Payomet Performing Arts Center in North Truro is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year with a jam-packed lineup of featured shows. Founded in 1998, Payomet has become a beloved cultural institution on Cape Cod, bringing world-class performing arts to the region and providing a platform for local artists to showcase their work.
All About Payomet Performing Arts
The center started as a small, seasonal tent in Provincetown, but has since grown into a year-round venue with two performance spaces, a cinema, and a recording studio.
What sets Payomet apart from other venues is its commitment to supporting local artists. The center has a strong partnership with the Cape Cod Community College, offering a scholarship program for students pursuing careers in the arts. Payomet also provides a platform for local musicians, dancers, and actors to showcase their talents.
In addition to its commitment to the arts, Payomet is also committed to environmental sustainability. The center has installed solar panels on its roof, uses compostable cups and plates, and partners with local farmers to provide fresh produce for its concession stand.
Always an All-Star Lineup of Talent
Payomet has hosted a wide range of performers over the years, including jazz legends, folk singers, comedians, and acrobats. Some of the most memorable performances have included Joan Baez, Arlo Guthrie, Judy Collins, Ani DiFranco and the legendary Toshi Reagon.
In addition to music, Payomet has also hosted several theater productions over the years, including Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman” and Tennessee Williams’ “A Streetcar Named Desire.” These classic plays continue to captivate audiences with their timeless themes and powerful performances.
Payomet has also featured a variety of dance performances, ranging from classical ballet to contemporary dance. The center has hosted performances by renowned dance companies like the Martha Graham Dance Company and the Paul Taylor Dance Company.
Without a doubt, Payomet’s history of featuring such diverse and acclaimed performers is a testament to the center’s commitment to providing high-quality performing arts to the Cape Cod community and beyond.
Payomet and Children
Payomet Performing Arts Center is an exciting place for children to experience the world of performing arts. Located in North Truro, Massachusetts, Payomet offers a wide range of performances that are sure to capture the imagination of children of all ages.
One of the most popular types of shows for children at Payomet are live music concerts. Kids can experience the thrill of seeing a real band or singer perform on stage and may even be able to dance along to their favorite songs.
Payomet also offers a variety of theater productions that are suitable for children. From classic fairy tales like “Cinderella” and “The Wizard of Oz” to modern stories like “The Magic School Bus,” there is always something entertaining and educational for kids to see.
In addition to music and theater, Payomet also hosts dance performances and circus shows that are perfect for children. From ballet to hip-hop, there is a style of dance to suit every taste. Seeing skilled dancers move gracefully across the stage is a fantastic way to inspire children to explore their own creativity and perhaps even take up dance lessons themselves.
If your children want to take it to the next level and learn circus skills themselves, Payomet offers circus camp for children ages 7 to 13. there are 7 separate weeks of Summer Circus Camp, including aerial arts, acrobatics, juggling, mini-trampoline, physical comedy, rope climbing and physical training geared to individual levels. This summer the Circus Camp will be held at the Payomet’s new Big Top Circus Tent location at the WHAT Theater in Wellfleet.
Finally, Payomet also offers a variety of unique events and workshops that are specifically designed for children. These events can include everything from art classes to puppet shows, giving kids the chance to learn new skills and have fun at the same time.
Payomet Performing Arts Center is a wonderful place for children to explore the exciting world of performing arts. With a wide variety of shows and events that are specifically geared toward children, Payomet is sure to spark their imaginations and leave them with a love of the arts that will last a lifetime.
Join the Payomet for the 25th Anniversary
Are you ready to experience the magic of Payomet? If so, come celebrate Payomet’s 25th year anniversary by attending one of their amazing shows. So many fun events for all ages.
Coming in June is Payomet’s new ¡Fiesta Latina!, a two-day festival celebrating the history and diversity of Latin American music. The Fiesta artists this year come from Cuba, Venezuela and Puerto Rico and will not only be performing at the two day event but also running educational programs for the students in Provincetown IB Schools.
Payomet Performing Arts Center has become an integral part of the Cape Cod community over the past 25 years. Its commitment to the arts, sustainability, and local artists has made it a beloved institution that will continue to inspire and entertain audiences for years to come.