The Amateur Theatre
The Amateur Theatre is a name given (formally and informally) to some venues used for amateur (or even semi-professional) productions over the years.
A prominent example is the Hope Street venue known as The Amateur Theatre (Cape Town, 1825-1851), the name being a journalists' version of the official Dutch name of De Liefhebbery Tooneel, founded by the amateur company Tot Nut en Vermaak in 1825, as an alternative venue to the Afrikaansche Schouwburg.
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