Art and Culture Venues


Sand du Plessis Theatre

Completed in 1985 at a cost of over R60 million, this is one of the most impressive theatres in South Africa. Works of art form part of the décor in the theatre.


Civic Theatre

Located close to the Sand du Plessis complex, this theatre regularly stages a wide variety of quality productions.


Wynand Mouton Theatre

Mainly student productions are presented in this well-equipped theatre located on the campus of the University of the Free State.


Observatory Theatre

After being used for many years as an observatory, this building on Naval Hill was renovated and transformed into a small but unique venue where theatrical productions, especially cabarets, are presented.


Oliewenhuis Art Gallery

This Neo Cape Dutch manor was originally erected to house the governors-general of the province and later the State Presidents of South Africa during visits to Bloemfontein. In 1985 this building was transformed into an art museum where impressive exhibits are on display daily.


Johannes Stegmann Art Gallery

This gallery is situated at the Sasol Library on the campus of the University of the Free State and exhibits not only student art, but also works by other well-known artists.


Mmabana Cultural Centre

This centre in Thaba Nchu exhibits and sells works by local artists.


Setshebelo Centre

Formerly known as Ramkraal, this centre is housed in an old prison. It serves as an education centre for arts, crafts and culture where local entrepreneurs are encouraged to apply their craft.


Botshabelo Art And Craft Centre

A variety of African arts and crafts are on sale at this centre.


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