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Artscape Theatre Centre
Cape Town, Western Cape

KENT, MISZEWSKI, HOCKLEY and PARTNERS: Architect
NAUDE, PAPENDORF, VAN DER MERWE and MEYER: Architect

Date:1971
Client:City of Cape Town
Type:Opera House
Style:Brutalist
Status:Extant


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33°55'11.20" S 18°25'48.48" E
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Originally known as 'The Nico' renamed Artscape in 2001.

The Nico Malan Theatre Complex opened in May 1971. It consists of an opera house, two theatres, a restaurant, and a backstage/rehearsals wing. It was named after the then incumbent Administrator of the Cape Province. It was also known as "The Nico". It was renamed Artscape in 2001.

See also:
Nico Malan Theatre.
Artscape - ESAT
Artscape website


Writings about this entry

Greig, Doreen. 1971. A Guide to Architecture in South Africa. Cape Town: Howard Timmins. pg 101, 102 (photo)