Ovations Cafe at Theatre On The Bay
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Ovations Cafe at Theatre On The Bay
To book for Ovations Bistro, please contact the theatre’s Box Office on 021 438 3300/1 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
“A really great place to go for dinner before the show … super selection of wines by the glass.” Clare Mack, www.spill.co.za
“lovely grub, beautifully presented and with a great choice of wines makes for a perfect [pre-theatre] dining experience.” Tony Jackman, Sunday Independent
*Please note that there is no wheelchair access to the upstairs portion of the restaurant., however restaurant seating in the foyer is accessible.
In order to have a pleasant and relaxed dining experience, please note:
- Dessert can be enjoyed at interval, or after the show if there is no interval.
- Dinner is served after the early performance on a Saturday.
- The restaurant opens at 6pm.
- Gratuity is not included in the menu prices. All bookings of 6 or more diners are subject to a 10% gratuity on the food and drink totals.
- Cuisine : Bistro, Burgers, Coffee Shop, Contemporary, Light Meals, Pizza
- Ambience : Relaxed, Romantic, Trendy, Upmarket
- Entertainment : Theatre
- Dress : Smart/Casual
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Coming This December to Theatre On The Bay: Alan Committie in FAST AND REASONABLY FURIOUS!
21 November 2023 - Alan Committie Is back and he is FAST AND (reasonably) FURIOUS! South African stand-up comedy Hall-of-Famer, Alan Committie, returns for the festive season with his latest, brand new stand up s...
Now On Stage At Theatre On The Bay: "Up On The Roof - The Carole King Songbook'
07 October 2023 - From the producers that brought you the hugely successful 'Here's To You - The Simon & Garfunkel Songbook' comes this year's magical musical offering: 'Up on the Roof - The ...
Willy Russell’s Classic Comedy, Educating Rita is Coming to Cape Town!
15 June 2023 - Tally Ho! Productions is proud to present its new production of Willy Russell’s classic comedy, EDUCATING RITA. Rita White, a young Liverpudlian hairdresser enrolls in an Open University ...
New Season of Shows at Pieter Toerien's Theatre on the Bay (August - December 2022) - Camps Bay, Cape Town
01 August 2022 - Our new season kicks off with theatre legend Paul Slabolepszy in his hit play ‘Fordsburg’s Finest’ also starring Chi Mhende, directed by Bobby Heaney. Next up it’s the 6...
Theatre On The Bay Announces New Season of Shows - February - April 2022
13 January 2022 - We are thrilled to announce our New Season of shows Feb - April 2022. Join our Theatrics Club today and SAVE 50%. That's all 5 shows in the season for just R550! To join online click HERE o...
We're still here - A Word from Theatre on the Bay
17 March 2021 - Exactly a year ago today the curtain came down here at Theatre On The Bay as it did at theatres all over South Africa. Actors, dancers, singers, musicians, technicians, tens of thousands of wo...
Operating 2 hours before the start of the show.
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Ends 02 March 2024
In this laugh out loud, feel-good explosion of comedic silliness, internationally acclaimed ventriloquist Conrad Koch wants to get personal about his ‘Baggage’. But his best friend, superstar puppet Chester Missing (who lives in actual baggage), has other plans. In his usual funny and irreverent way Chester thinks Conrad’s ‘problems’ are a joke. In fact all the voices in Conrad’s head have bad and outrageous advice on everything: anxiety, climate change, dating, load-shedding and much much more. Meet the hilarious crew, including Hilton the booty shaking ostrich, Mr Dixon, retired high school teacher we can all relate to, and even a fashionista lion, this interactive comedy show is a LOL ensemble of one. ‘Baggage’ won a Standard Bank Ovation Award at the National Arts Festival.
Chester Missing is famous in South Africa for his satirical news TV shows, and his many viral social media posts, with 100 million views on TikTok alone. Conrad’s theatre shows have received critical acclaim globally, and has featured on the likes of Comedy Central, Canada’s Comedy Network, Just for Laughs, etc.
“Fiercely intelligent… Frenzied Hilarity” The List, UK
“Brings the roof down” The Independent, UK
“Hilarious” Mail & Guardian
Baggage is PG16, although everyone is welcome.
Ends 06 April 2024
With sell out houses and five star rave reviews across the board, LAMTA has announced that Spring Awakening, the riveting rock musical, directed by Sylvaine Strike, will be returning to Theatre on the Bay by popular demand on 8 March 2024 for an extended season.
