The Academy of Performing Arts

The Academy of Performing Arts


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Limited only by our limitless imagination...
The Academy of Performing Arts, affectionally nicknamed the APA, is celebrating over 40 years as a vibrant arts institution!
Attracting over 21,000 people each year, The APA is a must visit whether you are a local or just visiting the Cape. Located in historic Orleans, this wonderful venue, that used to be the town hall, brings great theater to the Cape year 'round. The APA produces more than 12 shows, including musicals, dramas, comedies and original works each year. In addition to creative music series, benefit performances and faculty performances. Well-known theater directors, music directors, set design artists, and costume designers all come to the Playhouse to collaborate with Cape artists, under the artistic direction of Peter Earle.
Join us! See a show, be in a show, sponsor a seat or become a member today!
Please consider supporting us and help keep the arts community alive on Cape Cod!


Camelot 2017
Camelot 2017
Driving Miss Daisy 2017
Driving Miss Daisy 2017
A Christmas Story 2016
A Christmas Story 2016
Monty Python's Spamalot
Monty Python's Spamalot 2016
Last of the Red Hot Lovers
Last of the Red Hot Lovers 2016
Grease 2016
A Chorus Line
A Chorus Line 2016
Social Security 2016
Wizard of Oz 2016
Deathtrap 2016
Sweeney Todd 2015
Brighton Beach Memoirs 2015
Man of La Mancha 2015
The Games Afoot 2015
Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol 2014
The Addams Family Music 2014
Blithe Spirit 2014
Les Miserables 2014
Cabaret 2014
Private Lives 2014
Carousel 2014
Carousel 2014