Top Choice Theatre in Southern Suburbs

Baxter Theatre

Since the 1970s the Baxter has been the focus of Capetonian theatre. There are three venues – the main theatre, the concert hall and the studio – and between them they cover everything from kids’ shows to African da…
Top Choice Live Music in Sea Point to Hout Bay

Studio 7

A few years ago, local musician Patrick Craig set up a members-only music club in his living room. Top local and international musicians play acoustic gigs here in very relaxed, intimate surroundings. Usually no mor…
Live Music in City Bowl, Foreshore, Bo-Kaap & De Waterkant

Mama Africa

At this eternally popular tourist venue the three resident bands each play a couple of gigs a week featuring marimba and other swinging African sounds. Diners can choose from a range of game dishes (mains R120). Boo…
Casino in Cape Flats & Northern Suburbs

Grandwest Casino

Even if gambling isn’t your thing, there’s plenty to keep you entertained at Grandwest, including a six-screen cinema, many restaurants, a food court, an Olympic-sized ice rink, kids’ play areas, a bowling alley, an…
Live Performance in Cape Town

Evita se Perron

This cabaret-style theatre and dining venue in Darling, 75km north of Cape Town, is where you can see the frequently hilarious and often thought-provoking shows of satirist Pieter-Dirk Uys. His characters touch on e…
Live Music in City Bowl, Foreshore, Bo-Kaap & De Waterkant

Marco’s African Place

Marco Radebe’s highly popular African restaurant (mains R120 to R140) offers top-class entertainment from a range of singers, dancers and bands each night. Musical styles including the local marimba, Afro-jazz, trad…
Comedy in East City, District Six, Woodstock & Observatory


This long-running bar hosts the occasional Luna Comedy nights when you can catch local funny guys and girls doing stand-up. Also here is the live music and DJ venue Mercury Live.
Jazz in Gardens & Surrounds

Straight No Chaser

Next to Diva’s Pizza, this tiny jazz club aims to recreate the atmosphere of Ronnie Scott’s and Village Vanguard. It’s run by hard-core jazz cats who take their music seriously – and who also have the connections to…
Live Music in East City, District Six, Woodstock & Observatory


Candles, cosy nooks and crannies, and avant-garde music set the scene at this tiny cafe-bar, a favourite with the Obs alternative set. There’s no cover for the sets that usually kick off at 9.30pm Wednesday, Friday …
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 it's live jazz. Concerts start at either 7pm or 8pm and last m…