Downstairs Live Music Sessions

From time to time, and often on a Monday night, we host live music on a small stage downstairs – usually singer-songwriter soloists and duos. These work differently to theatre shows in that audience are encouraged to pay what they can to the artist with a suggested minimum of R50.

Live music downstairs • Running Time: 90 mins
Various Artists

The musicians have escaped from the theatre! Every Monday we'll be featuring live music downstairs in the bar for the pleasure of your ear canals. Kick back and enjoy bands and artists like Brynn, The Stone Jets, and Mischa Ruby. The line up will be revealed weekly so keep your ears ready.

Lara Frances | 25 June | 8PM

For Lara Frances, recording her new album was an exercise in musical honesty and vulnerability. On her latest release, “Relinquish” the talented singer/songwriter lays herself bare with a stripped down collection of songs that put her emotions front and centre.

With vivid lyrics and raw instrumentation layered over beautiful melodies, the new songs are captivating, atmospheric soundscapes with gentle hints of folk, rock and country. Based around the theme of letting go, “Relinquish” displays an artist whose sound has evolved and matured into something unmistakably honest and hauntingly beautiful.

Putting aside commercial concerns, Lara set out to create an album that would resonate with listeners on a deeper level, with universal themes based around poignant moments in her own life. It’s an album that was created organically rather than manufactured, and is an unfiltered reflection of thoughts, ideas and emotions. 

In a decade-long career in the South African music business, this will be Lara’s third release, following on from her two previous albums, “High on Life” and “Little Rendition”. With 4 top 10 radio singles, several music video releases aired on SABC2, SABC3 and MK324, a host of television appearances on various channels and even a number one single on KFM and Highveld Stereo, Lara is no stranger to the spotlight and is heavily involved in several charity initiatives supporting young artists and musicians. The new EP is a beautiful, profound musical statement delivered by an artist with unquestionable musical integrity. An artist set to make a serious impact on the SA music scene. 





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Schedule

Tomorrow (Monday)


Live Music Mondays
Live music downstairs
at 8pm
BONOMO
Fusion | Indie
at 9pm

This Tuesday


Friends Trivia Night
Quiz
Friends Trivia Night: The One Where You Win...Maybe26 Jun at 7pm

This Wednesday


OMG Quiz Night
Quiz
27 Jun at 7pm

This Thursday



This Friday



Rest of June


Gertrude Stein and A Companion
Drama
Sat 30 at 4pm 7pm

July


The Deficit
Drama
Mon 2 at 7pm
Tue 3 at 7pm
Wed 4 at 7pm
Thu 5 at 7pm
Fri 6 at 7pm
Sat 7 at 4pm 7pm
Sun 8 at 4pm
Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune by Terence McNally
Dramady
Tue 3 at 9pm
Wed 4 at 9pm
Thu 5 at 9pm
Fri 6 at 9pm
Sat 7 at 9pm
OMG Quiz Night
Quiz
Wed 4 at 7pm
Wed 11 at 7pm
Wed 18 at 7pm
Wed 25 at 7pm
Riba Mwakusa clan
Jazz fusion
Sun 8 at 7pm
The Incident
Theatre
Wed 11 at 7pm
Thu 12 at 7pm
Fri 13 at 7pm
Sat 14 at 3pm 7pm
Sun 15 at 3pm
Village Drinks Cape Town
Networking Event
Thu 12 at 6pm
Stories from a quiet voice
Folk
Sun 15 at 7pm
Project Escape
Jazz-Pop
Sun 22 at 7pm
Not Just Musicals
Musical theatre
Mon 23 at 9pm
Tue 24 at 9pm
Wed 25 at 9pm
Thu 26 at 9pm
Fri 27 at 9pm
Sun 29 at 3pm
The Communion with Sounds & Words at Alexander Bar, Cafe and Theatre
Spokenword/Poetry and live music performance
Sun 29 at 7pm
Fool
Performance
Mon 30 at 9pm
Tue 31 at 9pm

August


Fool
Performance
Wed 1 at 9pm
Thu 2 at 9pm
Fri 3 at 9pm
Sat 4 at 9pm
A Couch & a Piano
Musical theatre
Sat 4 at 7pm
50 Shades of Fairytales
Revue
Wed 8 at 9pm
Thu 9 at 9pm
Fri 10 at 9pm
Sat 11 at 9pm
5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche
Comedy
Mon 20 at 9pm
Tue 21 at 9pm
Wed 22 at 9pm
Mon 27 at 9pm
Tue 28 at 9pm
Wed 29 at 9pm
Thu 30 at 9pm
Fri 31 at 9pm
The GOOD NEWS Cabaret
Cabaret
Wed 29 at 7pm
Thu 30 at 7pm
Fri 31 at 7pm

September


The GOOD NEWS Cabaret
Cabaret
Sat 1 at 7pm
5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche
Comedy
Sat 1 at 9pm
The Buckfever Underground LIVE
Spoken word + improvisation
Sat 8 at 7pm
50 Shades of Fairytales
Revue
Fri 21 at 7pm
Sat 22 at 7pm
Sun 23 at 7pm
Mon 24 at 7pm
Thu 27 at 7pm
Fri 28 at 7pm
Sat 29 at 7pm
Sun 30 at 7pm
David Bowie Reworked
Baroque music cross over
Sat 22 at 4pm
Sun 23 at 9pm

October


Why not socialism?
Comedy
Mon 22 at 9pm
Tue 23 at 9pm
Wed 24 at 9pm
Mon 29 at 9pm
Tue 30 at 9pm
Wed 31 at 9pm
Moving to Joburg
Stand-up Comedy
Thu 25 at 9pm
Fri 26 at 9pm
Sat 27 at 9pm

November


Why not socialism?
Comedy
Thu 1 at 9pm
Fri 2 at 9pm
Sat 3 at 9pm