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Tel: +27 21 809 7473/7380
Fax: +27 21 809 7565
theatre@oudelibertas.co.za

Box Office times
Weekdays: 09h00 – 16h00
Sat: 09h00 – 13h00
On any show day open from 16h00

In person
Buy tickets at the theatre box office on the day of the event.

Seating plan (click to enlarge)

seating

Parking for wheelchair patrons must be telephonically arranged at 021 809 7380. The theatre will have an allocated parking with a personalized name as indication of the parking, as close as possible to the ticket office.

The lawn area opens at 16h00 . Come early for the best spots.

Christmas schedule
Closed on 22-27 December
Reopen 28 and 29,30,31 December
Closed again 1,2,3, Jan
Reopen 4 Jan

Curtain raisers general info/ Voorprogram inligting:
In South Africa and Stellenbosch we celebrate the diversity of our communities and I am often heartened when I hear people with diverse backgrounds all referring to the Oude Libertas Amphitheatre as “our theatre”…
This year our commitment to strong community engagement is our driving force in making the theatre accessible to all people of Stellenbosch.

Individual triumphs and successes is what we aim for when presenting the brimming young talent of our country. The Distell Foundation supports many projects. Some of these talents will be showcased from time to time as a curtain raiser for other shows. In this way audiences are able to experience first-hand the fascinating results of a bit of musical CSI, corporate social investment, each displaying its own splendor.

Watch this space!

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The Undefined – four male voices

24/02/2017
8:15 pm - 10:15 pm

24 February
Time : 20h15
Price : R 180

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The Undefined with Niel Rademan (baritone), Clint Lesch (lirical baritone), Kurt Haupt (tenor), Lucas Heinen (piano)
The Undefined – is a classical crossover vocal group. This all male group is proudly South African.
Their strength is its remarkable ability to blend operatically-trained vocals and classical music with themes from pop, bolero, folk, tango, sacred and Latin music. Their musical mastery found its footing in emblematic songs arranged specifically for them.

As jy gedink het jy ken die “crossover”, maak jy `n fout. Hierdie besonderse vertoning het die karaktereienskappe van pop, tango, kerk en klassieke musiek. Niel Rademan (bariton), Clint Lesch (liriese bariton), Kurt Haupt (tenoor), Lucas Heinen (klavier). Die vertoning is verweef met kruisbestuiwing van verskeie musiekvorrme. Kan jy jouself die volgende indink `n ontknoping van bekende musiek met kranige musikante en stemme? Kom ervaar `n noemenswaardige belewenis onder die sterre en in die maanlig by Oude Libertas.

 


40 Vingers 40 Fingers 40 Finger

25/02/2017
8:15 pm - 10:00 pm

25 February
Time: 20h15
Price: R190
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4 renowned classical pianists; 40 Fingers celebrate the 40th birthday of the Oude Libertas Theatre’s Steinway piano. This special Concert Grand was selected by the world renowned pianist Vladimir Ashkenazy for the theatre in 1977 and has just been restored. Making up the 40 fingers are the 8 talented hands of pianists Charl du Plessis, Pieter Grobler, Elna van der Merwe and Albie van Schalkwyk. They will perform never before heard arrangements of exciting music ranging from Baroque to Boogie and Beethoven to Billy Joel. This will be a piano birthday celebration you’ll never forget!

40 Vingers herdenk die 40ste verjaarsdag van die Oude Libertasteater se Steinway vleuelklavier. Hierdie klavier is in 1977 deur die wêreldberoemde Russiese pianis Vladimir Ashkenazy uitgesoek vir die teater en is pas gerestoureer.  Die 8 talentvolle hande van Charl du Plessis,  Pieter Grobler, Elna van der Merwe en Albie van Schalkwyk speel opwindende klaviermusiek van Barok tot Boogie en Beethoven tot Billie Joel. Die musiek word spesiaal verwerk vir hierdie verjaarsdagkonsert wat beloof om ’n verjaardagviering van die jaar te wees!

40 Finger: Mit diesem Konzert feiert Oude Libertas den 40sten Geburtstag des Theaters und auch von dem Steinway Konzertflügel. 4 ausgezeichnete Pianisten Charl du Plessis, Pieter Grobler, Elna van der Merwe und Albie van Schalkwyk spielen die bezauberende Musik von Barok bis zum Boogie und Beethoven bis zum Billie Joel.
40 Finger spielen genau so fantastisch wie Vladimir Ashkenazy vor 40 Jahren zur Eröffnung des Theaters.

