliner cancels. If a support act cancels, there are no refunds. Please do not purchase a ticket unless you are sure that you want to see the headliner no matter who the support act is.

    Can my ticket be scanned from my phone?

    Yes! As long as the screen isn’t cracked, your tickets can most likely be scanned from your phone. Just make sure to zoom in on the bar codes and turn the brightness all the way up on your device. However, be certain to have your Ticketfly order number as backup in case the bar code is unscannable.

    Once inside, can I leave the theater and come back?

    Sorry, in-and-out privileges are not permitted.

    Are e-cigarettes or vapor pens allowed inside the theater?

    No smoking, e-cigarettes, or vaping is allowed inside the theater. They may only be used in designated outdoor areas.

    If I leave in the middle of a show for a smoke break, will I be allowed to re-enter?

    The Capitol Theatre has a designated outdoor smoking area, and you will be allowed to re-enter from this area only.

    Is there some place nearby I can grab a bite to eat?

    Of course! We’ve put together a list of suggestions for you here, but there are plenty more besides those listed. Venture out!

    Am I allowed to film or photograph my favorite band at The Capitol Theatre?

    Photo/video policy is determined by the artist and is usually not determined until day-of-show. Typically, non-professional cameras are permitted. You can inquire about the photo policy on day-of-show by calling the box office. Professional audio or video recording is only permitted with prior approval.

    What/Where are Loge seats at The Capitol Theatre?

    The term Loge refers to the very front of the balcony, in front of the walkway. At The Capitol Theatre, the Loge consists of three rows (AA, BB and CC). These three rows have the most legroom, and we think they are the best seats in the house! Please take a look at the seating chart for more detail.

    What is the VIP Platform?

    The VIP Platform is a raised platform located directly behind the soundboard on the main floor of the theater. There are usually two rows of seats: Row A has 10 chairs (101-110) and Row B has 12 chairs (101-112). These rows have extra legroom and typically have cocktail service. For many concerts, the entire VIP Platform can be rented out for private parties with two rows of seating, or we can remove the chairs, and you can fit 40 people with tabling for optional catering. This is a great way to keep your group together for a general admission concert. Please call us for details regarding any specific show, or e-mail events@thecapitoltheatre.com.

    What are SkyBoxes?

    The Cap’s new SkyBoxes provide a small private space (enclosed by railings) at the rear corners of the balcony. Seating is on a curved banquette that accommodates five people with plenty of room to dance. Waitress service is included.

    Are shows at The Capitol Theatre general admission or seated?

    Both! The Capitol Theatre accommodates fully seated shows as well as shows that have general admission on the Orchestra (ground) floor. In some instances, at the discretion of management, chairs may be placed on the general admission floor. Access to those are first-come, first-served. Tickets sold as standing room only (SRO) give access to the standing area behind the Orchestra floor.

    All shows at Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre are general admission.

    Is The Capitol Theatre ADA accessible? How can I purchase tickets for disabled patrons?

    Yes. The Capitol Theatre is accessible to customers with disabilities. The Orchestra (ground) floor is accessible by wheelchair, and the venue has multiple ADA accessible restrooms and drinking fountains. You can purchase wheelchair accessible tickets online, over the phone through Ticketfly, or in person at our box office. Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre is completely ADA accessible. ADA patrons do not need to purchase special tickets.

    What is a Presidential Booth at The Cap? What access does it provide?

    There are six elite Presidential Booths at The Capitol Theatre. Each booth contains either four or six seats together, perfect for a small group. For most events, the booths have a dedicated cocktail waitress. Access to these seats is usually limited to band and house VIPs, but occasionally these seats are offered for sale. Please check with the box office if you have questions about availability.

    Is there a coat check?

    Yes, coats and bags can be checked in the theater’s second lobby, just inside the second set of glass doors. Cost is $3 per item, but please arrive early as coat check often fills up.

    I’m from out of town. Is there a nearby hotel where I can stay?

    There are several close by. Below is a list of nearby accommodations. If you’re not from the area, you might want to check out some nearby attractions, also listed below.

    Where do I pick up my will call tickets?

    The Will Call Window is located at the main entrance to the theater at 149 Westchester Avenue. Will Call Tickets are available for pick-up on the night of the show once doors open (typically 7PM). Please be prepared to provide government-issued photo identification and the credit card that was used to purchase the tickets.

    Can I give my tickets to someone else?

    Government-issued photo ID will be required to receive tickets at the Will Call Window, and only the ticket-purchaser can pick up Will Call Tickets.

    Do you serve alcohol at The Capitol Theatre?

    Anyone 21+ may purchase alcoholic beverages at most shows.

    I forgot to bring cash! Does The Capitol Theatre have an ATM?

    Yes. The Capitol Theatre has an ATM inside Garcia’s.

    Where can I find photos and videos of past performances?

    Please check out our Flickr page to view The Cap’s photo archive. Live performance videos may be found on The Cap’s Vimeo page. Our blog, The Squirrel, is also an up-to-the-minute media resource.

