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

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


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 African Sky

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Price: TBC

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

8:15 pm - 10:00 pm

R 230

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

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.


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.


Libertas Choir- we are the voice

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Price: R 210

Oor die jare heen het die LIBERTASKOOR al `n instelling geword by die Amfiteater. Hierdie keer sing hulle liedere van vreugde en geluk. Tradisionele musiek en Afrikaanse liedere wat oor die tyd heen die Libertaskoor se karaktereienskap geword het. Die koor tree op met `n gevoel van gemoedelikheid en oorgawe en gee op `n kreatiewe wyse uiting aan hulle liefde vir koorsang.

The Libertas Choir conducted by Johan de Villiers will perform a programme consisting of a wide spectrum of choral music. The first part of the concert will be devoted to a cappella renderings of compositions by iconic contemporary composers like Karl Jenkins, Eric Whitacre and ?riks Ešenwalds. In the follow-up will be included several newly commissioned choral arrangements of evergreen popular songs by Billy Joel, John Farnham and Parrish & Toppano, as well as of Afrikaans songs made famous by Laurika Rauch and Jannie du Toit. As always, the choir will present authentic performances of songs with an African flavour, including one by Mirriam Makeba, and the concert will be ended by Melissa van der Spuy’s Glory medley, with excerpts from Vivaldi’s Gloria, John Legend’s Glory from the movie Selma and the rousing Battle Hymn of the Republic. Instrumental accompaniment will be provided by the Ramon Alexander Trio.

Der Libertas Chor wird als die Verkörperung der “Regenbogennation in Harmonie” angesehen. Professor Johan de Villiers gründete den Chor 1989, während einer Zeit Südafrikas, in der multi-ethnische Gruppierungen noch verpönt waren. Das Mandat des Chores ist es, Frieden, Wohlwollen und Versöhnung über rassische und kulturelle Grenzen hinweg durch eine gemeinsame Leidenschaft für die Musik zu fördern



6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Price R210

RKO se musiek strek van ‘n diep gewortelde plek, wat Ghoema-, Latyns- en Africana-musiek aanneem, insluitend enigiets anders wat langs die grondpad te vinde is. Die woorde is egter ferm op die hede.

Met akoestiese toerusting amper so oud as hul leuse speel die klanke uiteen: viool, kitare, dobro, mondfluitjie, bas, trekklavier, gazoos en ‘n ou Fender Telecaster.

RKO is op 20 April 2017 vereer met ‘n FAK – Prestige-toekenning vir die uitstekende bevordering van Suid-Afrikaanse volksmusiek.

THE RADIO KALAHARI BAND is a well known unique and exciting band. A variety of music styles are incorporated in this performance. Audiences have enjoyed this band for decades. Always new, fresh and energetic. This performance revolves around Ghoema music and Africana music with a strong “here and now” messages.

Das Radio Kalahari Orchester ist eine bekannte band , mit stark südafrikanischen Themen und Ghoema Stil Music. Spontaan und lebenslustig und ein reines Stückchen Musik aus der Südafrikanischen Schatzkiste.


Christmas carol Sing-along

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Price: R210

*** Show starts at 7pm ***

Christmas sing-along enthusiasts are urged and invited not to miss this annual joyous ride towards the spirit of Christmas. Many memorable traditional Christmas songs will be performed by the Festival choir, Festival Orchestra and hand- picked soloists. Richard Cock will let the bells ring loudly to sound the beginning of the festive times. Richard Cock has most certainly earned his stripes as a conductor and storyteller at the Oude Libertas Amphitheatre. The audience is welcome to bring gifts or donations which will be handed to the chosen charity.

Kersfees saamsing aand. Kom en geniet `n heerlike aand in die geselskap van Richard Cock, uitgesoekte soliste en die jaarlikse feeskoor en feesorkes. `n Aand gevul met goeie tradisionele kersmelodieë, gemoedelikheid, samehorigheid en liefde. Die gehoor gaan heerlik saamsing en met grappige kersstories vermaak word deur RichardCock. Bring gerus `n geskenk of donasie vir die minder bevoorregtes. Dit sal op die aand aan die instansie oorhandig word.

Weihnachten und eine unendliche Schatzkiste von Weihnachtsliedern bringt immer eine Wunderwelt. Richard Cock und sein ausgesuchter Chor und feines Orchester machen sich ein Vergnügen daraus Weihnachtsmusik und Weihnachtserzählungen zu mischen. Ihnen gelingt es eine besondere Stimmung zu machen. Bringen Sie bitte ein Geschenk oder Spende mit. Das wird an dem Abend an ein ausgesuchtes Projekct zur Förderung von Kindern in Not überreicht.


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