The above slider represents what the Fugard Foyer looked like in 2020, just before the theatre’s closing. Swipe left or right to explore the interactive Foyer. 

About the Fugard

The Fugard Theatre was located in District 6 and honored the history and memory of that vibrant community that was so savagely uprooted during the apartheid era.

Athol Fugard

Athol Fugard is South Africa’s most significant and internationally acclaimed playwright. His soul-searing plays have moved audiences in South Africa and around the world.

The Building

The Fugard Theatre was part of five historic warehouse buildings, situated on half a city block in District Six, Cape Town which are owned by the District Six Museum.

Friends of The Fugard

"...Love this theatre and it is named after one of my favourite South African playwrights... Pure excellence!"
"... 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."
"Amazing place and a must-see. I was blown away by the quality of the production value on display."
"Absolutely love the Fugard Theatre as an entertainment venue. It has such a uniquely intimate atmosphere."
"...it is the most magical Theatre I know. Always excellent entertainment, perfect size and the technical aspect of each production is swoon worthy."

Spaces

Comprising a 325-seat theatre, 120 seat studio theatre, foyer, bar, rooftop and rehearsal rooms, The Fugard Theatre played host to theatre, music, events and conferences.

Past Productions

Over its ten years of operation, The Fugard Theatre produced, screened, and hosted over 180 productions and events and over 250 cinema screenings.

Media

The Fugard Theatre was renowned for its bar-raising social media and online engagement, creating clear channels for audiences to engage with The Fugard brand.

Educational Resources

If you are an educator and want access to The Fugard Theatre’s digital show archive, please send us a request on the link below.

The Fugard Mini Docuseries

Coming soon: a series of short documentaries chronicling the people, life and journey of the Fugard Theatre over its decade of life.

Awards

The Fugard Theatre was a regular feature during the annual theatre awards seasons in Cape Town and Johannesburg at the prestigious Fleur Du Caps and Naledi Theatre Awards. 

The Bar

The Fugard bar was known as one of the most hospitable and enjoyable theatre bars in Cape Town, synonymous with world class service and its selection of food and beverages.

Friends of The Fugard

Over the 10 years of its Friends of The Fugard programme, the theatre enjoyed immense support from its patrons.

The Building Today

The Fugard Theatre building has relaunched as an events and theatre space and is now called the District Six Homecoming Centre (HCC).