Media releases

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

Latest Ovation Award winners at #NAF18

You’re invited! Please join us – and the artists and producers – to find out who has won SILVER and GOLD Standard Bank Ovation Awards […]

By |July 7th, 2018|0 Comments

Today’s line-up at the Sundowner Concert

As the sun sets over Makhanda, voices rise inside the Monument… Every evening, between 17:00 and 18:00, you can catch the best of the Festival […]

By |July 7th, 2018|1 Comment

Extra shows, cancellations and changes

Updated: Saturday 7 July 12:20

While the National Arts Festival team makes every effort to ensure the information in the programme is correct, changes to schedules, […]

By |July 6th, 2018|0 Comments

Remixing the street parade: all you need to know

The ninth annual Street Parade will be held on the final weekend of the National Arts Festival, signalling the closing of the 44th Festival and […]

By |July 6th, 2018|0 Comments

Festival Travel & Stay packages on offer

Come and enjoy the last weekend at the National Arts Festival. We’ve put together some special offers which include luxury accommodation and free tickets. Limited […]

By |July 3rd, 2018|0 Comments

PHOTOS: Fun at the new Village Green Fair

Our social media wrangler MICHELLE HODGKINSON took her camera along when she visited the new Village Green Fair on opening day at its new home […]

By |June 28th, 2018|0 Comments

Festival ‘gives meaning to SA’s constitutional principles’

The National Arts Festival has opened amid a joyful Eastern Cape celebration at Grahamstown’s Festival hub, The Monument, at an event on Wednesday evening that […]

By |June 28th, 2018|0 Comments

There are no silences here: curators on 2018 programme

The works on the Curated Programme at this year’s National Arts Festival give a vivid, multi-textured impression of our complex local reality, writes Artistic Committee […]

By |June 27th, 2018|0 Comments