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Oude Libertas Amphitheatre

Address: Corner of Adam Tas & Oude Libertas Rd, Stellenbosch 7599, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 809 7473
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Ranked #21 of 117 Activities in Stellenbosch
Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: The Oude Libertas winery is one of the oldest wineries in South Africa and houses the oldest and...
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Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: 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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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The summer program is diverse with great performances. The setting is intimate and the seats comfortable. You may have a picnic on the grass before the show and have your own drinks during the show although wine is for sale at reasonable prices.

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Munich, Germany
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 via mobile

The chrismas carols have been a wonderful night for years. Excellent chorus and good solists. And a very entertaining moderator.

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Hermanus, South Africa
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This is a very unique market experience with superb foods both outside and also inside the building. There is a large variety to choose from as far as food is concerned. The craft section is very different from the usual markets with an abundance of unusual stalls marketing a variety of goods. Lovely atmosphere, very friendly people and an awesome... More 

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Paarl, South Africa
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174 reviews 174 reviews
73 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

You can bring your own wine and food and have a picnic before the show on the green lawns above the theatre. Informal setting, but many great performances are being hosted here.

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Cape Town
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

What an amazing experience. The food, clothing, bric a brac at this slow market is fantastic. Worth a visit on a Saturday morning. Atmosphere simply wonderful.

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Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We have lived around the corner for 5 years, but had never attended a performance. We went to the Christmas Carols in December, what a magical evening. Would recommend it to anyone. The setting is stunning, the vibe awesome and the performance so interactive.

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Pietermaritzburg KZN Natal South Africa
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74 reviews 74 reviews
12 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

What a fantastic evening. We got together with a group of friends and had a picnic on the lawn. Wonderful soloist and beautiful choir.

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Glossop, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

'Oude Libertas' market Is for me simply the best ! The atmosphere is fabulous, so relaxing. The array of food on offer is delicious. From arts & crafts, clothing, champagne & oysters, sushi & foods to sample from around the world. It's a real party atmosphere. Go early and have breakfast. You won't be dissapointed !!!

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Adelaide, Australia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
19 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We visited Oude Libertas Amphitheatre for one of their summer sunday night concerts and saw Sipho Mabuse. We had a fantastic night and next time we're back in cape town would certainly visit again for one of their events.

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Bremen, Germany
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Not the metropolitan opera, but quality musicians in a lovely setting. They have a varied program here and it is definitely worth spending an evening while in Stellenbosch

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