Grahamstown National Arts Festival

Grahamstown National Arts Festival

Grahamstown – Art is where it’s at

Relish in art being the way of life from 2-12 July at this year’s Grahamstown National Arts Festival.

Billed as one of South Africa’s biggest and oldest arts and culture festival expect a multi-genre line-up of art, music, dance, theatre and crafts with over 500 different performances at various locations around the Eastern Capes town of Grahamstown.

In the mood for an orchestra, a cabaret, some opera, ballet or a drama, how about some jazz, stand-up comedy, film or folk music you’ll find it all browsing through the streets of the town in the parks, sports fields, halls, or even property of some residents who hire out the use of their homes for the festival.

The normally quiet streets will usually be busy at this time catering to the festival with the amount of people who converge on the city’s 1820 Settlers National Monument to not only take in the arts and colourful culture but others are also there to market their goods such as tie dyed t-shirts, woven rugs, handmade jewellery and customised products.

For a broad spectrum of even illusion, poetry and storytelling, from the best of our local talent and unmissable selection of international acts make sure you book your tickets. See for the full programme and booking forms or contact ticketing call centre at 0860 002 004.

The festival is an event organised by the Grahamstown Foundation, National Arts Festival team which is sponsored by the Eastern Cape Government, Standard Bank, The National Art Council, the SABC and the National Lottery.




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