This year, for the first time ever, tickets to some of the hottest shows at this year’s National Arts Festival will be available before bookings officially open at the beginning of May.

Every week from 4 April, we’ll be giving you a taste of what will be on offer in Grahamstown by releasing tickets early to some must-see shows – music, dance and theatre. Stay tuned to our social media platforms for details.

The full programme will be online at the end of April, with a limited number of printed programmes available from the middle of May at selected theatres as well as branches of Standard Bank and Exclusive Books around the country.

All ticket bookings can be done on this website, or through the Festival Box Office on 0860 002 004. Tickets range from R20 to R130, with discounts for block bookings (more than 10 tickets) pensioners, students and learners available on some shows. You can pay by credit card, EFT or SnapScan.