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 1876-1878 was known as the Athenaeum Hall.

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


Laidler, 1926: 81,87,

Miemie Neethling, 2002, **

F.C.L. Bosman, 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1916. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp. 252, 276ff., 306ff., 321, 337ff., 371.

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