The colourful Little Theatre – including its very modern, pop art foyer – with its 250 multi-coloured seats (hence the nickname, ‘Smartie Theatre’) and unique raked stage is a vibrant, but intimate space for just about any theatre performance. It’s the gem of the building – and quickly becoming an icon for functional inner city revitalization.
The Little Theatre is one of the most sought after spaces for hire in the Athenæum – a stage for almost any conceivable creative industry pursuit: theatre productions, shows, live concerts, film screenings and now conferences, debates and book launches. This charming Little Theatre has been around since 1946 when PEMADS enlarged the Loubser Hall in the Athenæum.
The flamboyant foyer area also has two theatre stage areas and can be used for smaller more cosy functions of up to 100 people. The entire theatre complex is supported by a fully serviced bar.