Help save the Warehouse

It’s been part of Windhoek’s culture scene for decades and if the community doesn’t stand together now, the Warehouse Theatre may be forced to close their doors for good.

28 April 2019 | Art and Entertainment

Windhoek • Yolanda Nel



Whether you want a cold one, delicious pizza, see outstanding local entertainment and international stars, the Warehouse Theatre is where it is happening.

Unfortunately, given the dire economic situation everyone is facing, the Warehouse is doing everything in their power to stay afloat. Because of this, owner Mike Ott has started

a crowdfunding campaign in an effort to raise the necessary funds to stay open.

Regulars can become involved by sharing some of their favourite memories at the Warehouse. A video can be sent to the team's social media pages, telling them what the Warehouse Theatre has meant to them or what your favourite experience has been at the venue.

Another way to get involved is by making a donation to the crowdfunding campaign at Go Fund Me: Keep Warehouse Theatre Windhoek Open. More than €1 350 has already

been raised.

The funds raised will go towards repaying bank overdrafts and supplier debt, renovations, purchase of lighting equipment and computers, working capital and of course the hosting of shows and continual support of local arts and culture.



Rich history

The theatre opened its doors in 1989 and since then, has been at the centre of Namibia's art scene, providing a home and platform for local artists, and hosting numerous noteworthy international artists.

The core of the Warehouse Theatre's purpose has always been to make performance art in Namibia easily accessible to the public, whilst giving artists a chance to grow their audiences and make a living from doing the work they love.

Being at the ­centre of Namibia's many diverse communities, the theatre has not shied away from accommodating and hosting community conscious projects such as meditation sessions, yoga classes and artist workshops.

In terms of crowdfunding, the names of those who donate more than €500 will be engraved on a Namibian marble plaque, which will be put up on the Wall of Fame. Donations can also be made via PayToday.

If the Warehouse is your favourite spot, make sure you #KeepWarehouseTheatreWindhoek Open.

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