The Cape Town Theatre Returns

The Baxter Theatre
The Baxter Theatre

Applause, Applause!

The last two years have been unkind to theatre folk. Performers, technicians, writers, directors, and theatre staff have had to bite the bullet, mourn theatre closures, go virtual, write plays for Zoom, bake to sell, shelve musicals, open and close – the list of COVID challenges is endless.

How wonderful then, that slowly but surely, live theatre in Cape Town has begun to emerge from its forced deep sleep, wide awake and full of energy, creativity and joy.

If you are currently in Cape Town or on your way, make sure you get to see at least one show at one of our theatres, large or small, central city or suburban.

Here are my current favourites:

The Baxter ( – Rosebank, Southern Suburbs of Cape Town

Artscape ( – Cape Town, City Centre

The Drama Factory ( – Somerset West/Strand

The Kalk Bay Theatre ( – Kalk Bay, South Peninsula

The Magnet Theatre ( – Observatory – Southern Suburbs

Theatre Arts ( – Observatory – Southern Suburbs

Our actors, writers, and directors are innovative when it comes to performance spaces and theatre pieces, so be on the look out for a festival, installation, a pop-up or backyard offering, a community hall or small suburban theatre production. You’ll find gems in a city that is alive with music, art and culture.

Coleen van Staden is an actor, writer, director who lives in Muizenberg, Cape Town. She can be seen in the production Clouds Like Waves, at Theatre Arts in Observatory in April 2022. It returns for a second run 20 – 24 April 2022.

Clouds Like Waves
Clouds Like Waves

Weekend Special Review of the first sold-out run of Clouds Like Waves, February 2022

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