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Please visit the link below for the latest information regarding SA government's response to the Novel Coronavirus pandemic.

A Covid-19 Theatre Protocol & Guidelines document has been developed to assist in the safeguarding of visitors (volunteers, cast, crew, patrons etc) to our theatre. The document can be downloaded below.

Our Covid-19 safety officer is Ann Coetzee, who can be reached on 082 678 9077 or at

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Volunteers are the heart of the Playhouse Theatre. Click the link below to find out what we need and where you might be able to fit in with our vibrant and creative team!

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HHDS West has been in the theatre business for more than 70 years meeting the requirements of both amateurs and professional performers. Click the link below to find out more.


What's Streaming

All 9 of our 2020 Drama Festival shows are still available to stream for a small contribution to the Playhouse Theatre.


Upcoming Shows & Events

  • Annie the Musical

    March Show Dates:

    12, 13, 14, 17, 24, 26, 27, 28

    April Show Dates:

    7,9, 10

    The story of the orphan Annie with all those hit numbers such as 'Tomorrow', 'Hard Knock Life', 'NYC', 'Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile' and more. As she escapes the grips of time honoured villain Miss Hannigan, she finds a new deal and a new family! The perfect pick me up!

    Regular Admission: R120

    Seniors' Admission: R110

  • 39 Steps

    May Show Dates:

    15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28 , 29

    Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have the intriguing, thrilling and unmissable comedy. The show features a notorious fugitive and a spellbound leading Lady from a London music hall all the way to Scotland's most remote highlands. Will they save Britain from a den of devious spies? A cast of four actors plays over 50 characters in this fast-paced tale of an ordinary man on an extraordinarily hilarious adventure. You'll be sure to leave the theatre entertained and in stitches.

    Regular Admission: R100

    Seniors' Admission: R100

  • Beautiful Beautiful Hymns - Rocco de Villiers

    May Show Dates:

    1, 2

    Popular pianist Rocco de Villiers brings a soulful selection of the most beautiful hymns ever: Amazing Grace - How Great Thou Art - Blessed Assurance - The Holy City - Hallelujah - You'll Never Walk Alone - Pie Jesu - Down By The Riverside; a journey of beauty and hope in difficult times. Rocco gives a new jacket to some of these hymns, but always with the age old message still intact. Not to be missed.
    Rocco merchandise at the door.

    Regular Admission: R190

    Seniors' Admission: R160


Special Announcement

The Helderberg Academy of Theatre has 68 students offering classes at The Playhouse.


In the government school holidays we will be hosting the following workshops at the Playhouse, Somerset West:


Follow us on FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM: ha_theatre for regular updates!


See you there!


Darryl, JP and Bryoni

There are currently no upcoming auditions.



From the archives

Meet the cast & crew


The Playhouse Calendar

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Cape Town, South Africa


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