White's Road Theatre

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Inaugurated in 1862 by some members of the former Dramatic Club, who had rejoined forces and raised enough money to build an own theatre in White’s Road, hence the name. Sefton Parry arrived in Port Elizabeth in 1862 and was the lessee for three months. It opened with Planche’s Grist to the Mill on 2 June 1862. The theatre was comfortable with simply effective decorations. It boasted with having the largest stage yet built in South Africa.


(Fletcher, 1994)

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