For the first time in its 46-year history, the National Arts Festival will be held entirely online. The festival will run from 25 June to 5 July 2020 for the ultimate virtual celebration of South African arts. Below is a breakdown of how and where to view as well as the full programme.

This year’s programme will include pre-recorded and live events, short films, virtual art exhibitions, jam sessions, interactive events, webinars and more. There will also be a pay-per-view platform available, where you can buy tickets to view works by a wide range of artists.

To view the daily programme, you will need to buy a pass to unlock the events – some will be live at a specific time; others will be available to view when it suits you. There are also a variety of works that are free, including art and craft galleries. For those who enjoyed the offerings for sale at the Village Green, there is an online showcase of traders, crafters and their wares for you to browse. Look out for the Virtual Green on the website.

You can see the full line up here: Full Progamme

Costs: While some shows are free, tickets can be bought for other individual shows. There is also the option to buy a day pass for R80 or a full festival pass for R600. You can purchase tickets here.