Entertainment

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…
Cricket in Southern Suburbs

Sahara Park Newlands

If it weren’t for a nearby megabrewery messing up the view towards the back of Table Mountain, Newlands would be a shoo-in for the title of world’s prettiest cricket ground. With room for 25,000, it’s used for all i…
Classical Music in City Bowl, Foreshore, Bo-Kaap & De Waterkant

Cape Philharmonic Orchestra

Old City Hall is home base for the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO). The grand auditorium to the rear of the building has very good acoustics that are also taken advantage of by local choirs. Entrance is on Corpora…
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. If you're into swing and salsa, Que…
Theatre in East City, District Six, Woodstock & Observatory

Fugard Theatre

Named in honour of Athol Fugard, South Africa’s best-known living playwright, this very impressive arts centre was created from the former Congregational Church Hall. There are two stages, the largest theatre also d…
Cinema in Gardens & Surrounds

Labia

A Capetonian treasure and lifeline to the independent movie fan, the Labia is named after the old Italian ambassador and local philanthropist Count Labia. The African Screen program is one of the rare opportunities …
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…
Live Music in City Bowl, Foreshore, Bo-Kaap & De Waterkant

Cape Town City Hall

One of the several venues for the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra, South Africa’s ‘orchestra for all seasons’. The CPO has been working hard to ensure its musicians reflect the ethnic breakdown of the Western Cape. To t…
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…