Curated Programme
Jazz
South African National Jazz Orchestra
Mandela Bay Theatre Complex in partnership with Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality
Resonating Rhythms, Uniting Cultures: Jazzing the Nation
Theatre
Ka Lebitso La Moya
MoMo Matsuyane
MoMo Matsuyane explores love, deceit and sexual violence
Theatre
The Last Country
Empatheatre
An immersive experience exploring the journeys of women migrants
Theatre
The Stranger
Third World Bunfight
A meditative, ritualistic performance work based on the myth of Orpheus
Theatre
1789
Sibikwa Arts Centre
A cutting-edge performance about Liberty, Equality and Fraternity
Theatre
1 Yard, 7 Shacks
Sketch Productions
Edladleni (A place I call home). Baie Dankie Mpilo! Danko life
Theatre
The Red on the Rainbow
Diartskonageng
She was just one mother. She loved her son. For justice, she fought like a thousand.
Theatre
The Suit
Sello Maake kaNcube Foundation
A new imagining of 'The Suit', 30 years on
Visual Art
Izandi Zemilambo Yabo Kuthi / The Sounds of Their Rivers in Us
Mud and Fire Parables
A sacred space to honour the memory and legacy of the departed artist
Poetry & Spoken Word
Metropolar
IIIFoet: by Modise Sekgothe, Jotam Schoeman and James Frank Robb
Johannesburg explored in a multimedia performance intertwining music, poetry, and film
Theatre
Swartwater
Nama Khoi Productions
The untold journey of the Nama Khoi people's resilience and loss
Theatre
It's not me
Mzwanele Mgijima
Can sins of the past stand in the way of two lovers?
Theatre
all my ex-lovers are dead
The Furies Co
An all-too-honest tale of love, desire, poor life choices, voice notes you shouldn’t send, and how many cups of tea it takes to wake up and smell the coffee.
Circus
AFRONAUTS
Circus Zambia and Wake the beast in Collaboration with Barefeet
An out of the World Theatre and Circus Adventure
Comedy
Very Big Comedy Show
Taylor Made Productions
Comedy doesn't get BIGGER than this!
Dance & Physical Theatre
Two Sides of Skollie's Coin ("Woza Wenties!" and "3 Mense Phakathi")
Lorin Sookool
A group of dancers explore water's capacity to hold memories
Dance & Physical Theatre
Nokeng ya Kubetu
Ntsoana
“A river that forgets its source will soon dry out.” ~ African Proverb
Dance & Physical Theatre
CION: Requiem of Ravel's Boléro
Vuyani Dance Theatre
An intrigue of dance and music that spins on the weight of mourning
Dance & Physical Theatre
Third Space Emakhazeni
Janeth Mulapha, Jenni Lee Crewe, and the Forgotten Angle Theatre Collaborative
A fresh new Pan African dance work forged in the liminal spaces of Emakhazeni
Dance & Physical Theatre
Third Space East London
Panaibra Canda, Elton Rafael Davids, Gompo Arts Centre
A fresh Pan African dance work forged in the liminal spaces of East London
Dance & Physical Theatre
Third Space George
Nabaggala Lilian Maximillian, Arafa Hamadi, Kubu Collective
A fresh new Pan African dance work forged in the liminal spaces of George
Dance & Physical Theatre
Aslama
Yaseen Manuel
"Aslama" - To Surrender
Dance & Physical Theatre
Sometimes I have to lean in...
Alan Parker Gerard Bester - NAF reflective
A work exploring the act of leaning, literally and metaphorically.
Dance & Physical Theatre
ULTRA
Darkroom Contemporary
ULTRA exposes the physicality of extremes. This immersive performance merges elements of dance, interdisciplinary live art, technology, and sound installation. 
Cabaret & Musical Theatre
The Ghosts are Returning
Pro Helvetia
A multimedia musical theater piece about (neo-)colonial crimes
Music
THABA BOSIU – THE MUSICAL
PACOFS
“The Musical Book Of Our Stories” By Napo Masheane
Music
nomthandazo: amahubo
Zoe Modiga - SBYA for Music
A sacral, ceremonious, cinematic work
Music
The Birth - Darren English
SBYA Jazz
The Birth - Darren English
Music
Mandisi Dyantyis - an award-winning Afro-Soul-Jazz artist
Brand New Artist Solutions
Mandisi Dyantyis
Music
Sipho "Hotstix" Mabuse
Brand New Artist Solutions
At 72, Sipho Hotstix is more vital than ever!
Music
Halala! ILAM’s 70th Birthday Celebration Concert
Guests of the International Library of African Music
This year ILAM is 70, and presents this concert in celebration
Music
Jazz with Asanda Mqiki (The Gold Experience)
Asanda Mqiki
Asanda fuses jazz, soul, hip-hop and kwaito for a unique sound
Music
Guy Buttery & The Gqeberha String Trio
Guy Buttery
Guy Buttery relooks at guitar and strings collab and catapults it to new heights.
Music
Schau-fe[r]n-ster and the Sleepwalker
Peter Cartwright
Solo piano recital of South African and Classical Composers
Music
Piano & Poems: Everybody is a Bridge
Imaginary Stage
Paul Hanmer's piano meets Anton Krueger's reading of Everybody is a Bridge...
Performance Art
Angel Ho - Dis My KANT
Angel-Ho
A multisensory experience rooted in queer ideology
Visual Art
WEG WYSERS DEUR DIE BLINKUUUR
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What if the next creole generation doesn't accept their parents' material culture?
Visual Art
Talking Loud
Shalom Mushwana and Callan Grecia
Musings of emerging voices in the South African landscape of art
Visual Art
A LUTA CONTINUA: Reflecting on 30 years of democracy through Constitutional Court Art Collection
Constitutional Court Art Collection
Reflecting on 30 years of democracy through Constitutional Court Art Collection
Visual Art
The Abyssal Zone
Christine Dixie
Shimmering creatures float above shifting sands
Visual Art
Mattering: 50 Years of The National Arts Festival
National Arts Festival
The Festival’s entangled, ever-evolving narrative through space and time
Theatre
Lalela uLwandle
Empatheatre
The ocean's significance in livelihoods, medicine, science, & spirituality.
Visual Art
land/lines
Presented by the Department of Visual Arts in the Faculty of Humanities, Nelson Mandela University, in collaboration with the University of Pretoria Museums, Art Exhibitions and Galleries and the National Arts Festival.
A cross-gallery exhibition that emphasises the significance of the Eastern Cape
Visual Art
Nature is Louder - Street Art Intervention  
Nature is Louder Street Art Project
Stimulating public spaces and Imaginations
Visual Art
Izandi Zemilambo Yabo Kuthi / The Sounds of Their Rivers in Us
Mud and Fire Parables
A sacred space to honour the departed artist