    I’m hungry. Can I purchase food inside The Capitol Theatre?

    We’re working on it. At the present time, we sell assorted candy and snacks, as well as pizza on most (but not all) show nights.

    Can I bring in outside food or drinks?

    Unfortunately, outside food and beverages are not permitted. While we’re on the topic, we also don’t allow illegal drugs, drug paraphernalia, spray paint, laser pointers, weapons of any kind (management reserves the right to define), vapor pens and smokeless cigarettes. Please use good judgment. If you have specific questions, call our box office.

    What is Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre?

    In partnership with the Jerry Garcia family trust, The Capitol Theatre christened its lobby bar as Garcia’s in honor of the late Grateful Dead guitarist and singer, who counted the Port Chester, N.Y., rock palace among his favorite venues in the country. Garcia’s is the smaller general admission venue, located within the bar and lobby areas of The Capitol Theatre. The venue features local and emerging artists as well as rare photos, artwork and instruments of the late musician. Garcia’s carries a wide selection craft beer, wine and spirits.

    Can I rent The Capitol Theatre for my wedding, bar/bat mitzvah or corporate event?

    While our main goal is to present live music, The Capitol Theatre is available for social, corporate and fundraising events. Pre-show events are also possible on show nights. Please visit our Special Events page for more information.

    Directions

    INTERSTATE DIRECTIONS

    I-95 Northbound

    I-95 north to Exit 21. Turn right onto Boston Post Road. Go approximately 1/2 mile on Post Road and before railroad underpass, fork left onto Pearl Street. At Westchester Avenue turn right. Theater will be on your left.

    I-95 Southbound

    I-95 south to Exit 2 (Delevan Avenue/Byram). At first full traffic light, turn right onto Delevan Street, which turns into Mill Street. At the end of Mill Street, turn left onto Main Street. At third traffic light, make a right onto Westchester Avenue. Theater is one block away on your right.

    I-684 Southbound

    I-684 south to I-287 east. I-287 East to Exit 11 (Port Chester/Rye). This exit is just before the I-95 junction. Turn left onto Boston Post Road. At fourth traffic light, fork left onto Pearl Street. At Westchester Avenue turn right. Theater will be on your left.

    I-287 Eastbound

    I-287 East/Tappan Zee Bridge to Exit 11 (Port Chester/Rye). This exit is just before the I-95 junction. Turn left onto Boston Post Road. At fourth traffic light, fork left onto Pearl Street. At Westchester Avenue turn right. Theater will be on your left.

    PARKWAY DIRECTIONS

    Hutchinson River Parkway Northbound

    Hutchinson River Parkway north to Exit 30S (King Street). Turn right onto King Street and travel approximately 2.5 miles. Turn right onto North Pearl Street. Make your second left onto Westchester Avenue. Theater will be on your left.

    Merritt Parkway Southbound

    Merritt Parkway south to Exit 27S (King Street). Turn right onto North Ridge Street, then right again onto King Street. Travel approximately 2.5 miles. Turn right onto North Pearl Street. Make your second left onto Westchester Avenue. Theater will be on your left.

    History

    1926: GRAND OPENING

    The Capitol Theatre, designed by noted architect Thomas Lamb, opened on Wednesday, August 18, 1926 as a dignified playhouse with great decorative beauty and luxurious comfort. The open letter to Port Chester residents published in the newspaper that week boasted that it would contain “the only theater refrigerating system in Westchester County.” The grand opening, which included a performance of “The Star Spangled Banner” by a ten-piece orchestra and a showing of Sea Wolf, sold out all of its seats (then 2,000), and had to turn hundreds away.

    People traveled from near and far to see shows at The Capitol. Hollywood kept the theater going for decades with films like Casablanca, Gone with the Wind and The Taming of the Shrew. Enthusiasts could pay as little as 5 cents to see a double-feature Sunday matinee.

    1970s: ROCK AND ROLL

    By the late ’60s, the tone had changed. Movies were out and live music was in. The theater was renovated as a psychedelic performance space, and it hosted just about every major rock and roll act of that time period. Under the direction of rock promoter Howard Stein, the likes of Janis Joplin, Traffic, Pink Floyd and the Grateful Dead all graced the Port Chester stage during its heyday. By the early ’70s, however, the theater was shut down due to a new village ordinance that prohibited live entertainment after 1 a.m. It was at this time that Mother Nature became the sole owner of The Capitol Theatre. The roof decayed, and pigeons made the stage their new home. The theater remained dark until the early ’80s.

    1983: CHANGING HANDS

    In 1983, The Capitol Theatre was purchased by local developer Marvin Ravikoff and a new round of renovations began. On Wednesday, March 7, 1984, The Capitol Theatre was open for business again. Only a quarter of the theater was filled for its grand opening performance of Misalliance that night, but Ravikoff had no doubt the revived theater would be a success. In 1984, The Capitol Theatre was added to the National Register of Historic Places.

