Thursday, September 9, 2010

Mannville open air theatre

In 1971 the Port Elizabeth Shakespearean Festival requested that a open air theatre be developed in St Georges Park and this request was approved by the city's Parks and Recreation Committee. The driving force behind this was Bruce and Helen Mann, doyens of the theatre in PE. The theatre comprises a stage and grassed area with grassed tiers where seats are placed.
It is utilised by the Port Elizabeth Shakespearean Festival which stage their annual Shakespear play there, but is open to anybody wanting to hire the venue for an event.


  1. Looks like a great concert venue, or a beautiful place to get married.

  2. What a beautiful venue. I can just imagine sitting there listening to Shakespear. Diane

  3. Great idea. Cape Town has a similar one in Maynardville Park in Wynberg and we have been going to the annual Shakespeare production for the past ten years or more. Always a highlight.