Where the Audiences are

A list of Theatre Capacity in the Mother City

Ever wonder where the audiences are? I don’t have an answer for you, but I know where they could be…

425 are sitting in the Fugard (145 in the Studio and 280 in the Main) while 372 are at the three theatres on Hiddingh campus: 72 in the Arena, 75 in the Intimate and 225 in the Little. 225 are in Camps Bay at Theatre on the Bay while next to the other ocean 78 are chilling in Kalk Bay Theatre and 171 are at the Masque. Over in Obs there are 60 at the Theatre Arts Admin Collective, 55 at Obz Café and 148 sitting in the old match factory that is home to Magnet Theatre. For the outdoorsy types Maynardville can pack 690 folks on cold chairs with warm sherry. 1674 could be inside the tower of brick work that is the Baxter Theatre Centre, but only if they ran the Flipside (200) at the same as the Main stage (666), more likely that they’ll just run one of them with the Golden Arrow Studio’s 172 and the Concert Hall’s 636. But if all the theatres I’m counting are full then chances are that Wally would be hiding out among the 2157 strong crowd at the Artscape. Maybe with the Arena’s 129, or the Main’s 541, but most likely he’d be half hidden by the woman with the ugly hat in the Opera House where it’d be almost impossible to spot him among the 1487 people.

All numbers are subject to variations, some more than others, for instance empty box spaces like Hiddingh’s  Arena or Fugard’s Studio have completely changeable seating, while bigger theatres like the Artscape or even the Little take out or add rows of seating depending or orchestra pits and aprons.

Have a pie Chart!

A colourful Pie!

Magnet

148

Hiddingh Little Theatre

225

Hiddingh Intimate

72

Hiddingh Arena

75

Theatre in the District

180

Fugard Main

280

Fugard Studio

145

Baxter Main

666

Baxter Flipside

200

Baxter Studio

172

Baxter Concert Hall

636

Artscape Main

541

Artscape Opera

1487

Artscape Arena

129

Theatre on the Bay

255

Masque Theatre

171

Kalk Bay Theatre

78

Theatre Arts Admin Collective

60

Maynardville

690

Obz Café

55

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About Jon Keevy

Jon Keevy is a writer of stories and plays and also runs Alexander Bar's Upstairs Theatre.
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3 Responses to Where the Audiences are

  1. fthk says:

    Slowly, but surely, we will create an in-depth market analysis…!

  2. fthk says:

    This is all part of it 🙂 Keep it up Keevster.

  3. owl-for-now says:

    ok, so that’s where the chairs are…
    are there bums in them?

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