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Amazing ride ahead: 2018 Main Programme revealed

The line-up for this year’s National Arts Festival Main Programme extends an invitation to audiences to join a thrilling journey that travels through the established […]

By |April 25th, 2018|0 Comments

Suzanne Vega set for Grahamstown shows

The National Arts Festival announced today that it will be welcoming acclaimed singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega to Grahamstown, to present a series of ‘up close and […]

By |April 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

Holiday ideas: extending the Festival experience

The National Arts Festival is an annual feast of theatre, dance, performance art, music, visual art and more and can be packaged into a rewarding […]

By |April 19th, 2018|0 Comments

Tickets to this year’s gala concert, ballet now on sale

The FESTIVAL GALA CONCERT and ‘the ballet’ – ROMEO & JULIET this year – are the events that traditionally sell out fast, so we’re opening bookings […]

By |April 16th, 2018|0 Comments

Early Bird Alert: select shows open for booking

The National Arts Festival is offering those planning on travelling to Grahamstown the chance to snap up tickets to select shows before the full programme […]

By |April 5th, 2018|0 Comments

[WATCH] Works in progress with Igshaan Adams

We caught up with Igshaan Adams, this year’s Standard Bank Young Artist for Visual Art, at his recent exhibition at Blank Projects in Woodstock, Cape […]

By |April 5th, 2018|0 Comments

Arena to showcase fresh voices and new narratives

The Arena showcases the work of winners of the National Arts Festival’s Standard Bank Ovation Awards. Here are three shows on this showcase programme in 2018:
The Xhosa […]

By |April 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

South African theatre is outfoxing challenging times

National Arts Festival Executive Producer Ashraf Johaardien says this year’s programme demonstrates that South African theatre is thriving, despite the slings and arrows of the box […]

By |April 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

Sneak peeks: music, mourning and magic

Here are another three works on the Main line-up at this year’s National Arts Festival – a dance work that explores African identity; a performance work that plumbs loss and mourning; and an exhibition […]

By |April 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

Lara Bye on this year’s Main theatre programme

Artistic Committee Member Lara Bye the lead curator of the theatre component of the 2018 National Arts Festival. We had a quick chat to her recently about what audiences can […]

By |March 31st, 2018|0 Comments