The Fugard Theatre

The Fugard Theatre in District Six

The historical theatre situated in District Six,
named after playwright Athol Fugard.
 
021 461 4554
Caledon Street (cnr. Buitenkant St)
www.thefugard.com
info@thefugard.com
TheFugard
The Fugard Theatre
TheFugard

The Fugard Theatre in District Six

'A little bit of magic'

The Fugard, which opened in early 2010 in the legendary District Six, is a valuable addition to the Cape Town theatre scene, and was named in honour of Athol Fugard, South Africa's iconic playwright. The theatre is located within the historic Sacks Futeran building, with the renovated Congregational Church Hall in Caledon Street as its entrance (the architect of the redeveloped buildings is Rennie Scurr Adendorff).

As a textile and soft goods supplier in the early twentieth century, the building was frequented by generations of District Six seamstresses and tailors. Care has been taken to preserve this National Heritage Site, which includes the remnant of an old gothic-style church.

Shows can be enjoyed in the different theatres: a 280-seater, a 150-seater, and a bioscope. Expect a broad spectrum  of theatre performances, from plays music and, movies. "It’s about continually presenting high quality work," says Daniel Galloway, general manager. "Being at the Fugard Theatre must be an experience. To present international works next to excellent local artists is the aim. It’s a little bit of magic."

With the bioscope, Daniel and his team want to bring back cinema to District Six.



The man himself

Athol Fugard is South Africa’s most significant and internationally acclaimed playwright. For over fifty years he has written soul-searing plays with roles for all South Africans which have moved audiences in this country and around the world to laughter as well as tears as they reflected the racism, barbarity and inhumanity of apartheid. Working with John Kani, the late Zakes Mokae, and others, he created iconic black characters whose narratives profoundly changed the way millions of people viewed apartheid. In his plays (over thirty) Athol Fugard champions truth and a fundamental universal humanity.

The Fugard Theatre is proud to bear his name and will honour him by providing a space for creativity and beacon of humanity for all South Africans regardless of race, colour, gender or creed. The theatre is also proud to be located in District Six and upholds the history and memory of that vibrant community, which was so savagely uprooted during the apartheid era.

The frequenting crowd could range from a retired couple to up-and-coming young professionals. The bar at the entrance as well as the rooftop bar are popular spots to relax and chat with friends before and after performances.  

---

Check out The Fugard Theatre's new show, Significant Other.

by Antonia Heil

---

Don't miss the award-winning musical, Kinky Boots

Watch the brand new moving and funny two-hander with John Kani and Antony Sher, Kunene and the King

See South African theatre legend David Kramer's adaption brought to The Fugard Theatre, Happy New Year

FYI: All seating is reserved and can be booked through Computicket or through the theatre’s box office on +27 (0)21 461 4554; Harrington Street car park is located at the corner of Caledon and Harrington streets and is available for the use of theatre patrons.


P.S. The Fugard Theatre is also available to hire as a venue for launches, film shoots, parties and more. The stage is set! For updates on happenings in and around Cape Town, be sure not to miss out on our top tips, subscribe to our free monthly newsletter and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Cape Town Events Calendar
августа 2019
SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31

Ash_EvansBecome A Video Star

Learn how to handle yourself on camera

blowfish_new_7R99 Calamari and Prawns Combo Every ...

And drink in the view of Table Mountain across the bay

cape_quarter_01Catch These Weekly Deals at Cape Quarter

From R18 coffee to half-price burgers

rotterdam_restaurantFarm Stay Special: Romantic Weekend Away

Idyllic Swellendam farm accommodation with a special game drive and picnic amongst the ...

Jedi Tedi 3Drink Rosé & Find Inner Peace

Yoga, meditation and rosé on tap at this Women’s Day brunch in Milnerton

sounding_the_voidDiscover the Art of Listening At A ...

A free audio exhibition exploring fantasy islands, suits that give you a different ...

durbanville_childrens_homeIt’s A Treasure Hunt At A R2 Book Sale

Find old gems, childhood classics, best sellers and out-of-print books.

Kinky BootsSmash-Hit Kinky Boots Extended To 2020 ...

With music by Cyndi Lauper, several Tonys and a Laurence Olivier Award

teambuildingTeambuilding Activities You’ll ...

14 teambuilding activities and why they work

fpl_5Get Moving in Functional Training Class

Improve your fitness, strength and overall functionality with the Functional Performance ...

ac_marriott_musicHappy Hour and Live Music Every ...

Get a discount on drinks and tapas before local musicians step up to entertain you

aroundaboutnew1Get a Free Stay in Scarborough With ...

Just use the promo code when booking a 4X4 and camping equipment

sundoo2019_4South-Indian Tapas and Thalis For a ...

Vegan options, halaal-friendly, casual but beautifully decorated: Sundoo South Indian ...

the41_music3Romantic Beach Vibe and Live Music At ...

Live Thursdays: Come in your slops to this chic Camps Bay spot for great food and live ...

OX Seals 04Smile: You Get 10% Off Seal Snorkelling ...

Up close with wild Cape fur seals in small, intimate excursions that are super special, ...

sgtpepper152-for-1 Burger or Pizza Deal At Sgt ...

A reason to eat out: Get a free pizza on Tuesdays and a free burger on Thursdays at this ...

cartelcafe6Lunch Sorted: A Midweek Buffet At The ...

Fill up your plate and tuck into a tasty lunch spread every Wednesday and Thursday: From ...

coco_safar_lunchOn The House: Try A Rooibos Cold Brew ...

Satisfy your cravings for South African flavours such as bobotie or hit the spot with ...

Barrs7Common Summer Ailments And Their ...

What most people ask about sunscreen, hay fever, runny tummy, malaria meds and ...

house of h2 For 1 New Corona Cocktails on the ...

All-new whiskey-Corona mixes, Corona mojitos for after-work drinks during two-hour ...

Coco Safar Dinner NEW 2Indulge In Dinner and Dessert At Coco ...

And now they have added couture alcoholic cocktails to the menu at this all-day cafe

Nasty Womxn - 4But What If Medusa Had Won?

A sketch art exhibition retelling stories of Greek mythology from a women’s perspective

Waterworld Strand Waterpark Cape TownFree Putt-Putt Special at Waterworld ...

False Bay’s finest family fun zone is offering a complimentary game of mini golf with ...

Vergenoegd_duckrun1Cheer On The Ducks At Vergenoegd Löw

Bring the kids along to experience the Duck Parade

WeatherGiveawaysTravel Tips

Curious to make exciting discoveries in Cape Town every day? "LIKE" us for a daily hidden gem.