As Cape Town’s premiere performing arts venue, the Artscape Theatre Centre hosts productions ranging from large scale operas and drama to internationally renowned ballet showcases and musicals.
The building houses Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, Cape Town Opera and JazzArt Dance Company. It also oversees the Maynardville Open-Air Theatre in Wynberg.
With a mandate to be of service to the varied communities of Cape Town, Artscape is known for annual events such as the Youth Jazz Festival Concert and the significant Unmute ArtsAbility Festival which is a platform for both disabled and able-bodied performers.
The complex consists of a fully equipped Opera House seating 1487, with provisions for two wheelchairs; a 540 seater theatre and the Arena Theatre with a seating capacity of 140.
The Artscape’s digital programming during the Covid-19 pandemic includes virtual lunch hour concerts that can be viewed on YouTube.