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Our Partners

Supporting the Arts in Cape Town and Fostering Community Partnerships

Celebrating Meaningful Collaborations

Introducing Our Partners

We celebrate the meaningful collaborations that make the Maynardville Open Air Theatre a thriving artistic haven. Through these invaluable partnerships, we expand the boundaries of creativity and bring extraordinary experiences to life. Join us as we honour the organisations and individuals who have joined forces with us on this exhilarating journey.

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Our Partners For 2024

This year’s Festival is made possible with the support of:

2024 Partner Logos

The Maynardville Theatre Trust

Guiding the Way

At the heart of the Maynardville Open Air Theatre is the Maynardville Theatre Trust.

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Established in 1999 by Cecilia Sonnenburg, this Arts Trust is entrusted with the guidance and future development of our beloved open-air venue in Wynberg, Cape Town. Comprised of independent trustees, including Pieter Torien, David Sonnenburg, Africa Melane, Allan Committee, Lauren Bates, and Brian Heydenrych, we are dedicated to upholding artistic excellence and fostering the growth of the Maynardville Open Air Theatre.

VR Theatrical

The Producing Team

In 2023, VR Theatrical was appointed as the producer of the Maynardville Open Air Festival.

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In 2023, VR Theatrical was appointed as the producer of the Maynardville Open Air Festival. This award-winning theatre production company has earned recognition for its diverse portfolio, ranging from presenting blockbuster Broadway plays and musicals to commissioning and developing original theatrical productions. With a global perspective and a commitment to nurturing emerging talent, VR Theatrical proudly joins hands with the prestigious Maynardville Open Air Festival.

Learn more about VR Theatrical and their contribution to supporting the arts in Cape Town at vrtheatrical.com.

Open Air Collective

Maynardville Food Market

We were delighted to welcome OpenAirCollective to the Maynardville Open Air Festival in 2023.

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As a curated culinary caravan of food vendors, OpenAirCollective enhances the festival experience by offering a diverse food menu, including the exciting launch of the Maynardville Open Air Evening Food Market. Indulge in delectable culinary delights as you immerse yourself in the magic of the festival.

Learn more about Open Air Collective at openaircollective.co.za.

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Open Culture Foundation

Nurturing Talent and Growth

Our  transformative Professional Arts Development Programme.

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This innovative initiative bridges the gap between institutional training and practical experience, providing recent graduates with comprehensive technical theatre skills and real-world exposure. As twelve talented trainees serve as Festival Crew under the mentorship of industry professionals, Maynardville becomes a platform for their growth and exploration of various theatre genres.

To learn more about the Open Culture Foundation and their commitment to supporting the arts in Cape Town, please visit openculturefoundation.org.

Festival Sponsors (2023)

Strengthening the Arts Community

We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to our esteemed sponsors and partners for their invaluable contributions to the success of the Maynardville Open Air Theatre Festival.

We invite other interested parties who share our passion for promoting the arts to contact us and explore the exciting sponsorship opportunities available. Play your part in creating unforgettable experiences and make a lasting impact on the Maynardville community. Connect with us at office@maynardville.co.za.

Diemersfontein Wine and Country Estate

Enhancing the Maynardville Experience

An idyllic wine estate known for its beauty, informal elegance, and exceptional wines

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Situated just a short drive from Cape Town, Diemersfontein is an idyllic wine estate known for its beauty, informal elegance, and exceptional wines. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Diemersfontein for their support and partnership, enhancing the Maynardville Open Air Festival experience.

Discover Diemersfontein at diemersfontein.co.za.

Artscape Theatre Centre

Essential Technical & Specialised services

The Artscape Theatre Centre is cornerstone of the performing arts in Cape Town

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As a cornerstone of the performing arts in Cape Town, the Artscape Theatre Centre provides essential technical and specialised services to venues across the city. Historically the custodian of the Maynardville Annual Shakespeare production, Artscape remains fully committed to the Maynardville Open Air Festival, offering valuable infrastructural support to the venue and productions. 

Explore the vibrant world of Artscape Theatre Centre and its support for the arts in Cape Town at artscape.co.za.

Oryx Desert Salt

Maynardville Food Partner

We are proud to have Oryx Desert Salt as the official food partner of the festival.

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Oryx Desert Salt’s naturally organic salt, sustainably harvested from the pristine Kalahari Desert, enriches the flavors of our culinary offerings while supporting your optimal health and hydration. 

Experience the difference with Oryx Desert Salt at oryxdesertsalt.com.

Litehouse

Infusing joy into people’s lives

The passion of Litehouse lies in creating ambient lighting and tools that foster human connection

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The passion of Litehouse lies in creating ambient lighting and tools that foster human connection, infusing joy into people’s lives. Their team designs products that they love and use in their homes, aiming to illuminate moments filled with love, laughter, and light. We are honored to partner with Litehouse who contribute to the enchanting atmosphere of the performances at Maynardville. 

Discover Litehouse at litehouse.co.za.

Become a Collaborator

Help Support the Arts in Cape Town and Foster Community Partnerships

We extend our deepest gratitude to all our partners, sponsors, and collaborators for their unwavering support of the arts in Cape Town. Together, we strengthen the tapestry of creativity and bring captivating experiences to audiences.

Whether you are an existing partner or a potential collaborator, we invite you to explore the possibilities of joining forces with Maynardville. Together, let’s shape the future of the arts community.