ENTERTAINMENT IN CAPE TOWN & SURROUNDS
ARTSCAPE THEATRE CENTRE stages operas, ballets and other dramas, as well as orchestral performances. Artscape is one of the best venues for performing arts in South Africa. The lighting, sound and production work is impressive, and considered world class even by most virtuosos.
DF Malan Street, Foreshore
Tel: 021 410 9800 | SEND EMAIL | VISIT WEBSITE
BAXTER THEATRE provides an exciting forum for the celebration of life which is the essence of live theatre, music and dance. It is one of the major live theatre venues in Cape Town and has always been at the forefront of the performing arts both as a popular venue and as a leading producer.
Main Road, Rondebosch
Tel: 021 685 7880 | SEND EMAIL | VISIT WEBSITE
ASSOCIATION FOR THE VISUAL ARTS is one of the country’s oldest galleries, housed in a stately Cape Dutch building. A non-profit organisation, the AVA first opened here in 1971. Its main aim is to promote and advance South African art and artists (both emerging and established).
Open 10am – 5pm Monday to Friday; 10am – 1pm Saturday.
35 Church Street, City Centre, Cape Town
Tel: 021 424 7436 | SEND EMAIL | VISIT WEBSITE
GOODMAN GALLERY CAPE is at the forefront of contemporary art in South Africa. Its focus is on artists – from South Africa, the greater African Continent, and other countries – who engage in a dialogue with the African context.
Open 9.30am – 5.30pm Tuesday – Friday; 10am – 4pm Saturday.
Fairweather House, 3rd Floor, 176 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock, Cape Town
Tel: 021 462 7573 | SEND EMAIL | VISIT WEBSITE
IZIKO NATIONAL GALLERY houses a permanent collection of art, with space dedicated to British, Dutch, Flemish and South African art spanning the centuries, interspersed with traditional African beadwork and contemporary South African works.
Open 10am – 5pm from Tuesday – Sunday.
Government Avenue, Cape Town (across the road from Cape Town Hollow)
Tel: 021 481 3800 | SEND EMAIL | VISIT WEBSITE
CINEMA NOUVEAU is Ster-Kinekor’s dedicated arthouse cinema and a film buff’s dream.
Open Box offices 9.15am – 8.30pm from Mon – Sat and 11.30am – 8.30pm on Sundays.
Cavendish Square, 1 Dreyer Street, Claremont, Cape Town
V & A Waterfront, Cape Town (Cinema Nouveau theatres)
To watch any box-office movies, visit any Ster Kinekor movie theatre.
Tel: 082 16789 (To book tickets) | VISIT WEBSITE
NU METRO is another popular movie entertainment venue where you have a choice of watching the latest box-office movies.
Canal Walk, Grand West, V&A Waterfront
Tel: 0861 246 362 | VISIT WEBSITE
OLD BISCUIT MILL plays host to clothing boutiques and a jewelery store, antique shop, children’s bookshop and bead shop, as well as some great interior finds. The highlight of Old Biscuit Mill, however, is the much loved Saturday morning Neighborhoods market.
Old Biscuit Mill Shops 10am – 4pm from Monday – Friday, 9am – 2pm on Saturdays.
373 – 375 Albert Road, Cape Town
Tel: 021 462 6361 | VISIT WEBSITE
VICTORIA WHARF is a monstrous shopping, eating and entertainment space has an enviable perch overlooking the water, a view of Table Mountain and enough to keep you busy for days.
Open until late seven days a week.
V & A Waterfront
Tel: 021 419 4300 | VISIT WEBSITE
GREENMARKET SQUARE is one of the most beautiful and architecturally interesting city squares in the southern hemisphere, and no trip to Cape Town is complete without some quality bonding time on this historical gem. Enjoy the array of groovy places at which to refresh and people-watch.
Open from 9am – 4pm on Monday to Saturday.
Cnr Shortmarket and Burg streets, City Centre, Cape Town
Tel: 021 419 4300