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Dynamo to bring Seeing is Believing tour to South Africa
Dynamo to bring Seeing is Believing tour to South Africa

The award-winning magician Dynamo will bring his Seeing is Believing Live Tour to South Africa in May 2018.

16 Apr 2018

Skhumba Hlophe to host Savanna Newcomer Showcase
Skhumba Hlophe to host Savanna Newcomer Showcase

Twenty-four novice comics from across the country will be given the opportunity to perform in a theatre as opposed to their local comedy club in the Savanna Newcomer Showcase, which will take place at The Soweto Theatre in Johannesburg on 20 May 2018.

11 Apr 2018

Peppa Pig proves riveting for kids
Peppa Pig proves riveting for kids

For those who are unfamiliar with the antics of the anthropomorphic Peppa Pig, Peppa is a cartoon character in a hugely popular series aimed at teaching life lessons to toddlers and pre-schoolers.

By Candice Miller 9 Apr 2018

Fugard Theatre celebrates Athol Fugard's 85th birthday with The Road to Mecca
Fugard Theatre celebrates Athol Fugard's 85th birthday with The Road to Mecca

As a serial visitor to Nieu Bethesda and the Owl House, I have a more than a subjective interest in The Road to Mecca, the 1984 play by Athol Fugard, currently making its maiden performance at the iconic Cape Town theatre which bears his name.

By Terry Levin 9 Apr 2018

National Arts Fest opens ticket sales for three productions
National Arts Fest opens ticket sales for three productions

The sale of early bird tickets for the National Arts Festival is now open. The National Arts Festival will be held in Grahamstown from 28 June-8 July 2018.

6 Apr 2018

Q&A with Puppet Guy Conrad Koch
Q&A with Puppet Guy Conrad Koch

Top South African ventriloquist and award-winning performer Conrad Koch is back at The Baxter Theatre in Cape Town from 3-14 April 2018 in a brand new show Puppet Guy along with his famous puppet comrade Chester Missing.

By Martin Myers 3 Apr 2018

Peppa Pig to tour SA
Peppa Pig to tour SA

Peppa Pig is set to tour South Africa from 29 March-22 April 2018, with a second leg scheduled for June/July 2018.

28 Mar 2018

Dein Perry's Tap Dogs brings high-energy dance to South Africa
Dein Perry's Tap Dogs brings high-energy dance to South Africa

Dein Perry's Tap Dogs comes to South Africa with shows heading for Cape Town on 22 August at the Grand Arena, GranWest and Johannesburg on 29 August 2018 at Montecasino...

26 Mar 2018

2018 Fleur du Cap Theatre Award winners announced
2018 Fleur du Cap Theatre Award winners announced

The winners of the 53rd annual Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards were crowned at the Baxter Theatre in Cape Town on 18 March 2018.

19 Mar 2018

Showroom March-July line-up
Showroom March-July line-up

In the quaint village of Prince Albert, you can not only adopt a donkey and cultivate a rural lifestyle of leisure, but enjoy world-class live entertainment at its Showroom Theatre.

16 Mar 2018

Darkroom Contemporary introduces In C and clone
Darkroom Contemporary introduces In C and clone

Clone will take place from 15-16 March 2018 at the William Kentridge's Centre For The Less Good Idea in Johannesburg. In C then returns to Cape Town for a performance run at the Magnet Theatre from 20-25 March 2018.

15 Mar 2018

Charlotte St. Martin, president of the Broadway League and Heather Hitchens, president and CEO of the American Theatre Wing. Image provided.
American Theatre Wing, The Broadway League to receive Lifetime Achievement Award from NYF

New York Festivals (NYF) International Advertising Awards will honour two of New York City's iconic theatre organisations, The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing with the New York Festivals Lifetime Achievement Award...

13 Mar 2018

Zabalaza Theatre Festival to showcase 150 artists, 40 productions
Zabalaza Theatre Festival to showcase 150 artists, 40 productions

The annual Zabalaza Theatre Festival will be held at the Baxter Theatre Centre in Cape Town from 10-17 March 2018. This year's festival will feature nearly 150 artists in more than 40 theatre productions and events.

5 Mar 2018

Dance Umbrella 2018 celebrates 30th anniversary
Dance Umbrella 2018 celebrates 30th anniversary

The Dance Umbrella festival, which celebrates its 30th anniversary, presents new and exciting contemporary works from 6 to 8 March 2018 at UJ Centre for the Arts, Wits Theatre Complex, Dance Factory, Joburg Fringe Theatre and the Hillbrow Theatre.

2 Mar 2018

Rand Show launches inaugural House of Horrors
Rand Show launches inaugural House of Horrors

The Rand Show is pleased to announce a new addition to its entertainment line-up for 2018. The House of Horrors is experiential theatre for those who live life on the edge and are not afraid to face their fears...

