GUYS & DOLLS, THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, THE FIREBIRD and More Set for Artscape, Oct 2013-Jan 2014

Artscape Theatre Centre has announced its upcoming events, October 2013 to January 2014. Details below!


Artscape National Youth Music Competition (Theatre)
Music competition
Round 1 to 3: Free
Gala round: R100
1 Oct - 5 Oct

Twenty four highly talented South African classical musicians, aged between 14 and 19 years, compete over four rounds for coveted prizes that include money, medals and special performances.

Jazzart 40th Anniversary Exhibition (Marble Foyer)
3 Oct - 27 Oct

The Jazzart Dance Theatre celebrates its 40th anniversary. The company's story unfolds in this moving exhibition, depicting the highlights of this vibrant contemporary Dance Company's growth.

The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore (Arena)
Drama: 12 Performances
R70 to R120
4 Oct - 19 Oct

The creative team of the award-winning, internationally acclaimed, Kingdom of Earth, brings another Tennessee Williams masterpiece to Cape Town direct from its season at the Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theatre Festival in the USA.

Ons vir Jou (Opera House)
Musical: 9 Performances
R150 to R350
6 Oct - 20 Oct

This hit Afrikaans musical in a style reminiscent of Les Miserables, tells the story of the Anglo Boer War from the perspective of the Afrikaner.

Guys & Dolls (Theatre)
Musical: 26 Performances
R165 to R250
19 Oct - 10 Nov

A slick musical tale of high stakes gambling, well-meaning missionaries and unlikely romance that will sweep you from the bustling streets of 1930s New York City to the tango rhythms of a Cuban nightclub, from the comedy of the risqué Hot Box to the drama of an underground craps game.

The View (Arena)
Drama: 13 Performances
R50 to R85
24 Oct - 9 Nov

A young man sits in a prison cell in outer space, looking down at a ruined earth. Through a series of conversations the audience discover why he has been imprisoned.

Casper Goes Kakie (Opera House)
Comedy: 6 Performances
R180 to R260
31 Oct - 9 Nov

Following an incredible demand to do a full length show in English, Afrikaans comedian Casper de Vries succumbed and goes Kakie.

Bookmarks Awards (Opera House)
Awards ceremony: Once off
14 Nov

This glamorous awards ceremony is dubbed the 'Oscars of Digital'. Now in its sixth year, the event acknowledges excellence, creativity, execution and innovation in the digital industry.

Pretty Yende Live in Recital (Opera House)
Recital: Once off
R200 to R400
16 Nov

Internationally acclaimed South African born soprano Pretty Yende headlines her first ever South African tour.

iSystem (Arena)
Drama: 13 Performances
R50 to R85
16 Nov - 30 Nov

A policeman is accused of shooting an unarmed, innocent bystander. The inquest that follows reveals not only the cracks in his psyche, but those in the "system" he risks his life for.

Russell Brand Live - Messiah Complex Tour (Opera House)
Comedy: 2 Performances
R300 to R500
19 Nov - 20 Nov

Comedian, actor and author, Russell Brand dissects various social and religious figures and the reality of their lives through comparisons of each other.

The Barber of Seville (Theatre)
Opera: 5 Performances
R100 to R175
20 Nov - 24 Nov

The nimblest barber in Seville, Figaro is the go-to man for a close shave. And there will be close shaves aplenty when Figaro helps the love struck Count Almaviva abduct his sweetheart Rosina from her nasty guardian Don Bartolo.

99% Xhosa Comedy (Opera House)
Comedy: Once off
22 Nov

This show is the country's only vernacular comedy show and has earned glowing reviews from capacity venues across the country. It is a fast paced evening of fun delivered in the vernacular by a range of high profile stand up comedians.

Cadence (Theatre)
Dance: 6 Performances
R120 to R140
27 Nov - 8 Dec

The Cape Dance Company presents an exhilarating dance performance fusing various dance techniques and styles to melt into a cadence of pure delight.

BitterSweet (Theatre)
Dance: 4 Performances
R95 to R110
29 Nov - 4 Dec

Winners of the 2013 Standard Bank Ovation Award, students of the Cape Academy of Performing Arts (CAPA) presents an engaging performance, filled with dynamic and highly talented young artists in dance in all its guises, drama and song.

World Aids Day Gala (Opera House)
Variety Concert: Once off
R80 to R120
1 Dec

Jimmie Earl Perry and the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra and a bevvy of local performing stars bring a top class evening of family entertainment to celebrate World Aids Day.

CAPA Student Choreography (Theatre)
Performing arts: Once off
R40 to R50
4 Dec

The full time students of the Cape Academy of Performing Arts (CAPA) present their creative work projects.

Make Way for Noddy (Theatre Foyer)
5 Dec - 14 Dec

Awaiting production information

CAPA Graduation 2013 (Theatre)
Graduation ceremony: Once off
R40 to R50
6 Dec

The 2013 graduates of CAPA present their artistic work.

The Tin Soldier (Opera House)
Ballet: 8 Performances
R100 to R175
11 Dec - 24 Dec

Cape Town City Ballet brings a new ballet based on the fairy tale of the well-known Hans Christian Andersen. This is a love story of a tin soldier that wins the heart of a ballerina.

Cape to Cairo Youth Development Agency Christmas Concert (Theatre)
13 Dec

Awaiting production information

Garage Sale (Arena)
Drama showcase: 4 shows
R30 at the door
13 Dec - 14 Dec

Rafiek Mammon's new play sardonically explores the darker, yet funnier side of Cape Town Suburbia.

Belles & Beaux of the Ballet (Opera House)
Ballet: 5 Performances
R125 to R220
18 Dec - 22 Dec

Celebrating the festive season, the Cape Town City Ballet presents a collage of the best in classical ballet, featuring the greatest pieces choreographed for the Belles and Beaux of the ballet.

Winnie the Pooh (Theatre)
18 Dec - 24 Dec

Awaiting production information

My Low-Fat, Almost Italian Wedding (Arena)
Drama: 10 Performances
R50 to R85
21 Dec - 4 Jan

It is to be the marriage of Salvatore's and Mavis's daughter Victoria. The day turns into wild comic chaos as chef Alpheus tries to take over Salvatore's ristorantein order to sell pap en vleis.

Night & Day (Theatre)
Ballet: 8 Performances
R150 to R250
31 Dec - 11 Jan

Cape Town City Ballet returns from a smash hit season in Durban with the ageless appeal of the music of Cole Porter that is interpreted in dance. They bring to life the melodies and characters that are misted in the nostalgia of the 1940's and 1950's, when Porter was the master of the musicals.

A Streetcar Named Desire (Arena)
9 Jan - 19 Jan

Awaiting production information

Richard III (Maynardville Open-Air Theatre)
9 Jan - 15 Feb

Awaiting production information

Sleeping Beauty on Ice (Opera House)
Ice ballet: 30 Performances
R100 to R400
16 Jan - 9 Feb

Pieter Toerien Productions presents The Imperial Ice Stars in the world premiere of a brand new production of Sleeping Beauty on Ice.

The Firebird (Maynardville Open-Air Theatre)
16 Jan - 16 Feb

Awaiting production information

Suidoosterfees (Various venues)
Arts Festival: 5 days
29 Jan - 2 Feb

This popular annual arts festival returns to Artscape and is packed with innovative stage productions for the entire family.

Bookings: Artscape Dial-A-Seat at Tel: (021) 421-7695; Computicket Tel: 0861 915 8000 or

*Information correct at the time of issue. Dates and venues may change. Artscape may not be held liable for any discrepancies that may occur at short notice. For more information, visit

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