Arts & Culture

Cape Town’s history is long and storied, made up of both dark and bright passages which lends itself to an artistic and cultural scene of great depth and creativity. The mix of cultures and people in the Mother City have created an eclectic and exciting tapestry of art, design, theatre and music.

Cape Town’s arts and music scene is exciting and innovative and there are a number of local theatres and performance spaces offering the best of our home-grown talents. Large scale operas and musicals equalling the West End and Broadway are generally staged in Cape Town’s biggest theatre venue – the Artscape Theatre Centre. While the more intimate space of the Fugard Theatre is home to award winning local musicals and critically acclaimed theatre pieces – both local and international. Intimate venues, backyards, training spaces, community theatres and city festivals offer an amazing and exciting way of experiencing the diversity of talent and theatre that Cape Town performers bring to their audiences.

The city was also the World Design Capital 2014, no surprise considering its rich history and cultural heritage. The city continues to innovate in all aspects of design.  The annual Design Indaba Conference and Festival in Cape Town has been running for over 20 years and features the best of global creativity while also bringing established and emerging Cape Town creatives together.  However, to experience the city’s unique design ethos any time of year, simply look around you.