Our FACILITIES include the:

  • Newbery Hall lecture theatre
  • Dorothea Bleek Room
  • Alex du Toit Room
  • Drawing Room
  • Goodwin Room

All the above rooms, except the Goodwin Room, are available for hire during the day and on certain evenings. For more details of the facilities, see here.

For a schedule of availability of the Newbery Hall, which is admirably suited for for holding lectures, and for staff training purposes etc.,  see here.

For availability of the smaller rooms see here .  Or to view everything together, see here .

For rental pricing of the Newbery Hall and of the smaller rooms during 2020 see here .

The Covid-19 pandemic imposes certain constraints on the use of Athenaeum facilities, particularly of the Newbery Hall lecture theatre. For details, please read here .

We shall shortly be able to provide emergency electrical power backup in the Newbery Hall during load-shedding.  For further information see here

Please call Henry Diesveld on 083-444-9996 or send him an email at to find out more or make a booking.  You may also call Tina Birch (the resident manageress) on 021-671-5267 for information. 

Or become a member of one of our Member Societies in order to enjoy what other societies call ‘home’.