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The Provincetown Theater

The Provincetown Theater
238 Bradford Street
508-487-9793

The Provincetown Theater opened in June of 2004 to rave reviews from both the community of Cape Cod and the greater New England area. Provincetown now had its first permanent home for theater since the Playhouse on the Wharf burned down on March 25th, 1977. This was a dream come true for the creative community and its audience.

The Provincetown Theater has the capacity to seat 180 people for performance under special circumstances but normally performs with a 130-145 seat capacity depending on individual show requirements. Our lobby can accommodate up to 90 people standing and features a full bar. There is no kitchen on site but available caterers are only a phone call away.

The Provincetown Theater Company at the Provincetown Theater produce a plays, musicals, festivals, readings, literary and social service conferences. By employing full and part time workers and doing business whenever possible within the local community, the company has played a part in local cultural economic development.

An important part of the Provincetown Theater Company’s mission is to provide performance space for individual producers, community groups, service and performing arts organizations on Cape Cod and beyond.


Recent News

Provincetown Theater - A Note From David Wilson

A note from Board Chair, David Wilson Dear Friends, Some of you may not remember, but there was a time not so long ago when we weren’t sure if there would continue to be a Provincetown Theater. When I joined the Board, the question was not…

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The Provincetown Theater - An Update From The Board, Giving Tuesday and Townie Holiday Show

Update from Board Chair, David Wilson Dear Friends, It’s been quite a year here at the Provincetown Theater. As we enter this holiday season, a time associated with both positive and complicated feelings for so many of us, I hope we can…

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The Provincetown Theater : Cheryl Strayed's Tiny Beautiful Things Opens Nov 17th

Hello friends, Before I tell you about our next big show, I want to express my gratitude for the ways in which so many of you embraced our Cape Cod Premiere of Stephen Karam’s The Humans. Thank you all so much for continuing to join us on…

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The Provincetown Theater Newsletter - October 2022

Dear Friends, October is coming to an end, as is our fourth production of this season, The Humans. If you haven’t had a chance to see it yet, you’ll want to make time to do so before it closes on Sunday. The Provincetown Independent…

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The Provincetown Theater Newsletter - August 2022

Dear Friends, It’s hard to believe that summer is nearly over, and its end also brings the close of Jerker, the third play of our 2022 season! While our season is over half done, the work of PTF happens year-round. Our staff and our board…

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The Provincetown Theater - Carnival Week Sched for Jerker, Auditions for The Humans

Raves and Dates for Jerker Heading into Provincetown’s legendary Carnival Week, after our smashing opening of Robert Chesley’s controversial classic Jerker, tickets continue a brisk uptick and the raves keep pouring in..…

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The Provincetown Theater - Jerker! Ushers! Merch!

Jerker is Off and Running! It's been a fantastic first week for Jerker. Laughs, tears, standing ovations, and a review from Shannon Goheen in the Cape Cod Times that totally got our New England Premiere of Robert Chesley’s controversial…

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The Provincetown Theater Newsletter - July 2022

Our July Newsletter Dear Friends, It’s been an exciting month over here at the Provincetown Theater Foundation. We closed out our world premiere of Sarah Schulman’s The Lady Hamlet with sold out audiences and standing ovations. We…

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The Provincetown Theater Newsletter - June 2022

Our June Newsletter! Dear Friend, I keep thinking about how fortunate we are to be able to offer artists a creative home right here, in the birthplace of American Theater. And it's not just artists; a team of people are working behind the scenes…

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The Provincetown Theater Newsletter - April 14, 2022

Greetings and Happy Spring From All of Us at the Provincetown Theater Foundation! While the weather isn’t quite here yet, our theater is already fully in the swing of spring with a flurry of activity at 238 Bradford Street. We have a…

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The Provincetown Theater Our 2022 Season And 2021 Impact

Dear Friend, Our world has changed over the past two years. We've grieved. We've had to pause, and learn to pivot. And I believe we've grown. All of which informs our exciting re-entrance into the arena of storytelling here at the Provincetown…

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Provincetown Theater News - October 22, 2021

Thank You for Family Game Night! To everyone who attended our benefit play reading at Town Hall, I don’t have to tell you what a magical experience Kathleen Turner and the entire cast created for us with Peter Kennedy’s funny, moving,…

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Tennessee Williams’s Glass Menagerie Glistens Under the Stars

Tennessee Williams Under the Stars! Written in Provincetown in the summer of 1944, Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie further anchored this little spit of sand reaching into the Atlantic Ocean as the birthplace of modern American drama.…

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Cape Cod Premiere of The Cake Opens June 28, 2021

Summer has landed, and we’re off and running! Thanks to you, Timothy DuWhite’s one-man Neptune was a sold-out, standing-ovation success. Not only did Neptune herald the inauguration of our Playhouse in the Parking Lot (and our first…

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