Entertainment

Top Choice Theatre in City Bowl, Foreshore, Bo-Kaap & De Waterkant

Alexander Bar & Café

Playwright Nicholas Spagnoletti and software engineer Edward van Kuik are the driving duo behind this fun, eccentric space in a gorgeous heritage building. Downstairs is a very popular LGBT-friendly bar, while upsta…
Top Choice Live Music in City Bowl, Foreshore, Bo-Kaap & De Waterkant

Café Roux

The City Bowl has been crying out for a quality live-music venue for a while and it's taken Café Roux (which already runs a successful operation in Noordhoek) to provide it. Most nights a different singer or band pl…
Classical Music in City Bowl, Foreshore, Bo-Kaap & De Waterkant

Cape Philharmonic Orchestra

The grand auditorium to the rear of the old City Hall has very good acoustics that are taken advantage of by this orchestra and accompanying local choirs. Entrance is on Corporation St. Concerts happen throughout th…
Concert Venue in City Bowl, Foreshore, Bo-Kaap & De Waterkant

Cape Town International Convention Centre

Since opening in 2003, the CTICC has barely paused for breath, packing in a busy annual programme of musical performances, exhibitions, conferences and other events, such as the Cape Town International Jazz Festival…
Theatre in City Bowl, Foreshore, Bo-Kaap & De Waterkant

Artscape

Consisting of three different-sized auditoriums, this behemoth is the city’s main arts complex. Theatre, classical music, ballet, opera and cabaret shows – Artscape offers it all. The desolate nature of the area mea…
Live Music in City Bowl, Foreshore, Bo-Kaap & De Waterkant

Marco’s African Place

Marco Radebe’s highly popular African restaurant (mains R130 to R170) offers top-class entertainment from a range of singers, dancers and bands each night. Musical styles including the local marimba, Afro-jazz, trad…
Dance in City Bowl, Foreshore, Bo-Kaap & De Waterkant

OnPointe Dance Studios

Theo Ndindwa and Tanya Arshamian use dance to change the lives of kids in the townships. On the first Thursday of the month this studio, where classes are held, hosts Art in the City with iKapa Dance, a wonderful ch…
Jazz in City Bowl, Foreshore, Bo-Kaap & De Waterkant

Crypt Jazz Restaurant

Occupying part of the St George's Cathedral’s vaulted stone crypt, this restaurant, which serves a continent-hopping menu of dishes, is best visited for its live jazz. Concerts start at around 8pm and last most of t…
Cabaret in City Bowl, Foreshore, Bo-Kaap & De Waterkant

Gate69 Cape Town

Seven foot tall in her high heels, the platinum blonde drag queen Cathy Specific greets you at this cabaret and theatre venue where your tickets gets you a tapas-style meal and a show. It's all very camp and glam an…
Live Music in City Bowl, Foreshore, Bo-Kaap & De Waterkant

Piano Bar

Proving a hit with one and all in the heart of De Waterkant is this slick music revue bar and restaurant with a nightly line-up of different performers who hit the piano keys around 8pm. Expect top-class pianists, j…