Oddfellows Hall

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The Oddfellows Hall was the Cape Town lodge constructed for the South African branch of the Independent Order of Oddfellows [1].

It was often used for performances in the 19th century by groups such as Aurora and Kunst en Vlyt.

It was briefly renamed a few times, e.g. as the Royal Lyceum Theatre or the New Lyceum Theatre (1870-1872), the Bijou Theatre in 1875 (by Disney Roebuck who had revamped and renamed it for his productions) and in 1876 became the Athenaeum Hall.

Today the lodge building is part of the South African Parliament Buildings.


Laidler, 1926: 81,87,

Miemie Neethling, 2002, **

See Bijou Theatre.

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