Future Vision for Khayelitsha:


Urban Think Tank have collaborated with the Theatre 4 Change to create a future vision for Khayelitsha and the Makukhanye Art Room.




Theatre4Change a non-profit group  is based in Khayelitsha and works with a diverse range of community participants and artists in creating an artistic platform and educational opportunities for young people.  It was established in 2010 by Mandisi Shindo. The Theatre4Change team also includes Mbulelo Grootboom, Zanele Siko Radu, Khayalethu Anthony and Asanda Rolityana.

Residents are currently rehearsing and performing in a small, self-built ‘shack theater’— the Makukhanye Art Room. The venue is an increasingly important gathering space for dramatic productions, dance recitals, educational workshops, mentorship programs and community meetings. It provides for an ever-growing audience and network of actors, musicians, dancers, writers, directors, and artists based in Khayelitsha, who find it difficult to access the cultural infrastructure that otherwise exists in Cape Town’s city center.


Khayelitsha Theatre

A better-equipped and flexible facility has the potential to greatly expand the impact of the programs already underway, as well as improve access to the arts for all the residents of Khayelitsha, Cape Town’s largest informal settlement.


Khayelitsha Art School

Theatre4Change has recently started the construction of the  Khayelitsha Art School Institute & Rehabilitation Centre ( KASI-RC). When complete the KASI-RC will also function as another Shack-Art-Centre. Like all Theatre4Change Arts Projects the new facility  will provide a platform for growth and development for young people within the township.

Join in and support the development of the Makukhanye Art Room and the future vision for Khayelitsha.





The art school and rehabilitation centre will be a home for the arts, debate and culture. KASI-RC is located in Khayelitsha, Zwelitsha – not far from the beach (literally 2min walk to Monwabisi Beach).