Durban Theatre

Durban Theatre

Theatre :Aside from having the ultimate beach culture Durban has another side altogether and that is the side of arts and culture at a whole different level. There are a number of really great theatres throughout the Durban area, and you get to choose what you would like to see and do.

The premier theatre complex in the Durban area is the Playhouse. It is located in the heart of the city and includes three fully equipped theatres. There are also several performance areas in the foyer and ample rehearsal rooms in the backstage area. This stunning theatre hosts a number of national and international productions each year. They are also famous for the annual Women’s Arts Festival and the Traditional Arts Festival.

Durban Theatre

The Elizabeth Sneddon Theater plays host to a number of Durban’s cultural events. These include the Time of the Writer Festival, the Jomba! Dance Festival and the Durban International Film Festival. This wonderful theatre is situated at the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Durban Campus. It is used for both student products and professional productions.

Your Ad Here There are a number of community theatres in and around the Durban area. They are run by independent production companies, which bring a whole new energy to the stage. The township theatre companies focus mainly on occupying the youth and getting serious messages across.

There is also the dynamic of the Indian Community theatres, which are driven by various issues and comedy dramas, which draw large crowds. These popular productions are often hosted at many different venues throughout the city.

An activity which has gained huge popularity in the last while is supper theatre. This popular entertainment form features mostly cabarets, compilations and revivals. The entry price to these theatres normally includes a meal and the show, but not the drinks. Durban Theater 3

An activity which has gained huge popularity in the last while is supper theatre. This popular entertainment form features mostly cabarets, compilations and revivals. The entry price to these theatres normally includes a meal and the show, but not the drinks.
For the people that enjoy a more refined form of entertainment, then you can go ahead and see the Durban Philharmonic perform. This popular tradition has been around for many years and most likely will be for many more.

There are also a number of Jazz clubs in the Durban area, where you can enjoy a good meal while listening to the laid back sounds in a wonderful atmosphere.

Here is a listing of the major theatres in the Durban area:

Name Location

Asoka Theatre University of KwaZulu-Natal, Westville Campus

Barnyard Theatre Gateway Theatre of Shopping, 1 Palm Boulevard, Umhlanga
website: http://www.barnyardtheatre.co.za/

Catalina Theatre Wilson’s Wharf, 18 Boatman’s Road, Maydon Wharf
website: http://www.catalinatheatre.co.za/

Courtyard Theatre Durban University of Technology, Mansfield Road

Ekhaya Multi Arts Centre B25 Giya Road, KwaMashu

Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre Univesity of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban Campus
Website:http://www.sneddontheatre.co.za/

Heritage Theatre Heritage Market, Old Main Road, Hillcrest
Website:http://www.heritagetheatre.co.za//

KwaSuka Theatre 53 Stamford Hill Road, Greyville

Open Air Theatre Univesity of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban Campus

The Playhouse 231 Anton Lembede (Smith) Street, Central Durban
website:http://www.playhousecompany.com

Rhumbelow Theatre Cunningham Road (off Bartle Road), Umbilo
Website:http://www.rhumbelow.za.net

Square Space Theatre Univesity of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban Campus

Stable Theatre Cnr Russell and Alice Street, Central Durban

Supernova Theatre Suncoast Casino, Marine Parade

There are a number of shows offers at venues, such as The Upper Deck, at uShaka Marine World, but these are mainly for dinner entertainment, rather than true theatre performances. There are also smaller venues such as, Happy Hour Concerts, Durban Arts Lunch Concerts, University Durban Lunch Concerts, Lango’s Theatre, The Cellar and Backstage.
Upper Deck, at uShaka Marine World, but these are mainly for dinner entertainment, rather than true theatre performances. There are also smaller venues such as, Happy Hour Concerts, Durban Arts Lunch Concerts, University Durban Lunch Concerts, Lango’s Theatre, The Cellar and Backstage.