Tel: +27 21 809 7473/7380
Fax: +27 21 809 7565

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)


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 23-27 December
Reopen 28-31 December
Closed 1-3 January
Reopen 4 January

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Gala Concert with Richard Cock and Charl Du Plessis

8:15 pm - 10:00 pm

Price: R 250


The Oude Libertas Theatre Gala Concert compiled by maestro Richard Cock presents a wide range of music to appeal to all music lovers. The Cape Town Festival Orchestra will perform a programme including popular South African pianist Charl du Plessis performing re-invented arrangements of many classical favourites: Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, Bach’s Toccata and Piazzolla’s Libertango. The programme will also include tributes to Hugh Masekela, Leonard Bernstein and it will end with a rousing performance of the 1812 Overture by Tchaikovsky, with a participatory surprise!

Die Oude Libertasteater se jaarlikse Galakonsert , saamgestel deur maestro Richard Cock, bied ’n wye verskeidenheid musiek om in alle musiekliefhebbers se smaak te val. Die Cape Town Festival Orchestra se program sluit bekende Suid-Afrikaanse pianis Charl du Plessis in met nuwe verwerkings van etlike klassieke gunstelinge: Gershwin se Rhapsody in Blue, Bach se Tokkate en Piazzolla se Libertango. Daar sal ook huldeblyke aan Hugh Masekela en Leonard Bernstein wees en afsluit met die 1812 Overture van Tchaikovsky waar die gehoor die deelnemendeverrassing sal wees!

Zur Eröffnung des 2018-2019 Sommerprogrammes. Maestro Richard Cock und das CapeTown Festival Orchester bietet ein ganz tolles Program mit Charl du Plessis am Klavier: Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, Bach’s Toccata und Piazzolla’s Libertango. Das Program bietet auch music von Hugh Masekela, Leonard Bernstein und die 1812 Overture von Tchaikovsky, mit einer Überraschung!



8:15 pm - 10:00 pm

Price: R210


Fresh from stellar performances in Hong Kong and Singapore, legendary SA
comedian Barry Hilton will thrill audiences on local soil at Oude Libertas
Amphitheatre in Stellenbosch on Friday, 23 November.

Barry continues to enjoy one the most successful careers in SA stand-up history. He
has been wowing audiences for a phenomenal 35 years!  And is still criss-crossing
this country and the world with his unique approach to things we all have in common
and a hilarious take on our quirks and differences.

He’s known for never going for the easy gags, cheap shots and lazy punch lines of
dirty and vulgar comedy. If you’re lucky enough to remember one of the jokes that fly
your way during a show, you’ll be able to tell it to anybody from your boss to your

So make sure you don't’ miss this opportunity to see one of the very best comedians
– in South Africa and the whole world – in action at Oude Libertas on 23 November.


Queen in Concert

8:15 pm - 10:00 pm

Price: R250


Back By Popular Demand!!

The Stellenbosch City Orchestra presents QUEEN IN CONCERT featuring Janelle Speelman, André Terblanché and Kyle Seconna. The show, conducted by Paul van Zuilenburg, includes two hours of highlights from super group Queen`s incredible music with famous hits such as Barcelona, Bohemian Rhapsody, Another One Bites the Dust, Show Must Go On, Radio Gaga and many more! You will be transported back to the glory days of Freddy Mercury and the music of the seventies and eighties.

Das Stellenbosch Stads Orchester spielt Queen überzeugend und mit Energie. Mit Sängern Janelle Speelman, André Terblanché und Kyle Seconna wird es ein Konzerterlebnis der Extraklasse. Barcelona, Bohemian Rhapsody, Another One Bites the Dust, Show Must Go On, Radio Gaga und viel mehr . . . 2 Stunden fliegen schnell mit dieser Musiek.

Die musiek van Queen is gewild en immergroen. Janelle Speelman, André Terblanché en Kyle Seconna en die Stellenbosch Stads Orkes sal hulle staal wys met hierdie bekende Queen repertorium wat natuurlik Barcelona, Bohemian Rhapsody, Another One Bites the Dust, Show Must Go On, Radio Gaga en meer insluit


Andrew Young – Under an African Sky & Buyela Trio

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Price: R240


Back by popular demand International Award winning saxophonist Andrew Young returns to the Oude libertas Amphitheatre with his all new show “Under An African Sky” this time featuring the hugely popular South African vocal trio, Buyela.

The show features some of South Africa’s most well known and loved songs including Vulindlela (Brenda Fassie), Ndiphendule ( Caiphus Semanya), Ndihamba Nawe (Mafikizolo) as well as a tribute to the late great Hugh Masakela.

BUYELE – A Zulu word meaning “Return”

Buyela is a 3 member vocal and high energy dance group representing 3 different African tribes . Their repertoire consists of modern and traditional African songs.

