Events will be happening at several venues in Cape Town’s ‘Fringe’. They are all within walking distance of each other.
The Fugard Theatre is the hub of the festival and the Open Book team will be there for the duration. You will also be able to buy tickets for events directly from the Fugard. Those of you who have attended events there in the past will know that there are two spaces within the building – the Theatre and Studio. We will be using both spaces extensively throughout the festival. The two additional Fugard venues we use, Annexe 1 and 2 are located at 23 Harrington Street.
The much loved indie-bookshop, The Book Lounge will be hosting several events and all books related to the festival will be available for purchase there as well as at the satellite shop in the Homecoming Centre.
The Homecoming Centre will be home to the Comics Fest Marketplace – a not to be missed showcase of work being produced by some of the incredibly talented local comic book artists – as well as the Book Lounge satellite shop. Author signings will also take place in this venue. Upstairs from the Marketplace you will find the venue for all Comics Fest discussions. The Homecoming Centre Boardroom is also upstairs from the Marketplace.
Straight No Chaser, just up the road from the Book Lounge is hosting a few events at the festival.
Central Library will be hosting a few of events on our programme. Located on the corner of Parade and Darling Streets, the library is an incredible space that all should visit. They have a great selection of books no matter your reading taste.
Truth and Coffee is hosting an event at the festival and certainly worth dropping in at throughout the festival!
Ottery Library will be hosting one event on our programme.
The President Hotel in Bantry Bay.
For those struggling to find parking, please try the Parade (opposite the City Hall) or the parking area around the corner from the Fugard Theatre.