Open Air Theatre

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There have been two open-air theatres referred to in this way in Durban - specifically spelled without a hyphen:

The Open Air Theatre, Durban

Open Air Theatre Durban Botanic Gardens Durban, 02 South Africa

The Open Air Theatre, Natal University/Pieter Scholtz Open Air Theatre, Howard Campus,UKZN

Situated on the campus of the University of Natal, Durban. A Greek-style amphitheatre, seating +- 400, founded by Elizabeth Sneddon, opened 25/2/1970 with Twelfth Night, and in the same year, Welcome Msomi’s Umabatha (a Zulu version of Macbeth), both directed by Pieter Scholtz. A venue for Shakespeare, Greek drama, dance, and plays for young audiences. To honour his contribution to theatre, and especially young people's theatre, the theatre was renamed the Pieter Scholtz Open Air Theatre on 13/4/1996.

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