Aweh Summa! Get down to GrandWest, Cape Town’s premium entertainment venue for summer buzz and all the fun and summer feels this holiday. GrandWest has a fantastic line-up of world-class shows, kids’ activities, festivals, competitions and local music talent that should appeal to the whole family.
At the Grand Arena, a number of energetic, world class shows are lined up already in the new year and include ‘The ABBA Show’, ‘It’s a Love Thing’, Zonke, ‘Afrikaans is Groot’, ‘Paw Patrol’, Lighthouse Family, MercyMe, Souls Sisters and Disney on Ice, just to start the year off with. Tickets to any of these spectacular, local or international shows should make great gifts.
The internationally acclaimed Avalon Group, which first opened a cinema in District Six, marks its 80th year in the film industry with its new CineCentre multiplex that opened at GrandWest this November. This brand new cinema is kitted with luxurious leather clad, semi reclining seats, new crystal clear screens, state-of-the-art digital projectors, and complete surround sound, the first of its kind in Cape Town. Having this cinema reopen in Cape Town almost 50 years after it was unceremoniously uprooted from the Mother City during the apartheid era is hugely significant. In District Six, the Avalon Cinema was a focal point for the community, not just for weekly outings to see the latest films, for which people dressed up, but also for hosting community events. This included meetings and public addresses of the anti-apartheid movements. Now you can see all the latest Hollywood and Bollywood movies at this state-of-the-art cinema in GrandWest.
Visit one of the restaurants or fast food outlets for a chance to win a trip to Bali for four, to the value of R300000. The competition runs from December 9 to January 17. The lucky draw takes place on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 6pm in the food court. To enter, get your entry ticket from the restaurant, attach your till slip and enter it at the tombola in The District or The Cape Village.
If you love hitting the dance floor, Hanover Street, GrandWest drops the beats every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in December with some of the best local DJs, including Stan Mars, Dalin Oliver, Brandon Leigh and Dr Jules. This is a great place to feel the New Year Eve buzz and dance in the New Year.
Get your dose of live entertainment at the chilled Jackson Hall wine and cocktail bar, every Friday and Saturday night with some excellent local talent. Charles B and Faze 4 take the stage in December, with Amina and Signature SA on in January. Bassmint and Charles B will be jamming on New Year’s Eve.
GrandWest loves to entertain the little ones, and there is a vast variety of fun things to do for kids of all ages, from arcade games, tenpin bowling, ice skating and laser tag. To celebrate Aweh Summa at GrandWest the Fun Park opens at the Sun Exhibits from December 16 to January 11, 2020 (closed on December 24 and 25).
Here young kids are sure to love the pop-up playground, with jumping castles, obstacle courses, cool characters and photo frames. Slightly older kids can enjoy the range of carnival rides and, for kids looking for a little more adventure, there are bungee trampolines, a parachute simulator and wipe-out games.
There will also be an Aweh Summa Fun kids programme with face painting, puppet shows, dancers, mimes, jugglers, live DJs, magicians and balloon twisters to keep children of all ages entertained for hours.
“Summer is the most fun time of the year and we make sure everyone is having a great time at GrandWest,” says Elouise Matthys, the PR and Promotions Manager at GrandWest. “There is so much on and the buzz is fantastic. Bring your whole family down to feel the festive vibe this holiday.”
Upcoming shows at GrandWest:
- Natural Hair Festival: December 14
- The ABBA Show: January 18, 2020
- It’s a Love Thing: February 14
- Women’s Health Fit Night Out: February 15
- Zonke: February 29
- Afrikaans is Groot: March 20 and 21
- The Lighthouse Family: March 24
- Paw Patrol: April 11 and 12
- MercyMe: May 2
- Soul Sisters: June 13
- Disney on Ice: July 1 to 5
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