Cape Town 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 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 …
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…
Top Choice Arts Centre in Cape Flats & Northern Suburbs

Isivivana Centre

Decorated with giant art murals by Breeze Yoko and Falko One, this new cultural and community centre is worthy of a look in its own right. However you'll also find here the Bertha Movie House, screening Africa-theme…
Top Choice Theatre in Sea Point to Hout Bay

Theatre on the Bay

A great venue for an evening of lighthearted theatrical entertainment, offering everything from comic plays to classic musicals.
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…
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 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…