Pretoria City Hall

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A civic centre for Pretoria. The first one, built in 18*. ** The "new" city hall was built in 1934?* and contained two potential performance spaces, the the vast and ornate main hall and the Pretorius Hall. Both were used for theatrical and musical performances, as well as meetings, dances, assemblies, political rallies and the like. In 19** Among the theatrical groups that used them over the years were Ons Teatertjie-toneelgroep, Volksteater, Pretoria Repertory Theatre, *In 1940, under pressure from Volksteater and the Pretoria Repertory Theatre, the City Coucil upgraded the Pretorius Hall for play productions by enlarging the stage and improving the lighting system. *


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