With the cultural diversity that gives Cape Town its uniqueness, there are a variety of options when it comes to being entertained. From classic culture to trendy hotspots, all tastes are catered for.
Art - There are numerous art galleries around the city that house some famous collections of paintings and sculpture. An example of this is the William Fehr collection in the Cape of Good Hope Castle.
Classical Music & Dance
The Artscape and Baxter Theatres present ballets, operas and orchestral performances. The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra will delight you in scenic locations such as the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens during one of their Twilight Concerts on Sunday evenings during summer. The St. George's Cathedral Choir entertain free of charge and the Oude Libertas Open-Air Theatre in Stellenbosch is alive with the strains of classical music from various performances.
Nightlife - Cape Town buzzes after dark with a variety of nightspots to tempt all tastes. You will find nightclubs, wine-bars, pubs, discotheques, cinemas, cocktail lounges and, of course, restaurants. Many venues have live bands or stand-up comedy to entertain you while you indulge in some scrumptious local fare or just enjoy a few drinks. The North Sea Jazz Festival is exceptionally popular and is held in the Good Hope Centre in the city centre. Dockside at Century City is a massive nightclub on four levels which houses various music styles in separate bars. As with many establishments you can party the night away until the early hours of the morning.
There is a great deal of local talent in the dramatic arts, which is evident in the musicals and plays performed throughout the year. There are indoor as well as outdoor theatres, the most well known of the latter being the Maynardville Open Air Theatre. This is a magical setting in which many of Shakespeare's great works are performed - nothing prepares you for the ambience created by a floodlit garden on a starry night. Cinema lovers will be delighted by the Imax Theatre in the Waterfront. This has an incredibly realistic screen, which is 5 storeys high and offers a unique viewing experience.