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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

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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Music Without Borders Premieres on Sunday, January 24, 2021

Heads up, music lovers! This Sunday, Jan 24 we’re excited to premiere something new and different to our roster of virtual programming, Music Without Borders. Direct from the heart of its maestro John Thomas, Music Without Borders has been…

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Provincetown Dance Festival, New Music Meditation Show

The Provincetown Dance Festival Goes Online Alas, there may be no better way to leave 2020 than to leap into the new year with an explosion of dance. And thanks to our longtime creative comrade Adam Miller, this Sunday, Jan 17 at 6pm you can do…

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All-Star Streaming of 'The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me' on June 28, 2020

When Larry Kramer passed away three weeks ago, it broke my heart. Being the creator of The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me, there’s no question that Larry was a formative father figure to me. His passion, anger and activism has informed the…

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Our Virtual Future at the Provincetown Theater

Dear friends,   Creating a safe, nurturing and exciting space to assemble is central to my mission as Artistic Director of the Provincetown Theater. It anchors the core of my lifelong devotion to live theater. And so, it is with my deepest…

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Our Townie Variety Show premieres Memorial Day Weekend!

Meeting the joy, honor and celebration that Memorial Day Weekend has traditionally meant for so many Americans ain’t an easy task in these anxious and isolated times. But we at the Provincetown Theater are determined to pioneer our way…

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The Provincetown Theater's Virtual Programs for May 2020

Click Here to view The Provincetown Theater's Virtual Programs for May 2020.

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Free-Streaming Kaufman and Hart Comedy Classic on April 28, 2020

You Can't Take It With You Goes Online! Following up on the successful launch of our free-streaming production of The Laramie Project, and subsequent “Community Conversations” program, as well as a smashing virtual debut of The Mosquito…

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In Honor of Terrence McNally

These are difficult times for our world, our nation and our town. It’s a time of many losses but a time to bind together. A time to love each other and honor our loved ones who have succumbed to this invisible enemy that walks among us. One of…

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4 Star Shows for Stonewall 50, Season Pass Deal, Making Playwrightsat FAWC

WITH OVER 1,000 TICKETS SOLD to August: Osage County, thank you to all who made this Cape Cod premiere of the Pulitzer Prize winner a smash hit. And for those who saw it and would still like to still purchase a Season Subscription for the remaining…

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Provincetown Theater Foundation News - December 21, 2018

Good News This Week, Townie Holiday Show, New Season, A Letter From David Drake Good News, out of over 100 productions, 2 of our shows, The Laramie Project and Love! Valour! Compassion!, were chosen best of the year by critics at the Cape Cod Times…

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Provincetown Theater Foundation News - December 20, 2018

With My Gratitude, A Letter From David Drake As the year draws to a close I want to thank each and every one of you for the outpouring of love and support you have shown to Provincetown Theater this season. I believe the medium of theater is one of…

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Raves Are In, Award Nominations

2018 BroadwayWorld Boston Awards Nominations Provincetown Theater has been nominated for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Boston Awards in the categories for Best Actor, Best Play, Best Creative Team, Best Director, Best Drama, and Best Ensemble. We want to…

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Provincetown Theater Foundation News - October 5, 2018

Lovers of Broadway, Art, and the Dunes! We've got auction updates to share with you all! Last week, we sent out an invitation informing patrons of a farm-to-table feast and auction we're having to benefit the theater, on October 16th at 6pm, at…

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Provincetown Theater Foundation News - September 28, 2018

Foodies & Art Lovers We've got some updates to share with you all! Earlier this week, we sent out an invitation informing patrons of a farm-to-table feast and auction we're having to benefit the theater, on October 16th at 6pm, at The Pilgrim…

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Provincetown Theater Foundation News - May 25, 2018

A Smashing Season Opening: The premiere weekend of our spring opener You Can’t Take It with You was a huge and joyous success. Over 400 in attendance over the first four performances, the crowds welcomed Kaufman & Hart’s Pulitzer…

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Provincetown Theater Welcomes Their New Business Manager

