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MAYNARDVILLE Open-Air Festival

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Unforgettable Performances in Cape Town

The Maynardville Open-Air Theatre is situated in Maynardville Park, Wynberg.  The spectacular green wooded park has earned it the reputation as one of the best-loved outdoor theatre venues in the lush Southern Suburbs of the Cape Region.  It offers its patrons both a beautiful wooded park for pre-show picnics and drinks, as well as a unique wooded 700-seater theatre setting.  


Most famous for the annual Shakespeare in the Park, it was started in 1956 by Cecilia Sonnenberg and Rene Ahrenson in conjunction with the City of Cape Town who purchased the property in 1949 as part of its park portfolio.  


Until the Covid-19 Pandemic, this tradition has been unbroken.  

Celebrating Tradition and Innovation


In 2023, VRT was entrusted with the stewardship of the historic Maynardville Open Air Theatre Festival, and we are delighted to continue this journey and ensure this tradition stays alive into the future.


Maynardville is an invitation to a world where timeless elegance meets artistic brilliance. As the leading open-air theatre in Cape Town, we promise unforgettable performances that leave a lasting impression. Join us for an extraordinary journey under the stars.

Maynardville 2025

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Join us for a spectacular lineup of events and performances. Maynardville 2025 promises an array of unforgettable theatre filled with stunning music and moving performances. 

Keep an eye on our social media for updates. Visit the Maynardville website for the full program for 2025.

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