It’s opening weekend of the Cape Town Fringe festival this weekend! One of the features of this year’s Fringe is super short and snappy runs (often in multiple venues) – so if you come across something you want to see, act fast!

Here are the #CTFringe shows opening on Heritage Day weekend – 21 to 25 September

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun


The Book Detectives

The Book Detectives


The Water Warrior

The Water Warrior


  • Luks – Lukhanyo runs into a spot of trouble when he goes against his mother’s wishes. Grades 4 – 7
  • The Singing Chameleon – The tale of how Chameleon rises above adversity to become a hero. Grade 0 to 7
  • The Water Warrior – What will happen when the water runs out? All ages
Hocus Pocus

Hocus Pocus


  • Hocus Pocus – Brendon Peel’s mystery-filled show
  • Refocused – Magic meets laughter in Greg Gelb’s new show
Access Me

Access Me

Dance, Physical and Visual Theatre

  • Rock to the Core – Mamela Nyamza’s brand-new work
  • Woman on the Cross – a group of young women face life’s daily hardships
  • Abangabonwa (The Unseen) – Standard Bank Ovation Award winner at NAF16
  • Vuka – Multidisciplinary exploration of life after death
  • Unknown Challenges – Aspirational piece encouraging youth to follow their dreams
  • Access Me – The dancers of the Unmute Dance Company share their own stories
  • Ellipses (extract) – Exploring the use and significance of this much-used form of punctuation
  • Momentum – Community dance – rebooted!
  • Ubuntu – Makukhanye Art Room’s After School Programme performers take to the stage
  • Phefumla / To Breathe – Exploring the Cape’s gang culture through dance
  • Powers of Lightness – Tossie van Tonder’s profound exploration of being South African
  • Worst of Both Worlds – Two male actors explore female human trafficking and the drug trade

Jenny and the Jameses


Also happening…

Black Art & Communities at Heart – A Decolonial Conversation in a Space Where it Matters: The Makukhanye Art Room will be hosting a discussion at 2pm on 23 September. See more here