The Roy Couzens Theatre occupies the building of the old School Hall, which was constructed by the ex-Natal Education Department in 1965. In 2010, the WBHS Governing Body, in partnership with the Education Trust, converted the hall into a performing arts centre at a cost of approximately R2m. The theatre boasts state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems.
It is the venue of the many highly acclaimed dramatic productions that are produced each year at the School. The venue can comfortably accommodate 420 audience members in traditional theatre-style seating. It can also be converted into supper theatre seating when required.
The old school hall was named after Mr. R.W. Couzens, who became the 6th Headmaster of WBHS in July 1983. The theatre has taken on the same name. Mr Couzens’ passion for the School endeared him to all in the community. His ability to bring out the best in others ensured that the School rose to new heights of achievement in academics and sport. His foresight in establishing the WBHS Educational Trust is a legacy that has led to the enhancement of many of the School’s facilities.