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.

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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.

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Stellenbosch and Durban

A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Stellenbosch and Durban

Experience the Magic of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" as it Takes the Stage in Stellenbosch and Durban Brace yourself for an enchanting journey into the realms of love, mischief, and fantasy as Maynardville Open-Air Festival and VR Theatrical proudly...

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Maynardville Open Air Festival 2024

Maynardville Open Air Festival 2024

A Summer Romance lies ahead as Maynardville Open Air Festival announces it’s 2024 season While Capetonians are still bundled up in their winter woolies, there are glimpses of the long summer evenings ahead. One of these is the announcement of the Maynardville Open Air...

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SUMMERSNOW at Maynardville 2023

SUMMERSNOW at Maynardville 2023

Cape Town City Ballet is delighted to be back on the whimsical and wooded splendour of the Maynardville Open-Air Festival stage. SUMMERSNOW embraces the certainty of the seasons….. the stark contrast of summer to winter. The enchanting double bill features the pastoral fantasy of Mikhail Fokine’s LES SYLPHIDES and Sir Frederick Ashton’s charming twilight skating scene, LES PATINEURS.

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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.