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Welcome to Maynardville

This spectacular green wooded park has earned the reputation for one of the best-loved outdoor theatre venues in the Cape Region. It offers its patrons both a beautiful park and lake for pre-show picnics and drinks, as well as a unique wooded 700-seater theatre setting.  Cape Town’s annual Shakespeare under the stars has delighted audiences for 62 years but 2018 will take the theatre tradition into a new era with an expanded classical experience called the Maynardville Open-Air Festival.  Showcasing a season of symphony, Shakespeare, ballet, comedy and more, the Festival weaves elements of Shakespeare into a selection of shows from 18 January – 3 March 2018.

Shows to watch out for

The Taming of the Shrew: 07 Feb – 01 Mar 2018

This summer, Shakespeare’s battle of the sexes The Taming of the Shrew comes to life under the stars with a meeting of classical text and modern twist.  62 years after it was performed as the very first Shakespeare on the Maynardville stage, Tara Notcutt makes history with an all-female cast, something never before seen on a South African stage.  Matters of gender, marriage, and family come together in this dark comedy of Kate, a headstrong woman, and her tempestuous relationship with Petruchio, the man who is set on wooing and winning her.

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Opera Summer Festival: 18 feb 2018

This opera gala brings you the much loved works of Verdi, Bellini, Britten and more to the Maynardville Open-Air Festival.  Starring Cecelia Rangwanasha (soprano), Noluvotiso Mpofu (soprano). Lunga Hallam (tenor) and George Stevens (bass Baritone), this gala brings the classics to life under the stars.

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Derek Gripper @ Maynardville: 25 Feb 2018

World renowned guitarist Derek Gripper will perform live under the stars for one night only on Sunday 25th February 2018. Drawing on European classical traditions, avant-garde Brazilian music, Malian kora, Cape Town folk, and even Indian classical music, he has created a new and beautiful guitar music which has carried him to the world’s stages including his Carnegie Hall debut in 2015. He comes to you at Maynardville, fresh from his winter North American tour.

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Classic Gospel: 25 Feb 2018

An explosion of Gospel Classics, from sacred to new and popular joyous tunes, sung by a choir of 20 voices with classically trained lead singers, and accompanied by a live band.

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The theatre is situated in the middle of the Maynardville Park with access via the front gates on the corner of Church and Wolf street.  Parking is available by the Wynberg Public Library on Glaren road or along public roads around the venue.

Address:
27 Piers Rd, Wynberg, Cape Town, 7800

Hours:
Box Office opens 1 hour before the performance
For more information or bookings contact Artscape Box Office on 021 421 7695