National Arts Festival Live in Makhanda – a small, intimate rendition of our 48year-old Festival with curated and fringe programme elements, the Eastern Cape Showcase, the live works of the 2020 Standard Bank Young Artists, Masicule choral concert, food and maker experiences and outdoor events. Fully Covid-compliant and 100% committed to your safety.

8-18 July 2021.

The arts world comes home to heal and be heard.

Make the trip to join them and lose yourself.


National Arts Festival Online – brings the National Arts Festival into your living room with a selection of shows made for online. This is also where you can enjoy the Standard Bank Jazz Festival. July 2021 .

Globally accessible virtual arts to explore and absorb in your own time, at home. 

Break your personal algorithm.


Standard Bank and The National Arts Festival bring a glimpse of the Festival to South African cities in a limited season of performances.

Standard Bank Presents a selection of National Arts Festival, Standard Bank Jazz Festival and independent fringe productions presented in partnership with nationally located venues.

Fully Covid-compliant and 100% committed to your safety.

From 17 June 2021