The Windybrow Theatre is a well-governed, innovative and respected cultural institution that is an incubator for the development of high quality performance artists and productions that are inspired by Africa, its diversity and its rich store of cultural forms.
History of The Windybrow
The Windybrow was built by one of the early South African mining engineers, Theodore Reunert in 1896 as a family home. It has since served many purposes including being a nurses home.
In 1996 The Windybrow was declared a national monument. Its history as an arts centre spans almost 20 years, at first as a traditional theatre complex, reflective of the programming policies and cultural aesthetics of the period. In 1993 The Windybrow took bold steps to transform itself into a cultural centre consistent with the ethos of the new democratic order. (Source: Windybrow 2003/4 Annual Report)
On the 1st of April 2005 The Windybrow was declared a Cultural Institution by the Department of Arts and Culture. On the 1st of November 2005, The Windybrow began a process to improve every aspect of the organization and to develop a sustainable strategy. This process was a success and culminated in the re-launch of The Windybrow on the 4th of May 2006
WARNING: Age restriction: 18 – Contains nudity, violence and strong language
Tues, Wed, Thurs: 20:00, R40
Fri, Sat, Sun: 20:00, R60
Sun matinee’: 15:00, R60