Theatres in Durban | Your Guide to Shows, Musicals & Plays
Theatres in Durban | Your Guide to Shows, Musicals & Plays
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Theatres in Durban | Your Guide to Shows, Musicals & Plays
The only guide to theatres and playhouses in Durban you'll ever need! From ballet, to opera and rap - this guide features all the Durban theatre scene has to offer.
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Theatres in Durban | Your Guide to Shows, Musicals & Plays

The only guide to theatres and playhouses in Durban you'll ever need! From ballet, to opera and rap - this guide features all the Durban theatre scene has to offer.
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Theatres in Durban | Your Guide to Shows, Musicals & Plays
The only guide to theatres and playhouses in Durban you'll ever need! From ballet, to opera and rap - this guide features all the Durban theatre scene has to offer.

From the classic Playhouse complex to the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre and the experimental BAT centre, the Durban theatre scene offers a mix of cultural exploration. From ballet and opera, to rap and storytelling, a visit to any one of these six theatres is sure to leave you feeling inspired.

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Catalina Theatre
The Playhouse Company
Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre
Westville Theatre Club
Rhumbelow Theatre DBN
The BAT Centre

Catalina Theatre

Get lost in history
@meganolivia720

Named after the Catalina Aircraft, the theatre is nestled in Wilson's Wharf. Rich in history and highlighting local talented playwrights and poets, this theatre strives to provide a unique show unlike any other.

  • Contact Number: (031) 837 5999
  • Address: 18 Boatmans Road, Durban
  • More Info: Website

The Playhouse Company

Embrace culture, tradition and talent
@durbanplayhouse

Affiliated with the South African Department of Arts and Culture, the Playhouse Theatre incorporates the traditional building façade, refurbished and maintained to remain pristine.

Originally built in 1928, the Tudor-style Playhouse first opened its doors to the public in 1935 and the architecture (as well as the shows of course) is something to behold.

  • Contact Number: (031) 369 9540
  • Address: 231 Anton Lembede Street, Durban
  • More Info: Website

Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre

Founded in 1981 by the late Professor Elizabeth Sneddon, the EST has the proud reputation of being the first theatre to service a drama department at an academic institution.

This stage holds a thousand stories
@marc_lottering

The theatre is now also available for hire by outside companies, and therefore hosts a wide variety of independently produced events, ranging from corporate functions and launches to dance programs, childrens' shows, music reviews, rock concerts, comedy, satire and drama.

  • Contact Number: 031 260 2296
  • Address: Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre, University of KZN, Howard College Campus, Mazisi Kunene Rd, Glenwood
  • More Info: Website

Westville Theatre Club

Westville Theatre Club (WTC) has been a community arts landmark since 1966.

An intimate theatre experience
@WestvilleTheatreClubOfficial

The mission of the club has been and will always continue to be the promotion of arts in their community by assisting members in all aspects of production, staging and marketing of amateur theatre where possible. It is their vision to bring amateur theatre groups, companies and individuals into their fold to bring good theatre to the stage.

  • Contact Number: 083 953 3041
  • Address: St James Ave, Westville
  • More Info: Website

Rhumbelow Theatre DBN

Hidden in the heart of KwaZulu-Natal, you will find this quirky, community-run venue that brings live theatre, at an affordable price, to your doorstep.

Experience live shows like never before
@therhumbelow

With a history rooted in community development, and a vision to expand and encourage live performance in and around Durban, the Rhumbelow Theatre continues performing for you.

  • Contact Number: 082 499 8636
  • Address: 42 Cunningham Rd off Bartle Rd, Umbilo
  • More Info: Facebook Page

The BAT Centre

The Bartel Arts Trust Centre, commonly known as the BAT centre in Durban is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of the music, visual arts, dance, craft and literature of KwaZulu-Natal.

A cultural embrace
@batcentretrust

This unique environment allows artists and crafters to work on site in studios and sell high-quality decorative items to local and international visitors. From its humble beginnings in 1995, it has earned a reputation as a must-stop spot for anyone looking to experience a cultural injection.

  • Contact Number: 031 332 0451
  • Address: 45 Maritime Place, Victoria Embankment
  • More Info: Website

The theatres of Durban will have you cheering with delight as local and international performers take to the stage to showcase their talent. If you’re looking to engage in a new experience, broaden your cultural knowledge or just simply enjoy some showstopping talent, then you'll definitely need to add some of these theatres in Durban to your bucket list.

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