Artscape will host the first official A capella music festival this February month among a host of productions to tantalise the artistic taste buds.

20 musical groups will have the opportunity to showcase their talents while promoting music and above all, creating job opportunities for youth in the arts and culture sector. Conceptualised by the Rainbow Arts Organisation the festival was created after seeing the consistency and drive of a local cappella groups who are are singing for commuters, travelling by taxis in different ranks around Cape Town.

Additional exciting productions at Artscape include the world premiere of the musical Calling Us Home, while balletomanes can delight in Cape Town City Ballet’s folk fairy-tale of the sweet-tempered Cinderella. Dance remains centre stage in the production Resilience that sees a collaborative performance with invited guest dance companies and studios from Cape Town.

Meanwhile it has been few years since the enigmatic Thandiswa Mazwai graced the stages of the Mother City. She brings along an exclusive one-night special performance of A Letter To Azania described as a sonic journey of several of her much loved tunes.

February is also known as the month of love thus The Romantic Tour live with Manana features an intimate music journey performed unplugged as an experience to be remembered.

Furthermore, we pay special tribute to our dearly departed Foyer Technical Coordinator Ruben Fillies who had served Artscape tirelessly for 17 years.  While he is no longer with us in this realm, we salute his ever-enduring legacy. Do read our special focus on his life at Artscape in our features section.

Once again, we thank you for choosing Artscape as your theatre of choice and trust that we can continue to offer you the magical theatrical experiences that you as our patrons, and stakeholders deserve.