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The Sand du Plessis Theatre Complex

On 1 August 1985, the stunning Sand du Plessis Theatre Complex opened its doors to the public.


Implicit in the brief given to the architects, was the express instruction to imbue the complex with certain definite qualities: warmth, stateliness and serenity.  The brief also stated that it should draw the public to it by its bright, welcoming aspect, while creating an atmosphere in its foyers conducive to theanticipation and enjoyment of stage performances and other events. To meet these parameters, a variety of materials were chosen, giving a wide range of textures to create the appropriate moods.

These include the dignity and luxury of blue-veined marble and slightly reflective glass, the warmth of copper, bronze, gilded lamps, carpeting and wood and the strength of concrete and aluminium.  The building is an exercise in reflections - those of light in glass, metal and marble and sound off wood and non-absorbent floor covering in the auditorium - culminating in the reflection of the spectacular stained glass window of the Lebohang building in the tinted glass of the eastern facade.

The Sand du Plessis Theatre Complex is without doubt the most versatile entertainment and event venue in the Free State. Offering a sublime mixture of the traditional and contemporary, it is the venue of choice for discerning clients wishing to host a wide range of events.

Our range of venues provides our clients with an unparalleled choice and flexibility. In varying configurations the theatre has been successfully used to host

  • cocktail receptions, 
  • luncheons, 
  • dinners, 
  • conferences, 
  • product launches, 
  • briefings, 
  • awards nights, 
  • annual general meetings, 
  • fashion shows, 
  • matric farewells, 
  • Christmas parties and 
  • wedding receptions.

It also offers a fully licensed catering and bar service.

Our highly experienced and dedicated staff are entirely focused upon ensuring your satisfaction. They will assist you every step of the way, ensuring your particular production, function or event runs as smoothly as silk.