Catch Naledi award winners at the Festival

The National Arts Festival is the premier showcase of the best theatre in the country – and audiences can look forward to some award-winning experiences […]

By |June 19th, 2018|0 Comments

Top 5: Director Jade Bowers picks must-see shows

Director and theatre maker Jade Bowers, the 2016 Standard Bank Young Artist, will be bringing JUNGFRAU to the Main at this year’s Festival. We asked her what […]

By |May 25th, 2018|0 Comments

Mary Watson’s JungFrau: from page to stage

Mary Watson’s short story JungFrau will be brought to life on stage in Germany and South Africa this year, adapted by Ameera Patel and directed […]

By |May 25th, 2018|0 Comments

Jemma Kahn: the pay-off of taking risks

We asked theatre maker Jemma Kahn, this year’s Standard Bank Young Artist for Theatre, what she’s been working on for this year’s National Arts Festival. […]

By |May 3rd, 2018|0 Comments

‘Challenging works that speak to the times’

Many of the works on this year’s MAIN THEATRE programme at #NAF18 cross and blur genres, and make interesting use of non-traditional theatrical spaces.

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By |May 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

Young Artists prepare to take the wrappers off

Each year the Festival celebrates the work of the recipients of the Standard Bank Young Artist Awards, with each artist presenting exciting new work that […]

By |April 29th, 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

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

New initiatives to freshen up 2018 Arts Festival

Grahamstown’s annual gathering of creative and artistic talent is readying itself for a reboot as the National Arts Festival reveals some fresh features for this […]

By |March 29th, 2018|0 Comments

GALLERY: Best of the Festival (Part 2)

All photographs by Jan Potgieter. His passion for performing arts photography relates to his love for photographing people. He says he has always loved capturing fleeting […]

By |July 11th, 2017|0 Comments