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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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Twelfth Night

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Tralee, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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!

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Cape Town
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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.

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Cape Town
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2014

What a wonderful evening! We started off having a picnic next to the lily covered lake which abounded in wild fowl, Egyptian Geese, Egrets, Guinea fowl & Sacred Ibis. Then we went into the theatre area which is open to the stars, surrounded by deep foliage with the stage seemingly surrounded by an enchanted forest of large trees! The 2... More 

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Penzance, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2013

Magical setting in beautiful gardens, this outdoor theatre has been a fixture for over 50 years, so many actors who started here have made names for themselves in Stratford-on-Avon and Hollywood. Great productions. Bring a picnic and sit by the lake pre-performance. Dress warmly or bring a rug - gets cold even in summer.

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