Alexander Upstairs

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The Alexander Upstairs was a small theatre venue in central Cape Town, above the Alexander Bar and Café (2011-2019).

Also referred to as the Alexander Bar, Café and Theatre or the Alexander Bar and Theatre.

Styled a "microtheatre", it came about when Edward van Kuik and Nicholas Spagnoletti, the owners of the Alexander Bar and Café, decided to turn 50m² of unused office space into a small theatre with black surrounds, 44 raked seats, a tiny dressing room and a control desk area.

Offers a festival-style pro­gram­ming model fea­tur­ing drama, com­edy, cabaret, jazz, acoustic ses­sions, read­ings and more.

Plays performed there since its inception include: Civil Parting (2013), Expectant (2013), The Things You Left Behind (January 2014), An Audience with Miss Hobhouse (2014), Selwyn & Gabriel (2017 and 2018).

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Website of the Alexander Bar[1]

Alexander Bar Archive: 2011 to 2019,

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