America’s Most Famous Summer Theater
The Cape Playhouse 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. Recent productions include Judy Kuhn and Mary Testa in Steel Magnolias, Julia Murney in Gypsy and being named one of the 50 best theatres in America.
For over 90 years, the legendary Cape Playhouse has been bringing professional summer theatre to Cape Cod. Often referred to as the “Birthplace of the Stars,” The Cape Playhouse has attracted a long litany of famous actors since its inception in 1927.
At the Cape Playhouse our vision is to produce exceptional theatrical experiences while preserving a dynamic, vital and historic arts center.
From Bernadette Peters to Tallulah Bankhead, Bette Davis to Henry Fonda, Gertrude Lawrence to Ginger Rogers, the stage of the Cape Playhouse has been graced by some of the greatest talent in the American theatre.