Cape Town Theatre

Marat / Sade

A depiction of class struggle and human suffering that questions whether true revolution comes from changing society or changing oneself. The confrontation between two revolutionary thinkers: Jean-Paul Marat and the Marquis de Sade, takes place against the backdrop of a theatre production by the inmates of the Charenton asylum.

23 February – 23  March

R100 – R160

Baxter Theatre, Main Road, Rondebosch

Tel: (021) 685 7880


Chapter 2 Section 9

This play teases apart the complication of sexual identity from how one’s relatives respond to it, to church values and ‘unafricaness’.

28 February – 11 March

R80 – R150

Baxter Golden Arrow Studio, Main Road, Rondebosch

Tel: (021) 6857880


Cape Town International Animation Festival

The festival provides a platform and marketplace for the fast-growing African animation industry,  hosting business-to-business sessions, producer events, networking opportunities and government panel discussions in addition to student competitions, an outreach programme and outdoor screenings.

3 – 5 March @ 10am

Full Festival Pass R100 – R500 | Day Pass R350 | Masterclass R500 | Screenings R40

River Club, Liesbeeck Parkway, Observatory Road, Observatory



A re-imagining of Puccini’s ‘La Boheme’, it follows a year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. The show features favourites such as ‘Seasons of Love’, ‘Take Me or Leave Me’ and ‘La Vie Boheme’.

Until 25 February


Artscape Arena, Artscape Theatre Centre, D.F. Malan Street


Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Retelling the Biblical story of Joseph and his coat of many colours, this musical is packed full of unforgettable songs including Any Dream Will Do and Close Every Door To Me. With a cast of 23 musical theatre performers and dancers the play stars Earl Gregory, Nádine, Jonathan Roxmouth and Anton Luitingh and is directed by Paul Warwick Griffin.

Until 8 April

R95 – R350

Theatre on The Bay, Link Road, Camps Bay

Tel: (021) 438 3301


The Mother

The Mother, written by Florian Zeller and directed by Janice Honeyman, premiers in South Africa with an all-South African cast headed by Anna-Mart van der Merwe. Translated from French by Christopher Hampton, this drama follows the premiere of its companion piece, The Father, directed by Greg Karvellas.

Until 7 March

R130 – R160

Fugard Theatre, Corner Caledon & Harrington Street, District Six

Tel: (021) 461 4554


Riaad Moosa in Life Begins

They say life begins at 40. As Riaad Moosa is turning 40, he invites the audience to join in figuring out whether or not life does begin at 40.  Also known as `the Comedy Doctor`, Moosa is one of the country’s most popular funny men with a style of his own.

Until 25 February


Baxter Theatre Centre, Main Road, Rondesbosch

Tel: (021) 685 7880


Twelfth Night

A uniquely African inspired adaption of the romantic Shakespearean comedy starring David Johnson and Elizabeth Akudugu and directed by Geoffrey Hyland.

Until 25 February

R120 – R180

Maynardville Open-Air Theatre, Maynardville Park, Piers Road, Wynberg

Tel: (021) 410 9838 / (021) 421 7695


District Six – Kanala

This musical opened precisely 50 years after the Group Areas Act declared District Six as a ‘whites only’ area. It celebrates and recreates the vibrant musical culture that was part of 1960’s Cape Town. Reprising their roles are Loukmaan Adams, Carmen Maarmen, Carlo Daniels, Natasha Hess, Sne Dladla, Edith Plaatjies, Kashiefa Blaauw and Cleo Raatus. Anray Amansure plays the role of the Narrator. Songs featured are written by David Kramer and the late Taliep Petersen.

Until 28 February

R110 – R220

Fugard Theatre, Corner Caledon & Lower Buitenkant Street, District Six

Tel: (021) 461 4554