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About Us

About PACOFS

PACOFS is the flag ship of theatre activities in the Free State Province, the central region of South Africa. It is a Playhouse where an environment is provided for artists to practice and perform their different art forms. An annual season of classic and contemporary South African, African and international theatre productions are performed inside its theatres.

PACOFS is a major community and cultural resource for people of the central parts of South Africa and Lesotho. It is committed to the development of both new works and Free State artists through its arts development program. It also plays a role in the bigger picture of the South African theatre scene by contributing touring productions and providing employment and career opportunities for creative and administrative staff.

PACOFS as playhouse and provider of services

As a Playhouse it has a dual purpose: Firstly it has to provide an environment for artists where they can practice and perform their different art forms. Secondly, it must offer effective services to communities and businesses that will be making use of:

  • a wide variety of venue facilities for functions and conferences,
  • creative in-house catering, 
  • sound and lighting hiring,
  • wardrobe services,
  • decor hiring,
  • equipment, 
  • personnel services and other expertise.
  • free theatre tours

PACOFS is the largest theatre centre in the Free State. As a geared up event management company, PACOFS offers a one-stop solution for all types of events from

  • music festivals and concerts 
  • corporate events such as 
    • dinners, 
    • lunches,  
    • breakfasts,  
    • conferences,
    • launches and  
    • other similar occasions. 
  • exhibitions and
  • stage design of a performing arts production to 
  • hosting of conferences,  
  • banquets, 
  • weddings,  
  • renting out of sound systems,  
  • quality lighting,
  • and much more to cater for your needs at the best possible prices.  

Vision

To be the ultimate professional performing arts destination.

Mission

To use as an instrument to encourage social cohesion and nation building, through promotion, recognition and preservation of local and national heritage. To stimulate economic interest, participation and appreciation of art across racial barriers while soliciting international role players.

Objectives

  • To present aesthetically pleasing and commercially viable artistic programs.
  • To provide additional assistance and resources to historically disadvantaged groups to promote greater access to the arts. 
  • To maximize income to enable PACOFS to present, develop and promote arts to the benefit of all the people of central South Africa 
  • To develop audiences by promoting the appreciation, understanding and enjoyment of the performing arts.
  • To provide state of the art facilities as part of quality service delivery.
  • To show commitment towards excellence in quality service delivery in all aspects of the business.