Art and Entertainment
Art and Entertainment
Occasionally you feel as if technology just takes over and things might just move a bit too fast. It’s during moments like these where we like escaping to something more hearty and cosy, such as a live theatre performance. It also gives us a great excuse to dress up at night and be fancy. So here we go, check out some of these iconic theatres in Cape town so experience live music, arts and entertainment in the mother city.
Named after the world-famous South African playwright, Athold Fugard and located in the historic Cape Town area known as District Six, this theatre is probably one of the most popular playhouses in the Mother City. The theatre is known for hosting critically acclaimed as well as thought-provoking local and international productions like Waiting for Godot, which starred Oscar nominee Sir Ian McKellan, The Rocky Horror Show and A Human Being Died That Night. Grab a drink and experience this beautiful theatre Kingdom, trust us, you will feel the magic.
The Alexander Upstairs theatre
If your plans are up in the air or you are just looking for something completely different, welcome to the Alexander Upstairs Theatre. With two shows a night you are bound to be surprised with an exciting line up of drama, comedy, live music, readings and even a magic show or two. Come a bit earlier and have dinner downstairs before you grab your drink to enjoy the wonderful show upstairs.
The Baxter Theatre
The Baxter Theatre in Rondebosch, just outside of the CBD, played an important role in South Africa’s rich performing arts history by defying censorship during the Apartheid years and putting on sharp-edged, multi-racial performances. Today the Baxter continues its beautiful and diverse legacy by playing host to cutting-edge local and international productions, including drama, ballet, music, and comedy.
The Artscape Theatre
The beauty of the Artscape Theatre lies not only in its devotion to bringing a stage to life but also in its expansion in audience development education, writing programmes, youth music competitions and not to mention the countless festivals. Artscape Theatre Has brought beautiful productions to life, such as “The Sound of Music”, “War Horse” and “Swan Lake”.
Just off buzzing Bree Street you’ll find the Purple Palace known as Gate 69. It’s Cape Town’s home of cabaret and good times are guaranteed! Here you will be treated to endless amounts of tapas, dessert and entertainment. It’s a glamorous affair so be sure to dress up for the red carpet. Cathy, Holly and Molly, South Africa’s favourite Trolley Dollies, will have you and your table in stitches as they wow you with their vocal talents, big hair and dashing good looks.
Have a wonderful Friday evening and don't forget to book front row seats to make your night magical.
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