Venue Address (Get Directions)Fugard Theatre
Date and Time
Friday, August 10th, 2012 at 8:00pm
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 South Africa and around the world to laughter and 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 over thirty plays Athol Fugard champions truth and a fundamental universal humanity. in 2011 he received the ultimate recognition from the world’s most prestigious theatre community - a Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in Theatre.
The Fugard Theatre is proud to bear his name and will honor him by providing a crucible of creativity and beacon of humanity for all South Africans regardless of race, color, gender or creed. The Fugard Theatre is proud too to be located in District Six and honors the history and memory of that vibrant community which was so savagely uprooted during the apartheid era.
Not only does the Fugard Theatre offer world class theatre facilities across several venues, but also boasts state-of-the-art Cinema equipment doubling up the Theatres as Bioscopes.
All venues are available for corporate and private rentals.
Reserved Seating, Bookings through Computicket and the Theatre Box Office on 021 461 4554.
Please note: Our Side Balconies (SR, SL, SSR & SSL) have restricted views of the stage.