Who would imagine an 1890s heritage site, once used by Freemasons, providing the venue for a quaint dinner theatre in Cape Town’s trendiest suburbs? Chirstopher Dudgeon and Brendan van Rhyn, together with business partner Luanna Shonfeld, decided to pursue this ambitious project, with help from some of the country’s leading theatre installation specialists, Eastern Acoustics and Prosound. From the seed for the idea, which emanated in 2011, an extensive search for the right venue ensued. Finally, the pair settled on an interesting heritage building on Bree Street, Cape Town.
Stellenbosch University’s HB Thom Theatre recently benefited from an extensive upgrade to its lighting system. The installation was implemented by Electrosonic SA, who has taken advantage of ETC’s extensive range of technologies, specifically developed for the theatre environment, to deliver a world-class theatre lighting solution at the HB Thom Theatre complex in the Western Cape.
Situated in the heart of South Africa’s Western Cape Province, Stellenbosch University has continued its legacy of investing in the development of South Africa’s artistic community with a recent upgrade of the institution’s extensive drama department, including the HB Thom Theatre.