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Port Elizabeth Theatres – Arts and Culture in the Theatre

Port Elizabeth may be a small city when compared to cities like Johannesburg and Cape Town, but it enjoys a strong cultural atmosphere and a vibrant nightlife. The theatrical scene in Port Elizabeth is constantly changing and visitors can expect to enjoy a number of different performances at the local Opera House on any given day of the week. Of course, not every performance at this local house of theatre involves singing. Audiences will find a wide variety of interesting theatrical productions available all year round. And, while the Opera House is probably the most regular host of theatrical productions, it certainly isn’t the only one.

If you’d like to enjoy an extra special theatrical treat whilst in Port Elizabeth, try and make sure that your visit coincides with the annual Shakespearian production that is held at the open-air theatre at St George's Park. Every year the production differs in terms of content and directive style and it may be portrayed with old-style ambience or young and vibrant flair. In either case, the production continues to be as timeless as all Shakespeare’s masterpieces and those attending almost always enjoy this annual treat. So visit any of the many theatres in Port Elizabeth and make the most of your stay here!