Cape Town Theatres
Cape Town offers visitors a world class theatrical experience with a choice of venues offering mainstream or more off-beat entertainment. The list below is by no means a complete one but provides a cross section of what the visitor could expect to find.
The Baxter Theatre Centre in Cape Town began to become a reality in 1960 when, in terms of the will of the late Dr W. Duncan Baxter, an amount of money was bequeathed to the University of Cape Town for the purpose of establishing a theatre which would, in the words of Dr Baxter, "develop and cultivate the arts in Cape Town and the adjacent districts".
The theatre provides an exciting forum for the celebration of life which is the essence of live theatre, music and dance. It is one of the major live theatre venues in Cape Town and has always been at the forefront of the performing arts both as a popular venue and as a leading producer.
Telephone: 021 685 7880
ArtscapeCity / Foreshore
Located in the Nico Theatre Centre, the countries first multi-use centre for the performing arts, the Artscape is housed a striking, modern building. At the centre of the complex is a 1145 seat opera house and a 540 seat theatre. There are also 2 smaller venues, the 120 seat Arena and a 100 seat cabaret venue. Restaurant facilities are available.
Telephone: 021 410 9000
Theatre on the Bay
With a fabulous location, great restaurants and fabulous views, Pieter Toerien's Theatre on the Bay is home to some great shows, it is also home to the Act I Theatre Café. The restaurant is open for dinner before or after the show and the small, diverse menu is changed regularly. The theatre is also available for product launches and as a conference venue.
Telephone: 021 438 3301
The small, intimate Masque Theatre is home to a number of amateur dramatic societies in Cape Town and is easily accessible positioned as it is on the Main Road (M4) as it enters to Muizenberg. The theatre has fairly recently been rebuilt and is comfortably appointed. Most weeks there is a production running at the Masque.
Telephone: 021 788 1898