June 2019

Free – and fun! – things for families at the Festival

By |June 1st, 2019|

The National Arts Festival presents great opportunities for families to introduce their children to all that the arts can offer. But we’re also aware that […]

Megan-Geoffrey Prins: musical explorer

By |June 1st, 2019|

Megan-Geoffrey Prins is a pianist whose prodigious talent was evident early on – he had performed with all South Africa’s major orchestras by the age […]

May 2019

A chance to see the world on our stages

By |May 27th, 2019|

International acts give audiences the chance to experience world-class talent on our local stages
“One of the things that sets the National Arts Festival apart from […]

Something special for learners

By |May 26th, 2019|

The National Schools Festival runs from 25-30 June in Makhanda (formerly Grahamstown). There is a jam-packed programme on its way and learners will experience an […]

Amplifying Africa: shows to celebrate who we are

By |May 24th, 2019|

This weekend, during which the world celebrates Africa Day, we highlight productions that explore culture and connection, land and belonging
The Main programme of the 2019 […]

Where to get the Arts Festival programme

By |May 24th, 2019|

With hundreds of performances, it’s good to get to grips with what’s on offer at the National Arts Festival before it begins. And it’s even […]

Makhanda is open for business

By |May 23rd, 2019|

The National Arts Festival is one of the signatories to a public statement that was issued today by institutions, NGOs, and businesses, stating that despite […]

Gabrielle Goliath: embracing the capacious

By |May 21st, 2019|

Gabrielle Goliath is this year’s Young Artist for Visual Art. She is a multidisciplinary artist who is known for sensitively negotiating complex social concerns in […]

Be assured, the show will go on!

By |May 16th, 2019|

Thank you to everyone who sent us notes of concern and calls today to check on the status and safety of the Festival in light […]

Find the fearless, the first and fun on the Fringe

By |May 6th, 2019|

The National Arts Festival transforms Makhanda (formerly Grahamstown) into a multi-stage, multi-genre arts experience. The Festival runs from 27 June-7 July this year. This year’s Fringe programme has […]