Issued by Rand Show 28 Feb 2018

National Arts Fest unveils main programme line-up
National Arts Fest unveils main programme line-up

The selections for the 2018 National Arts Festival have been completed and the line-up for the main programme stages has been unveiled.

27 Feb 2018

Es Devlin © image from the .
#DesignIndaba2018: Es Devlin on moving from thoughts to words to actions, fast

You know you're in for a treat when the final speaker reaches the Design Indaba conference stage, they tend to save the best for last. Here's how 'kinetic stage sculptor' Es Devlin wowed us in sharing how she makes global musical performances more visually appealing...

By Leigh Andrews 26 Feb 2018

Mashile on stage at Design Indaba 2018.
#DesignIndaba2018: Lebo Mashile on why she keeps coming back to gender and race in her poetry

Weaving her lyrical way through history, the ultimate lyrical female linguist, Lebo Mashile unpacked the power of design language...

By Leigh Andrews 22 Feb 2018

Shakespeare in the time of the #MeToo movement: The Taming of the Shrew is on again at Maynardville
Shakespeare in the time of the #MeToo movement: The Taming of the Shrew is on again at Maynardville

William Shakespeare's dark comedy The Taming of the Shrew was the first play put on in Cape Town's Open Air Theatre at Maynardville, way back in 1956. Since then it has been produced at the theatre four times, the last in 2011. Now only seven years later it is on again, currently showing at Maynardville until 1 March 2018.

By John Cooper 13 Feb 2018

Mind baffling magic from The Illusionists
Mind baffling magic from The Illusionists

Do you believe in magic? This was a question often asked by David Williamson aka The Trickster and one of the performers from the smash hit show The Illusionists on opening night at Grandwest Casino.

By Ruth Cooper 12 Feb 2018

Absolut creative collaboration.
Change the way the internet sees African creativity

The Absolut African Art Intervention is continuing in its mission to change how the world views African creativity...

6 Feb 2018

Co-director Khayelihle Dominique Gumede on Tsotsi: The Musical
Co-director Khayelihle Dominique Gumede on Tsotsi: The Musical

Cape Town Opera is set to debut a new musical based on Tsotsi.

By Eugene Yiga 1 Feb 2018

2018 Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards nominees announced
2018 Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards nominees announced

The nominees for the 53rd annual Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards have been announced. The winners will be announced at a ceremony, that will take place on Sunday, 18 March 2018 at the Baxter Theatre Centre in Cape Town.

30 Jan 2018

Apply now for CTIJF Arts Journalism and Photojournalism courses
Apply now for CTIJF Arts Journalism and Photojournalism courses

The Cape Town International Jazz Festival (CTIJF) has opened applications for its free Arts Journalism and Photojournalism courses, set to take place from 17 - 24 March 2018...

23 Jan 2018

#MusicExhange: Stuart Taylor
#MusicExhange: Stuart Taylor

As a consummate funny fellow, Stuart Taylor needs no introduction. I bent his ear last week ahead of his new solo show at the Baxter Theatre to discuss important matters including music, which has become critical in the comedy space. Taylor's answers are both joyous and crisp.

By Martin Myers 23 Jan 2018

Comedy at the Maynardville Open-Air Festival
Comedy at the Maynardville Open-Air Festival

Jesters in the Park will be on at the Maynardville Open-Air Theatre in Wynberg, Cape Town from Wednesday, 31 January to Saturday, 3 February 2018. The show will form part of the Maynardville Open-Air Festival.

18 Jan 2018

All-female cast and creative team to stage The Taming of the Shrew
All-female cast and creative team to stage The Taming of the Shrew

An all-female cast and creative team will stage William Shakespeare's The Taming Of The Shrew at the Maynardville Open-Air Theatre from 7 February 2018 until 3 March 2018.

8 Jan 2018

Maynardville Open-Air Festival expands
Maynardville Open-Air Festival expands

From 18 January to 3 March 2018, Cape Town's annual Maynardville Open-Air Festival will showcase a season of symphony, ballet, comedy and more weaving elements of Shakespeare into a selection of shows.

18 Dec 2017

#MusicExchange: Chantal Stanfield
#MusicExchange: Chantal Stanfield

Chantal Stanfield is a Cape Town-born actor, singer, dancer, voice-artist and stage and television performer. She graduated with a BA in Theatre and Performance in 2005 from the University of Cape Town. Now she stars in her one-person show, a hilarious comedy...

By Martin Myers 18 Dec 2017

#BestofBiz 2017: Lifestyle
#BestofBiz 2017: Lifestyle

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2017 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Lifestyle & Entertainment portal over the past year below.

14 Dec 2017

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