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Festival Programme

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The 2016 National Arts Festival programme is here!


You can either browse the programme electronically above, or download what you want by clicking on the links below:

Festival info

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EASTERN CAPE – Port Elizabeth: Provincial Office, Greenacres, Port Elizabeth Branch, Walmer; Alice, Aliwal North, Bhisho East London, Graaf Reinet, Humansdorp, Jeffrey’s Bay, Kenton, King William’s Town, Port Alfred, Queenstown, Uitenhage, Umtata, Vincent Park
FREE STATE – Bloemfontein, Brandwag, Harrismith, Kroonstad, Welkom
GAUTENG – Alberton, Arcadia, Bedford Gardens, Benmore Gardens, Braamfontein, Brooklyn, Eastgate, Fourways Crossing, Hatfield, Hyde Park, Johannesburg, Killarney, Maponya Mall, Melville, Menlyn, Midrand, Northcliff, Northgate, Randburg, Riversquare, Rivonia, Rosebank, Sandton City, Southgate, Staff Banking Centre, The Glen, Van der Walt Street, Vereeniging, Westgate, Vaal Mall, Vanderbijlpark
KWAZULU NATAL – Amanzimtoti Galleria, Durban North, Empangeni, Gateway Agency, Hillcrest, Kingsmead Branch, Kloof, La Lucia, Margate, Musgrave Road, Newcastle Mall, Port Shepstone Pavilion, Pietermaritzburg, Pinetown, Umhlanga, Westville
LIMPOPO – Burgersfort, Mall of the North, Polokwane Square
MPUMALANGA – Crossings, Nelspruit, Riverside Mall, Secunda, Witbank
NORTHERN CAPE – Hartswater, Kimberley, Upington, Victoria West
NORTH WEST – Barongwa, Jubilee Mall, Klerksdorp, Mafikeng, Potchefstroom, Rustenburg
WESTERN CAPE – Belville, Beaufort West, Cape Gate, Century City, Claremont, Darling, Fish Hoek, Franshoek, Gardens Centre, George, Helderberg, Hermanus, Knysna, Kromboom, Milnerton, Mossel Bay, Oudsthoorn, Paarl, Plettenberg Bay, Rondebosch, Sea Point, Stellenbosch, Thibault Square, Tyger Manor, Worcester


EASTERN CAPE – Walmer Park (Port Elizabeth)
FREE STATE – Loch Logan Waterfront
– Bedford Centre, Brooklyn, Centurion, Clearwater Mall, Cresta, Greenstone, Hyde Park, OR Tambo International Airport (domestic departures), Kollonade, Killarney Mall, Melrose Arch, Morningside, Nicolway, Rosebank, Sandton City, The Glen, Dainfern, Woodlands Boulevard
KWAZULU NATAL – Gateway, La Lucia, Midlands Mall, Westville, King Shaka International Airport
MPUMALANGA – Mbombela (Nelspruit)
WESTERN CAPE – Canal Walk, Cape Town International Airport (domestic departures), Cavendish, Stellenbosch, Tygervalley, V&A Waterfront


Nanaga Farm Stall, Makana Tourism offices, Van Schaik’s, National Arts Festival offices, Standard Bank, Bargain Books


Bloemfontein – Pacofs
Cape Town – Artscape, Baxter Theatre Centre, Alexander Bar and the Fugard Theatre
Durban – The Playhouse Company
East London – Guild Theatre
Johannesburg – Market Theatre Laboratory, POPArt Cafe, Theatre on the Square, and Montecasino
Mahikeng – Mmabane Arts, Culture and Sports Foundation
Port Elizabeth – Opera House, Atheneum as well as various art galleries


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