We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Oude Libertas Amphitheatre

Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Corner of Adam Tas & Oude Libertas Rd, Stellenbosch 7599, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 809 7473
Website
Description: The Oude Libertas winery is one of the oldest wineries in South Africa and...
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 37 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 26
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Most recent review
Great Big Band Concert

Before our recent trip to South Africa I found on the Internet that the Delft Big Band were playing at the Oude Libertas Amphitheatre on Valentine'night and bought tickets via... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Martin C
,
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

37 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
153 reviews 153 reviews
61 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Before our recent trip to South Africa I found on the Internet that the Delft Big Band were playing at the Oude Libertas Amphitheatre on Valentine'night and bought tickets via Internet. Well what a great night! The amphitheatre is relatively intimate. We were on the back row which was only about 10 rows back so had a great view. The... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We were Blessed with a Beautiful night as we listened to the Cape Town Philharmonic Ochestra. The setting, the Sky the Bourgainvilla, The ambiance - It was Surreal. Beautiful Music in a Beautiful setting!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Stellenbosch, South Africa
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Last night a big group of us went to see Emo Adams at Oude Libertas in Stellenbosch. The Oude Libertas is a great venue and if you’ve never been you should seriously consider going! Every year they offer a summer programme with a huge variety of acts, ranging from classical music to more popular, modern music and we always try... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Munich, Germany
Senior Contributor
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hermanus, South Africa
Senior Contributor
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Paarl, South Africa
Top Contributor
194 reviews 194 reviews
75 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cape Town
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pietermaritzburg KZN Natal South Africa
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
12 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Oude Libertas Amphitheatre also viewed

Stellenbosch, Western Cape
Stellenbosch, Western Cape
 

Been to Oude Libertas Amphitheatre? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Oude Libertas Amphitheatre staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?