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11th South African International Ballet Competition

  • Ticket Cost

    R150 - R285
  • Start Date

    Jul 15 2024
  • Theatre

    Opera House

The 11th South African International Ballet Competition. The largest Ballet Competition in Africa returns to the Artscape from 14 – 17 July 2024, with competitors live on stage and online. With international judges and South African judges.

The International competition has three age groups:
-9 to 12 (Scholar)
-13 to 16 (Junior)
-17 to 22 (Senior)
in both Classical Ballet and Contemporary categories. The competition is also open to duets, trios and groups.

The SAIBC attracts dancers of the highest calibre from South Africa and across the globe and this year sees Jury members from China, Canada, South Korea, Switzerland, South Africa, Belgium, and America.

Entry videos should be sent to For more information please visit the website or email: @saiballetcomp

The SAIBC gratefully acknowledges the invaluable support from:
the City of Cape Town, The Mary Oppenheimer & Daughter Foundation, Lift airline and the National Lotteries Commission (NLC) that relies on funds from the proceeds of the National Lottery. The Lotteries Act and regulations guide the way in which NLC funding may be allocated. The NLC wants the grants to make difference to the lives of all South Africans, especially those more vulnerable, and to improve the sustainability of the beneficiary organisations. Available funds are distributed to registered and qualifying non-profit organisations in the fields of charities, arts, culture and national heritage; and sport and recreation. By placing its emphasis on areas of greatest need and potential, the NLC contributes to South Africa’s development.

Kindly note Artscape provides wheelchair seating. You can book directly via this website but should you require assistance please call Artscape Dial-a-Seat on 021 421 76 95 who will assist with navigation and booking.


15 July / 8:00 am
17 July / 5:00 pm
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Underground Parking

Parking is available at the Cape Town Civic Centre’s basement parking, Mondays to Fridays between 6pm and 11pm. Parking will be available on Saturdays and Sundays as well as public holidays, for matinee and evening performances. Access to the parking area is via Jan Smuts Street.

• No cash will be accepted/handled at the entry point;
• Payments can be made with Debit/Credit card;
• The parking fees are as follows: - Normal fee: R27.00; - Pensioners: R17.00;
• The gate to the parking will be closed 15 minutes after the starting time of a performance and opened after the performance;
• For security reasons, patrons will be required to inform the attendant which production they are attending, you may also provide proof of a reservation to a production or an event, or proof of invitation to a production or event, at the entry point;
• Patrons are to contact the emergency number (021) 400 2828 in the event of an emergency;
• For your safety a security guard will be stationed at the garage entry

Wheelchair Access

Limited facilities for wheelchairs are available 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