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    Aug 09 2024
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Step into a world of glitz, glamour, and fabulousness as the Absolutely Fabulous Drag Show (ABFAB DRAG) returns to the stage, captivating audiences and celebrating the vibrant LGBTQIA+ community. This highly anticipated production will take place on August 9th and 10th, 2024, as part of the renowned Artscape Women’s Humanity Arts Festival.

Cape Town boasts a rich drag tradition dating back to the 1930s, with District Six serving as a vibrant hub for expression and creativity. Today, the city continues to embrace the art of drag, with lively pageants, exhilarating parties, glamorous hairdressing salons, and captivating drag queen shows adorning its cultural landscape.

ABFAB DRAG aims to showcase the crème de la crème of drag performers, placing them on centre stage to celebrate their unique talents and captivating artistry. The show features a lineup of exceptional drag divas, including the incomparable Vida Fantabisher, runner-up of SA’s Got Talent 2016, Manila von Teez, the sensational Kat Gilardi, the charismatic Jayde Kay Johnson, the enchanting Angel Lalamore from the renowned drag cabaret group 3D, and the triple threat artist Mitchell Darling. Guiding the choreography with finesse and flair is the talented Nkosinathi Sangweni Waka Mtshali.

The incomparable Soli Philander leads the evening’s proceedings as the charismatic MC, while director Basil Appollis seamlessly weaves together the tapestry of this spectacular showcase. MC Soli Philander is no stranger to the Artscape Stage and will narrate you through this magical show. Basil Appollis stiches it all together and cracks the designer whip as director.


9 August / 8:00 am
10 August / 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: R40.00; - Pensioners: R30.00;
• 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