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There is a richness of cultural attractions and opera, ballet, concerts and drama have become part of everyday life in the city. Should one wish for a night out on the town, there is a wide variety of entertainment available and close at hand.

I n f o r m a t i o n :
Cape Town Tourism {+27 (0) 21 - 4264260} at the The Pinnacle, Corner Castle & Burg Streets, Cape Town. Western Cape Tourism Board {+27 (0) 21 - 4265639/47} at the The Pinnacle, Corner Castle & Burg Streets, Cape Town.

Art exhibitions are situated at many venues including: William Fehr Collection: Castle of Good Hope and Rust en Vreugd. Michaelis Collection (Old Town House Greenmarket Square). Internationally renowned collection of 17th century Dutch and Flemish artists. South African National Gallery (Gardens). UCT Irma Stern Museum (Rosebank).

Cinemas are situated throughout Cape Town. Booking is available via the internet. Click on the Nu Metro and Ster Kinekor logos to book at cinemas. There are specialised cinemas for art and foreign films.

The Imax cinema is situated at the Portswood Road entrance to the Waterfront. The main feature of Imax is the super-realistic image on a screen five storeys high.

Classical Music
is performed at various venues. The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra performs at the Nico Malan Theatre and the City Hall. Kirstenbosch Twilight Concerts have performances on Sunday evenings in summer. St Georges Cathedral Choir gives performances free of charge - watch the press for details or telephone Computicket. The Oude Libertas Centre, in Stellenbosch, is an open-air theatre where classical music is performed during the summer months.

Live music
is performed at many venues (including some restaurants) and encompasses many styles including jazz. Appletiser Summer Sunset Concerts at Kirstenbosch on Sunday evenings. Watch the press for details.

Nightlife - Cape Town doesn't dim the lights after dinner. Like most cities, nightlife flourishes in many forms, including nightclubs, discotheques , wine-bars, music pubs, cocktail lounges and restaurants. The Waterfront, Sea Point and lower Cape Town buzz until the early hours.

is performed at the Nico Malan Opera House on the Foreshore.

Ballet is performed at the Nico Malan Opera House and the Baxter Theatre.

- Drama is lively with many locally written plays. The big musicals are staged at the Nico Malan Opera House, the Baxter Theatre, Dock Road Theatre, Theatre on the Bay and at Maynardville Open Air Theatre. Bookings at Computicket. Watch the press for details.

The Planetarium
(Queen Victoria Street) - offers lectures and many interesting talks and shows on astronomy.

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