Michaelis Collection at Old Town House

About the venue

Fans Hals Room Decor: PR Workshop Photo: P. Warne

The Old Town House was built in 1755 as Cape Town's first public building. It was given a prominent spot on the city's central square and served as Burgher Watch House, Burgher Senate and City Hall of Cape Town. In 1914 it became the city's first art museum and it now houses the world-renowned Michaelis Collection of early Netherlandish art.

In this glorious historical building, its walls covered with precious masterpieces by Frans Hals, Ruisdal and others, ideal venues for stylish corporate receptions are offered. The rooms are also suited to chamber music concerts and other cultural events. Outdoor receptions in the picturesque courtyard behind the building can also be accommodated. These venues are often used for film shoots and wedding photographs.


Greenmarket Square, Cape Town

Capacity and configuration

Room Theatre Reception Banquet Dimensions Height
Frans Hals Room 25 25 25 16m x 5,3m 4,5m
Van Dyk Room 25 25 25 16m x 5,3m 4,5m
Downstairs Large Gallery   200 110 9m x 5,5m 4,5m

Decor: PR Workshop Photo: P. Warne
Old Town House

Booking details

Email: venuehire@iziko.org.za

Please note the following:

No marquees are allowed at any of the Iziko venues
Conditions apply
Tariffs on request 
Only email applications will be considered