We are proud to announce that entry to any of our full length evening shows on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday at The Courtyard Playhouse in Cape Town will now be free of charge!

The Courtyard Playhouse is a small independent family theatre with no government funding or sponsors and recognises that it needs to support audiences as well as artists. Theatre should be accessible to all; as such all Courtyard Playhouse theatres have offered free shows since inception, and in our sister theatre in Dubai, every single show has been ‘by donation’ for 7 years and still is.

If you would like to support us, after each show you will have the opportunity to make a donation of your choice to help us keep the lights on!

This month we have the most wonderful evening programme of improvisation and comedy shows – visit https://buff.ly/38heT96 to reserve your seats.


Upstairs from our wonderful little bar there is a fully equipped and newly redesigned and revamped theatre for intimate live performances: come watch comedy, drama, improv, workshops and more. Booking essential – see Theatre for details.

About the bar

Our beautiful bar attracts a mixed crowd of interesting locals young and old as well as a smattering of tourists from the neighbouring hotels. The bar is filled with old-world theatrical charm and is engineered to get people talking.  The decor is warm and inviting.

Join our Newsletter to receive our schedule of upcoming theatre shows and other events like our regular quiz nights as well as general news from the bar.

We’re open Mondays to Sundays

Mondays to Thursdays6pm to 11pm
Fridays & Saturdays6pm to 12am
Sundays11am to 10pm

The Courtyard Playhouse bar is the ideal place to meet up with friends or strangers. Come for after-work drinks and snacks or for a light meal before or after catching a show Upstairs.

New Kitchen, New Menu

Our kitchen and menu has been redesigned and reimagined by chef Jason Whitehead. It’s simple and elegant with a selection of tapas, cheese and charcuterie boards. As an extra-entertaining treat, popcorn, chocolates and other snacks are available for shows. Just note that our kitchen takes a break on Sunday mornings so only our snacks are available until 4pm.

Contact us at corporate@courtyardplayhouse-ct.co.za for more info about our Corporate Training & Development programme!

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