April 2018

Amazing ride ahead: 2018 Main Programme revealed

By |April 25th, 2018|

The line-up for this year’s National Arts Festival Main Programme extends an invitation to audiences to join a thrilling journey that travels through the established […]

Suzanne Vega set for Grahamstown shows

By |April 23rd, 2018|

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 […]

Holiday ideas: extending the Festival experience

By |April 19th, 2018|

The National Arts Festival is an annual feast of theatre, dance, performance art, music, visual art and more and can be packaged into a rewarding […]

Tickets to this year’s gala concert, ballet now on sale

By |April 16th, 2018|

The FESTIVAL GALA CONCERT and ‘the ballet’ – ROMEO & JULIET this year – are the events that traditionally sell out fast, so we’re opening bookings […]

Early Bird Alert: select shows open for booking

By |April 5th, 2018|

The National Arts Festival is offering those planning on travelling to Grahamstown the chance to snap up tickets to select shows before the full programme […]

[WATCH] Works in progress with Igshaan Adams

By |April 5th, 2018|

We caught up with Igshaan Adams, this year’s Standard Bank Young Artist for Visual Art, at his recent exhibition at Blank Projects in Woodstock, Cape […]

Arena to showcase fresh voices and new narratives

By |April 2nd, 2018|

The Arena showcases the work of winners of the National Arts Festival’s Standard Bank Ovation Awards. Here are three shows on this showcase programme in 2018:
The Xhosa […]

South African theatre is outfoxing challenging times

By |April 2nd, 2018|

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 […]

Sneak peeks: music, mourning and magic

By |April 2nd, 2018|

Here are another three works on the Main line-up at this year’s National Arts Festival – a dance work that explores African identity; a performance work that plumbs loss and mourning; and an exhibition […]

March 2018

Lara Bye on this year’s Main theatre programme

By |March 31st, 2018|

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 […]