Theatre for one actor, one audience member at a time

Theatre between a single actor and a single audience member at a time
DEURnis / Uzwelo one-on-one is an award-winning, exciting new immersive theatre experience and […]

By |June 21st, 2019|0 Comments

3 flagship shows on sale in December

For the first time ever, audiences will have the chance in December to snap up early tickets to three flagship productions at the 2019 National […]

By |December 7th, 2018|0 Comments

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