In addition to their creative arts expression they also oversee a community based project in 5 rural schools in South Africa

As Andrew himself says “This is sure to be one the highlights of my year and the amphitheatre will be rocking”



Five Angelic Opera Voices – Cape Town Opera

8:15 pm - 10:00 pm

Price: R 230


  • Brittany Smith (soprano)
  • Cecilia Rangwanasha (soprano)
  • Ané Pretorius (mezzo)
  • Thando Zwane (baritone)
  • Lunga Hallam (tenor)
  • Pianist: José Dias

We invite you to a fantastic new programme by five selected members of Cape Town Opera. These fine singers perform an inspiring and uplifting concert of arias and ensembles from well-known Mozart, Rossini, Donizetti and Verdi operas. After the interval, the repertoire is cheerful and very fitting for end of the year celebrations. They sing with youthful exuberance in German, French, English and African, three Spirituals and one or two traditional African ensembles, will have you yelling for more.

Die liefde vir opera en goeie sang is alombekend. Die 5 uitgesoekte stemme van die Kaapstad Opera sal bekende arias en ensembles uit vernaamste en gewilde operas en operettes van Mozart, Rossini, Donizetti en Verdi sing. Natuurlik kan jy jouself `n konsert sonder traditionele sang, amper nie indink nie. Die passie vir sang, opera en ensemble musiek is voorwaar `n kosbare en opwindende ervaring.

Zusammenstellung weltbekannter Musikstücke offenbart die faszinierende Vielseitigkeit der 5 ausgewählten Sänger des Cape Town Opera Chorus und ist dabei so facettenreich und bunt, wie Südafrika selbst. Sie bringen die Seele Afrikas zum Klingen. Ob Mozart, Rossini, Donizetti oder Verdi oder bekannte Spirituals, dieses Konzert bringt Freude.


BLONDES, Rachmaninoff, Ravel & Rock in my taal

8:15 pm - 10:00 pm

Price: R210


Die Blondes, Elna van der Merwe en Zorada Temmingh, se vernuftige tweeklavier-keurspele draai dié keer om die letter R. In die Rachmaninoff-keurspel hoor ons fragmente uit sy Vocalise, 2de Klavierkonsert, Paganini-variasies en Preludes. Die Ravel-keurspel bevat melodieë uit Bolero, Habanera en La Valse. En dan gaan ons “Rock in my taal” met juwele uit die Afrikaanse ligtemusiekskat.

The Blondes a well known unique and exciting piano duo on two piano’s . Yhis performance revolves around the letter R. In the Rachmaninoff-medley fragments from Vocalise & 2 nd Piano Concert , the Paganini-variations and well known Preludes. Die Ravel-medley consist of melodies from Bolero, Habanera and La Valse. The rock section in the show highlights music gems by artists such as Amanda Strydom, Laurika Rauch, Coenie de Villiers, Johannes Kerkorrel & Koos du Plessis.

Die Blondes ist ein bekanntes Klavier Duo. Zwei Damen, die spontan und lebenslustig dieMusik der großen klassischen Meister und Pop Musik Legenden auf 2 Klaviere spielen. In dem Rachmaninoff- Program hören wir Fragmente wie die Vocalise und 2. Klavierkonzert, die Paganini-Variazionen und die bekannte Preludes. Zum Ravel-Thema werden Bolero, Habanera und La Valse, gespielt. Zur Rock Seite gehören Melodien aus der Südafrikanischen Schatzkiste.


YoungSTARS & Hugo Lambrecht’s Symphony Orchestra

8:15 pm - 10:00 pm

Price: 200


Oude Libertas Amphitheatre annually creates a platform for the brilliant youngsters of the classical genre to perform on an open –air stage. These youngsters are of school going age and have all participated in some or other classical competition.

The Hugo Lambrecht Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Liam Burden, will once again grace the stage with soloists from their highly successful Concerto Festival. Young soloists from in and around Cape Town will performselected concerti, featuring works by Telemann, Haydn, Mozart, Chopin and Stephenson. Orchestral masterpieces will include works by von Suppé, Schubert and selections from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite to usher in the festive season.

Die Oude Libertas teater bied jaarlikse ‘n konsert aan waar die wenners, almal steeds skoolgaande ouderdom, van landswye klassieke musiekkompetisies ‘n geleentheid kry om in die ope lug op te tree. Hierdie konsert is saamgesteldeur Liam Burden wat die Hugo Lambrecht Simfonie Orkes dirigeer. ’n Wye verskeidenheid klassieke musiek van Telemann, Haydn, Mozart, Chopin en Stephenson tot Orkestrasies van Suppé, Schubert en ‘n keuse uit Tchaikovsky se Nutcracker Suite word aangebied.

Die besten Schüler der Hugo Lambrecht Musikschule spielen mit dem Orchester ein schönes Program ausgewählt von Liam Burden. Telemann, Haydn, Mozart, Chopin und Stephenson sowohl als auch Top Orchestrationen von Suppé, Schubert und eine Auswahl von Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite.


