The Gloucester Stage's mission is to present the highest quality professional theatrical productions and thus contribute to the cultural, economic and educational development of Cape Ann.
About Gloucester Stage
The Gloucester Stage Company was co-founded in 1979 by Geoff Richon, Denny Blodget, and award-winning playwright Israel Horovitz as a “safe harbor for playwrights and new plays”. For its first seven seasons, the company performed at the historic Blackburn Tavern in downtown Gloucester. In 1987, Gorton’s generously offered GSC a long-term residence in its building in East Gloucester on Smith’s Cove adjacent the galleries and restaurants of Rocky Neck, the oldest art colony in the United States. A former Gorton’s Seafoods warehouse, the two-story brick building has served as the permanent home of the Gloucester Stage Company since then. In 2004, GSC purchased the building from Gorton’s, which was renovated to include a large lobby plus heating and air conditioning. The theater seats up to 190 guests on three sides of a thrust stage. During its first twenty seasons, the GSC successfully realized its mission with the production of more than 32 World premieres, 6 American premieres, and 17 New England premieres.
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Transportation & Parking
Parking along the street is usually available, but pulling up on the sidewalk is NOT permitted. For additional parking, drive past the theater, take the next available right onto Rocky Neck. Parking lot is 50 yards on the right. Parking is free and less than a five-minute walk to the theater.
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