Pretoriase Normaalkollege

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The Pretoriase Normaalkollege is a college for the training of teachers,


It was founded on 2 September 1902, with its campus in Rissik Street, Sunnyside, Pretoria.

Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance

The college is important in the history of theatre in South Africa on a number of counts, notably for the many theatre practitioners who studied there, its courses in drama (as well as drama teaching, theatre and drama in education, etc.) and because it became the de facto managers of the Kleinteater ("The Little Theatre") in Pretoria.

Influential alumni and teachers

Coenie Rudolph, Peet du Toit, Celia du Toit, (

Die Kleinteater

Owned by the Transvaal Education Department, the venue known as Die Kleinteater ("the Little Theatre") was later also used by the students of the Pretoria Educational Training College, and hosted the finals of the annual Administrator’s Cup Competition for many years. Also used as one of the venues for the annual playwriting incentive, the ATKV Kampustoneel Festival, in the 1980s.