Massachusetts enjoys a rich heritage of outstanding theaters, and the tradition continues today.

Visit Cape Cod and take in America’s oldest professional summer theater — the Cape Playhouse in Dennis. For a big-city theater fix, the American Repertory Theatre (ART) in Cambridge is a nationally acclaimed company, and Boston University’s Huntington Theater is a professional theater featuring comedies and classics in two of the city’s best theater spaces.

See the stars live on stage at the Williamstown Theater Festival, where big Hollywood names perform every summer in classic productions and plays in Western Massachusetts. North of Boston, catch works from emerging playwrights at the Gloucester Stage Company. The Bard lives on in Western Massachusetts at Shakespeare and Company.

  • Zeiterion Theatre, New Bedford

  • Williamstown Film Festival, Williamstown

  • Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield

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  • Gloucester Stage Company +
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    Gloucester Stage Company

    Gloucester

  • Northampton Center for the Arts +
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    Northampton Center for the Arts

    Northampton

  • Dedee Shattuck Gallery +
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    Dedee Shattuck Gallery

    Westport

  • The Mosquito Storyslam +
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    The Mosquito Storyslam

    Provincetown

  • Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival +
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    Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival

    Provincetown

  • Voice Movement Therapy +
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    Voice Movement Therapy

    Oak Bluffs

  • The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon

    Foxborough

    The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon is an interactive experience and a modern museum that provides entertainment for... more

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  • History Alive!

    Salem

    Experience the trial of Bridget Bishop who has been accused of witchcraft. Audience serves as the jury. Performing since 1992, History... more

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  • Institute of Contemporary Art

    Boston

    Rotating exhibits of cutting-edge, international artists in a new 65,000-square-foot, four-story cantilever design by Diller, Scofidio + Renfro. Exhibition space, performing... more

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  • Charlton Woods

    Charlton

    Charlton Woods is a recreation and conference center located on 380 acres of beautiful woodland, including a 35 acre pond. Activities include... more

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  • Puppet Showplace Theater

    Brookline

    Puppet Showplace Theatre is an award-winning non-profit performing arts organization committed to excellence in puppetry as a theatrical experience that... more

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  • AHA! New Bedford

    New Bedford

    AHA! (art, history and architecture) Night is a FREE arts and culture event which takes place the 2nd Thursday of... more

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  • Broadway In Boston

    Boston

    Broadway In Boston is your one stop shop for quality entertainment in Boston, presenting a number of direct from Broadway... more

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  • Cape Cod Theatre Project

    Falmouth

    The Cape Cod Theatre Project presents staged readings of new American plays. Staged readings of brand new works allow the... more

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  • Cape Rep Theatre

    Brewster

    Professional theatre presenting an eclectic mix, from New Plays to Broadway Musicals in two venues, the intimate indoor theatre and... more

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  • Celebrity Series of Boston

    Boston

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  • The Colonial Theatre

    Boston

    Boston's premier showplace for over 100 years presenting the best of Broadway, world premiers, concerts, and special events. Available for private... more

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  • Gloucester Stage Company

    Gloucester

    Small, professional, award-winning theater company founded in 1979; presenting new plays as well as recognized classics. more

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  • Greenfield Garden Cinemas

    Greenfield

    Historic Theater containing 7 screens, playing first run movies. Built in 1928. Open everyday 365 days a year. more

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  • Hampshire Shakespeare Company

    Hadley

    Shakespeare Under the Stars. more

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