Cape May Stage Theatre
The Robert Shackleton Playhouse, home to Cape May Stage was built in 1853 as the Cape Island Presbyterian Church and converted to Cape May Stage Theatre in 1993 as an Equity theatre company.
In 2004 the theatre began a $1.4 million comprehensive building and site restoration of the historic church. Inside the building arose a state-of-the-art theatre space. The restoration/renovation was completed in spring 2008. The theatre routinely attracts high-profile Broadway and Hollywood artists and continues to receive the highest theatrical awards, such as Best Theatre Company in Cape May in 2009. The theatrical lighting system consists of a flexible lighting layout with an ETC infrastructure of 48 dimmers with future expansion capability.