 


BlackByrd

26/02/2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

26 February
Time: 18h30
Price: R190
Lawn tickets available on the day at the theatre @ R100 from 16h00

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BlackByrd is musically innovative with their interesting combination of pop, country and ballads. Beautiful, talented and popular all-girl group, BlackByrd have released their much-anticipated second album entitled ‘Home’. This hit-packed CD follows the big success of the friendly trio’s debut album ‘Strong’ which achieved Gold status, received five SAMA nominations, and contained five number one hit singles. Already the album received two SAMA award nominations in 2015 for “Best Adult Contemporary Album” and “Best Duo or Group of the Year”. In addition, the album was also nominated for a SAMRO Wawela Music Award for the category “Best South African Duo/Group”. Most recently the band was nominated for three Wes-Kaapse Bokkies awards namely “Group of the year” (which they walked away with), “Music video of the year” and “Song of the year”. BlackByrd continues to make waves in the South African music scene with their professional and charming live performances, singing and playing guitars.

Die drei Damen von BlackByrd nehmen das Publikum auf eine Reise Kreuz und Quer zwischen Pop, Country und schwungvolle Melodien. Ein hervorragendes Genusserlebnis mit Kitarre und Stimme. Ein perfektes Sonntag Nachmittag Konzert, nettes Ambiente und  hinreiβend schöne Sängerinnen.

 


Vivaldi Favourites with Stellenbosch Orchestra

01/03/2017
8:15 pm - 10:15 pm

1 March
Time: 20h15
Price: R190

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Vivaldi enthusiasts are urged not to miss this performance of one of the world`s all-time memorable and famous classical pieces, by the best in local talent. Elma Salt (Violin), Barbara Kennedy (Cello) Paul Loeb van Zuilenburg (IV) violin, Brendan Kierman (Trumpet), Paul Loeb van Zuilenburg (III) Trumpet. A variation of concertos are performed by the Stellenbosch City Orchestra and conducted by violinist Paul Loeb Van Zuilenberg. This concert is tremendously refreshing as young musicians demonstrates the distinctive nature of Vivaldi`s artistry. Highlights are Four Seasons: Summer and Concerto for two Trumpets to name a few.

Das Stellenbosch Stads Orchester spielt Vivaldi uberzeugend und mit Energie. Die bekannte Sommer Jahreszeit, und das bekannte Doppelte Trompeten Concerto sind unter anderem auf dem Program. Dieses wird ein Konzerterlebnis der Extraklasse.

Vivaldi se musiek is gewild en immergroen. Tydens hierdie konsert sal die Stellebosch Stads Orkes hulle staal wys met hierdie klassieke repertorium. Hoogtepunte is Vier Seisoene ? Somer en Concerto vir twee trompette om `n paar te noem.
Elma Salt (Violin), Barbara Kennedy (Cello) Paul Loeb van Zuilenburg (IV) violin, Brendan Kierman (Trumpet), Paul Loeb van Zuilenburg (III) Trumpet

 


Hartklop

08/03/2017
8:15 pm - 10:15 pm

8 MAART
Time: 20H15
Price: R 150
AFRIKAANS

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Gebaseer op ‘n ware verhaal soos vertel aan Jan Groenewald deur die hartchirurg Susan Vosloo.

‘n Nuwe hart beteken ‘n hergeboorte. Daar kan geen groter opwinding bestaan nie as die oomblik wanneer die pasiënt die lewe weer deur sy are voel bruis dikwels ná jare van stadige aftakeling en oneindige uitputting en vermoeienis.

Dis ‘n ervaring wat vir min mense beskore is. Daar is min hartskenkers. ‘n Onvoorspelbare dood stel familielede op die oomblik van afsterwe aan soveel trauma bloot dat hule nie eens daaraan dink dat die organe van hulle geliefde vir iemand anders ‘n nuwe lewe kan gee nie.

Daar is geen groter spanning as om te wag op ‘n nuwe hart vir ‘n hartlyer nie – ‘n nuwe hart wat die verskil kan maak tussen die lewe … en die dood.

Herman le Roux is die pasiënt van die Suid-Afrikaanse hartchirurg dr. Susan Vosloo. Sy enigste kans op ‘n tweede lewe is ‘n nuwe hart. Saam wag hulle. Gaan hy leef – of sterf? Sal hy betyds ‘n hart kry?

In Hartklop gebruik die skrywer Jan Groenewald die situasie waarin hartlyers hulle bevind om die verhaal te vertel van Jessica, Herman le Roux se dogter, en haar minnaar Daniel Cloete, gespeel deur Marlo Minnaar.

Saam werk hulle aan ‘n artikel oor hartoorplantings en Dr. Chris Barnard, wat die eerste hart in Louis Washkansky oorgeplant het. Wanneer die verhouding tussen die twee verdiep, skep dit ‘n situasie wat hulle al hoe moeiliker vind om te hanteer.

HARTKLOP (meaning translated: ‘heartbeat’)

Based on a true story, as told to the playwright Jan Groenewald by heart surgeon Susan Vosloo.

