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Best Theaters in Cape Town

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The Fugard Theatre

The Fugard Theatre is an elegant theater with a capacity of 335 spectators. The theater was named after the renowned and internationally acclaimed South African playwright Athol Fugard. Located within the historic property this theater impresses the audience with its old-world charm. However, the theater has high-tech amenities and assures a great theater experience. So, take a break from your regular schedule and enjoy an entertaining evening at Fugard Theatre.

Cape Town, South Africa
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Magnet Theatre

Magnet Theatre is a popular spot for entertainment in Cape Town. Home to the theater company by the same name, this theater is known for staging several unique art performances. Magnet Theatre can accommodate up to 150 spectators is well-facilitated with modern light and sound equipment and promises a pleasant theater experience. So, take some time off from your regular schedule and enjoy a power-packed performance at Magnet Theatre.

Cape Town, South Africa
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Theatre On the Bay

Originally a tram shed, then a converted into a cinema, this Camp's Bay venue is today a stage for anything from farces and dramas to light comedies. South Africa's best and most recognized actors perform here regularly in local versions of internationally known productions. There is a cosy bar and a good restaurant. Theatre On the Bay is wheelchair-friendly, but do call to make prior arrangements. Check website for schedule details.

Cape Town, South Africa
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Baxter Theatre Centre

The Baxter was established in 1960 when the University of Cape Town inherited money to establish a theater to develop arts in Cape Town and adjacent districts. The main theater has staged local and international productions, musicals and dance. The Concert Hall, is perfect for both serious productions and experimental theater. A small studio can accommodate smaller events. The Sennheiser system provides for those with impaired hearing, and Medidrama gives free medical service to all patrons. Businessmen can host conferences and meetings at this venue.

Cape Town, South Africa
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Maynardville

The annual, open-air Shakespeare under the Stars performances are held at Maynardville. The shows usually run from late January to the end of February. These productions, which have been running for several decades, are set in the sprawling gardens of Maynardville Park. Take along a pre-production picnic and blankets as it might get cold. This is definitely a romantic evening out. The entire site is filled with historical importance and memorabilia. Its gates were once guarding the tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte, and the trees planted here are direct descendants of those from the tombs garden, taken as cuttings in the 1800s. Call for details regarding current and upcoming events.

Cape Town, South Africa
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Masque Theatre

This intimate little theater is where you'll see some of the best in amateur theater, and is a triumph of sheer determination to rebuild it after its total destruction by fire in 1997. Comfortable seats and a raked auditorium ensure a good view, and the colorful foyer with it's fully licensed bar is the obvious place to socialize during the interval. Though all actors are local people, the performances at the Masque Theatre are well publicized and worth a viewing, the standard being very good. Call for more details.

Cape Town, South Africa
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Kalk Bay Theatre

On Main Road in Kalk Bay, Cape Town, you will find the Kalk Bay Theatre. It is an intimate and quaint performing arts theatre with a capacity of 79 seats. It also houses a restaurant that serves scrumptious food in a cozy setting You can drop by or make a reservation if you are looking to grab dinner, drinks or even coffee and then enjoy a entertaining show after.

Cape Town, South Africa
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