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The African Dance Theatre

Moyo, Clocktower | V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 424 9513
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Owner description: The African Dance Theatre is a one hour show filled with well known African songs, fused with the distinctive beat of drums, zulu war dances, gumboots... more » Owner description: The African Dance Theatre is a one hour show filled with well known African songs, fused with the distinctive beat of drums, zulu war dances, gumboots dances, jazz and pantsula. This energetic hour long show will take you on an African Musical journey through time. « less
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Canada
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

I bought tickets online through their website and went on April 14, 2014 surprised to find a letter on the door indicating the venue has been closed. Please check to see if the venue is back up and running before you buy tickets.

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We went to see the show at the Waterfront in Feb 2014, and thoroughly enjoyed it. The dancers were great, full of energy and very engaging. Musicians also very good. It only lasts an hour, but is well worth seeing. A great showcase of African culture.

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New York City, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

The V&A Waterfront version of the African Dance Theatre is weak. Just not what I was expecting in terms of African dance(s). Dancers appeared unprofessional and unauthentic. The food was good though.

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Salzburg, Austria
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014 via mobile

Almost broke a sweat just watching them. We just ordered drinks and there was no pressure to order food. Awesome show, will defiantly go again if we have the chance to return to Cape Town.

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Minehead, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Went to see this show in their new venue at Moyo restaurant at the Waterfront. There was no pressure to eat. We sat and had a few cocktails and thoroughly enjoyed the one hour show.It is both entertaining and exhilarating - such energy - I would highly recommend it.

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Cologne, Germany
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54 reviews 54 reviews
31 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

First visit 30.12.13 Absolutely worth a visit!! I really really loved the show! So much energy and happiness at once! The show is made up of four scenes which are explained in the program you get when entering the theatre. The summaries of the scenes are essential to all those who don't speak the different African languages you'll hear during... More

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Atyrau, Kazakhstan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Very reasonable family ticket for one hour of complete entertainment. The staff is amazing and full of energy.

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Oslo, Norway
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We had really been looking forward to our visit here. This was a very entertaining and yet, knowledgeable experience. Within the one hour that we stayed at this place, we got to know about the culture of Africa, about its people and their traditions. The music was exhilarating. What was commendable were the performance of the artists; they were so... More

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Fremantle, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

We thoroughly loved this fun, vibrant and energetic one hour show. Presented in a quaint theatre surrounding with a very professional cast, it is excellent value for money. Highly recommended !!

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

A great night, African music and dance, a radiant performance which got us clapping along. Very good value.

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