• 5 - 8 October 2017

    A partnership between the National Arts Festival, Cape Town Fringe and V&A Waterfront

  • THE ARTISTS

    80 amazing performances – street performers, circus acts, buskers, musicians, artists, clowns, mimes and entertainers... over four days at Africa’s most visited cultural and historical hub. Want to take part? Scroll down to 'How To Take Part' – it's as easy as 1,2,3...

  • How TO TAKE PART

    Three easy steps....

    1

    Read...

    ...our call for proposals document HERE

    2

    Complete...

    ...the online application form HERE

    3

    Audition...

    ...on one of our audition days OR send in a video of your act so we can see what you're all about!

  • BUSKERS FESTIVAL READY TO GO!

    International and local buskers are headed for the V&A Waterfront from 5 to 8 October as the second Cape Town Buskers Festival gets under way. The Buskers Festival closes the Cape Town Fringe Festival – and the school holidays – with a programme of free-to-enter performances on four stages at the V&A Waterfront. Audiences pay for what they like, and can do so by putting money into the performers’ hats, a tradition called ‘hatting’. Cape Town Buskers Festival CEO Tony Lankester says, ‘In many respects busking is the original crowdfunding. It’s also one of the oldest forms of theatre but, in South Africa, it’s not always accorded the same respect as other performance arts. We will be bringing out some international acts to add variety to the programme but our local street performers will certainly dominate and will hold their own with the crowds.’

  • THE FRINGE

    The Cape Town Buskers Festival is part of the Cape Town Fringe. Established in 2014, the Cape Town Fringe provides a platform for all genres of performance – theatre, dance, music, comedy – and the Buskers Festival adds street theatre to the mix, giving Capetonians a rich, exciting programme for the whole family

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