Warm congratulations to all the Fiësta nominees

The nominations for the 13th kykNET Fiësta Awards were announced today. Debut productions presented at the six biggest Afrikaans arts festivals in the cuntry – Aardklop, Innibos, KKNK, Suidoosterfees, Toyota US Woordfees en die Vrystaat Kunstefees – are eligible for Fiësta Awards. “The uncertainty in the cautious year after the pandemic did nothing to hamper […]

Woordfees is once again a spring festival in the Winelands

The Toyota SU Woordfees will once again take place in the spring, from 7 to 15 October 2023. This decision was taken in consultation with several role players and stakeholders, including sponsors and donors, other arts festivals, artists, festivalgoers, producers, schools, suppliers and the hospitality industry. “Time constraints make it impossible for us to present […]


We are all feeling the economic pinch. That’s why the Woordfees made it a priority to give festivalgoers affordable access to as many quality productions as possible this year. In addition to a great variety of free festival offerings such as art exhibitions and most of the Discussion and Film Festival programme, there are also […]

Gallery: Dans

KARATARA With: Shaun Oelf, Grant van Ster, Dean John Smith The residents lost everything; some lost their lives … Karatara is based on the true story of the disaster in the Knysna district in 2018. In the middle of the night, a fire consumed the town. This dance drama tells the story of a community’s […]

Gallery: Fringe

ANGLO ANGST With: Nichola Viviers, Mia van der Merwe, Jordyn Linklater, Thalia Alberts, Izette Blignaut, Vihann van Rooyen, Zoë-blu Mottram Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet becomes Romeo and Johanna: The Anglo­Boer War Version in this crazy musical from Estefan Coetzee – a new director who excels in experimental theatre. This is the last dress rehearsal and […]

Gallery: Kinderfees

LIEWE HEKSIE VANG VIS With: Margit Meyer-Rödenbeck, Deon van Zyl The Liewe Heksie team, which won the Kanna for best children’s theatre at the KKNK two years in a row, is back with Le- vinia, who this time is struggling to catch fish with a broomstick. Meanwhile, King Rosekrans’s trout are getting fewer and fewer. […]