Sundowners and Test Drive Auditions for 2018


The Playhouse Company has just announced dates for auditions for both their 2018 Sundowner Concerts and the Test Driving the Arts programmes.

Over the years the Sundowner programme has become a regular, feature of entertainment in the city centre. The Playhouse is yet again pleased to announce we are looking forward to an even a more entertaining 2018 season.

Through these two programmes the Playhouse aims to support the city’s artistic core as we believe artists and musicians are an essential part of the rhythm and energy of eThekwini.

Some of the names featured on the current programme include well known stars such as the Khaya Dladla, Lu Dlamini, Ndu Shezi, Dani Foster Trio, Platform Jazz, Tutti Grooves, Natalie Rungan, Solomon Willy, Mbuso Khoza and Heels Over Head among others.

If you fancy being counted alongside these names, auditions for the 2018 Sundowners programme will be held at The Playhouse on 28 September 2017.

Meanwhile, upcoming artists will be given an opportunity to showcase their talent in the Test Driving the Arts sessions. The Playhouse Company’s Test Driving the Arts programme showcases arts practitioners by providing space during lunch time shows in the City. Auditions for the Test Driving the Arts programme will be held on 29 to 30 September 2017.

Aimed largely at the younger viewer, the Testing Driving the Arts programme includes poetry and musical performances across a wide ranging number of genres. This means that whether you are an upcoming Jazz, Maskandi, Gospel, Kwaito, Afro Reggae, Imfene, Pantsula, or Hip Hop artist, this is your chance to showcase your skills in a public space.



Test Driving the Arts
29 to 30 September 2017
Venue: Playhouse Company Grand Foyer

Booking process: No walk-ins will be accommodated. It is therefore essential to book your slot. Registration forms are available at the Playhouse Head Office at 29 Acutt Street, Durban, 4001, from Monday, 4 September. These can be collected from the Security Desk. Closing date for registration is Wednesday, 20 September 2017, at 12h00.


Sundowner Concerts
28 September 2017

Booking audition process:  Artists are requested to submit profiles and registration forms to Khulekani Kunene at Khulekani can be contacted on 031 369 9440 during office hours.