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Oude Libertas Amphitheatre

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Address: Corner of Adam Tas & Oude Libertas Rd, Stellenbosch 7599, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 809 7473
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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.

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Music under the stars

Listening to world class music, outdoors, under the stars on a warm summer's evening, what could be better? The amphitheatre is small and therefore quite intimate, so one feels a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Cape Town, South Africa
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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Listening to world class music, outdoors, under the stars on a warm summer's evening, what could be better? The amphitheatre is small and therefore quite intimate, so one feels a strong connection to the performers. Having been to many concerts at Oude Libertas Amphitheatre, it never fails to impress me how special it is.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

There is something romantic and special about an outdoor performance. Add comfortable seats, excellent acoustics and beautiful surrounds, and you have a winning recipe. Ideal for those who adore experiencing something different.

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Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016

New years eve picnic on the grass behind the theatre. Well worth packing a picnic and enjoying great variety of live music. Perfect for a warm Stellenbosch evening.

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Centurion, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016

Every year we visit Richard Cock and go Christmas Carolling in the Western Cape. This is a great evening that ends incredibly quickly. Bring a picnic, come early and enjoy the views and end off with a very well rehearsed Orchestra every December.

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Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015

For anyone who loves music this is a must experience venue. They have excellent summer concerts which starts at around sunset (20h00 onwards) and the magic of sitting in the vineyards in an open air theater with excellent acoustics can rival many other international settings.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2015 via mobile

Went to this venue to see the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra performing their Xmas line up. This was light entertaining music and the venue was incredible as a night Open concert venue. Had a picnic before hand in the grounds. There was a bar. Take a jersey or jacket as it can get cold. Cannot wait to see other performances at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 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 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 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!

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 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 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 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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