Heart transplants are virtually a physical rebirth. There are few experiences that can equal the sense of new life surging through one’s veins after a long period of heart failure, accompanied by exhaustion, depression and the prospect of imminent death.

There is no assurance that a heart will be “found” in time. It is a race against time (a period, sometimes, stretching over many months) in which many lives are lost – and only some are won.

As dramatic as the results of a transplant may be, the greatest drama unfolds before the operation as the patient teeters on the edge of life or death, waiting … waiting … for a new heart, to be taken from somebody whose life has been abruptly ended. There can be no more poignant rescue of a life – as it ends for another.

Herman le Roux is a patient of world renowned heart surgeon Dr. Susan Vosloo. His only hope of survival is a heart transplant. Is he going to live – or die? Will they find a heart for him in time to save his life?

In Hartklop, playwright Jan Groenewald tells Herman’s story with that of his daughter, Jessica, played by Tessa Denton, and her lover Daniel Cloete, played by Marlo Minnaar.

Together, they are writing an article about heart transplants and transplant pioneer Dr. Chris Barnard. When their professional relationship grows into love, they are faced with a challenging personal situation.

 


Libertas Choir – Messiah by G F Händel

10/03/2017
8:15 pm - 10:00 pm

10 & 11 March
Time: 20h15
Price: R200
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A performance of the sacred oratorio Messiah by G F Händel. With the Hallelujah Chorus as its centerpiece, George Frideric Händel’s oratorio Messiah is probably the most famous piece of classical music in the world. This time performed by the Stellenbosch Libertas Choir and Orchestra conducted by Johan de Villiers, with concert master Jürgen Schwietering and soloists Magdalene  Minnaar ( Soprano) ,Minette  du Toit-Pearce  ( Alto ),  Marco  Titus  ( Tenor ),  and Thato Machona  ( Bass ).
Oor die jare heen het die Libertaskoor al ‘n instelling geword by die Amfiteater. Hierdie keer sing hulle die bekende werk van G F Händel – MESSIAS. Van die soliste Magdalene  Minnaar ( Soprano ), Minette  du Toit-Pearce ( Alto ),  Marco  Titus  ( Tenor ),  en Thato Machona ( Bass ) kan die heel beste verwag word. Die orkes word deur Jürgen Schwietering gelei. Die hoogtepunt is altyd die Halleluja Koor, waartydens die gehoor oudergewoonte genooi word om op te staan.
Das Weltbekannte und beliebte Werk von G F Händel – MESSIAH wird begeistert von dem Libertas Chor, mit einem Orchester zum Abschluβ der Sommer Saison präsentiert. Von den vier Solisten kann man das Allerbeste erwarten. Magdalene  Minnaar ( Soprano ), Minette  du Toit-Pearce ( Alto ),  Marco  Titus  ( Tenor ),  und Thato Machona ( Bass ). Der berühmteste Satz des Oratoriums ist das Halleluja.. An vielen Orten der Welt ist es üblich, dass das Publikum für diesen Teil der Aufführung aufsteht.

 


Libertas Choir – Messiah by G F Händel

11/03/2017
8:15 pm - 10:00 pm

10 & 11 March
Time: 20h15
Price: R200
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A performance of the sacred oratorio Messiah by G F Händel. With the Hallelujah Chorus as its centerpiece, George Frideric Händel’s oratorio Messiah is probably the most famous piece of classical music in the world. This time performed by the Stellenbosch Libertas Choir and Orchestra conducted by Johan de Villiers, with concert master Jürgen Schwietering and soloists Magdalene  Minnaar ( Soprano) ,Minette  du Toit-Pearce  ( Alto ),  Marco  Titus  ( Tenor ),  and Thato Machona  ( Bass ).
Oor die jare heen het die Libertaskoor al ‘n instelling geword by die Amfiteater. Hierdie keer sing hulle die bekende werk van G F Händel – MESSIAS. Van die soliste Magdalene  Minnaar ( Soprano ), Minette  du Toit-Pearce ( Alto ),  Marco  Titus  ( Tenor ),  en Thato Machona ( Bass ) kan die heel beste verwag word. Die orkes word deur Jürgen Schwietering gelei. Die hoogtepunt is altyd die Halleluja Koor, waartydens die gehoor oudergewoonte genooi word om op te staan.
Das Weltbekannte und beliebte Werk von G F Händel – MESSIAH wird begeistert von dem Libertas Chor, mit einem Orchester zum Abschluβ der Sommer Saison präsentiert. Von den vier Solisten kann man das Allerbeste erwarten. Magdalene  Minnaar ( Soprano ), Minette  du Toit-Pearce ( Alto ),  Marco  Titus  ( Tenor ),  und Thato Machona ( Bass ). Der berühmteste Satz des Oratoriums ist das Halleluja.. An vielen Orten der Welt ist es üblich, dass das Publikum für diesen Teil der Aufführung aufsteht.