Bellvillese Afrikaanse Toneelvereniging

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The Bellvillese Afrikaanse Toneelvereniging is an Afrikaans amateur drama society in Bellville, Cape Town.

Most often referred to by its acronym of B.A.T. (or BAT), the name of the group is variously given as the Bellville Amateur Toneelgeselskap, Bellville Afrikaanse Toneelgeselskap, Bellville Afrikaanse Teater, or the Bellvillese Afrikaanse Toneelvereniging by the sources over the years. .

The acronym is not to be confused with that of the company British American Tobacco[1], which is also BAT.

History of the company

B.A.T. was started in 1951 and during the 1960's the patron of the society was Mrs. Mona Bezuidenhout, but detailed information on this group and their theatre is rather scant.

The BAT company

The name of the group is variously given as the Bellville Amateur Toneelgeselskap, Bellville Afrikaanse Toneelgeselskap, Bellville Afrikaanse Teater, or the Bellvillese Afrikaanse Toneelvereniging. The acronym is also found win the form B.A.T.

The BAT Theatre

The group has its own 88 seater theatre, called the BAT Theatre (BAT Teater, BAT-teater or B.A.T. Teater in Afrikaans), situated at Alexander Road Bellville in Boston, Bellville.

Sources

https://www.facebook.com/BAT-Theatre-1563556613865647/


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