Apply now to be part of the Fringe in 2020

The call for registration for the 2020 Fringe at the National Arts Festival is now open! The 46th Festival will take place from 25 June […]

By |November 7th, 2019|0 Comments

Let’s talk about the future of the Fringe

A new-look National Arts Festival Fringe is on the way – and we want to run it by you
The arts world is going through interesting […]

By |August 21st, 2019|0 Comments

Unlocking the fabulousness of the Fringe

There are a few things you may not know about navigating the hundreds of performances on offer at the National Arts Festival Fringe, which runs […]

By |June 21st, 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

Students unflinching in tackling gender at NAF

Much of the work performed on the Student Festival at this year’s National Arts Festival demonstrated that students are grappling with the politics of gender.

This […]

By |July 10th, 2018|0 Comments

Ovation Awards celebrate fresh talent at 2018 Festival


The best of new works on the National Arts Festival’s Fringe were celebrated at at the Standard Bank Ovation Awards  function at the Monument in […]

By |July 9th, 2018|1 Comment

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

Celebrating 30, 20 and 10 years on the Fringe

They are the “staatmakers” of the Fringe at the National Arts Festival – the ones audiences rely on year after year for sure-fire entertainment. This […]

By |June 17th, 2018|0 Comments

Young director tells her story of student protests

Upcoming playwright and Fleur du Cap nominee Nwabisa Plaatjie brings her deeply personal story 23 YEARS, A MONTH AND 7 DAYS, which is set against the […]

By |June 9th, 2018|0 Comments

Fearless, funny, charming and daring: the Fringe in 2018

Fringe festivals – the playground of the independent, original artist – continue to be a vital force in global arts, as evidenced by the massive […]

By |May 29th, 2018|0 Comments