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Maynardville Open Air Theatre

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Address: Unit 1 Maynardville, 20 Piers Street, Corner Wolfe Street / Piers Street, Cape Town Central, South Africa
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+27 21 444 8849

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Enchanting evenings in the Amphitheater

The Maynardville park and amphitheater is one of the highlights of the summer season in Cape Town. Every year, we are spoiled with a ballet and Shakespeare production in the open... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
Carla G
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

The Maynardville park and amphitheater is one of the highlights of the summer season in Cape Town. Every year, we are spoiled with a ballet and Shakespeare production in the open air, usually preceded by a picnic in the park, which is clean and safe. If you're looking for an enchanting evening out, this is quintessential.

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United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Superb choreography in a simple classic performance. A spectacle, with a highly talented and experienced cast (who must have been frozen. We were). These Shakespeare Sunday evenings in February are always worth going to, and almost always sold out by the night. The setting is magical.

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Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Our second visit to enjoy a Shakespeare play outdoors on a warm summer evening. The stage is surrounded by trees and with subtle but clever lighting makes for a great atmosphere. Only 160 Rand (£11) gets you a brilliant seat in the 700 seat theatre. Enjoy a picnic in the park before the performance but you'll be lucky to get... More 

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Tralee, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Beautiful venue! Cannot believe that this was my first time! Great to experience Shakespeare but with a South African twist. Wonderfully directed with a superb cast! Sound, lighting, costumes... Everything was superb! Can't wait for my next visit!

Thank Pieter N
Cape Town
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Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

This amphitheater setting for the Christmas Carols Concerts was perfect. We were invited to this picnic event by a friend celebrating her birthday. The atmosphere was vibrant. The environment also felt safe and this was welcoming. I look forward to attending future events here.

Thank TravelFeetZA
Cape Town, South Africa
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Reviewed 16 February 2016

After many years of driving past Maynardville Open Air Theatre, I decided that this would be the perfect time if any to experience it. It would hopefully be the perfect way to celebrate Valentines Eve with my little family....Mom, Dad and 2 daughters (12 and 7 yrs old). We were all pleasantly surprised and absolutely enthralled by the whole experience... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 26 July 2015

Early each year during February, outdoor Shakespear plays are presented. A definate must visit, even though in high summer take a jersey and a blanket as it gets cold later the evening. Going most years for the past 15 years, always a good evening out.

Thank Stanley466
Cape Town
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Reviewed 19 February 2015

Had a wonderful picnic with friends and show was excellent. A very different experience. Could maybe just have a few more coffee stations during interval, because we had to wait a long time to get something to drink. Only one vendor. Will definitely go again. Take blankets .... it can get chilly.

Thank yswright
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 8 February 2015

We went last year to see Midsummer's Night Dream. The outdoor setting for this was perfect. The chairs did get a bit uncomfortable so remember to take cushions and a blanket. The weather is unpredictable and the evenings can get a bit chilly in the garden. The gardens are lovely and the setting is great for a romantic night out.... More 

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 February 2014

Just spent a magical Valentines evening at Maynardville Theatre along with 700 others. Shakespeare in the park is well worth a visit. Go early and enjoy a picnic by the lake along with everyone else. This also means you get parked easier on the road alongside. Take cushions for the seats and enjoy.


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