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King Kong at The Fugard Theatre

A household name in the South African theatre industry, the Fugard Theatre is found in the historic District Six suburb of Cape Town. Named after legendary playwright Athol Fugard, it lives up to his name in its staging of iconic plays and performances.

King Kong returns to the Cape Town theatre scene  25 July to 2 September 2017 and promises to take the theatre world by storm once again.

For theatre lovers, this iconic “all African Jazz Opera” of 1959 is revived and produced by Eric Abraham for the Fugard. It launched the career of Miriam Makeba, and showcased South Africa’s musical greats – the likes of Hugh Masekela, Abdullah Ibrahim, Kippie Moeketsi and Thandi Klaasen, all of whom went on to have successful careers.

In addition to the wonderful theatre space and shows that are produced here, the space has also been fitted with cinema equipment transforming the Fugard into a nostalgic bioscope as well. Here, a gigantic, HD movie screen takes over with its surround sound system and  ensures that the annual World Cinema Season screenings, in-house film festivals and movie premieres are of unforgettable quality. There are two bars present, one on the ground floor and another on the roof for those beautiful summer evenings.

The venue is also for hire, making it an ideal location for private and corporate events. For the creative industry, it also can serve as a studio, rehearsal space and film shoot base camp. The theatre often opens its doors for book and product launches as well as exclusive celebrations.


  • Named after iconic and legendary playwright Athol Fugard
  • Found in the historic location of District Six
  • Hosts premier productions, movies and film festivals

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King Kong at The Fugard Theatre

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