    The Capitol Theatre was mainly used to put on plays and musicals during the mid-’80s, and it underwent continuous renovations for several years. There was a brief resurgence of rock concerts in the early ’90s when well-known acts like Phish and Blues Traveler visited the Port Chester stage. However, due to the poor economy at the time, it was difficult for any theater to thrive, and the small size of The Capitol no longer appealed to top-name entertainment. Ravikoff turned in a different direction and hoped to attract conventions and seminars instead. Eventually, the idea to turn the theater into a catering hall for weddings and formal events came about.

    1997: CATERING HALL

    Since 1997, the theater has hosted special events ranging from fund-raisers to bar mitzvahs. Removing the seats from the main floor allowed the theater to be transformed into a dance floor for weddings or a dining area for corporate blowouts. The Capitol’s stage made it unlike any other catering hall, and it lent itself to private performances from acts like Hootie and the Blowfish and Katy Perry.

    2011: THE CAP IS BACK

    In December 2011, Peter Shapiro announced that The Capitol Theatre would reopen with him at the helm, and the venue began yet a third round of serious renovations. Previously the owner of the legendary Wetlands Preserve in Manhattan and currently the owner of the Brooklyn Bowl in Williamsburg, Shapiro has no shortage of experience when it comes to running successful live music venues. He planned to breathe new life into the historical theater—with state-of-the-art light, sound and video systems, and new carpets, repainted walls and upgraded bathrooms.

    The Capitol Theatre, partnered with concert promoter The Bowery Presents, reopened in September 2012 as Westchester’s new premier rock palace.

    Accommodations – Dining – Attractions

    Dining Where to Stay Nearby Attractions

    Bartaco
    1 Willett Avenue
    Port Chester, NY 10573
    (914) 937-8226

    Q Restaurant and Bar
    112 Main Street
    Port Chester, NY 10573
    (914) 933-RIBS

    Buffalo Wild Wings Bar & Grill
    44 Westchester Avenue
    Port Chester, NY 10573
    (914) 690-9453

    Euro Asian Bistro
    30 Westchester Avenue
    Port Chester, NY 10573
    (914) 937-3680

    MaryAnn’s Mexican Restaurant
    23 1/2 North Main Street
    Port Chester, NY 10573
    (914) 939-8700

    Mill Street
    230 Mill Street
    Greenwich, CT 06830
    (203) 813-3323
    Free alcoholic beverage when Capitol Theatre ticket is presented.
    For exact details, please call the restaurant.

    Rela Café
    25 S Regent Street
    Port Chester, NY 10573
    (914) 939-7200
    15% off with a Capitol Theatre ticket.

    Tarry Lodge
    18 Mill Street
    Port Chester, NY 10573
    (914) 939-3111

    T&J’s Pizza and Pasta
    227 Westchester Avenue
    Port Chester, NY 10573
    (914) 939-4134

    piccolo italian gourmet
    321 North Main Street
    Port Chester, NY 10573
    (914) 490-6122
    Free glass of wine with purchase of any pasta or secondi.
    For exact details, please call the restaurant.​

    Saltaire Oyster Bar
    55 Abendroth Avenue
    Port Chester, NY 10573
    (914) 939-2425

    Sonora Restaurant
    179 Rectory Street
    Port Chester, NY 10573
    (914) 933-0200
    Show your ticket stub for a free glass of wine or tapa.
    For exact details, please call the restaurant.​

    Hilton Rye Town
    699 Westchester Avenue
    Rye Brook, NY 10573
    (914) 939-6300

    Delamar Greenwich
    500 Steamboat Road
    Greenwich, CT 06830
    (203) 661-9800
    Enter promo code THECAP at the time of booking and receive 10% off of our Best Available Rate.

    Doral Arrowwood
    975 Anderson Hill Road
    Rye Brook, NY 10573
    (914) 939-5500

    Renaissance Westchester Hotel
    80 West Red Oak Lane
    West Harrison, NY 10604
    (914) 694-5400

    Courtyard Rye
    631 Midland Avenue
    Rye, NY 10580
    (914) 921-1110

    Ritz-Carlton Westchester
    3 Renaissance Square
    White Plains, NY 10601
    (914) 946-5500

    Hyatt Regency Greenwich
    1800 East Putnam Avenue
    Old Greenwich, CT 06870, USA
    (203) 637-1234

    Rye Playland – Amusement Park
    1 Playland Parkway
    Rye, NY 10580
    (914) 813-7010

    Rye Marshlands Conservancy – Hiking Trails / Nature Center
    220 Boston Post Road
    Rye, NY 10580
    (914) 835-4466

    Hudson River Museum – Museum / Planetarium
    511 Warburton Avenue
    Yonkers, NY 10701
    (914) 963-4550

    Lyndhurst – Historic Site / Walking Trails
    635 S. Broadway
    Tarrytown, NY 10591
    (914) 631-4481

    Captain Lawrence Brewing Company
    444 Saw Mill River Road
    Elmsford, NY 10523
    (914) 741-BEER

    Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway – Casino / Race Track
    810 Yonkers Avenue
    Yonkers, NY 10704
    (914) 968-4200