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A platform to celebrate, reflect and collaborate

The sociable weaver nest grows bigger and stronger each day as hundreds of birds work together to co-create their home. As South Africa’s longest-running and most diverse arts festival, the National Arts Festival provides a platform to co-create our future nation.

Our 50th festival will feature a diversity of works across language and genre. From familiar favourites to ambitious new ideas, and over 200 options to choose from, there is something for everyone on the programme.

Curated Programme highlights

Look out for …

2023 Standard Bank Young Artists

News

2024 Standard Bank Ovation Awards

A trip to remember: Adventuring through the Eastern Cape

Shaping together: 50 Years of the National Arts Festival