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Cape Town is a music-lover’s paradise, and no matter the genre that moves you, you’ll be able to find a venue for it. But there’s a special place for jazz here at the southern tip of Africa. The complex collision of cultures here provided the perfect setting for the genre’s development from this city’s very beginnings. By the 1960’s Cape Town was…

The Labia Theatre is one of Cape Town’s favourite lesser-known attractions. The locals, of course, know it very well. It’s one of Cape Town’s favourite things to do, especially on nights when there’s a dinner special running.   It’s the oldest independent cinema in South Africa. The building was originally an Italian Embassy ballroom, and it was opened by opened…

Cape Town’s vibrant performing arts scene is a theatre-lover’s dream, with performances across a myriad of genres at playhouses across the city. From Shakespeare under the stars to spectacular opera, thought-provoking drama and hilarious comedy, the stages of the mother city offer something for everyone. The Baxter Theatre The Baxter Theatre in Rondebosch, just east of Cape Town’s CBD, has…

Rocking the Daisies is Cape Town’s biggest outdoor gathering, and it’s become one of the highlights of the festival calendar. The event takes place on the stunning Cloof Wine Estate, just outside Darling, about an hour’s drive from Cape Town. The festival hosts over 25,000 people, and caters to every taste. Whether you’re into rock, folk, house, indie, drum and…

Cape Town is a music lover’s paradise, and there’s always something happening, from festivals to concerts to parades. The city’s music scene really shines at its festivals, so here is a list of the top annual music festivals, in order of what time of year they happen. To find out more about what’s happening in Cape Town when you visit, take…

The Mother City is a favourite arena for some of the biggest names in music to perform. A who’s who of performers have graced the city’s shores over the years and 2017 is no different. The five concerts in Cape Town not to miss in 2017 David Guetta and Martin Garrix Two of the biggest names in dance…

The weather in Cape Town is a little colder and wetter this time of year, but you don’t have to hop on a plane to escape it. From the cosy seats of the theatre, be transported to bygone times or fantastical places. Don’t miss these great shows this August! Camp Carrawak Where: Kalk Bay Theatre When: 2 – 20 August 2016…

Cape Town is a top summer destination and with good reason. Sultry summer days are always going to be a big draw with the beaches and rooftop bars across the city spilling over. But what about when you want to cool off after a day of soaking up the rays or escape the heat altogether? Don’t worry we got you…

We all get a bit busy sometimes so we can’t always go out to dinner and then see a show afterwards or vice-versa. So, it’s really handy when you find a venue where you can do both at the same time! Here we’ve rounded up some of the best dinner-and-a-show venues in Cape Town. STARDUST A local favourite and Cape…

Composed of some of the finest musicians in Cape Town, the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra is the epitome of talent and skill. Founded in 1914, it is the most active and multi-functional orchestra on the African continent and covers many festivals, concerts and all genres of music from ballets to symphonic pop.

With a vision to showcase the diverse communities, cultures and peoples of the city and the country, the annual Cape Town Carnival is fast becoming one of the year’s biggest attractions. The parade makes its way along the Cape Town Fan Walk which runs through the vibrant suburb of Green Point, neighbour to the CBD.

Africa’s Premier Magic Theatre

If you’ve a taste for the finer things in life, then embrace the art of African opera with the Cape Town Opera Company. As a training ground for some the best opera talent across the continent, the Cape Town Opera Company has received numerous accolades for their performances.

Since its inception in April 2005, Kaleidoscope has been multi-faceted venue - from Church on a Sunday morning to weekly Jazz on a Friday and Sunday night.

Driven to providing a platform for which to promote the community and young talent of Stellenbosch, the Oude Libertas can be found in this picturesque town surrounded by vineyards and filled with oak trees. It hosts a wide range of events and activities with its myriad of facilities and venues.

Make dinner an experience by visiting Richard’s Supper Stage & Bistro and feast your eyes on an exciting stage show while you feast on a delicious Cape Buffet. Catch your fill of cabaret, jazz, comedy and more, with a gorgeous view of Robben Island to set the scene. Every experience at Richard’s is both cosmopolitan and cultural.

Having been established 20 years, the Barnyard Theatre family is no stranger to hosting some of the best local bands, comedians and performers.

A household name in the South African theatre industry, the Fugard Theatre is found in the historic District Six suburb of Cape Town. Named after legendary playwright Athol Fugard, it lives up to his name in its staging of iconic plays and performances.

Cape Town’s premier comedy festival returns for another popular season

The Artscape Theatre Centre is as dramatic in its architecture as it is in its theatrical shows, and has graced Cape Town’s skyline since 1971.

The Cape Town International Jazz Festival is the largest music event in sub-Saharan Africa and is famous for delivering a star-studded line-up. With five stages and more than 40 artists performing over two nights, the festival hosts music lovers from all over the world for a weekend of entertainment. Date: 31 March – 1 April 2017 Venue: Cape…

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