Die Kellerteater

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Die Kellerteater ("The Cellar Theatre") is a small experimental space built in a cellar in the H.B. Thom Theatre complex at the University of Stellenbosch.

Also referred to as Die Keller, and The Keller Theatre or The Cellar Theatre, in English.

Not to be confused with Die Kelder or The Cellar, a venue used by the Libertas Theatre Club/Libertas Teaterklub in Stellenbosch at one time.

A small and cramped - but atmospheric - 60 seater venue, it was constructed under the rehearsal rooms and the stage of the H.B. Thom Theatre by Johann van Heerden and Emile Aucamp in the 1980s to house experimental student work unsuitable for the big stage. Hugely popular with staff, students and student audiences, and used mainly for practical examinations and the more experimental student work, such as cabarets, monologues, physical theatre productions, and so on.

Closed down for public performance after 2000 because of occasional flooding and fear for safety of audiences.

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