Crisis: Durban theatre closes

2009-02-06 00:00

The latest casualty of tough economic times is Durban’s Dockyard theatre, which shut its doors this week.

Owner Stuart Mey said that the Dockyard watched audiences dwindle as high interest rates, food and fuel prices forced people to cut back on luxuries.

Hikes in food prices also impacted on the supper theatre’s menus.

At Christmas, the Dockyard had half the turnover it had in December 2007.

The final straw was the high rent at Musgrave Centre.

The current ABBA tribute show will be at Suncoast Casino for three nights from February 26.

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