February 2019

Distell playwright finalists announced

By |February 15th, 2019|

The National Arts Festival has revealed the five finalists of the Distell National Playwright Competition. These finalists will now embark on to the next phase […]

December 2018

The year that was, and the year to come

By |December 17th, 2018|

We ask the outgoing 2018 Standard Bank Young Artists about their experiences – and find out what they’re up to next…
Jemma Kahn, Theatre

3 flagship shows on sale in December

By |December 7th, 2018|

For the first time ever, audiences will have the chance in December to snap up early tickets to three flagship productions at the 2019 National […]

November 2018

Call to participate in Digital Arts Festival in 2019

By |November 14th, 2018|

Artists who are exploring the innovative space where arts and technology converge are invited to submit a proposal to be part of the second edition […]

October 2018

5 artistic innovators receive ‘ultimate accolade’

By |October 31st, 2018|

Mandla Mlangeni, Kitty Phetla, Megan-Geoffrey Prins, Amy Jephta and Gabrielle Goliath join the Standard Bank Young Artist honour roll 
Since its inception almost four decades ago, […]

Apply now to be part of the Fringe in 2019

By |October 29th, 2018|

UPDATE: Applications for the 2019 Fringe are now closed. Thank you for your interest.

Artists and performers from South Africa and beyond are invited to submit […]

Calling all emerging South African writers

By |October 18th, 2018|

A chance to showcase your work at the National Arts Festival
The National Arts Festival and Distell have joined forces to seek out and showcase fresh […]

Eastern Cape divas’ extraordinary night

By |October 17th, 2018|

Zahara, Msaki, Nombasa Maqoko and the Makhanda Kwantu Choir filled up the Guy Butler Theatre at the Monument on 5 October, showcasing some of the […]

World stars headed for CT Buskers Festival

By |October 15th, 2018|

Street performers fresh from the international festival circuit and some of South Africa’s hottest buskers will be converging on the V&A Waterfront for the third […]

September 2018

Live performances still top list for Festival visitors

By |September 25th, 2018|

What is better than a new customer? One that comes back for more – and a whopping 83% of respondents to our post-Festival survey said […]