Over the 10 years of its Friends of The Fugard programme, the theatre enjoyed immense support from its patrons, who were never shy of making their feelings about the Fugard known. Below is a selection of some of the praise received across Facebook, Instagram and TripAdvisor, The Fugard received over the years.
"... It was my first time at the Fugard theatre but it won't be my last.....it's an iconic venue every capetonian needs to experience."
"...Love this theatre and it is named after one of my favourite South African playwrights... Pure excellence!"
"Just watched the King Kong musical at Fugard Theatre. The cast was amazing, the music was fantabulous and the sound acoustics were just perfect. The ambiance of that place, just love it..."
"This place is amazing! Won't stop coming back! Well done! "
"The Fugard Theatre hosted the Open Book festival again this year and as before it was amazing. It is quite a thrill to sit down with a glass of wine surrounded by your favourite authors and poets and listening to interviews, often free. The atmosphere is wonderful and intelligent and creative and inspiring"
"High end theatre with top class entertainment. Excellent sound, lighting, props etc. Lots of atmosphere. Comfortable leather seats with great view of the stage. Good coffee and bar area."
"I always love the Fugard. Nice sense of history about the place. Now with the lovely new roof garden you can enjoy spectacular views while you have your pre theatre drinks. The professional ushers and door staff really add to the feeling of occasion."
"Amazing place and a must-see. I was blown away by the quality of the production value on display. Superb audio quality and lighting, intimate seating, a live band performing music in a studio situated above the theatre, which adds another dimension to the whole experience."
"Absolutely love the Fugard Theatre as an entertainment venue. It has such a uniquely intimate atmosphere. I love the way the building was renovated, the way the old and the new was combined to complement each other.'
"Located in what used to be District 6, the Fugard Theatre is a place that everyone should see. This theatre showcases local artists, with a standard of work that is exceptional. The Fugard Theatre is a definite must see for all locals and international visitors, who appreciate theatre and live performances."
"The Fugard is an intimate theatre which consistently produces shows of the highest calibre and is worth it every time. Be it King Kong, last year, or Langarm, this year, it's becoming part of our holiday plans and no visit to Cape Town is complete without experiencing a Fugard production."
"The Fugard is a Cape Town institution and plays hosts to some of the city's most edgy and interesting productions as you would expect since it is named after South Africa's greatest living playwright, Athol Fugard."
"Stunning theatre venue, small and intimate yet large enough."
"What a wonderful experience! The staff are incredibly friendly and thoughtful. The doorman even called us when our Uber driver arrived so that we didn't have to wait out in the cold."
"Love, love, love this place. State of the art environment makes for a comfortable experience. Seating, lighting and layout (of the entire theatre) is brilliant...The Fugard is a world class Cape Town experience. Do yourself a favour, visit this place. See a show. Enjoy yourself. Believe me, you will."
"I have had the pleasure of seeing a number of excellent performances at the Fugard. Prices are fair and it’s always an enjoyable outing. The samoosas and koeksisters are always lekker and there is a nice selection of wine for a grown up theatre experience."
"The Fugard is one of the best theatres I've experienced - with world class performers and performances. The small theatres enable the audience to have a truly extraordinary experience. I've enjoyed many performances there and make a point to visit when in Cape Town."
"I wish I was living permanently closer to Cape Town. This little theatre is magic for me."
"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 bringing this show to the UK?..."
"We went to our favourite theatre 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 warmth that makes us come back all the time. She runs this stunning theatre like a well oiled machine and the professionalism and warmth shines through in her well trained staff. Looking forward to the next production, and can't wait to be back. Thank you Fugard Theatre for making every experience a memorable one, and to the cast of Shakespeare in love thank you and keep up the fantastic work!!"
"Besides its prime programming with the best plays and musicals ever to reach South Africa, if not the whole continent, it also features an excellent bar with appetisers and perfect for socialising. Book yourself any play for the night and enjoy!"
"Over the last couple of years, the Fugard has become the premier theatre destination in Cape Town. The quality of the shows and the experience is unmatched. For anyone visiting Cape Town and interested in taking in some theatre, this should be your first port of call."
"The theatre has the most wonderful mix of old and new. The staff is wonderful, food and drinks, before, during and after the show. The standard of production is high. Love the top hat guys at the door, the way one should be welcomed to a night of culture. Don't forget to do the art movie nights, well worth it."
"...This venue is always amazing, the small little gem in the city always power packs in the entertainment. The vibe is electrifying and always a winner."
"...The theatre is absolutely beautiful. Words cannot describe the amazing ambience that the theatre itself creates. Attentive staff, great selection of drinks and snacks. Loved the door man all dressed up, small touches like this just make the evening. Wonderful experience"
"The theatre is amazing, it is warm and inviting, hip and quirky and you can dress up or down. The staff are super friendly and the bar service is relatively quick, churning out cocktails even when busy. The rooftop bar has amazing views and great to enjoy a pre-show drink."
"...it is the most magical Theatre I know. Always excellent entertainment, perfect size and the technical aspect of each production is swoon worthy."