The seats of a theatre adorned with art – this is the vision that awaits you at Atterbury Theatre for the next three weeks! It is definitely a first for Atterbury Theatre and probably a world first.

There is no better way to breathe life into a theatre than to fill it with art. Colour, texture and emotions. Everything you get to experience from a theatre stage, now at arm’s length and in a different format.

Anna Davel came up with this wonderful idea, setting the wheels in motion. OPTOG! and Atterbury Theatre leaped on board and invited the whole of South Africa to enter the first OPTOG! National Art Competition.

The response surpassed our wildest dreams. We received art from all over the country – Upington, Middelburg, Parys, Cape Town, and more. Our amazing judges, Lize Beekman, Anna Davel, Jak de Priester and Lily Brannon now have the difficult task of judging the art to select the winners in each category

To showcase the entries, The Atterbury Theatre’s 400 seats have been converted into an art gallery that is open for the public to view. The art is also for sale, which will help support the artists and the theatre.

In the same way that we invited the whole of South Africa to enter the art competition, we also now invite everyone to view the art. Visit Atterbury Theatre and experience a theatre full of artistic flair and feeling.

To all our fans who live far away, feel free to visit our online gallery where you can also vote for your favourite artist.

Online art gallery:

*Five votes per person, per day

We may not be able to hold performances, but we can support the arts differently and embrace all theatre-goers with warmth and emotion.

King Price Insurance proudly supports this initiative.

Atterbury Theatre Art Gallery:
2 to 20 August 2021
Mondays to Fridays: 10:00 to 16:00

For any enquiries or purchases:

For more information, or to book an interview, please contact Mahlatse Bojanyane on 083 453 6668 or email

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