In honour of Athol Fugard’s 90th birthday year in 2022, the Fugard Theatre website is being converted into a free-to-access online archive which will give the public a complete view of the 10-year history of The Fugard Theatre’s life and work it produced, and celebrate Athol Fugard as one of the world’s most important playwrights.

Added to this, a donation has been made to the development and staging of a new Athol Fugard work, which is due to be staged later this year. 

The Fugard Theatre as an artistic and producing house has closed permanently and will not open again. The Founding Producer of the Fugard, Eric Abraham has, after 10 years of philanthropic support, returned the building that housed the Fugard Theatre to the freehold owner, The District 6 Museum. The building has been returned as a fully equipped theatre, with two working performance spaces, in the hope that it will be able to be used for the benefit of the Museum and the District 6 Community.

Watch this space for the upcoming launch date for the new Fugard Theatre Online Archive.

Athol Fugard in The Shadow of the Hummingbird, 2014. Photo: Jesse Kate Kramer