Baxter Theatre

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Description

The Baxter Theatre is a state of the art entertainment centre located in Rondebosch, Cape Town. Situated at the foot of Devil’s Peak mountain range, the Baxter promises a night full of fun and entertainment for all, with a world class theatre and concert hall, studio stage, rehearsal rooms, offices, a restaurant, bars, and a spacious foyer. Built in 1976, the Baxter was a pillar of hope during the apartheid regime. Using its strong relationship with the University of Cape Town, the theatre was able to present multi-racial and progressive work at a time when this was forbidden. Interestingly, the very first inter-racial kiss on a South African stage took place during the Baxter’s first production of Miss Julie in 1985. The theatre is located in walking distance of a vibrant shopping centre with coffee shops, gyms, restaurants, a train station, and more.

Booking information

• No patrons will be permitted after the start of the performance • All ticketing is done through Computicket: - Computicket outlets, including the Baxter Box Office - Checkers/ Shoprite stores - Credit card telephone bookings (Telephone the Computicket call centre on 0861 915 8000 Monday – Saturday from 08h00 – 20h00) - Online via Computicket • For block bookings, please phone the Baxter Sales department on 021 680 3962 or 021 680 3993.

Parking

Secure parking is available in the parking lot next to the Baxter and above it (on UCT Middle Campus). There is a charge of R10 per vehicle during peak performances in the main Baxter parking lot.

Facilities

• Main Theatre with 666 seats over 3 levels. • The Concert Hall with a Von Beckerath Organ and seating for 638. • The intimate Golden Arrow Studio Theatre with 172 seats. • The Flipside Theatre, which uses the stage of the Theatre, with the audience sitting in the rear stage area, and seats 203 • Masambe Theatre, seating 60. • The Baxter Restaurant, which offers buffet dining. For reservations, please phone the Baxter Reception on 021 685 7880 and ask for Theresa Peters. • The Long Bar

Facilities for the disabled

• HARD OF HEARING The Main Theatre is equipped with THE SENNHEISER SYSTEM for people with impaired hearing. Hearing aids with a T-switch can be linked to the system without headphones. Reserve your headphone or hearing-aid attachment by contacting the Front of House Manager at 021 680 3967. • WHEELCHAIR FACILITIES Wheelchair positions are located in the Theatre (stalls), Concert Hall, and Golden Arrow Studio Theatre. Please inform Computicket at the time of booking if you need a wheelchair space. There are also wheelchair friendly toilets, a lift, and disabled parking bays.

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