On Tuesday, the Fugard Theatre founder, producer and benefactor Eric Abraham announced that the theatre would close down permanently with immediate effect.
The Fugard Theatre has been closed for a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The theatre deems that it would not be Covid safe nor financially feasible for it to open in the foreseeable future.
“The theatre will be handed back to the owner of the freehold of the building – the board of The District 6 Museum – as a working theatre and we hope that they will be able to
use it for the benefit of the Museum and the District 6 community,” Abraham says.
The theatre previously housed local and international productions like Kat and the Kings by Taliep Petersen and David Kramer, Kramer’s District Six – Kanala, “Master Harold” . . .and the boys by Athol Fugard, The Rocky Horror Show and West Side Story.
Abraham thanked the theatre’s staff for their hard work and the patrons for their support shown over the last decade.