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High lights

Curated Programme

‘Alternative narratives are prosecutable’ – Stories that inform the evolution of culture and living

This session explores the intersection between fact and fiction in artistic research

‘How to influence the machines’ – Risk, Investment and Technology

Talking and thinking through how African communities engage with technology with artists

‘Nothing is Concrete’ – Turning the soil beneath

Exploring specific ways in which arts practitioners have ‘reconnected’ with ideas and local knowledge

High lights

The Fringe

“Iconic Divas”

An unforgettable tribute show of the key iconic divas and their brilliant songs - with a live band! Sing along and Dance with us!


A production which includes contemporary, ballet and African dance

047 Live in concert

047 is a boy band that is growing in popularity!



Grit, Stamina and Excellence Recognised at the 2022 Standard Bank Ovation Awards

PICTURE: MARK WESSELS The closing weekend of the National Arts Festival celebrated the stamina,…

Extend Your Festival Stay and Play in the Adventure Province

It’s been a while since we’ve had a live Festival in Makhanda and we’re so excited that you’re back!…

Busy Start to the 2022 National Arts Festival

A scene from the Market Theatre Laboratory's KAK at the National Arts Festival - image Mark…

Arts Community Rejoices: Restrictions scrapped as National Arts Festival opens

Performers at the National Arts Festival's 2022 opening - image Mark Wessels The mood was upbeat…

Makhanda Prepares to Welcome Back Arts Lovers

The Eastern Cape town of Makhanda is dusting off the disappointment of two years without its annual flagship…

Covid Protocol: Rhodes University Venues

Please be aware that Rhodes University has a vaccine mandate, and ticket holders for shows happening at any of…