August 2018

Forgotten Angle is 2018 recipient of Tambo Award

By |August 2nd, 2018|

The Forgotten Angle Theatre Collaborative receives the 2018 National Arts Festival Oliver and Adelaide Tambo Human Rights Award 
The Forgotten Angle Theatre Collaborative (FATC) has been announced […]

July 2018

Sanda Mankayi, calm in the eye of the storm

By |July 13th, 2018|

Sanda Mankayi is in recovery! With this year’s Festival now being wrapped up, she took a moment to share what she’s learnt after stepping into […]

…and that’s a wrap on #NAF18

By |July 11th, 2018|

NAF Executive Producer ASHRAF JOHAARDIEN reflects on his experience of the unruly, fabulous celebration of the arts that is the National Arts Festival
All the world […]

Students unflinching in tackling gender at NAF

By |July 10th, 2018|

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 […]

Ovation Awards celebrate fresh talent at 2018 Festival

By |July 9th, 2018|


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 […]

Latest Ovation Award winners at #NAF18

By |July 7th, 2018|

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

Today’s line-up at the Sundowner Concert

By |July 7th, 2018|

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 […]

Extra shows, cancellations and changes

By |July 6th, 2018|

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, […]

Remixing the street parade: all you need to know

By |July 6th, 2018|

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 […]

Festival Travel & Stay packages on offer

By |July 3rd, 2018|

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 […]