The different elements of Open Book Festival take place in different spaces.

Youth Fest | 13 – 20 March 2024

This takes place at schools and public spaces across Cape Town. Public facing events are happening at the following locations:

The Book Lounge | 71 Roeland Street | 021 462 2425

The Museum of Childhood | 3 Milner Road | 071 336 1524

Pinelands Library | Astron Energy Howard Centre | 021 814 1780

Langa Library | 021 400 1578

Central Library | 1 Parade Street | 021 444 0209

Bertha House | Mowbray | 021 773 0255

Workshop Week | 3 – 8 June 2024

All workshops will be taking place at Bertha House in Mowbray (021 773 0255)

Open Book Festival | 6 – 8 September 2024

Events will be happening at the HCC: Homecoming Centre.

We are returning to what was The Fugard Theatre, and which is now the HCC: Homecoming Centre. It 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 Webtickets box office in the Foyer for the duration of the festival. Events will run in the Star Theatre, Avalon Theatre and HCC Workshop. This venue is also home to the Stadium, the Marketplace and the Book Lounge satellite shop.

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 the Homecoming Centre.

Parking in this area can be a challenge on weekdays, so we suggest you leave enough time to find a spot on the 6th of September in particular. There is a parking area diagonally opposite the venue, but this can fill up quickly.