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Independent theatres create access to the arts

Small theatres give artists across disciplines a home in which to experiment and realise their artistic visions when they are shut out of South Africa’s traditional cultural spaces. Even as Covid-19 has ravaged the cultural and creative sector, in South Africa and abroad, independent theatre

Solo Studios Intimate Art Encounters

Get ready for a weekend of Intimate Art Encounters

If art, theatre, good food, fine wine, and a whole town full of performance and creativity is your idea of the perfect weekend away, look no further than Solo Studios – Intimate Art Encounters. Arguably the marquee event on the annual cultural calendar of Arts

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Casta Diva is here to guide you through to 2020

We are again facing the madness as the stores and shopping malls fill up with ‘Christmas Cheer’ around us. Now is the perfect time to escape to Casta Diva Boutique Hotel – a hidden sanctuary just north of Pretoria where you and a few friends

2019 Praemium Imperiale Awards Japan Art Association

2019 Praemium Imperiale Award winners announced

In recognition of their achievements, for the impact they have had internationally on the arts, and for their role in enriching the global community, the Japan Art Association has announced William Kentridge (Painting), Mona Hatoum (Sculpture), Tod Williams & Billie Tsien (Architecture), Anne-Sophie Mutter (Music)

Casta Diva Boutique Hotel Accommodation Magaliesberg

‘An oasis of true peace’ at Casta Diva

The above statement is frequently made by visitors and guests who stay at Casta Diva Boutique Hotel, where guests are hardly ever disappointed.  As summer is on its way, relaxing at the half-Olympic-sized swimming pool will give you a sense of paradise as you enjoy

#HeTwo Will the real Evita Bezuidenhout please stand up? Pieter-Dirk Uys Pieter Toerien Montecasino Theatre

Will the real Evita Bezuidenhout please stand up?

The last thing you expect is to find yourself at the funeral of the most famous white woman in South Africa. Is it possible that this national icon is dead? How come and why? And then again, how? If Evita Bezuidenhout doesn’t exist, how can

Igama? women's month day play theatre stage production South Africa Slindile Mthembu

Igama? at Vavasati International Women’s Festival

During women’s month, the writer and director of Milked Voice, Slindile Mthembu (2016 Standard Bank Ovation Award Winner), returns with her production Igama? which will be staged at Vavasati International Women’s Festival, presented by The South African State Theatre from 3 – 4 August 2019.

Old Man Sea Fugard Contagious Theatre

The Old Man and the Sea to show at The Fugard Theatre

Following their highly successful run with The Snow Goose at The Fugard Theatre earlier this year, local theatre gem Contagious Theatre is excited to be returning with their interpretation of the Ernest Hemingway classic, The Old Man and the Sea, which opens on 30 July

Joburg Theatre Sarafina

Sarafina! the Broadway musical for Joburg Theatre

Joburg Theatre, in partnership with Keeloz Global Entertainment, will be restaging the internationally acclaimed Broadway hit musical Sarafina!. Directed by Nhlanhla Ngema and starring Noxolo Dlamini as Sarafina, it will be staged from 19 July to 11 August 2019 at the Joburg Theatre’s Mandela Stage.

Fugard Theatre Kinky Boots Creative Feel

Runaway hit Kinky Boots extended at The Fugard Theatre

Just two weeks into its South African premiere run, The Fugard Theatre’s production of multiple Tony-Award winning musical Kinky Boots has been extended. Bookings are now open for performances until 27 October.  Presented by Eric Abraham and The Fugard Theatre, this is the first non-replica

Cape Town City Ballet Sleeping BeautySleeping Beauty Amaranth dance South African

Cape Town City Ballet’s Captivating Autumn/Winter Season

Bookings are now open for Cape Town City Ballet’s captivating 2019 Autumn/Winter Season. A combined celebration of modern classics and historical popular favourites, Cape Town City Ballet’s (CTCB) recently announced line up at the Artscape Opera House includes Amaranth from 22 June to 7 July and

Gregory Maqoma Exist Exit Vuyani Dance Theatre

The power of storytelling Gregory Maqoma’s Exit/Exist

Gregory Maqoma explores his personal and national history as a descendant of the great Xhosa Chief Jongumsobomvu Maqoma with his timeless solo piece Exit/Exist for Africa Month 2019. ‘The theatre’s house lights fade to black and audience chatter quickly subsides. Music begins – a trance

Artscape Theatre Music Mandla Mlangeni

An audacious three genre performance is coming to Artscape

An audacious three genre performance is coming to Artscape led by 2019 Standard Bank Young Artist for Jazz, Mandla Mlangeni, featuring the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra and the Gugulethu Voices Choir. The Amandla Freedom Ensemble led by Mandla Mlangeni, the 2019 Standard Bank Young Artist

Market Theatre Laboratory South Africa

Permission to fail | Market Theatre Laboratory

Thirty years ago it was decided by Barney Simon and John Kani, the then managers of the world-renowned Market Theatre, that, as an extension of the company, it was important to create an inclusive laboratory type space where collaborative and experimental work could be given

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