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‘It’s the audiences that keep me going’

A true child of the Festival, Rob van Vuuren is celebrating 25 years at NAF this year with more than 20 performances in 11 amazing […]

By |June 1st, 2019|0 Comments

Free – and fun! – things for families at the Festival

The National Arts Festival presents great opportunities for families to introduce their children to all that the arts can offer. But we’re also aware that […]

By |June 1st, 2019|0 Comments

Megan-Geoffrey Prins: musical explorer

Megan-Geoffrey Prins is a pianist whose prodigious talent was evident early on – he had performed with all South Africa’s major orchestras by the age […]

By |June 1st, 2019|0 Comments

A chance to see the world on our stages

International acts give audiences the chance to experience world-class talent on our local stages
“One of the things that sets the National Arts Festival apart from […]

By |May 27th, 2019|0 Comments

Something special for learners

The National Schools Festival runs from 25-30 June in Makhanda (formerly Grahamstown). There is a jam-packed programme on its way and learners will experience an […]

By |May 26th, 2019|0 Comments

Amplifying Africa: shows to celebrate who we are

This weekend, during which the world celebrates Africa Day, we highlight productions that explore culture and connection, land and belonging
The Main programme of the 2019 […]

By |May 24th, 2019|0 Comments

Where to get the Arts Festival programme

With hundreds of performances, it’s good to get to grips with what’s on offer at the National Arts Festival before it begins. And it’s even […]

By |May 24th, 2019|0 Comments

Gabrielle Goliath: embracing the capacious

Gabrielle Goliath is this year’s Young Artist for Visual Art. She is a multidisciplinary artist who is known for sensitively negotiating complex social concerns in […]

By |May 21st, 2019|0 Comments

Be assured, the show will go on!

Thank you to everyone who sent us notes of concern and calls today to check on the status and safety of the Festival in light […]

By |May 16th, 2019|0 Comments

Find the fearless, the first and fun on the Fringe

The National Arts Festival transforms Makhanda (formerly Grahamstown) into a multi-stage, multi-genre arts experience. The Festival runs from 27 June-7 July this year. This year’s Fringe programme has […]

By |May 6th, 2019|0 Comments