The Oude Libertas Amphitheatre, with its beautiful Spanish architecture and wonderful views of the Stellenbosch mountains and vineyards, must surely be one of the most magical open-air theatres in the world.

For the past 43 years it has been a popular performance venue for local musicians and theatre productions, attracting culture vultures from far and wide for a wonderful evening of entertainment under the stars.

What makes the picturesque setting even more special is its wide-open lawn, and guests are more than welcome to bring their own picnic baskets and a glass of wine and enjoy an alfresco picnic on the lawn before the show begins. 

Sunday shows are a family affair, and guests are encouraged to bring the little ones along (children under 12 enter for free) and enjoy the Sunday Sunset Series on the lawn.

The Amphitheatre stages a variety of quality productions across a wide spectrum of genres. You can experience some of the best South African and international productions during the summer.

Once in the theatre, you will be swept away by the ambience and tranquillity and see why the Oude Libertas Amphitheatre is rated as one of the most beautiful open-air theatres in South Africa. 

Join Oude Libertas for an evening in the company of the great South African musicians, from Vivaldi to Nataniel, Cape Town Opera and the formidable Richard Cock. Visit for an evening of Christmas Carols or its famous New Year’s bash under the stars in Stellenbosch.

More great acts performing over the festive season include:

  • Dozi and Friends on December 21
  • EMO & Take Note band on December 23

  • Zolani Mahola – Rok & Rol on December 29

  • New Year’s Eve Oldies and Party on December 31-January 1

You can see the full line-up of concerts at Oudelibertas.co.za and book to see a show at Computicket.

What if it rains at The Oude Libertas Amphitheatre?

On the day of the concert, management makes the following arrangements if the weather is rainy.

In all scenarios stated below, the ticket holders will be informed via sms or mass mail by 4pm on the day of the show.

  • Move the concert to another venue (no allocated seats and no reimbursement)
  • Move the date of the concert (if artists are available on another date)
  • If ticket holders are not able to attend the concert on the newly allocated date, refunds via Computicket will be allowed within four days of the concert.

When: See dates for upcoming www.oudelibertas.co.za

Cost: R160-R250

Contact: 021 809 7473/021 809 7380

Location: Oude Libertas Road, Stellenbosch

Pictures: Oude Libertas Ampitheatre/ Facebook

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