The critically acclaimed ground-breaking musical that is loosely set in 1895, has consistently pushed boundaries and remains as relevant as ever. What sets this iteration apart is its superb triple threat cast and their extraordinarily professional delivery of powerful storytelling, heart stopping singing and outstanding performed dance numbers that have literally blown audiences and critics away night after night in the first bonsai season.
Spring Awakening delves into the lives of a group of adolescent students discovering their sexual identities and desires as they rebel against the prevailing burdensome and restrictive societal norms. Under Sylvaine Strike’s visionary direction, this reimagined production expertly brings the gripping and emotional story to life as it explores complex themes such as self-discovery, repression, and the power of rebellion. Guest artists re-joining the LAMTA company will include the brilliant Francis Chouler and Natalie Robbie in multiple roles.
Says LAMTA Co-Founder Anton Luitingh, “As we remount the show in March, it is my hope that an increasing number of our younger generation will see this production, both to revel in the magic of live theatre but more specifically because of the way that Spring Awakening resonates with its profound relevance to young individuals and their parents and guardians today, highlighting the symbiosis between the two generations. We are immensely proud of the sterling audience and media responses to our Spring Awakening and thrilled to confirm that this production extension, courtesy of Pieter Toerien, will be taking place at his beautiful venues – Theatre on the Bay in Cape Town and Montecasino in Johannesburg.”
LAMTA (Luitingh Alexander Musical Theatre Academy) turned 5 this year and Spring Awakening, starring their own students, graduates and guest artists Francis Chouler and Natalie Robbie, marked the Academy’s first book musical and Strike’s first foray into musical theatre directing. Outstanding creatives on the show include Musical Director Amy Campbell, Resident Director Anton Luitingh, Choreographers Naoline Quinzin and Anna Olivier (with oversight by Duane Alexander); Set, Costume and Lighting Designer Niall Griffin, Intimacy Co-ordinator Natalie Fisher, and Sound Designer David Classen.
Booking for the 2024 Spring Awakening season at Theatre on the Bay in March 2024 has opened at Webtickets and tickets can also be booked through 0214383301.
Please note that Spring Awakening contains mature themes, partial nudity, sexual situations as well as explicit language.
No persons under 13.
Ends 18 May 2024
Gloucester Productions is thrilled to present a 2024 staging of Peter Schaffer’s classic text AMADEUS.
This Tony award winning play was first staged in 1979 and has had numerous productions presented all over the world since then. In addition, there was an Oscar award winning movie made in 1984.
This thrilling drama has all the elelments: Suspense, comedy, rousing music and great characters.
In the court of the Austrian Emperor Joseph II, Antonio Salieri is the established composer. Enter the greatest musical symphonist of all time: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Salieri has given himself to God so that he might realize his sole ambition, to be a great melodist. Mozart, however, is a foul-mouthed, graceless oaf who has that which is beyond Salieri’s envious grasp: Genius.This is Salieri’s passionate telling of his act of vengeance in response to Mozart!
Peter Schaffer has given us a gripping, intriguing study of the roots of envy and the haphazard nature of genius.
AMADEUS is brimming with gloriously evocative text and soaring snatches of Mozart’s music and promises to be a vivid theatrical occasion.
Award winning director – Geoff Hyland – takes the helm of Amadeus.
His production team include: Illka Louw with costume design, Oliver Hauser with lighting, Gideon Lombard working on the sound design and Nadine Minnaar constructing the scenic elements.
Two time Fleur du Cap Best actor winner – Alan Committie – heads up the cast playing Antonio Salieri. The rest of the cast to be announced shortly.
Bookings are now open and can be made through Webtickets or Theatre On The Bay on 021 438 3300.
Ends 26 May 2024
In this bilingual production, Andre explores his relationship with all that is Andrew Lloyd Webber. Since encountering his work for the first time at the age of 12 when he saw Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
From 21 – 26, May 2024 at Theatre on The Bay.
He utilizes his relationship with Webber as a platform from which to tell his own life story. Stripped. Raw. Vulnerable. How do we cope when the colours of our own coats change?
Keep on dreaming, even when dreams and reality becomes indistinguishable.
Treffers soos Any Dream will Do, You must love Me, Music of the Night, No Matter What en Send in the Clowns, skyn in hierdie produksie.
Die liedere is kaalgestroop, kwesbaar en eerlik.
Packed houses, standing ovations and nominations at various arts-festivals are testament to the success of this production.
Director: Matthew Counihan
Musical Director: Bryan Schimmel
Piano: Dawid Boverhoff
Guitar: Mauritz Lotz