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Academy of Performing Arts


Academy of Performing Arts

5 Giddiah Hill Rd., Orleans, MA

Academy of Performing Arts is a hub for community-based theatre in Cape Cod. It is consistently rated as one of the best performing arts theatres in the area, and also doubles as a top-tier acting school.

Families enjoy productions of all the classics, including titles like “To Kill a Mockingbird,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” “Cinderella,” “Biloxi Blues” and many more. On certain occasions, the theatre will even solicit audience participation!

The theatre’s seating capacity only allows for five rows of seats, surrounding three sides of the stage. Such small capacity helps ensure a very intimate and special audience experience. The theatre’s recent addition of air conditioning means there isn’t an uncomfortable seat in the entire house.

Though it is not Broadway, if your family wants an inexpensive way to see live entertainment with good production value and an excellent caliber of acting and performing, the Academy of Performing Arts should be at the top of your list.