Entertainment

Top Choice Theatre in Southern Suburbs

Baxter Theatre Centre

Since the 1970s the Baxter has been the focus of Capetonian theatre. There are three main venues at the centre – a 674-seat theatre, a concert hall and a studio – and between them they cover everything from comedy a…
Top Choice Live Music in Southern Suburbs

Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts

Don't miss taking a picnic and some bubbly to one of these wonderful outdoor concerts, staged in the stunning botanical gardens beneath Table Mountain on Sundays from November to April. Some of the biggest names in …
Cricket in Southern Suburbs

Newlands Cricket Ground

Newlands would be a shoo-in for the title of the world’s prettiest cricket ground – if it weren’t for a nearby mega-brewery messing up the view towards the back of Table Mountain. With room for 25,000, the ground is…
Outdoor Cinema in Southern Suburbs

Galileo Open-Air Cinema

Most Wednesday evenings from November to April, you can watch a movie outdoors in Kirstenbosch gardens (entry is from 6pm; movies start between 7.30pm and 8.30pm, depending on sunset time). Check the website for wha…
Theatre in Southern Suburbs

Maynardville Open-Air Theatre

It wouldn’t be summer in Cape Town without a visit to Maynardville Park’s open-air theatre to see some Shakespeare. Bring a blanket, pillow and umbrella, though, as the weather can be dodgy and the seats are none to…
Live Music in Southern Suburbs

Alma Cafe

This cosy venue, which also serves food and drinks, usually has live music on Wednesday (free) and weekends (cover charge R170 to R190; bookings necessary). Check the cafe's Facebook page for details of upcoming eve…
Rugby in Southern Suburbs

Newlands Rugby Stadium

This hallowed ground of South African rugby is home to the Stormers (www.thestormers.com). Provincial, international and Super Rugby matches are played here.
Horse Racing in Southern Suburbs

Kenilworth Racecourse

Racing runs year-round here, but the main event to put down in your diary is the glitzy Sun Met (formerly the J&B Met) in January. It's South Africa’s equivalent of Ladies Day at Ascot, and often more of a fashi…