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Cape Playhouse

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Grand Old Summer Theatre

Haven't been there in a few years, but I'm glad we went back again. This old theatre is reported to... read more

Reviewed September 1, 2018
Yarmouth, Massachusetts
Phenomenal Show

We saw an evening performance of South Pacific at the Cape Playhouse. We were treated to a... read more

Reviewed August 14, 2018
Richard G
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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...more
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820 Main St, (Rt. 6A), Dennis, MA 02638-1904
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Reviewed September 1, 2018

Haven't been there in a few years, but I'm glad we went back again. This old theatre is reported to be the oldest professional summer stock theatre in the country. Its physical features show its age. The seats can be narrow, some have obstructed views...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

Visited this venue on 8/29/18. Stopped by before the 2:00 pm matinee to inquire that the venue is air conditioned as my husband has chronic medical issues. Was told by the young man in the ticket booth that the playhouse is air conditioned. A packed...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank tsterge
Reviewed August 16, 2018

SOUTH PACIFIC was very well done. Enjoyed the performance. The seats are tough on your back and your bottom! The heat and humidity was so bad that you are easily distracted from the quality of the show! And it was a FULL house! Almost walked...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 14, 2018

We saw an evening performance of South Pacific at the Cape Playhouse. We were treated to a phenomenal evening of fantastic to phenomenal voices and great acting in this time-proven musical. The costumes and sets were great, too. WHAT A FUN EVENING. We only wish...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Richard G
Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

As a past season ticketholder I was hesitant to attend with a friend. But I was blown away with tonight's performance! MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET was amazing. Brought me back to another place and time with a smile on my face! Elvis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Reviewed July 10, 2018

My in laws live at the Cape and there is always something happening at the playhouse! A wonderful experience for kids and adults. Check it out!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Lisa P
Reviewed June 21, 2018

The Cape Playhouse produces shows during the summer months with world class actors, most with Broadway experience and many with Tony nominations. Yesterday we saw Steel Magnolias. What a treat - great story, humor and acting. If your on or near Cape Cod in the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

Cape Playhouse has been going great shows for generations. The past season was a great tribute to some great Broadway shows. Get on line and get your next year’s seats. Great line-up. Check out their website.More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Brett B, Manager at Cape Playhouse, responded to this reviewResponded November 10, 2017

Dear Cape-SoCal, Thank you so much for your generous review! The Cape Playhouse is committed to ensuring that our guests have a great experience. Our advance sales subscriptions for 2018 have exceeded expectations and are significantly higher than 2017! Reviews such as yours, are helping...More

Reviewed August 22, 2017

My wife and I stopped here to see Gypsy. The show itself was great. The acting, sets, etc. were all very good. The only thing we had an issue with was the fact that it was a bit warm and stuffy in there. Also the...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank sykomac
Brett B, Manager at Cape Playhouse, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2017

Thank you for your comments and review of The Cape Playhouse! We are so happy that you enjoyed GYPSY!!!! (Sorry for the warmth! Sold out houses make it difficult to keep cool) As for the Gift Shop...we are working on improving that for next season....More

Reviewed August 14, 2017 via mobile

When traveling to the Cape, stop and see a show at the Cape Playhouse. It is a historic church that was moved to the property in the early 1920's. You sit in pews and there isn't a bad seat in the house! Many famous actors...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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July 20, 2018|
Response from tsterge | Reviewed this property |
Orchestra seats are best but beware the venue has little to no effective air conditioning and it’s hotter than he** inside. Limits your ability to enjoy anything!
February 4, 2017|
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Response from Aliza B | Reviewed this property |
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Response from 941michaelf | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry I can not accurately answer this- I am not sure- the July night we went, the upstairs windows were open ( I am fairly certain of that) and a quick storm passed through late in act II- I would call them directly... More