Civic Centres have often been cited as the venue for a performance.
Meaning of the term
In the UK, and the former colonies (including South Africa) for the most part, this term would refer to the area in the centre of a town where municipal offices and other public buildings are situated. In latter years it may refer to a purpose built building to house such municipal activities.
In a number of cases the building would include a performance venue of some kind. In some cases a clear distinction is made between a Civic Centre and a Civic Theatre. (See also Town hall, City hall and Civic theatre)
In North America the term likewise may refer to a large public building or complex, but then specifically one used for meetings, sports, and entertainments.
Some Civic Centres used as theatre and performance venues
This is a venue on the corner of Bath and Main Roads in Claremont, Cape Town.
Alberton Civic Centre
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