Enchanting Open-Air FESTIVAL

Immerse yourself in the enchantment of performances under the stars in a serene natural setting, adding a touch of magic to every show.

Extraordinary Live Performances

Experience captivating live performances that transcend boundaries, leaving you mesmerised and inspired by the power of the arts.

Illustrious Artistic Heritage

Immerse yourself in the legacy and artistic brilliance of esteemed arts institutions, adding depth and prestige to the festival experience.

Vibrant Food Market Experience.

Delight your taste buds with a vibrant food market offering pre-show culinary delights, enhancing your festival experience with delicious flavours.

Welcome to the

Enchanting World of Maynardville Open Air Festival

Immerse yourself in the captivating realm of Maynardville Open Air Festival, Cape Town’s premier open-air theatre experience. Discover the magic of live performances, outdoor cultural events, and our rich artistic heritage.

Enchanting Open-Air Theatre

Experience Magic Under the Stars.

Illustrious Artistic Heritage

Immerse Yourself in Legacy and Brilliance.

Captivating Live Performances

Transcending Boundaries, Inspiring the Soul.

Vibrant Food Market

Savour the Culinary Delights.

Maynardville Open Air Festival

Unforgettable Performances in Cape Town

Step into a world where timeless elegance meets artistic brilliance at Maynardville Open Air Festival. As the leading open-air theatre in Cape Town, we invite you to experience extraordinary live performances that transcend boundaries and leave lasting impressions.

Unleash Your Senses

Open-Air Theatre Cape Town

Indulge in the allure of open-air theatre in Cape Town’s picturesque green park. Maynardville’s unique 700-seater wooded theatre offers a serene setting where you can bask in natural beauty, indulge in pre-show culinary delights, and immerse yourself in captivating performances. Join us for an unforgettable cultural journey under the stars where audiences have come together annually since 1956.

Outdoor Cultural Events

Celebrating Tradition and Innovation

Maynardville Open Air Festival celebrates the beauty of tradition infused with innovative acts. Our expanded classical program showcases some of the oldest arts institutions in the Southern Hemisphere, redefining the festival’s legacy for generations to come. Under the guidance of the esteemed Maynardville Theatre Trust, VR Theatrical as Festival Producer since 2023 now leads the way into a new era of artistic brilliance.

Maynardville Festival Buzz

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Maynardville’s Romeo and Juliet Cast Announced 

Maynardville’s Romeo and Juliet Cast Announced 

Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers have been cast in the forthcoming Maynardville Open Air Festival production of Romeo and Juliet, set to run in the tree-encircled amphitheatre from 25 January till the 24th February 2024. The annual Shakespeare in the park is a...

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Discover the World of Professional Theatre with Maynardville

Discover the World of Professional Theatre with Maynardville

Are you ready to step into the world of professional theatre? Maynardville Festival is delighted to extend an extraordinary educational internship opportunity to aspiring theatre professionals. Internship Overview Embark on a meticulously designed learning adventure,...

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Johannesburg

A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Johannesburg

Maynardville Open Air Festival in association with VR Theatrical proudly Presents: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM - An Iconic and Unforgettable Evening of Entertainment NOW in Johannesburg for the first time! Directly from its success at Toyota US WOORDFEES last weekend in...

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Live Performances in Cape Town

Where Sophistication Meets Inclusivity

Maynardville Open Air Festival transcends social boundaries, welcoming diverse audiences to embrace the wonders of the arts. Prepare to be captivated by performances that cherish sophistication and celebrate inclusivity. Don’t miss out on these remarkable cultural moments in Cape Town.