Coronavirus COVID-19 – March 17, 2020 – updates – cancelled and postponed arts events in South Africa – to be updated as info becomes available.

Following the President of South Africa’s national address, March 15, more postponements and cancellations announced – no gatherings of more than 100 people:

Temporary closure -The Fugard Theatre, Cape Town– ❌ until -date to be announced, 2020

Fugard productions/screenings that unable to continue:

Master Harold”… and the Boys
Never Too Naked
It’s Only A Play
What We Wish For
Concerning the Life of Babyboy Kleintjies
All Moffie screenings
The 2020 Fugard Bioscope World Arts Cinema Season (until June 1, 2020)

Details around new dates and rescheduling – to be announced.

Refunds: Fugard Theatre: Patrons will be contacted by The Fugard Theatre box office to arrange a full refund for seats booked. For additional info, e-mail‎‎ There is the option to not get a refund and to pay the money to the artists who are not able to stage their shows. Details on The Fugard website.

Temporary closure -The Baxter Theatre, Cape Town ❌ until end of April 2020

Baxter productions that will be halted:

David Kramer’s Danger in the Dark, Tally-Ho Productions’ The Last Five Years, the 55th Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards, Ayana/Afrika Ablaze’s I am Rain, Ndumiso Lindi’s Boys Don’t Cry, Celeste Ntuli’s Money and Men, Best of Zabalaza 2020, Morning Melodies, South African College of Music, Cape  Town Concert Series and Masambe Theatre performances.

Some of these productions may be re-scheduled.

Refunds: Baxter Theatre: See or consider not asking for a refund so that the money goes to the artists.

Temporary closure The Courtyard Playhouse Theatre ❌  – until- date to be announced. ✔ Refunds: e-mail Or donate ticket to help theatre, artists, staff.

Postponed- The Cape Town International Jazz Festival – ❌ March 27-28, 2020

Refunds: general tickets Jazz Festival: Computicket Call Centre on 0861 915 8000 or 011 340 8000, Monday to Saturday, 8am-8pm. The Call Centre is closed on Sundays and some public holidays. E-mail

Refunds on hospitality packages Jazz Festival: contact the espAfrika hotline on 021 671 0506 or e-mail

❇ CancelledKlein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees (KKNK) – ❌ March 23-29, 2020

Refunds KKNK: check website

Closed- Norval Foundation: ❌ closed from March 17 to April 12, 2020.

Cancelled- Cape Town Carnival – March 21, 2020

Postponed- Cape Town City Ballet’s Autumn Season – ❌ supposed to run May 9 and 17
Ballet funds – refunds from Computicket.  For more information , call Artscape Box Office on 021 421-7839