Theatre Arts

If you typed in Theatre Arts Admin Collective and you have arrived here - never fear. You ARE in the right place. As of January 2020 we are now the newly concise Theatre Arts with new clarity and vision.


2020 is the year of Gordon. In late 2018, Gordon Hirschowitz, an incredible supporter and champion of experimental and fringe theatre and dance died tragically. We honour his love of theatre, his steadfast appreciation of the arts and his unwavering support of artists. And we thank him for enabling Theatre Arts to provide new opportunities for artists to connect, develop and create, and for our theatre to grow in ways that will enhance both audience and artist experience. Thank you Gordon and the Hirschowitz family. .


In late 2019 we ran a logo competition to mark the end of our first 10 years and head off into the new decade. Our original logo was designed by Warren Turner and made actual the vision and values that we wanted the then Theatre Arts Admin Collective to be true to. After 10 years we felt that those values were built into the very fabric of our hall and the work that we do, and so we could look to the future differently.

The winner of our new logo is Simone Tavares. An introverted, coffee-infused perfectionist, Simone is a corporate slave by day and a dreamer by night. Parent to two teenage theatre enthusiasts and one slightly dramatic dog, she calls CT home and is happy to live close to the mountain and the sea. In her free time she focuses on various creative design pursuits. Finding inspiration everywhere, she looks beyond the obvious and celebrates the details. She considers her greatest gift to be her unfailing sense of humour.



This year, we have developed a series of workshops and conversations to provide opportunities for artists to build community and gain knowledge in order to become more empowered and skilled and therefore lead more sustainable lives as artists. The programme consists of:

  • The Art of Publicity - 15th February - facilitated by Allison Foat, Steve van Wyk and Jefferson Tshabalala - Programme
  • The Art of Funding - 17th - 22nd February - facilitated by Sisa Makaula
  • The Art of Managing your Money - 18th April - facilitated by Tracey Saunders
  • The Art of Turning on Theatre Lights - date TBC - facilitated by Frans Zunguze
  • The Art of Travelling - International Opportunities for Artists: a series of Conversations: Series 1 - China - a conversation with Nicola Elliott and Jayne Batzofin - 23rd February - 5 - 7.30pm

To attend any of these workshops or conversations, RSVP artsadmin@mweb.co.za