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The home of outstanding South African performance since 1977, and the cultural gateway to the University of Cape Town.More

Scenes from an execution

30 Mar - 22 Apr

After her stupendous performances in A Doll’s House and The Inconvenience of Wings, Jennifer Steyn returns to the Baxter stage to perform the remarkable anti-heroine, Galactia in Howard Barker’s Scenes from an Execution, directed by Clare Stopford. More

Madness: Songs of Hope and Despair

9 Feb - 19 Feb

Following its acclaimed success at the World Psychiatry International Congress and its once-off performance at the Baxter in December 2016, respected psychiatrist Dr Sean Baumann’s cantata Madness: Songs of Hope and Despair, returns for this short season. More


23 Feb - 25 Mar

Marat/Sade is a bloody and unrelenting depiction of class struggle and human suffering that asks whether true revolution comes from changing society or changing oneself. Presented by the Baxter Theatre. Directed by Jaco Bouwer. More


19 Apr - 29 Apr

The Baxter Theatre Centre in association with the French Institute of South Africa and the Alliance Française of Cape Town, presents the Fortune Cookie Theatre Company’s production of Molière’s Tartuffe. More


16 Jan - 4 Feb

Back by popular demand! Hashtag Lottering!, the newest hit show by one of South Africa’s biggest names in comedy, Marc Lottering returns to the Baxter in January 2017! More

Coming Soon

UCT Summer School 2017

23 Jan - 27 Jan
UCT Summer School 2017 Lecture-Performances BACH, BRAHMS AND BEETHOVEN presented by Dr Barry Smith, musicologist, conductor and
UCT Summer School 2017

Morning Melodies: Lechaim!

25 Jan
Morning Melodies Subscribers: Bookings are now open. Please contact the Baxter Box Office on 021 685 7880 to renew your subscription
Morning Melodies: Lechaim!

Riaad Moosa in Life Begins

27 Jan - 25 Feb
The say life begins at 40. Riaad Moosa is turning 40 so he invites the audience to join in figuring out whether life really does
Riaad Moosa in Life Begins


1 Feb
Same Story Different Country is a multidisciplinary research project that engages historical and literary research, poetry, music and

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