The Artscape Theatre Centre is one of the premier theatres centres in Cape Town and in South Africa. Artscape’s Audience Development and Education (ADE) department’s activities are based on five pillars:
• Promotion of accessibility
• Promotion of different art forms
• Promotion of social transformation
• Affirmation of diverse cultures
• Artistic development and job creation

Its programme of dance, drama, opera, music and the visual arts, promotes social transformation, good citizenship and empowerment through the arts.


The Cape Town Holocaust Centre was founded in August 1999. A memorial to the victims of the Holocaust and an educational institution, the Centre teaches about the consequences of prejudice, racism and discrimination, and promotes an understanding of the dangers of indifference, apathy and silence.The Cape Town Holocaust Centre is dedicated to creating a more caring and just society in which human rights and diversity are respected and valued. The Centre provides support for the national curriculum through the development of classroom support materials and the facilitation of national in-service teacher training, adult programmes and seminars. Through its efforts, the Cape Town Holocaust Centre aims to help address the issues of racism, antisemitism, bigotry, xenophobia and marginalisation which still plague post-Apartheid South Africa, and to promote social activism.


Cape Town Opera, South Africa’s largest performing arts company, is committed to the continued performance and development of opera, operetta and musical theatre in South Africa, striving for the optimal training and development of artists from all our communities. Cape Town Opera aims to transform the opera and performing arts sector in South Africa and empower previously disadvantaged artists. Cape Town Opera (CTO) collaborates with a large number of schools, choirs and community organisations across the country as part of their Educational and Community Outreach programme. These initiatives form part of their continued efforts to develop new opera-going audiences, instilling a love and appreciation of opera and classical music to as many South Africans
as possible.


The Frank Joubert Art Centre (FJAC) was established in 1943 by Captain Frank Joubert, a veteran of World War II and an Administrator of the Cape. Understanding the healing capacity of art, he invested money in the Centre as a place for war veterans and young children to be creative. Since the 1960’s, Visual Arts and Design subjects have been offered at FJAC as matric subjects. A successful Extra-mural art programme is run every afternoon and on Saturday mornings at the FJAC. The Centre also services a number of special needs (LSEN) schools and local primary schools in the mornings. In addition, an Adult Education Programme is offered on two evenings in the week and in the mornings.


The Frank Joubert Art Centre (FJAC) discovered that few teachers in disadvantaged schools were equipped to teach visual arts effectively as they had had little or no experience of art in their own education and training. The Ibhabhathane (Butterfly) Project was established as a pilot project of the FJAC in two disadvantaged primary schools in 1998 in an attempt to address this problem.

The Ibhabhathane Project has grown so successfully that in the twelve years of its existence it has worked closely with learners and educators from at least sixteen primary schools and eight high schools in addition to training teachers from over one hundred schools across the Western Cape.


Magnet Theatre is a high profile physical theatre company that has been operating in and out of South Africa for the past 24 years. As a company, they are on the cutting edge of theatre. Foregrounding the language of the body, they create exciting, innovative and sophisticated African theatre that engages with the present condition in South Africa. They have created a number of community projects designed to mentor young actors from disadvantaged communities, and have created effective educational interventions in Western Cape Schools that support the curricula in history, arts and culture and life skills, and which teach creativity, imagination and theatrical skills. Their work is highly regarded by the press, audiences and award structures in South Africa.