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…
Top Choice Performing Arts in Stellenbosch

Oude Libertas Amphitheatre

Open-air performances of theatre, music and dance are held here from November to March.
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


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…
Jazz in Johannesburg


One of the loveliest hangouts in the neighbourhood, this swanky den recalls the atmosphere of an old NYC jazz club. You’ll find mellow, live jazz five nights a week, as well as the tasty carnivore menu of the restau…
Rugby in Johannesburg

Ellis Park – Emirates Airline Park

The spiritual home of Jo’burg rugby, just east of the city centre, was the scene of one of the new nation’s proudest moments – victory in the 1995 World Cup. Local supporters are fanatical: a Saturday afternoon at t…
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…
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…