Live theatre, film and music are aplenty in this city of artistic expression. We’ve listed a few of the most popular spots to spend pleasurable hours in good company.
The home of progressive South African theatre and performance since 1977, and the cultural gateway to the University of Cape Town, the Baxter Theatre Centre is a vibrant, multi-cultural entertainment hub in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town.
Shadowed by the striking Devil’s Peak mountain, the Baxter boasts a world-class theatre and concert hall, as well as a studio stage, rehearsal rooms, offices, a restaurant and bars and an impressive, spacious foyer.
You can expect to enjoy music (including classical compositions), comedy, dance, drama and a range of family entertainment.
Run by a passionate team, the Fugard Theatre is housed in the Sacks Futeran building in Cape Town’s District Six, with the renovated Congregational Church Hall in Caledon Street as its entrance. It reflects a wonderful sense of history, coupled with a funky, modern vibe. There are several theatre venues within the Fugard complex (studio, theatre, cinema), each with its own character. A wide variety of shows are on offer, including musicals, comedy acts and plays. Whatever you choose to see, you can rest assured of a great night out!
Cape Town’s Labia Theatre is the oldest independent art-repertory movie cinema in South Africa, showing foreign films, old movies, art and independent cinema.
For the past 37 years, it has been operating as a cinema on the alternative circuit appealing mainly to the more discerning viewer who enjoys its quality product and the charm of its old-world ambience.