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About Us

The Masque Theatre is a unique historic space, a gorgeous little theatre that you will find on Muizenberg Road in Cape Town, South Africa. The theatre is 61 years old, and is both home to many of the community theatre societies in Cape Town, and a professional venue-for-hire: a favourite spot amongst our Southern Peninsula audiences.


Join our Theatre Club! Current membership is free - receive special offers and occasional thespian surprises... Send an email to berties@themasque.co.za and we will be in touch.


Coming up!

This Moment
From the producers of ‘This Moment, a musical cabaret’, comes this hilarious musical
extravaganza set in the bustle of a glamorous and enigmatic airport.
 
10 - 20 June 2021, The Masque Theatre
 
From frequent flyers to newbie stewards - a colourful collection of characters descend on
the ALW Airport one flustered morning - unbeknownst that some of them will be confronted
with a day of non-stop turbulence.

With a cast of 21 stand out performers who have been yearning for the stage for too long now, the audiences can expect a true show-stopper. From familiar favourites such as Part of Your
World, Don’t Rain on my Parade and 9 to 5 to new musical nuggets such as Me and the
Sky and Tonight Belongs to You, there is a toe tapping treat for everyone.

Serving as a vibrant fundraiser for the Masque Theatre, Cape Town's much loved 61-year-
old community theatre in Muizenberg.
 
SHOW DETAILS
A BOARDING LINE, A MUSICAL EXTRAVAGANZA
11 – 19 June 2021
Running time: 1 hour 35 minutes (With interval)
Friday, 11 June 2021, 19:30 (SOLD OUT)
Saturday 12 June 2021, 14:30 and 19:30
Sunday 13 June 2021, 14:30
Wednesday 16 June 2021, 19:30
Thursday 17 June 2021, 19:30
Friday, 18 June 2021, 19:30
Saturday 19 June 2021, 14:30 and 19:30
Tickets R110
Group, pensioner and student discounts apply.
Book through Computicket

Things we've done recently...

This Moment

Read the Reviews!
Broadway World
The Cape Robyn
Weekend Special

Coleen van Staden of Circle Productions said
"The Programme notes could not have captured it better. This show is “a love letter to theatre” and the passion, the love and the longing for live theatre is palpable in this entertaining and heartfelt production."

ABOUT THE SHOW...

It’s opening night... A troupe of performers are backstage,  desperately awaiting the magic about to come alive on stage, and in their own lives. Their sacrifice to be part of this demanding world is great, yet they return to theatre again, and again. Sometimes all you have is This Moment.


We all just want to love and to be loved in return. This is a story about the enduring love we have for the theatre and the hopes and dreams we have for our lives. 

 

11 – 20 December 2020

 

 

 

 

Spring Season was glorious!

 

We shared Insanity and came out the other side...

     

Johnson InsanitIzed - Godfrey Johnson

People were murdered...

Children were delighted....

         

We laughed and sang...

              Second Liners and "Gary"-oke

We laughed and cried...

 
Premiere Kvetch/ Ndisa Zilile - Ubizo Theatre

We applauded Innovation....

 

Premiere (extra)ordinary (un)usual - F Creations

And...

we sat under the sun and learnt about our incredible Cape Plants

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO MADE THE SPRING SEASON PUT A SPRING IN OUR STEP!  

Visit the programme

What we were doing during #Lockdown...

Still going! www.backabuddy.co.za/masque backabuddy.co.za/masque

 

Our fundraising campaign is heading past R120,000! Thank you everyone, these funds are absolutely vital to our community theatre's survival through this time.

 

Thespians come play! Bertie's Ghostlights

 

 

Our initiative birthed out of the #Lockdown: we're creating live in-the-moment theatre experiences, with the key element being friendly human interaction. Sign up below to receive a weekly event schedule, with a range of theatre-linked events - including our "In Conversation" series, where we have a genuine 'chat' with  different theatre luminaries, such as Pieter-Dirk Uys and UK Theatre star Lucian Msamati.

Click the link to sign up: Bertie’s Ghostlights

The name Bertie's Ghostlights is in honour of the Masque Theatre founder and original benefactor, Bertie Stern - and the age-old theatre tradition of Ghostlights in a dark theatre "We'll be back!"

 

Coming As Soon As We Can...

 

Sister Act - The Musical

 

 

The 2020 cast and crew of Sister Act waiting in the wings for when we reopen our doors and can hit rehearsals and invite guests again, watch this space!

 

Shakespeare's Twelfth Night - One day, one day...

 

  Update here: until rehearsal in person is safe, the cast can do no more online, and rehearsals are paused for now: but we have heard they are rehearsing in secret. Sometimes you just get a cast who are dedicated to each other and to bringing a show to life. Holding thumbs we can set you a date soon, CTP! more Constantiaberg Theatre Players have been rehearsing Twelfth Night digitally, sharing their work with the Berties Ghostlight Members with invitations to an open rehearsal, and an evening of prepared selected scenes. Thank you to Director Barbara Basel, and cast. All are raring to go as soon as safety allows, here's a snap of the shared scenes evening:

 

 

Looking forward to seeing this come to life on stage!

Masque Details

Masque Theatre, 37 Main Road, Muizenberg, Cape Town

021 788 1898

bookings@themasque.co.za

Facebook: @masquetheatresa

Insta: @masquetheatresa

 

Facilities: Parking available, wheel chair access.

Licensed bar - currently no food available, light bar snacks