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50th Celebration Concert

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  • Start Date

    Mar 20 2021
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  • Duration

    90 min

Established as the Nico Malan Theatre in 1971, the Artscape building will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in existence with a jam-packed line-up of high-quality traditional African music, acrobatic, jazz, drama, dance, theatre entertainment and exhibitions depicting the unforgettable moments (from Nico to Artscape) throughout the year.

The festivities will kick-off on 20 March, with the 50th Celebration concert, directed by Basil Appollis features Artscape Theatre’s associated companies including the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra (conducted by Brandon Phillips), Cape Town Opera, JazzArt, Unmute Dance Company, Cape Town City Ballet, Zip-Zap Circus and iconic Cape Town performers such as Dizu Plaatjies, Vicky Sampson, Hilton Schilder, Zinzi Nogavu, Sylvia Mdunyelwa, Diana Ferrus, Nicola Hanekom, Alistair Izobell, Vusi Mahlasela and many others. The concert recorded at the Artscape Opera House in celebrating our Human Rights Day will be delivered to audiences through the Artscape YouTube channel, free of charge at 8pm.

This concert is made possible by the City of Cape Town, the Western Cape Provincial Government and the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture.


Programme: 50th Celebration Programme




Alistair Izobell

Celeste Botha

Coenie de Villiers

Diana Ferrus

Dizu Plaatjies

Don Vino and Band: Brynne Bailey, Franco Mannel, Keagan Links

Hilton Schilder

Jody Abrahams

Loukmaan Adams

Madeegha Anders

Marlin Zoutman

Nicola Hanekom

Sylvia Ncediwe Mdunyelwa

Vicky Sampson

Vusi Mahlasela

Zinziswa Nogavu

Cape Town Opera:   CTO Chorus, Bongani Kubheka, Vuvu Mpofu & Siphokazi Molteno

Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra  – Conductor  Brandon Phillips


Unmute Dance Company

Jazzart Dance Theatre

Cape Town City Ballet



Marlene le Roux


Basil Appollis

Artscape Technical Crew


Liam Cookson

Lighting Designer

Faheem Bardien


20 March, 2021 / 4:00 pm
23 December, 2021 / 5:00 pm
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Underground Parking

Currently closed until further notice.

Wheelchair Access

Limited facilities for wheelchairs areavailable in the Opera House and Theatre in accordance with safety regulations. Wheelchair seats can be booked at the Artscape Box Office, at any Computicket outlet, or through the Computicket call centre. Please note that the Arena is not wheelchair friendly. Toilets for wheelchair-bound patrons aresituated in the Marble and Chandelier Foyers of the Opera House and on the lower level of the Theatre Foyer. Limited parking bays are available for bona fide Disabled Parking Disc Holders in the tunnel area opposite the Stage Door entrance, and in the staff parking area. A drop-off facility is available in the tunnel area for patrons who have difficulty walking. Prior arrangements in all regards should be made with the Theatre Manager.


Disabled Parking and Wheelchairs are available on site but should be pre-booked by contacting Artscape Dial-a-seat on 021 421 7695