  • F von Suppé – Light Cavalry Overture
  • WA Mozart – Piano Concerto in A major, K 488 II: Andante (Elena Monvoisin)
  • FJ Haydn – Violin Concerto No 2 in G Major Hob. VII a/4 III: Allegro (Danielle Kock)
  • GP Telemann – Concerto for two Violas in G major TWV 52:G3 I + II: Lent & Gai (Lydia Graham & Kyle Benade)
  • A Stephenson – Concertino for Piccolo, Strings & Harpsichord III: Marcia – Allegretto (Paula Hill)
  • F Schubert – Entr’acte No 3 from Rosamunde
  • WA Mozart – Piano Concerto in A major, K 414 I: Allegro (Anna Grieve)
  • FJ Haydn – Trumpet Concerto No. 2 in E-flat major, Hob. VII e/1 (Damian Daniels)
  • F Chopin – Andante Spianato et Grande Polonaise Brillante, Op. 22 (Mike Wang)
  • PI Tchaikovsy – Nutcracker Suite Op 71a (Selections)


Carlo Mombelli & 3 Continents Collective

6:30 pm

Price: R220



  • Carlo Mombelli (South Africa) with Kyle Shepard – piano, Jonno Sweetman – drums, Keenan Ahrends – guitar
  • Claus Reichstaller – trumpet & Martin Zenker – double bass (Germany)
  • Enji Erkhembayar – vocals (Mongolia)
  • Produced by: Cape Town Music Academy (CTMA)

A night of extraordinary music where top talents from South Africa, Germany and Mongolia meet.

Carlo Mombelli is a composer and bass player nothing short of a national treasure – the depth, passion and inventiveness of his music has made him a modern music enigma.

His music has been described in the press as “disconcertingly beautiful” – The Jazz TImes (USA)
and “Once in a while an artist comes along who produces music unlike anything you’ve heard” Bass Player Magazine (USA)

In this show, Carlo will be performing music from his latest album with his stellar local band, consisting of Kyle Shepard (piano), Jonno Sweetman (drums) and Keenan Ahrends (guitar). They will be joined on stage by three special international guests – the world class German trumpeter, Professor Claus Reichstaller (Head of Jazz) and double bassist, Martin Zenker (Professor in Bass), both from the Munich University of Music and Performing Arts and the exceptional Mongolian jazz vocalist, Enji Erkhembayar. Erkhembayar is also skilled in the highly specialised Mongolian art of throat singing or “longsong”.

The concert will be the celebratory closure of a workshop series hosted by the Cape Town Music Academy (CTMA) in collaboration with the the South African College of Music (SACM) at UCT where Mombelli, Reichstaller, Zenker and Erkhembayar presented a four day series of free classes to students and musicians in various aspects of jazz improvisation and performance.

Dieses Konzert ist eine Verschmeltzung von Talent aus München, Mongolia und Südafrika.
Der München geborener Trompeter Claus Reichstaller ist einer der profiliertesten Jazz-und Studiomusiker Europas.
Martin Zenker ist deutscher Bassist des Modern Jazz. Er ist Professor für Jazzbass an der Kyung-Hee-Universität in Seoul/Südkorea.

Carlo Mombelli ist ein südafrikanischer Jazz-Bassgitarrist, Komponist, Bandleader und Musikpädagoge. 2008 wurde er für den SAMA (South African Music Awards) nominiert.


Amanda Strydom in Konsert

8:15 pm - 10:00 pm

Price: R200


Amanda Strydom en Coenraad Rall (pianis): Amanda Strydom in Konsert.

In hierdie produksie sing Amanda die gunstelinge uit haar groot repertoire en lei die gehoor oor hoogtes endeur dieptes, deur die lewe en die dood. Die skreeusnaakse en tragiese kombineer in musiek wat vertel van eksentrieke rand figure.

Amanda sing van haar oorspronklike komposisies asook onvergeetlike musiek van Piaf, Dietrich, Brel en Sting.

Sy word begelei deur Coenraad Rall.


Lollos & Lettie 10 jaar Basaar!

6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

Price: R50. Kinders onder 3 GRATIS.


*** Starts at 6pm ***

LOLLOS EN LETTIE kom kuier by die Oude Libertas Slow food Kersmark NAG mark / Christmas NIGHT market (17h00-22h00) . Ouers kom geniet ‘n aftydjie by die aandmark terwyl LOLLOS en LETTIE jul kleingoed laat lag en dans.

Tien jaar van Lollos en Lettie! Die vertoning sal oud en jonk laat saam sing en dans! Kom geniet al die grootste Lollos-treffers en stories in die op en wakker vertoning wat terug kyk na 10 jaar in die bedryf. Die gehoor kan uitsien na groot gunstelinge soos Die Krokodille, Die Paddakonsert, Spring op!, Die Kiem en vele meer! Lollos, Lettie, Karla en Disco sal seker maak almal dans heerlik saam.

Slow Food Christmas Night Market ONE night only. Join us in a wonderland of Christmas goodies, gifts, food and snacks. 17h00-22h00.


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