The Baxter Theatre Centre is proud to announce the world premiere of Nobel Prize-winning author JM Coetzee's Life and Times of Michael K, adapted for the stage by Lara Foot, in collaboration with the Handspring Puppet Company.
Award-winning dancer and choreographer Elvis Sibeko and the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra will present Dance Can Dance the Spirit of Enchantment at the Artscape Theatre Centre in Cape Town on 14 and 15 May 2021.
The 2021 edition of the National Arts Festival (NAF) will include an in-person, virtual and countrywide programme in July...
The Artscape Theatre Centre in Cape Town is celebrating 50 years since it opened as the Nico Malan Theatre in 1971. To mark the occasion, it's currently showcasing a costume exhibition portraying moments from various productions dating back from 1971 to the present day.
South Africa's theatre fraternity has reacted with heartbreak to the announcement that Cape Town's famous Fugard Theatre has closed its doors for good. Fiona Ramsay is head of the department of theatre and performing arts at the University of the Witwatersrand. She asked Ismail Mahomed, a playwright and seasoned theatre and arts festival manager, about what forces aligned to see the theatre close - and whether this could have been prevented.
Fiona Ramsay 5 May 2021
The University of Cape Town's (UCT) Institute for Creative Arts (ICA) will present Infecting the City, which has been renamed (Un)Infecting the City for this year, during May and June 2021.
Mthuthuzeli November's Olivier award-winning Ingoma will make its South African premiere at the Artscape Theatre Centre from 19 May 2021. The ballet forms part of Cape Town City Ballet's autumn season.
Pieter-Dirk Uys will open the inaugural Artfluence Human Rights Festival with a keynote address at 3pm on 5 May 2021...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ruth Cooper 31 Mar 2021
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.
Marecia Damons 30 Mar 2021
Fame Week Africa 2021 is set to showcase the continent's best in film, arts, media and entertainment from 13 to 15 September 2021...