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Best Historic Venues in Cape Town

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The Labia

The oldest art-house theater in South Africa, the Labia was originally an opulent ballroom for the Italian Embassy. In 1949, Princess Labia converted the ballroom into a theater for live performances. The facility has been operating as a cinema for more than 20 years. There are four screens for you to pick from. Independent cinema buffs come to view shows here, and to bask in the old-world ambiance. A snack bar featuring coffee, desserts, and alcoholic beverages is a popular gathering spot. Check out the theater's excellent Web site for current listings.

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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DHL Newlands

DHL Newlands Stadium is one of the most prominent venues for catching all the action of the season's most awaited rugby and soccer matches. The well-facilitated stadium is large enough to accommodate more than 50,000 people. The soccer clubs 'Ajax Cape Town' and Santos football club, and rugby teams Western Province Rugby Union and Stormers Super 14 are home teams of this large venue. It hosts the annually awaited rugby tournament, Currie Cup. Go ahead and catch the action.

Cape Town, South Africa
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PPC Newlands Cricket Stadium

PPC Newlands Cricket Stadium, home to the Nashua Cape Cobras, is situated in the heart of Newlands, a charming, gardened Cape Town suburb. The land was originally part of a farm, Mariendal, a wedding gift to Lydia Corrina. Part of the farm, which adjoins Newlands train station on both sides of the railway line, became available for rent. When the Western Province Cricket Club heard about it in January 1888, the Newlands Cricket Stadium was officially opened. The field is centrally situated and easily accessible by public and private transport. Many Capetonians are fanatical about cricket, and national and international games are played here.

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.

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