UFS Theatres and Art Galleries

We encourage a love for, and participation in art projects across all three our campuses – giving all our students the chance to express themselves creatively. The following venues are used to display various art forms on the Bloemfontein and Qwaqwa Campuses:

Centenary Complex, home to an amphitheatre, and our permanent art collection of about 1 000 works – including paintings, sculptural works, murals, prints, and ceramic works. Open by appointment. Contact Angela de Jesus: dejesusav@ufs.ac.za or +27 51 401 2706.

The Odeion Amphitheatre hosts many unforgettable music events.  

Our Scaena Theatre Complex has two fully equipped theatres, hosting student and professional productions. For more information, please contact the department secretary on +27 51 401 2759/2610.

The impressive Wynand Mouton Theatre was constructed in the early 1970s, and was recently upgraded. It is used for presentations, public lectures, ceremonies, and performances by the Department of Drama and Theatre Arts. For more information on performances, please contact the department secretary on +27 51 401 2759/2610.

The Albert Wessels Auditorium is a multi-functional, upmarket theatre with a brand-new look.

Located on the ground floor of the UFS SASOL library, the Johannes Stegmann Gallery holds 150 artworks from various South African artists. During the past three decades, many national and international exhibitions were hosted in this venue.
Gallery hours: Monday–Friday: 08:30–16:30. Contact Angela de Jesus: dejesusav@ufs.ac.za or +27 51 401 2706.

The Chief Albert Luthuli Amphitheatre on the Qwaqwa Campus is a place for gatherings, discussions, and promotions.