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January 20, 2012

Cape Town summer entertainment 2012

There\'s no excuse to not get out and about with these entertaining summer shows and events in Cape Town. Photo courtesy of Cape Town Tourism

Summer in Cape Town is not only about the beach and sunshine.The Mother City also offers a variety of live shows, concerts and other entertainment at impressive venues across the Peninsula.

Theatre on the Bay

Location: 1a Link Street, Camps Bay

Contact: +27 (0)21 438 3301

Website: www.theatreonthebay.co.za

Menopause the Musical

The exuberant celebration of women and The Change, starring Kate Normington and Delia Sainsbury returns to the Theatre on the Bay this summer.

Date: 20 January - 25 February

Tel: +27 (0)861 915 8000

Website: www.computicket.com

My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish, and I’m in Therapy!

This is a hilarious look at identity crisis and dynamic mixed origin families.

Date: 28 February - 10 March

Tel: +27 (0)861 915 8000

Website: www.computicket.com

Cape Town Stadium:

Location: Green Point

Contact: +27 (0)21 430 7346.

Website: www.capetown.gov.za

An Evening with the Eagles

Rock out with the legendary Eagles at the Cape Stadium this April.

Date: 4 April

Tel: +27 (0)861 915 8000

Website: www.computicket.com

Artscape Theatre Centre:

Location: DF Malan Street, Foreshore

Contact: +27 (0)21 410 9800

Website: www.artscape.co.za

The Nutcracker on Ice

The Nutcracker ballet is performed on ice by The Imperial Ice Stars and brought to you by Pieter Toerien.

Date: 19 January - 12 February

Tel: +27 (0)861 915 8000

Website: www.computicket.com

Suidoosterfees 2012

Experience fantastic theatrical productions with some of the country’s leading performers at the Artscape Theatre Centre.

Date: 14 - 19 February

Tel: +27 (0)21 446 1558

Email: suidooster@media24.com

Website: www.suidoosterfees.co.za

Stars of Comedy and Magic

The best illusionists and comedians take to the stage in the College of Magic’s latest production.

Date: 4 March

Tel: +27 (0)861 915 8000

Website: www.computicket.com

Cape Town International Convention Centre:

Location: Convention Square, 1 Lower Long Street, Cape Town

Contact: +27 (0)21 410 5000

Website: www.cticc.co.za

The Wild Hunt Album Tour

Swedish folk musician, The Tallest Man on Earth, makes a stop in Cape Town as part of his sensational international tour.

Date: 10 February

Tel: +27 (0)21 481 1822

Website: www.webtickets.co.za

Abdullah Ibrahim

Legendary Capetonian jazz musician Abdullah Ibrahim makes a welcome return for one night only to the Cape Town International Convention Centre.

Date: 11 February

Tel: +27 (0)861 915 8000

Website: www.computicket.com

Cape Town International Jazz Festival

With a line-up that features renowned local and international jazz artists, this popular annual festival is not to be missed.

Date: 30 - 31 March

Tel: +27 (0)21 422 5653

Website: www.capetownjazzfest.com

The Fugard Theatre:

Location: Corner of Caledon and Lower Buitenkant Streets, District Six

Contact: +27 (0)21 461 4554

Website: www.thefugard.com

Statements after an Arrest under the Immorality Act

This highly acclaimed production by Athol Fugard returns to Cape Town.

Date: 24 January - 11 February

Tel: +27 (0)861 915 8000

Website: www.computicket.com

Grand Arena:

Location: GrandWest Casino, 1 Vanguard Drive, Goodwood

Contact: +27 (0)21 505 7777 

Website: www.suninternational.com

Il Divo and Orchestra in Concert

The sexy operatic pop, male vocal group makes their Capetonian debut at the GrandWest’s Grand Arena.

Date: 8 February

Tel: +27 (0)861 915 8000

Website: www.computicket.com

Sting Back to Bass Tour

Superstar Sting will be performing songs spanning his dynamic solo career from 1985 to today.

Date: 27 - 28 March

Tel: +27 (0)861 915 8000

Website: www.computicket.com

Baxter Theatre Centre:

Location: Main Road, Rondebosch

Contact: +27 (0)21 685 7880

Website: www.baxter.co.za

Shirley Valentyn

TV and theatre legend Shaleen Surtie-Richards is the vivacious heroine in this much-loved tale, reworked into Afrikaans by Hennie van Greunen.

Date: 31 January - 18 February

Contact: +27 (0)861 915 8000

Website: www.computicket.com


Clarence Ford and Alistair Izobell, sons of Cape Town, with music running through their veins, bring Clarence's Favourites on Heart
104.9FM to the Baxter main stage this February.

Date: 13 - 18 February

Contact: +27 (0)861 915 8000

Website: www.computicket.com

Bullets over Bishop Lavis

This is a thrilling drama about the deep and bloodthirsty ties between two gangsters and the chilling consequences, starring Abduraghman Adams, Diaan Lawrenson and Charlton George.

Date: 23 April - 12 May

Contact: +27 (0)21 680 3962

Maynardville Open Air Theatre:

Location: Unit 1, 20 Piers Street, Maynardville

Email: artscape@artscape.co.za

Website: www.maynardville.co.za

The Comedy of Errors

Shakespeare’s comical farce receives a local makeover at the Maynardville Open Air Theatre.

Date: 10 January - 18 February

Contact: +27 (0)861 915 8000

Website: www.computicket.com

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden:

Location: Rhodes Drive, Newlands

Contact: +27 (0)21 799 8782

Website: www.sanbi.org

Old Mutual Summer Sunset Concerts

Local musicians feed your musical souls with their popular sets at Kirstenbosch.

Date: 1 January - 1 April

Tel: +27 (0)21 481 1822

Website: www.webtickets.co.za

Kalk Bay Theatre:

Location: 52 Main Road, Kalk Bay

Website: www.kbt.co.za

The Divine Oscar

Don’t miss this spectacular one-man tribute show to Oscar Wilde at the Kalk Bay Theatre.

Date: 12 - 26 February and 29 April - 13 May

Coward and Cole: Johnson and Perold

Date: 7 - 24 March

Talented pianists and singers GodfreyJohnson and Roland Perold play a collection of timeless masterpieces for your enjoyment.


Cape Classic 2012

For the best in classical music, don’t miss the Cape Classic festival in Stellenbosch and surrounds.

Date: 15 - 25 February

Tel: +27 (0)861 915 8000

Website: www.computicket.com


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