The Cellar

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The Cellar is a name used by a few theatres in the country.

See also Cellar Theatre

The Cellar, Durban

The Cellar was the name given to a 120-seater theatre in the Natal Playhouse, Durban, which opened in 1986.

See further Natal Playhouse

The Cellar, Stellenbosch

The name was used in English to refer to Die Kelder , a small theatre set up in a converted wine cellar on the farm Libertas/Vredelust in Dorp Street, Stellenbosch (1960-1967).

The wine cellar was converted into a 100-150 seat theatre by the amateur Libertas Theatre Club/Libertas Teaterklub in 1960. Two concrete wine tanks, like small rooms, were provided with doors and converted into dressing rooms - their walls were covered with fine red crystals left from the wine-making days. This little theatre was the home of the club until 1967, when they moved to a converted stable on Bergzicht farm in Bird Street, made available by Stellenbosch Municipality, and refurbished it as the Klein Libertas Teater (or Little Libertas Theatre).

The Cellar, Stellenbosch University

An English name sometimes used to refer to Die Kellerteater (or The Cellar Theatre) a small experimental space built in a cellar in the H.B. Thom Theatre complex at the University of Stellenbosch

See further Die Kellerteater and the H.B. Thom Theatre


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