Have you seen this young fella around town? You might recognize him from the Bradford Street Market. That's right! This gluten-free vegan is our new Business Manager. Sacha Ferrier-Cohen is a writer, producer, and director, who graduated from NYU's…

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Seashore Point Presentation

Be our guest at Seashore Point (100 Alden Street, Provincetown, MA) on Tuesday, April 24 at 7pm to meet our new Obie Award-winning artistic director David Drake as he introduces his new mission for the Provincetown Theater -- and gives a sneak peek…

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4-Star Solo Show Festival 2018

A celebration of diversity, the 4-Star Solo Show Festival at the Provincetown Theater will feature four star-turn performances that (variously) include outrageous comic characters, Broadway belting, bilingual jokes, disco dancing, a countertenor…

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Obie Winner David Drake Named New Artistic Director of Historic Provincetown Theater

Obie Winner David Drake Named New Artistic Director of Historic Provincetown Theater 2018 Season-in-Making Opens in May with Pulitzer Prize-winning Comedy "You Can't Take It with You" Provincetown, MA. The Board of Directors of The Provincetown…

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2016 Spring Savings

2016 Program Advertising Renew your sponsorship today. Don't miss out on early bird discounts. 5% off if payment received by April 15, 2016. Deadline: All artwork and payment due May 1st, 2016. Recurring payments available. Become a Show Sponsor …

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Provincetown Theater 2016 Spring Playwrights’ Festival - The Wind In Our Sails

PLAYWRIGHTS ­­­ The Provincetown Theater is requesting new plays for our Spring Playwright's Festival. You are being contacted because you have previously contributed to our 24 Hour Festivals or are a member of our Playwright's Lab. We will…

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The Arts Cure The Winter Blues

Support the Arts! Volunteer We always welcome your help building and striking sets, painting, cleaning and organizing, ushering, distributing posters and filing. Let us know what you're interested in and we will set you up with comp tickets! …

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Then & Now: A Centennial Celebration of the Provincetown Players!

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of this widely influential theatrical milestone, the Provincetown Theater will host Then & Now: A Centennial Celebration of the Provincetown Players! for three weeks in July 2015. The theater will present a…

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The Provincetown Theater Announces the 2015 Season!

Provincetown, MA -- The Provincetown Theater proudly announces its 2015 season! An eclectic blend of the old and new, this year's lineup reflects key moments in the history of theater on the Outer Cape and beyond. Eugene O'Neill to Ryan Landry,…

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Provincetown Theater Foundation Newsletter - May 2015

Spring Playwrights' Festival   The first Playwrights' Festival at the Provincetown Theater took place in the fall of 1999. Every other Sunday since then, the Provincetown Theater Playwrights' Lab has gathered to read and discuss each other's work,…

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We Are at a Turning Point in Provincetown Theater History!

It has been a season of celebration in this 10th season of the Provincetown Theater facility. We have some amazing news to share with you and are asking for your continued support. Through the generous investment and faith in our theater's…

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Provincetown Theater Foundation August Program

Payomet's Festival of Family Theater & Circus Arts For Children & Twelfth Night THIS WEEK   Payomet Presents The Amazing Richard, Mimescapes, Trevor the Juggler, Marcus the Magician, Circus Arts, Dreamtale Puppets Special Appearance…

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Provincetown Theater Foundation News - June 28, 2013

The Normal Heart Cape Cod Premier of Larry Kramer's award winning searing drama about public and private indifference to the AIDS plague and one man's lonely fight to awaken the world to the crisis.   Directed by Patrick Falco. Featuring Joe…

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The Provincetown Theater News - May 24, 2013

Ryan Landry and The Gold Dust Orphans presents "Pornocchio" A little wooden boy awakened by a fairy.  A talking cricket with a conservative agenda. A puppeteer who goes off his meds and ends up inside a whale. Sure, you've heard the story…

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The Provincetown Theater News - November 2012

Arsenic and Old Lace Joseph Kesselring's 1940's black comedy, directed by Harry Eggart with set design by Ellen Rousseau, starring Brian Carlson, Sara Shatzel Fitzpatrick, Beau Jackett, Glen Lane, Donald Loupe, Jr., Jane Macdonald, Dennis Minsky,…

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