Theatre on the Bay
Theatre on the Bay
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles94 reviews
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Very good
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kalgran
Cape Town537 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Just before the start of the performance management announced that no recording of the performance was permitted. It did not state no photography or that phones should be switched off. We were surprised at the limit of exclusions.
As the play started I took a shot of the lead character, and put my phone, in aeroplane mode, away.
At the intermission, we were reported for taking the photo by the woman sitting next to us, but instead of saying this, a theatre employer accused my husband of taking photos, noting he'd been reported by a stage hand. When my husband challenged this, it was admitted the complaint had been made by a theatre goer against me. My husband noted that there had been no announcement precluding photography and that I'd taken a single photo. My husband was then aggressively challenged by the stage manager, who refused to provide his name when asked. (He did so eventually and after walking away from my husband.)
If the theatre has a no photography or phone off policy, it should make this clear in the announcements. It goes without saying that given this wasn't made clear, the matter was handled very poorly.
I'd also note that the theatre was hot during the first half, and freezing during the second half.
Our experiences might have been improved had the production shone, but sadly it didn't.
This is not a theatre to which we'll return.
Written 14 April 2024
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sara k
United States1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
It's a very beautiful place with lots of cafe and restaurants. The ambiance is amazing. We watched the sunset beside the sea. I highly recommend camps bay. After returning to my home country I was thinking about moving to Camps Bay :D
Written 2 October 2023
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Celeste O
Cape Town, South Africa41 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Fabulous location, great service, seating on balcony just awesome, good coffee and bar area lovely. If you want parking close by, arrive early as this was the only issue. Other than that, lovely place.
Written 29 July 2023
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grant p
cape town3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Lovely venue, friendly staff superb production.

Ovations serves tasty light meals.

Our only complaint is that we phoned at least 10 times to try book a table for the night we went to see Shirley Valentine not once was the phone answered and each time t went to a dated voicemail recording that said to call back once the Theatre re-opened for performance due to Covid.

Please sort it out. Only gave you 4 Stars because of the phone not been answered and the dated voice message.
Written 8 August 2022
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Chrisgimson
Western Cape, South Africa100 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
After the COVID closure it was such a delight to be able to revisit one of our favourite places. What better start could we have with Alan Committee's new show.

Alan never disappoints and 95% of his material was new and totally topical. I highly recommend both his show which runs into late May and the theatre itself when new production starts.
Written 30 April 2021
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Rachelle A
George, South Africa161 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
We use to frequent at Theatre on the Bay, but moved so it is not so convenient any more. We were in CT on Monday and got tickets for the Producer, what a lovely show and what a lovely Theatre to go to. We miss going there and will recommend anybody to attend a show.
Written 5 March 2020
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Cairokid
Maidenhead, UK1 178 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We managed to get a couple of tickets to a play at Theatre on the Bay. It is very close to the seafront. The theatre is modern and very nice. I can't recall what play we went to see so it can't have been very good!
Written 26 February 2020
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57GMS
Ashford, UK42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
A lovely intimate theatre with comfortable seats. We saw the current production of The Producers and loved it.
Written 11 February 2020
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Roger L
Durban, South Africa35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We went to see the Lying King at the theatre on the bay and the whole experience was excellent! The theatre has recently been renovated and is a great place to watch a show.
Written 17 January 2020
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Tuula P
Espoo4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
We have seen some excellent shows in this theatre. The best was Sunset Boulevard some years ago. This time we saw a show of hit musicals from the 50s. It was good entertainment with good artists.
Written 8 January 2020
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