Colosseum Theatre

Smith Street,
Durban

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 20, 2014 at 11:55 am

This web page says that the Prince’s Theatre was designed by architect William Hutchinson Mason. The renovation of this house and the adjacent Playhouse Theatre as the Playhouse Theatre Complex in 1985-86 was handled by the firm of Small & Pettit & Robson.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on September 8, 2006 at 10:10 am

Originally opened as the Prince’s Theatre in July 1926, it was equipped with an Estey organ that was opened by William Bohm.

It has now been amalgamated with the adjacent Playhouse Theatre and is in use as part of a five venue performing arts center.

johnmartin
johnmartin on July 19, 2005 at 6:17 pm

The Colosseum Theatre Durban was a complete refurbishment of the old Prince’s Theatre which was situated next to the Embassy Theatre. This happened in the late 1960s to accommodate the so-called ‘road show’ presentations in 70mm of Fox Theatres who owned the cinema chain which was formerly operated by African Consolidated Theatres.