Media releases

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

Amazing moments – unveiling our new advert

We’re delighted to present our brand-new Festival TV ad – inspired by a commercial produced by our friends at Indy Fringe and Fringe NYC. This […]

By |May 7th, 2018|0 Comments

Ticket info: How, where and when to book

The countdown to this year’s National Arts Festival has truly begun, with full bookings opening nationwide on 7 May. Here’s our quickstart guide to booking […]

By |April 30th, 2018|0 Comments

Suzanne Vega set for Grahamstown shows

The National Arts Festival announced today that it will be welcoming acclaimed singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega to Grahamstown, to present a series of ‘up close and […]

By |April 23rd, 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

Standard Bank ensures the Festival moves forward

Standard Bank has renewed their sponsorship of the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, one of the country’s longest and highest profile sponsorship investments, for a […]

By |November 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

Collaboration and innovation the way forward

The National Arts Festival, which ended in Grahamstown last Sunday, has reported its final attendance figures for the year.

“We experienced a 10,2% drop in attendance […]

By |July 14th, 2017|0 Comments

New Format for Cape Town Fringe 2017

Monday, July 10, 2017 — Organised by the same team that puts together the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown every year, the Cape […]

By |July 10th, 2017|0 Comments

2017 Oliver and Adelaide Tambo Human Rights Award

Soweto theatre group Ngizwe, has been named the recipient of the National Arts Festival’s Oliver and Adelaide Tambo Human Rights Award, sponsored by the Embassy of the Netherlands, […]

By |July 10th, 2017|0 Comments

Ovation Awards 2017 – Special, Silver and Gold

More than two hundred productions premiered on the Fringe at The National Arts Festival this year, it was no easy feat for the Ovations Awards […]

By |July 9th, 2017|0 Comments