Live Music in Durban


This classy lounge-bar is in an up-and-coming part of Durban, but for now it's best to grab a cab to get here. A very classy joint that's both old-style and new-age, it challenges convention. It's essentially a jazz…
Booking Service in Durban


Hundreds of events, from the Natal Sharks games and cricket matches to film festivals and theatre performances, can be booked through Computicket. There are outlets at the Playhouse Company, and at Shoprite and Chec…
Jazz in Durban

Rainbow Restaurant & Jazz Club

In Pinetown, 15km west of the centre, this was the first place in Natal to cater to blacks in a so-called ‘white area’ in the 1980s. With a reputation as the centre of the jazz scene and still the preferred local ha…
Classical Music in Durban

KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra

The orchestra has an interesting spring concert program with regular performances in City Hall. Check the calendar and events listings on the website.
Theatre in Durban

Playhouse Company

Opposite City Hall, Durban’s central theatre is a stunning venue. The Zulu mosaics and beadwork in the foyer are alone worth seeing, as are the dance, drama and music performances.
Theatre in Durban

Barnyard Theatre

This unique and popular place houses mainstream theatre productions. Audience members can take their own food (and buy drinks at the bar) or buy food at the takeaway outlets.
Live Music in Durban


Weekends see this unassuming restaurant liven up with performances from local rock, jazz and blues bands. There's another venue at Wilson's Wharf.
Casino in Durban

Sun Coast Casino

The glitzy, art deco–style casino is popular with locals and features slot machines, cinemas and some well-attended restaurants. The beach in front of the casino – Suncoast Beach – is a safe and pleasant spot to lie…
Concert Venue in Durban

Centre for Jazz

The University of KwaZulu-Natal has contemporary music, classical and jazz performances during university terms. Performers vary from township jazz players and professional performers to student musicians.
Live Music in Durban

BAT Centre

One of Durban’s more interesting, if unreliable, arty haunts, this venue features semiregular jazz performances – check what’s on before heading down. Note that the area is isolated, so it can be dodgy at night. It'…