Roeland Street Theatre

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The Roeland Street Theatre (or "Roelandstraat-Skouburg" in Dutch) in Cape Dutch), was a theatre venue in Cape Town in the 19th century.

A very popular Dutch amateur theatre, also referred to as De Hollandse Skouburg or the The Dutch Theatre, De Privaat Liefbebbery Schouwburg and De Privaat Hollandsch Liefbebbery Schouwburg. Located at the ground floor of Mr de Vos’s wine store. It was a small, narrow theatre with a row of single-lined boxes on both sides of the room. It was used by Dutch amateur companies, especially Tot Nut en Vermaak (1842 - 1847). Occasionally English amateur companies also played there: All the World's a Stage (1845) and the English Private Theatricals (1847). The theatre closed on 18 December 1847 when all the contents were sold.



F.C.L. Bosman, 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [1]: pp. 446, 474, 485-7, 500.

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