For generations both locals and seasonal visitors have flocked to the Cape Playhouse in Dennis. This legendary location has been in operation for more than 70 years, a professional theatre of actors that come together on Cape Cod each summer season.
The theatre first opened its doors in the 1920s, aimed at attracting crowds from the Cape as well as nearby Boston. As many big city theatres closed in the warmer months, the Cape Playhouse was able to attract some of the biggest stars, including Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart and Gregory Peck. In fact, Davis began as an usher at the playhouse before making her acting debut.
These days, the Cape Playhouse has the distinction of being named the Oldest Professional Summer Theatre in the entire United States.