Things To Do in Central HillPort Elizabeth Opera House
Where? Whites Road, Central, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape.
When? Watch press for details of current and upcoming shows.
Tickets available at Computicket.
How? Call +27 (0)41 586-2256
How much? Price on request
The Opera House is the oldest theatre on the continent of Africa and the Southern Hemisphere. When the theatre opened it was recognised as “The finest theatre in all the World”. This is testament to the fact that the building is still used today.
The Opera House is not only the oldest theatre in Africa, but also the only Victorian Theatre left on the continent. Another interesting fact about the history is that The Opera House is built on the site of an old gallows. Public hangings took place on this ground before the theatre was erected and there have been sightings of ghosts and spooks.
Generally no one wishes to be the last person to leave at night. It is due to its history, the Opera House also accommodates ghost tours if requested and if you are brave enough to tour the building by torchlight when the clock strikes twelve!