The Baxter Theatre Centre, designed by Jack Barnett, opened on 1 August 1977. It came into being as the result of a bequest from the late Dr W. Duncan Baxter who, in his will, bequeathed an amount of money to the University of Cape Town for the purpose of establishing a theatre which would, in the words of Dr Baxter, “develop and cultivate the arts in Cape Town and the adjacent districts for all artists”.

The Baxter Theatre had to close its doors during the COVID-19 pandemic, losing significant revenue for the theatre, artists and staff. Your generosity will help to ensure the survival of this iconic venue.

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