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Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater

2357 Route 6, Wellfleet, MA
508-349-9428
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Ranked #6 of 16 attractions in Wellfleet
Type: Theaters
Owner description: Founded in 1985, WHAT is the award-winning non-profit theater on Cape Cod that the New York Times says brought "a new vigor for theater on the Cape."... more » Owner description: Founded in 1985, WHAT is the award-winning non-profit theater on Cape Cod that the New York Times says brought "a new vigor for theater on the Cape." and the Boston Globe says "is a jewel in Massachusetts' crown." Boston Magazine named WHAT the Best Theater in 2004 and the Boston Drama Critics Association has twice awarded WHAT it's prestigious Elliot Norton Award « less
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

I've been to the WHAT theater for many productions and I've never been disappointed! Always cutting edge, make you think, make you laugh, type entertainment. Top notch equity actors hook you into the story and take you away. This should certainly be a destination theater now that the new Julie Harris stage on route 6 sets the tone for a... More

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Barry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Been a few times over the years including the current run of Cat on A Hot Tin Roof . Its such a small and intimate venue that you are so close to the actors and that really brings the performances to life. Worth a visit every time and a fantastic way to spend a few hours doing something different.

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Be sure to stop at WHAT when you're on the Cape. We had no idea what we were in for and had not expected the caliber of performance that we enjoyed. This is a lovely small theatre where every seat is a good one. We purchased more expensive seats (still a great value) but in retrospect we could have spent... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

we really enjoyed our evening. excellent presentation and a very comfortable venue. not a bad seat in the house.

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Salem, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

We love the WHAT on most occasions. We went on Saturday night to beat the oppressive heat. The staff were, as always, accommodating and pleasant, the ambience was lovely, the theater is beautiful (no bad seats). The play (6 characters in search of an author) was, in a word, awful. We had bought the cheap seats and are very glad... More

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Key West, Florida
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

THis is a great theater. They don'tmake them like this anymore. It is very small and the productions are very professional. I have never been in such an intimate theater and the experience is one that is not often had in this day and age where theaters are really complexes and nothing is live.

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Central New Jersey
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

The WHAT theater usually hosts theatrical productions, we saw the George Gritzbach Band there. The theater seated about a hundred and we were in the third row, almost face to face with the performers! The seating was comfortable, the staff at the ticket office freindly and helpful - WHAT was a wonderful experience. We'll definitely consider a future performance there.

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Shutesbury
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

We just saw a production of "The Sea Gull." The small theater lent itself to an intimate production. The acting was fabulous. Creative use of a small space. We would go again.

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

My kids look forward to the performances here year after year. A different play each summer and always very well done!

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CourtneyR1988, Front of House Manager at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review! We hope you can join us again this year for WHAT for Kids. Coming this summer and back by popular demand; Daisy Crockett, Frontiersperson! or Be Sure You're Right Then Go Ahead! Running July 9th- August 29th Monday through Thursday at 7:30 PM. All tickets are still $10 and on sale now! More

Eastham, Massachusetts
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

So entertaining! Great actors. Heartfelt tales! Parking! Easy to get to! So many reasons to go! Dinner nearby before-hand makes for a perfect night!

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