festival info

Booking/Ticketing

Please note that the National Arts Festival is doing paperless ticketing this year. We also encourage visitors to use digital payment methods wherever possible.
Irrespective of how you are booking for live shows, you will need to provide your details to allow for contact tracing if necessary.

There are three booking options available:

GENERAL FESTIVAL INFO

These open on the 21st of June at URL Please note you will need to register on the site in order to book online. 

Call Centre: 0860 002 004

 

BOX OFFICE

You will be able to use either the Box Office at the Monument Building or the one at the Village Green

Contact: 046 603 1186 / 1163 or boxoffice@nationalartsfestival.co.za

AT THE VENUE

Where a show is not sold out, tickets may also be bought at performance venues 15 minutes prior to starting times. This option is available for shows on the Makhanda Live and Standard Bank Presents programmes.

Group Bookings

Large groups are encouraged to book through the Makhanda  Concessions are available when buying 10 or more tickets for a single performance – Fringe shows only.

Refunds

We are unable to process refunds unless a show has been cancelled or there have been programme changes. Contact the box office for assistance with this.

Lost Tickets

If you’ve lost your ticket, you can give the team at the door your cell number and they will be able to find your booking.

If you can’t print your ticket or you don’t have a smartphone, the Box Office will be able to assist you.

MAKHANDA LIVE 8 – 18 JULY

NAFONLINE 8 – 31 JULY

STANDARD BANK PRESENTS 17 JUNE – 4 JULY

Covid Compliance

Physical events are not to be undertaken lightly. After a significant risk assessment, we have received our risk classification in terms of the Safety at Sports and Recreation Events Act, allowing us to go ahead with a live festival in Makhanda as well as in selected cities throughout South Africa.

The Festival has well established protocols and policies in place, as well as experienced and dedicated team members to ensure Covid compliance. While we have put measures in place, it is crucial that you – artists and guests – work with us!

VIEW OUR COVID PROTOCOLS