Established as the Nico Malan Theatre in 1971, the Artscape building is celebrating its 50th Anniversary in existence. As part of celebrations we present a costume exhibition portraying the unforgettable moments (from Nico to Artscape) for various productions dating back from 1971 to the present day.

Featured are more than 40 costumes seamed by the Artscape wardrobe department and includes costumes from the opera, operetta, drama, ballet, musicals and contemporary dance. These include productions such as Aida, which staged during the opening year in 1971, Tartuffe, The Magic Flute, Evita, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat, and many more.

In addition, the ‘design wall’ also includes drawings of the many wonderful costume designs by artists and designers and includes originals and copies of well-known national and international  works. The exhibition, located at the Opera House Chandelier Foyer, will be equally be open to the public in the month of May at no cost to patrons thus, free of charge . Contact our Box Office at Artscape Dial-a-Seat on 021 421 76 95 to book for pre-arranged guided tours in strict accordance with COVID-19 lockdown regulations. We inveigle you to enjoy a trip down memory lane and get a glimpse or reminder of the glitz and glamour of the costumes which graced our stages in multiple performances over the years.

You can also view the virtual exhibition on our YouTube Channel