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The Fugard Theatre

Caledon Street | District 6, Cape Town Central 8000, South Africa
+27 21 461 4554
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Fantastic theatre

I have been to a few shows here, love the intimate feel of the theater and the shows have been... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2018
David M
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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An outstanding and mesmerising performance

Visiting from the UK we were delighted to get tickets for his show, but we did not expect or... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2018
MrsMP2015
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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The 320-seater Fugard Theatre is located within the historic Sacks Futeran building in Cape Town’s District Six, with the renovated Congregational Church Hall in Caledon Street as its entrance. Construction of The Fugard Theatre was underwritten by its founding producer Eric Abraham, and is named in honour of Athol Fugard, South Africa’s greatest playwright.
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Caledon Street | District 6, Cape Town Central 8000, South Africa
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Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

I have been to a few shows here, love the intimate feel of the theater and the shows have been great too

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Reviewed 19 February 2018

Visiting from the UK we were delighted to get tickets for his show, but we did not expect or predict the truly outstanding performance, 5 star plus in our view, which was our pleasure to be part of. We wonder if the cast/director are considering...More

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The_Fugard_Theatre, Manager at The Fugard Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

WOW! What a wonderful review thank you so much! We are so glad you loved the show as much as we do. We look forward to welcoming you back to the theatre when you next visit. Thanks so much!

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Reviewed 13 January 2018

A theater nestled in District Six. There are ushers who welcome you to the establishment. The lobby is bright and spacious. They have a coffee bar as well as a liquor bar with wine and beer. A glass of beer costs 40R. They also have...More

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The_Fugard_Theatre, Manager at The Fugard Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

Dear Chieka, Thank you so much for this wonderful review of our theatre and of King Kong! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Thank you

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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Excellent! Go and see it! A vibrant production displaying South African talent at its best. Township jazz, costumes, energy

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The_Fugard_Theatre, Manager at The Fugard Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2018

Thank you Colleen! I am so glad you loved King Kong! See you​ at our theatre again soon?

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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Not the huge gorilla as in the movie but this very polished production of the 1959 musical. It has played over 200 performances in London and I can see why. Slick with great musical in an intimate theatre Please don’t waste the opportunity to see...More

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Reviewed 13 November 2017

We went to our favorite theater in Cape Town to watch "Shakespeare in love" and what a brilliant show with a first class ensemble. Iris welcomed us with her usual sparkling and true warm that makes us come back all the time. She runs this...More

Thank events601
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The_Fugard_Theatre, Manager at The Fugard Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2017

Hello, We are so glad you enjoyed your experience at the Fugard Theatre and enjoyed Shakespeare in Love! I shall pass this onto Iris and her team, it is always lovely to get such complimentary feedback. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

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Reviewed 20 August 2017

Athol Fugard's legacy is well deserved. Hidden away in the backstreets of Cape Town narrating stories that are fascinating. Sometimes preserving history that we would otherwise have lost. I was situated on the third floor in row cc - you really do not want to...More

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Reviewed 2 August 2017

The Fugard Theatre is a landmark theatre venue in the city centre. We attended this delightful musical, with a fully African cast. Although ultimately a tragic story of a 1950s boxer (Ezekial Dlamini), it puts a smile on your face for most of the show....More

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The_Fugard_Theatre, Public Relations Manager at The Fugard Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

Thank you for your review of our theatre and of the production KING KONG. We are so glad you enjoyed the show and hope to see you back soon!

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Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Once again I got to watch an awesome theatrical production at this delightful venue. I have been coming here since they first started putting on straight plays, and it has been wonderful seeing how they have developed and grown as a company. From a basic...More

1  Thank Tim M
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The_Fugard_Theatre, Public Relations Manager at The Fugard Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

These are the best kind of reviews. Thank you for returning to our theatre time and time again to watch our shows Tim. We so appreciate your patronage. See you at the next show, King Kong perhaps? :)

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Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Great theatre, with fantastic shows, this was my third visit and I have enjoyed every one. Great view of stage from all seats in the house, especially good are the odd one off music shows.

1  Thank David M
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The_Fugard_Theatre, Manager at The Fugard Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2017

We love to hear things like this David. Thank you for your comments, and we hope to see you back soon!

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Diane J
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Response from The_Fugard_Theatre | Property representative |
Hi Diane, KING KONG: The Musical will be running between 12 and 20 January and we will be screening the National Theatre Live's "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead" on Sunday, the 14th of January at 11am. Please see... More
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irenevwyk
22 May 2017|
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Response from The_Fugard_Theatre | Property representative |
Hi Irene, Tickets for Funny Girl range between R130 – R350. You are welcome to visit our website or call our box office for more information or to book your ticket. It must close 11 June. Thank you!
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