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Address: 820 Main St., (Rt. 6A), Dennis, MA 02638
Phone Number: 508-385-3911
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Description: Experience the magic of live theatre in the country’s oldest professional...
Experience the magic of live theatre in the country’s oldest professional summer theatre on beautiful Cape Cod! The Cape Playhouse in Dennis brings the Best of Broadway to Cape Cod each summer, featuring critically acclaimed actors of Broadway, television, and film. The Cape Playhouse also offers entertaining and educational Theater for Children. Tickets are available at the Box Office and online.
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A historic place

We saw The Velocity of Autumn, great show. The theater itself is quintessential summer stock, an old barn with rafters and a very cool ladies restroom! The seats are a bit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Chester, New Jersey
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Chester, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We saw The Velocity of Autumn, great show. The theater itself is quintessential summer stock, an old barn with rafters and a very cool ladies restroom! The seats are a bit uncomfortable, cushioned set but hard wood back like a church pew. It appears to be professionally run, and the detail to the set was impressive!

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South Dennis, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

What a great place to see upscale entertainment in our own back yard. We are fortunate to have great access to it. The theater has character, old school decor and a great variety of shows during the summer.

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Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I have been hearing about and driving by the Cape Playhouse for years but only recently attended for the first time. While it did not have a lot of the amenities we have become used to (even in your basic movie theater), it definitely felt like stepping back in time. There is a real history associated with this place and... More 

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Dennis, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Cape playhouse was at one time a great place to see a good play with known actors. Now it is an overpriced underperforming hall of the past. No or little air conditioning makes watching a play during the summer akin to sitting in a steam bath. There are other area playhouses on the cape just as good at half the... More 

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director-playhouse, General Manager at Cape Playhouse, responded to this review

Dear JJApples, I wanted you to know that last year we replaced our air conditioning system with a new, powerful setup and it keeps the audience quite comfortable. I do apologize for the past seasons where the Playhouse could become uncomfortably warm. Thank you for your feedback. It can only help us improve. Best regards, Mimi de Quesada More 

cape cod Ma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Aside from it's storied history and its charming architecture it actually has the only professional summer performances on Cape Cod. Most of it's offerings are musicals; the rest of the season is filled primarily with comedies. These are professional actors, directors and set designers and it shows. It also offers summer programs for children during the daytime.

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Lovettsville, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We love to attend a production here each summer when we visit the Cape. There are some very good performances by local actors and actresses. The seats aren't very comfortable, but there is an intermission.

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Andrew V, Public Relations Manager at Cape Playhouse, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our venue. Being The oldest summer professional theater in America, does take some effort and we're glad you appreciated our history, character and charm. We are delighted to entertain our audiences with the the very same talent you'd see on and off Broadway and we hope to see you and your friends... More 

Bronx, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Visited the Cape Playhouse for the showing of "Almost, Maine".. The venue is set in a former Barn looking meeting house. Lots of parking. The air conditioner was kind of loud when the show began, but as promised, the blower was shut down shortly after the start and the place stayed cool and we could hear the play very well.... More 

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Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The Cape Playhouse presents a variety of live theater throughout the summer season; whatever your preference, there is something for you. The ambiance is great and the acting fabulous.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We decided to see Pump Boys at the Cape Playhouse. The show was fun. The cast was great. Since shows change on a regular basis, perhaps more of this review should reflect the theater. This is an old theater. Acoustics In the theater are good. We sat in the balcony and had no trouble hearing actors on stage. The cast... More 

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Chatham, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

Good summer theater. Old fashioned setting in a wood building. Plenty of seating. Of course each show stands in its own merits, but we have rarely been disappointed with quality of the productions. Sets are unusually good in my opinion. This time the Pump Boys and Dinettes was an entertaining near 100% upbeat musical. We had fun. Summer theater not... More 

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Additional Information about Cape Playhouse

Address: 820 Main St., (Rt. 6A), Dennis, MA 02638
Phone Number: 508-385-3911
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Dennis
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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