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Oude Libertas Amphitheatre

Corner of Adam Tas & Oude Libertas Rd, Stellenbosch 7599, South Africa
+27 21 809 7473
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Best outdoor concert venue in Africa

For the past 20 years, this has been my concert-location of choice because of its wide variety and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
apduplessis
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Cape Town, South Africa
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Perfect summers afternoon event!

This is truly amazing venue. We have a had a few birthday celebration here. There is great grass... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Gerbrandt K
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The Oude Libertas winery is one of the oldest wineries in South Africa and houses the oldest and most established and picturesque amphitheatre in Stellenbosch. The open-air amphitheatre was opened in 1977 by the world renowned Russian pianist and conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy.The mostly Spanish architecture of the theatre, inspired by the Tarragon Amphitheatre in Spain and the Veakion Amphitheatre in Piraeus, Greece, adds to the splendorous setting. Over the past 32 years the Oude Libertas Amphitheatre has become the home of the stars under the stars, with a wide variety of artists performing annually during the summer season.The intimacy of the beautifully situated theatre provides a suitable stage for various art forms. The best of South African talent and productions are showcased during the performance season. The magnificent view of the Stellenbosch mountain range and vineyards, the charming old trees and picturesque gardens, form a unique paradise for picnic lovers and visitors and provide a destination for all art and music loversYou are invited to join the summer audiences who relish the delights of a unique season of top entertainment under the stars in the Stellenbosch original theatre of the Winelands.Music, theatre and dance once again find the perfect setting under the southern sky of Stellenbosch. Set among tall rustling trees, the famous open-air Oude Libertas Amphitheatre this year hosts a top line-up of performers in a variety of presentations.
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Corner of Adam Tas & Oude Libertas Rd, Stellenbosch 7599, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For the past 20 years, this has been my concert-location of choice because of its wide variety and world-class performances, but also for its beautiful location and facilities. It's definitely worth a visit especially during summer when a sunset concert is most possibly the most...More

Thank apduplessis
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is truly amazing venue. We have a had a few birthday celebration here. There is great grass area at the back of the venue where you can picnic before the show. The venue provide an intimate atmosphere and is always well organised.

Thank Gerbrandt K
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We were fascinated by the Riel dances on the open air stage at Libertas. A wonderfull informal evening with a glass of good wine and a stage with good local talent. We will visit Libertas again!

Thank Kobus B
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Open air concert with fabulous atmosphere. Excellent show with great saxophonist - Andrew Young. Most relaxed outdoor arena ever enjoyed

Thank davidandmarykent
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

When nature and love meet each other, you cannot stop what is natural_ the inevitable; emotions that have you firing on all cylinders. I am talking about listening to the lovely melodies being played by a saxophonist named Andrew Young (from the UK), accompanied by...More

Thank wgordon2016
Reviewed 1 January 2017

A wonderful way to see out the last of 2016! We started with a picnic on the grass along with lots of other people who had come to see the New Year's Eve Show at the Amphitheatre. The show was a fantastic variety of music...More

Thank sheila112015
Reviewed 19 November 2016

Listening to world class music, outdoors, under the stars on a warm summer's evening, what could be better? The amphitheatre is small and therefore quite intimate, so one feels a strong connection to the performers. Having been to many concerts at Oude Libertas Amphitheatre, it...More

Thank CorinnaSilvia
Reviewed 3 January 2016

There is something romantic and special about an outdoor performance. Add comfortable seats, excellent acoustics and beautiful surrounds, and you have a winning recipe. Ideal for those who adore experiencing something different.

Thank Kardoesie
Reviewed 1 January 2016

New years eve picnic on the grass behind the theatre. Well worth packing a picnic and enjoying great variety of live music. Perfect for a warm Stellenbosch evening.

Thank Bridget F
Reviewed 1 January 2016

Every year we visit Richard Cock and go Christmas Carolling in the Western Cape. This is a great evening that ends incredibly quickly. Bring a picnic, come early and enjoy the views and end off with a very well rehearsed Orchestra every December.

Thank BenSymington
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