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UKZN Centre for Creative Arts, Netherlands Embassy to present inaugural Artfluence Human Rights Arts Fest

In partnership with the Embassy of the Netherlands, the University of Kwazulu-Natal's (UKZN) Centre for Creative Arts will present the inaugural Artfluence Human Rights Arts Festival from Wednesday, 5 May to Saturday, 8 May 2021. The festival will be held online and focus on arts, constitution and democracy.

3 days ago

Suidoosterfees to stage productions at Artscape

The Suidoosterfees will stage several productions at the Artscape in Cape Town from 26 April to 2 May 2021. Strict Covid-19 protocols are in place and theatregoers will be able to enjoy shows in a safe environment.

14 Apr 2021

National Arts Council ordered to pay National Arts Fest R3.4m within 3 days

The South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg has ordered that the National Arts Council (NAC) pay the National Arts Festival R3.4m of its original R8m grant within 72 hours. The balance will form part of further legal action that the court ordered should be expedited.

1 Apr 2021

Artscape celebrates 50 years: Q&A with CEO Marlene le Roux

The Artscape Theatre in Cape Town will mark 50 years since it was established with events that will be held throughout the year. We got in touch with Artscape CEO Marlene le Roux to chat about this major milestone, the theatre's evolution and how the arts are combatting the devastating effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

By Ruth Cooper 31 Mar 2021

Cape artists protest against lack of government support

The National Arts Council says R68.4 million has been paid to 512 beneficiaries as part of Covid-19 relief. The steps outside the Artscape Theatre in Cape Town were a hive of activity on Saturday, with about 50 artists, musicians, dancers and puppeteers performing as part of ongoing protests.

By Marecia Damons 30 Mar 2021

Fame Reel Africa 2021 to showcase continent's best in film, arts, media and entertainment

Fame Week Africa 2021 is set to showcase the continent's best in film, arts, media and entertainment from 13 to 15 September 2021...

25 Mar 2021

GBV-themed choreopoem-play My Vagina Was Not Buried With Him to show at Joburg Theatre, Soweto Theatre

Napo Masheane's choreopoem-play My Vagina Was Not Buried With Him will open at the Joburg Theatre on 19 March 2021 before moving on to the Soweto Theatre on 24 March.

17 Mar 2021

The Fugard Theatre to close permanently

After a year of Covid-19 closure The Fugard Theatre will close permanently and with immediate effect.

17 Mar 2021

National Arts Council starts distribution of PESP relief for artists

Some 1 215 practitioners in the arts, culture and heritage sector are receiving much needed relief as the National Arts Council (NAC) starts the distribution of the Presidential Employment Stimulus Programme (PESP) grants to successful beneficiaries.

16 Mar 2021

Artscape to celebrate its 50th birthday throughout the year

The Artscape Theatre in Cape Town will mark 50 years since it was established with events that will be held throughout the year. The celebrations will include traditional African music, acrobatic, jazz, drama, dance, theatre entertainment and exhibitions depicting unforgettable moments (from Nico to Artscape).

11 Mar 2021

2021 Baxter Zabalaza Theatre Festival to showcase 24 new productions

The 2021 Baxter Zabalaza Theatre Festival will be held at the Baxter Theatre Centre in Cape Town from 20 to 27 March 2021, with all Covid-19 protocols in place, as regulated under Level 1 during the national lockdown.

10 Mar 2021

Cape Town City Ballet returns to the Artscape with Serenade, Moon Behind The Clouds

The Cape Town City Ballet - Back On Stage will return to the Artscape Opera House for four performances on 18, 19 and 20 March 2021.

9 Mar 2021

30 creatives to participate in POPArt's POP in the Park

POPArt Theatre will celebrate its 10th birthday with a POP in the Park! The independent theatre, production company and performing arts centre will gather 30 creatives at 3pm on Saturday, 27 March 2021 who will collectively create something (in six different teams) to be staged and experienced at a yet undisclosed public space by 3pm on Sunday, 28 March.

8 Mar 2021

Artscape Theatre Centre, St Petersburg Ballet Theatre reschedule season of Swan Lake to July 2022

The Artscape Theatre Centre in Cape Town and the St Petersburg Ballet Theatre have rescheduled their season of Swan Lake to July 2022.

5 Mar 2021

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