America’s Most Famous Summer Theater
The Cape Playhouse, being named one of the 50 Best Small Stage Theatres in America, has a special place in American theatre history as the longest-running professional summer theater in the country. Referred to as the “Place Where Broadway Goes to Summer” by The New York Times, The Cape Playhouse has attracted a long litany of famous actors since its inception in 1927 including Julie Andrews, Bernadette Peters, Olympia Dukakis, Bette Davis, Henry Fonda, Betty White, Gertrude Lawrence, and Ginger Rogers
to name a few.
We aim to inspire, entertain, and educate through exceptional cultural and artistic experiences involving live theatre, cinematic arts, and horticulture within a vital and historic arts community that honors its past and embraces the present.
The Cape Playhouse is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in education and employment. We do not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its employment policies, educational policies, admissions policies, or any other programs and activities.
During these unsettling times we would like to share this poignant verse:
The Cape Playhouse acknowledges that we are on the traditional land of the Wampanoag, including the band called the Nobscussett, whose tribe’s chief, Mashantampaine, deeded to settlers most of the land that ultimately became the Town of Dennis. This acknowledgement does not take the place of authentic relationships with our indigenous communities but serves as a step in honoring the land we are on. We pay our respects to the Wampanoag community, their elders both past and present, as well as future generations.