The Annual Artscape Theatre Centre’s education and training programme launch showcased the cultural institution’s projects that has as its objective the creation of avenues of accessibility for marginalised audiences as well as the creation of platforms for previously marginalised art forms.  It was held on Thursday, 15 February 2018 at 18:00.

The launch showcased the comprehensive year-long arts education programme as a conduit towards the contribution to nation-building. Artscape also recognize the immense challenges facing the youth of today inclusive of socio-economic issues which through our programmes assist in resolving some of these challenges.

Said Artscape CEO Marlene Le Roux:   “Artscape Theatre Centre continues to deliver on our mandate by presenting quality education and outreach programmes with the Youth as our target market. This lays fundamental stepping-stones for our people and brings us closer to the ideals of being a socially cohesive nation. Meanwhile, on a local government level we have a proud 12-year partnership with municipalities across the province where we take the theatre to people reaching up to 3500 learners through our annual rural outreach programme. This is just one example of how we create shared and safe spaces with all our partners, including the City of Cape Town and the Western Cape Government among others.

Inclusive of the youth projects, that has as its aim to expose learners to required curriculum based outcomes, are the annual set work productions in all three official provincial languages, the High School Drama Festival and Schools Arts Festival.

Other projects showcased, included the continuation of the 2017 artist-in-residency project with Dizu Plaatjies that saw the birth of the Indigenous Ensemble Special Project; the host of productions which highlights our shared democratic history encapsulated in the Youth-, Women’s- and Heritage month respective festivals as well as the promotion of formerly marginalised genres hosted on our stages in the form of the Jazz Masters Tribute.

Many of the developing artists hosted in the education and training programmes such as the Jazz and Classical competitions have excelled as professionals both locally and internationally including scooping major awards.

To download the detailed diary of  2018 education events kindly peruse the following link.

Artscape’s Inclusive Arts Unit Team.
Artscape Theatre Centre CEO, Marlene Le Roux.
Artscape’s Stakeholders and Patrons.


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Issued by Artscape Theatre Centre: An agency of the Department of Arts and Culture