artscape theatre Centre

artscape theatre centre

Venue size: 1200m²
Capacity: Opera House: 1487 / Theatre: 540 / Arena: 129
Location of Venue: 1 D.F. Malan St, Foreshore, Cape Town, 8001
Location GPS Coordinates: 33°55′12″S 18°25′50″E / 33.9200°S 18.4305°E

Venue Description: Artscape, a cultural agency of the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture came into being circa 1999 heralding the completion of inclusiveness within the new dispensation. Formerly known as the Nico Malan Theatre, which opened on the 19 May 1971 it was managed and programmed by the Cape Performing Arts Board (CAPAB) that was instituted in the early 1960’s. 

As a home for all inclusive of all arts genres from opera to pop, rock to hip-hop, orchestra to indigenous sounds, ballet, contemporary dance, drama and so much more, it is equally home to the Associated Companies, viz Cape Town Opera; Cape Town City Ballet; Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra; Jazzart Dance Theatre; Unmute Dance Company, Elvis Sibeko Productions, Woman Zone, as well as the adjacent Zip Zap Circus and home to Fine Music Radio too.

Artscape now boasts as a fully inclusive theatre experience for all those who live and visit the Western Cape. It remains at the disposal of theatre practitioners, from professional to amateur as well as community theatre companies and NGOs, to showcase their productions inclusive of rehearsal space, if needed, based on a pre-booking system. It remains the province’s “Theatre of Choice” as voted by readers of various media companies since several consecutive years.

Past Events Summary: Phantom of the Opera , Sound of Music, Youth Classical Festival, Womens Humanity Festival, Beauty and the Beast.




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