Southern Africa entertainment

Top Choice Cabaret in Darling

Evita se Perron

This uniquely South African cabaret, featuring Pieter-Dirk Uys as his alter ego Evita Bezuidenhout, touches on everything from South African politics to history and ecology. Nothing is off limits – including the cou…
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 Malkerns Valley

House on Fire

People visit this place especially for the ever-mutating cultural site/living gallery and experimental-performance space. Part of the Malandela's complex, the well-known venue hosts everything from African theatre, …
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 Theatre in Soweto

Soweto Theatre

This R150-million complex is a vividly colourful and creative symbol of contemporary Soweto. Even if you don't come for a show or event, do drop by to admire the building and its fun interior artworks. Call ahead to…
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…