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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

Meet Berni Searle, the 2019 Featured Artist

Each year the National Arts Festival celebrates the work of a featured artist – a South African artist of exceptional talent who has consistently exhibited ground-breaking work, […]

By |May 5th, 2019|0 Comments

Money too tight to mention? No problem!

We’re only too aware of the pressure we’re all under when it comes to watching our Rands and cents. That’s why we’re keeping ticket prices […]

By |April 29th, 2019|0 Comments

Main programme highlights at NAF2019

The dizzying rotation of newsfeeds, non-stop change and the struggle for something newer, more connected and as yet unborn, is played out in the works […]

By |April 24th, 2019|0 Comments