Mannville Open Air Theatre
On 2 June 1971 the Parks and Recreation Committee considered a request from the Port Elizabeth Shakespearean Festival and resolved "That provision be made on the 1972 Estimates for an amount of R12,500 for the development of an open air theatre in St. George's Park".
After the performance, the audience was entertained by the Mayor of Port Elizabeth, Councillor Solly Rubin at a champagne party when he named the new theatre "The Mannville Open Air Theatre".
The theatre comprises a staging area and grassed area and grassed tiers where seats are placed. It is utilised annually by the Port Elizabeth Shakespearian Festival but is available for hire for any items of an aesthetic or cultural nature.
For performances, see Port Elizabeth Shakespearean Festival
The Sound of Music theatre programme. 1972.
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