Imagine going to the theatre, arriving in the setting sun, being met with glasses tinkling with ice, champagne corks popping and then a performance by top South African stars in an internationally acclaimed play.” – Pieter Toerien, 1988.
Behind a velvet curtain that floats atop the theatre like the physical representation of an invocation to suspend disbelief and give yourself over to a world of imagination made real. Surely this is one of this hemisphere’s most striking theatre facades – we go through the Theatre doors and into the auditorium. Before you, the stage. A stage that has seen countless Cape Town firsts, and even a world premiere or ten; that led the way in South African theatre with farces and comedies, secured Broadway and West End coups and piloted the small-stage, full-cast musical. This stage has played host to legends of South African theatre – actors, actresses, directors, writers and behind-the-scene magicians of set-design, lighting and sound – and also provided a stepping stone for aspirant professionals who are now household names. It is a stage waiting for your eyes to behold what it will reveal.
Welcome to Theatre on the Bay, the Sidedish Theatre Bisto and the Bill Flynn VIP Room (and The Cookie Monster In Me).
From the curving splendor of Cape Town’s Twelve Apostles you see it, as though it was always meant to be there. Outside, there’s a bronze actor welcoming you, dear patron, to an evening that may shock or delight; may make you gasp or cry or laugh – but it is an evening that will definitely entertain.
Theatre on the Bay is located in the beautiful beach suburb of Camps Bay. A mere ten minute’s drive from the centre of Cape Town, Camps Bay plays host to a number of exquisite beaches, luxurious hotels, fashionable nightclubs and bars, and of course, our theatre.
This prime location offers our patrons stunning surroundings to their theatrical experience at the Theatre on the Bay.
Office Tel: +27 (0)21 438 3301 | Office Fax: +27 (0)21 438 1998
Box Office: +27 (0)21 438 3300
Theatre on the Bay, 1a Link Street, Camps Bay, Cape Town, 8005, South Africa
GPS:-33°57′ 18.33″, +18°22’37.45″
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THE BILL FLYNN VIP ROOM
An enthralling experience awaits you high above Camps Bay.
Elegant and theatrical, our new VIP Room offers you the exclusive use of a perfect space. Situated on the top floor of the theatre it boasts fantastic views of the beach, the sea and the Twelve Apostles. The Bill Flynn VIP Room is perfect for champagne, cocktails and canapés before and after a show (as well as at interval) with a fully stocked bar and service from Dish Food and Social who manage our restaurant.
For an all-inclusive dazzling evening of world class entertainment!
– Maximum capacity of 60 guests.
– Standing only (Some sofas, chairs and cocktail tables are provided).
– Canape and Snack Platter Menus available. TO VIEW, CLICK HERE
– The venue hire fee is R1000.00 plus 14% VAT.
– All bookings are subject to a 10% gratuity on the food and drink totals, with a minimum charge of R350.00 per waitron / bartender.
– Guests tickets are in the balcony of the theatre. Please note that there is no wheelchair access to the VIP room.
THE SIDEDISH THEATRE BISTRO
“It is tempting to view pre-theatre dining as a side show; as something diminished in value when compared with the thespian genius that will later transport the audience to another place. Yet for us, this is it. We have only this opportunity to add to your evening of entertainment, so we’d rather view it as the overture; not the focal point of the night, admittedly, but an important one nevertheless.
Sidedish is the bistro dining off-shoot of Dish Food & Social (www.dishfood.co.za). In this guise we have catered for everything from society weddings to corporate breakfasts and large events such as the Nederburg Auction, Loerie Awards and J&B Met. Consequently, the food we cook covers a wide repertoire of culinary traditions. All of it though, is founded on a love for food and respect for great ingredients. The menu represents our taste in cuisine, which we hope resonates positively with your likes and preferences. If not, we ask that you please tell us while you’re still here, so that we have the opportunity of remedying the situation. Think of it this way: while we can put your steak back under the grill for another couple of minutes, you’re unlikely to get the cast of EVITA to repeat a chorus!
The archetypal Caveman ate for sustenance only. The men among us may still be restricted to using a limited number of words on a daily basis, but now food also embodies entertainment, recreation, art and even some science. So it’s kind of cool to be cooking alongside Pieter Toerien’s various theatrical productions.
Bon Appetit!” – Andrea and Oscar Foulkes
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FOR COCKTAIL EVENTS, FUNCTIONS and PARTIES
“A really great place to go for dinner before the show…super selection of wines by the glass.” Clare Mack – www.spill.co.za
“…lovely grub, beautifully presented and with a great choice of wines makes for a perfect [pre-theatre] dining experience.” Tony Jackman – Sunday Independent
To reserve a table in the Sidedish Theatre Bistro or to book for the dinner/theatre package, please contact the Theatre’s Box Office on 021 438 3300 / 021 438 3301, extension 17.
You can also book the dinner/theatre package through any Computicket outlet; via the Computicket Call Center on 0861 915 8000; or on www.computicket.com (Search for the show. The Result will give you Event and Package. Click on Package).
Please note that there is no wheelchair access to the restaurant.
In order to have a pleasant and relaxed dining experience:
– Monday to Friday and the late show on a Saturday: Please be seated by 6:15pm to be served three courses and by 6:45pm to be served two courses before the start of the show. Dessert can be enjoyed at interval, or after the show if there is no interval.
– Dinner is served after the early performance on a Saturday.
– The restaurant opens at 6pm.
– Gratuity is not included in the menu prices. All bookings of 6 or more diners are subject to a 10% gratuity on the food and drink totals.
– 14% VAT is included in all prices.
– Corkage is R40 per bottle and is the same for sparkling wine as it is for wine.
We are Halaal friendly, using Halaal-certified meat and chicken in our kitchens and not working with any pork products. However, we do use cooking utensils for both Halaal and non-Halaal food preparation and we do use alcohol in some meals. We can provide Halaal meals form a certified provider for two or more people if booked in advance, but we cannot guarantee that the cost will be similar to the Bistro menu. The restaurant is not Kosher certified.