PE Opera House to be renamed after Madiba

OCTOBER 20, 2015

The Port Elizabeth Opera House is expected to be renamed after late former President Nelson Mandela, once current revisions have been completed.

According to local radio station Algoa FM, Opera House General Manager, Monde Ngonyama, confirmed that the venue, which has been under construction since early last year, will be known as the Nelson Mandela Bay Theatre Complex. The venue is expected to make its public opening on November 20th 

Speaking to the station, Ngonyama said the House’s board had been in talks with the Provincial Department of Arts and Culture in an attempt to receive more funding going forward.

“Our stage is static and old fashioned, but most importantly the institution must be functional. There must be programmes but the truth of the matter, beautiful as the Opera House might look, if the DAC does not come to the party, the board will have to close the building,” he said.

 

IMAGE sourced from PE Opera House Facebook page