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Thursday, October 22, 2015


(The cast of “Viva Las Vegas” in Halloween mood!)

The Barnyard Theatre at Gateway will celebrate Halloween for the first time on October, 31, with two special events – one during the day aimed at children, and one at night for adults and including the Rugby World Cup final.

The first is a fun event for kids/families in the afternoon, with the theatre opening at 11h30, and activities from 12h00 to 14h00. This will include a Hall Of Horrors, face painters, a magician, and trick or treat stations. There will also be a hip-hop dancing display, followed by a dance-off for the kids.

Things will be amped up in the evening for adults when things kick off at 17h30, in preparation for the Rugby World Cup final on the theatre’s big screen. Patrons attending this show will experience the House Of Horrors, can have their face painted by special effect make-up artists (either for Halloween or in support of their favourite rugby finalists), and can visit the specially dedicated shooter bar.

The screening of the Rugby World Cup final will then be followed by The Barnyard’s current show, Viva Las Vegas, with a DJ and dance floor keeping the party going thereafter.

Everyone attending both events is encouraged not only to dress up but also to decorate their seating area in a Halloween theme, with prizes up for grabs! The Barnyard’s kitchen will be open from 11h30 until 20h00 when the evening’s show starts.

Tickets R130 pp for the afternoon show, and R250 for the evening show, with seating being as for normal shows. For bookings and enquiries, phone The Barnyard Theatre on 031 566 3045 or visit

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(NB: Troubadour Productions at 292 Jan Smuts Highway in Mayville, Durban, is KZN’s latest commercial costume hiring company and it has a vast array of costumes suitable for Halloween. Phone 031 209 2817/8 – Editor’s personal advert!)