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The Baxter opened on 1 August 1977. It was named after former Mayor of Cape Town William Duncan Baxter, who left money to the University of Cape Town specifically for the construction of a theatre centre. As well as improving the facilities available to the university's Drama Department, the Baxter also provided an alternative to the government-run Nico Malan Theatre Centre (now the Artscape Theatre Centre) for the staging of large productions. This was particularly important before the end of apartheid; while the Nationalist government could prevent the Nico Malan from staging productions that challenged its views, they could not exert the same degree of control over the Baxter, which was protected by the university's academic freedom. (Wikipedia)

Wikipedia Baxter_Theatre_Centre
Capacity 1455
Address Main Rd, Rondebosch , Cape Town, South Africa
Architect Jack Barnett
Opening year 1977, August 1st
Official website http://www.baxter.co.za/