2017 Zabalaza Theatre Festival Officially Launched by Minister Marais | Western Cape Government


2017 Zabalaza Theatre Festival Officially Launched by Minister Marais

16 March 2017

Tomorrow, 17 March 2017, the Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais, will officially launch the 2017 Zabalaza Theatre Festival at the Baxter Theatre Centre.  

Esteemed as the leading developmental festival, the Zabalaza Theatre Festival will this year showcase 56 different productions, affording 300 emerging artists from across the Western Cape the platform to perform their creative products.

In 2016, the festival won a special Fleur Du Cap award for Innovation in Theatre for their phenomenal contribution to the development of new South African work by providing a platform for artists who want to venture into acting, stage management, writing and directing.

The Zabalaza Theatre Festival will take place from 18 – 25 March 2017 when all the venues and spaces in the Baxter Theatre Comtre will pulsate with dynamic and assorted artistic activities, with daily performances, performed in 6 different languages.


Date:             Friday, 17 March 2017

Time:             19h00

Venue:          Baxter Theatre Centre

There will be opportunities for photographs and interviews.

Media Enquiries: 

Stacy McLean
Spokesperson for Minister Anroux Marais
Email: Stacy.McLean@westerncape.gov.za
Tel: 021 483 4426
Cell: 083 504 1171