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The Pirates of Penzance

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  • Start Date

    Jul 10 2021
  • Theatre

  • Duration

    2 hours


The Pirates of Penzance tells the story of Frederic celebrating his 21st birthday, who as a youth was indentured to a band of pirates. Having come of age, Frederic announces that he loathes piracy and, since his term of indenture is complete, he will be leaving. He hopes to find a suitable wife for himself. Almost as soon as Frederic goes ashore, he happens upon a group of young women. One of them, name Mabel receives him kindly, and romance is born. The story unfolds in typical Gilbert and Sullivan manner.

Please note that this production is presented by an amateur dramatic society.


10 July / 7:30 pm
25 July / 4:30 pm
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Underground Parking

The underground municipal car park linked to Artscape is open for public parking from 17:00 on weekdays and an hour before the starting time of shows on weekends. It closes at 24:00. The parking fee is R24.00 and R15.00 for pensioners.

Wheelchair Access

Limited facilities for wheelchairs areavailable in the Opera House and Theatre in accordance with safety regulations. Wheelchair seats can be booked at the Artscape Box Office, at any Computicket outlet, or through the Computicket call centre. Please note that the Arena is not wheelchair friendly. Toilets for wheelchair-bound patrons aresituated in the Marble and Chandelier Foyers of the Opera House and on the lower level of the Theatre Foyer. Limited parking bays are available for bona fide Disabled Parking Disc Holders in the tunnel area opposite the Stage Door entrance, and in the staff parking area. A drop-off facility is available in the tunnel area for patrons who have difficulty walking. Prior arrangements in all regards should be made with the Theatre Manager.


Disable Parking and Wheelchairs are available on site but should be pre-booked by contacting Artscape Dial-a-seat on 021 421 7695