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The South African theatres you should know

South Africa is home to some of the most innovative and dedicated theatre-makers in the world. Naturally, we’ve also got a superb selection of theatres.

From Johannesburg’s iconic Market Theatre to The Artscape in Cape Town, we’ve put together a brief directory of some of the top South African theatre venues that are worth paying a visit to in order to see some of your favourite productions, thespians, musicals, and more.

The Artscape

Artscape Theatre

About:
Originally established 40 years ago as the official performing arts council for the Western Cape, Artscape has today developed into a vibrant, multifunctional creative arts centre, offering exceptional venue facilities and specialist theatrical services. Covering an area of some 14 000 square meters, the Artscape complex consists of a fully equipped Opera House, seating 1 487, a theatre seating 540, a smaller theatre seating 140, a piazza, gardens, rehearsal rooms and ample parking. The Centre offers a full range of technical services, including a vast array of lighting and sound equipment and operators, stage, and production managers to ensure a seamless support service to users of the venues. Through the years, Artscape has developed a top notch team of wardrobe experts consisting of designers, seamstresses, milliner, wig maker, and costume artist. Its costume hiring department is the best in South Africa, with a choice of no less than 30 000 items of period and contemporary garments on offer. Artscape also has a décor studio located at a separate warehousing facility of some 12 000 square meters. The manufacturing services team consists of highly experienced set and scenic designers, carpenters, welders, painters, and prop makers.

Address: D.F. Malan Street, Foreshore, Cape Town, 8001
Contact details:
Email: artscape@artscape.co.za
Phone: +27 21 410 9800
Website: http://www.artscape.co.za/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ArtscapeTheatre/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ArtscapeTheatre

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