Known as the "theatre in the winelands" it is sheltered by graceful trees, not only in the surrounding gardens, but also on the stage - imparting a magical air to music, theatre and dance performances.
The auditorium forms a quarter circle almost touching the stage,
ensuring excellent acoustics and a unique intimacy with the music.
You're also encouraged to bring a picnic basket and to have your
supper on the beautiful lawn surrounding the theatre before the
The Biggish Band is an
18-piece Big Band led by trombonist Jannie 'Hanepoot' van Tonder
and plays only
South African big band jazz .
On Sunday we'll be performing one long set including some of our
original tunes by Mertyn Barrow, Douglas Armstrong, Jannie
'Hanepoot' van Tonder, and some of our arrangements of lesser-known
South African standards by Errol Dyers, Dudu Pukwana, Zakes Nkosi
and Dollar Brand.
Tickets are R90, R80 or R70, or R30 for adults/R20 for children on the lawn (these tickets only available on the day. Doors open from 3pm. Music from 6pm to 7.30pm. Ample free, secure parking available. Book at Computicket or by phoning 021-809 7473.
To get there on the N2 from Cape
take the Stellenbosch/Baden Powell Avenue turn off (R310) heading towards Stellenbosch. Turn right at T-junction after Spier. At the first traffic light - Distell on your right, Oude Libertas Amphitheatre on your left.
To get there on the N1 from Cape
take the Stellenbosch/Klipheuwel/Tygerberg Zoo turn off (R304) heading towards Stellenbosch. Turn right into Adam Tas Rd (R310), and continue past the Stellenbosch railway station on your right. At the second traffic light after the station turn right into Oude Libertas Street. The Oude Libertas Amphitheatre is on your right.
A map with directions to the venue is at the bottom of this newsletter.
More info at http://www.oudelibertas.co.za
Some other Biggish Band gigs coming up:
- Saturday 1 March: Muratie Wine
Estate Harvest Festival
- Sunday 9 March: Masque Theatre,
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