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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.

Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra

Symphonic Shakespeare
18 Jan – 20 Jan 2018

Cape Town City Ballet

Les Sylphides and Firebird
24 Jan – 28 Jan 2018

Cape Town Comedy Club

Jesters in the Park
31 Jan – 03 Feb 2018

Siv Ngesi and Pink Couch Productions

The Taming of the Shrew
07 Feb – 01 Mar 2018

Shows to watch out for

Philharmonic’s Symphonic Shakespeare: 18 Jan – 20 Jan 2018

The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra presents Symphonic Shakespeare; music by Tchaikovsky, Nicolai and more, illustrating some of Shakespeare’s most beloved plays like Romeo and Juliet and The Merry Wives of Windsor


Les Sylphides and Firebird: 24 Jan – 28 Jan 2018

The Cape Town City Ballet presents the exotic Firebird.  In this sylvan setting, she flits through the trees as the evil Kotschei weaves his spells on the forest creatures.  The programme also features the classic Les Sylphides the first ever ballet performed at Maynardville in 1956


Cape Town Comedy Club: 31 Jan – 03 Feb 2018

2018 sees the debut of “Jesters in the Park” produced by The Cape Town Comedy Club, and hosted by thespian legend, Rob Van Vuuren.  This production showcases some of SA’s brightest stand-up talents under the Maynardville stars.  This chance to laugh at the stars is not to be missed and best enjoyed with friends and family.


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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Find Us

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.

27 Piers Rd, Wynberg, Cape Town, 7800

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