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Finding The Light – An evening of Musical Theatre Super Stars!

  • Ticket Cost

    R180 - R420
  • Start Date

    Apr 17 2024
  • Theatre

    Opera House
  • Duration


An evening with Musical Theatre Stars and the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra hosted by Marc Lottering set for Artscape Opera House in April 2024!


The FTL Foundation is proud to announce their debut on-stage offering – FINDING THE LIGHT – as they assemble London’s West End and South African musical theatre Stars to take to the Artscape Opera House for a 2-hour Musical Theatre Event that will leave you breathless.

100% of net proceeds from the show will go to The Kolisi Foundation which was set up by Siya & Rachel Kolisi in 2019 to tackle some of the toughest challenges facing South African communities.

This musical extravaganza will run from 17 to 21 April 2024, with the Gala Night on Thursday 18th April 2024.

Bookings are now open and can be made at Webtickets.  

For 5 nights only, audiences can experience the transcendent power of some of musical theatre’s best loved shows. Top talent from London’s West End and South African musical theatre come together on Cape Town’s iconic Artscape Opera House stage to perform songs from shows including “Phantom of the Opera”, “Les Miserables”, “West Side Story”, “Company” and many more, with the exquisite on-stage accompaniment by the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra.

The evening will be staged by the UK’s Paul Robinson (Singing In The Rain – Olivier Nominated) and hosted by South Africa, and Cape Town’s very own Marc Lottering.

“I am delighted to be venturing back onto the utterly magnificent Opera House Stage in April with our offering of FINDING THE LIGHT – the perfect venue and partner for what is set to be an easily accessible, world-class musical theatre event for the entire family. I have very fond memories of my previous outing there which was The Fugard’s West Side Story, and I cannot wait to get back,” says Daniel Galloway, who is producing the event alongside Jessica Ross, who is based in London.

Musical expression is a fundamental and vital channel through which we make sense of, and cope with, life and we are privileged to have an opportunity to use this as a vehicle to support the incredible work of the Kolisi Foundation. The project will unite music lovers, performers, philanthropists & business people with the ultimate goal of helping to change as the futures of as many vulnerable South Africans as possible” says Jessica Ross – the co-founder of the Finding The Light Foundation.

Accompanied by the full Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, the evening promises a visual and auditory kaleidoscope in celebration of our humanity and search for the light.

Charl-Johan Lingenfelder (Musical Supervisor) joins up once again with Producer Daniel Galloway – who together for The Fugard Theatre worked on Musicals such as The Rocky Horror Show, Cabaret, Funny Girl, West Side Story, King Kong and Kinky Boots – alongside Paul Robinson, Jessica Ross and David Habbin – to bring audiences in Cape Town a wonderful evening out, among the stars.

The full cast will be announced in the coming weeks.

Tickets cost from R190 to R420 and can be booked at Webtickets – Limited VIP PACKAGES for all evenings AND the Gala Night on 18 April are available too. 

No babies on laps, no under 5s.

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17 April / 8:00 am
21 April / 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