Current and Forthcoming Shows at Alexander Upstairs

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Theatrical dining • Running Time: 120 mins
Dinners to Die For

Trust no-one. Everyone is a suspect. Including you!

Come and be immersed in a Banging 50's murder investigation . Over an abundance of mouthwatering tapas, designed by celebrity Chef Jason Whitehead, you will have three hours to crack the case and absolve yourself from manslaughter!  Prior to the event, you will be given a character brief which includes your backstory, your alibi, relationship to the other characters and the victim.

On the night, hostess Lana Romano and Special Agent Marriot Mess will lead the investigation, providing extra clues throughout the event. It is in your best interest to form alliances and obtain as many clues as you can get your hands on! Throughout the evening you will interrogate the other suspects to gain as much information as possible. 

The mystery takes place over a range of delightful tapas, allowing the suspects to indulge in their last meal together before one of them is sent like a lamb to the slaughter to death row. Prizes are awarded to the best character and the first super sleuths to crack the case!

Bangin’ 50s

It’s New Years at the Pitz, the usual mix of customers, some noteworthy and some notorious, surround the crowded dance floor. The revelers hoist a glass of champagne to celebrate the arrival of the year 1955.  As the clock strikes midnight, a notorious singer begins to sing the familiar chorus of Auld Lang Syne. Suddenly the club is in darkness and three shots ring out. When the lights come on it is deadly obvious that the darkened room provided a killer with an opportunity for murder. 

How the mystery works: 

Guests are immersed in a murder investigation over a mouth-watering meal, where they are

both defendant and detective. Each guest must help us crack the case in order to absolve

themselves. There is a total of 8 suspects at each table, one of whom is you!  

All guests are given a character brief including their background, relationship to the victim

and alibi three days prior to the event. They are encouraged to arrive in character, ready to

crack the case. Upon your arrival you will receive a welcome drink and will be shown to your

table, where you can brush up on your backstory before we get started. Once you are settled

in you will be given a chance to browse our selection of props and costume pieces and get

into character.

As soon as everyone is seated, your food order will be taken, and we will begin the

mystery… Two actors in role will lead the investigation, providing extra clues throughout the

event. There will be three clues at your table setting which you are welcome to trade with

your fellow suspects at any time during the investigation. It is in your best interest to form

alliances and obtain as many clues as you can get your hands on! Throughout the event you

will interrogate the other suspects at your table to gain as much information as possible. All

suspects must answer truthfully according to their scripts. The lies are built into the script so

even the murderer doesn’t know whodunit!

Book for Dinners To Die For by clicking this button:

Comedy • Running Time: 120 mins
Cape Town's Finest Funnies


Who’s there?

You are.

You are who?

You are who we want watching open mic comedy at the Alexander Bar!

Watch some of Cape Town’s most established comedians performing alongside some promising greenhorns, and who knows, you might just end up spotting the next big thing. 

Some of Cape Town's comedy giants, some of their comedy dinosaurs too, and of course some fresh ones. Sometimes really fresh. Like never done this before fresh. Expect to see it all! With acts like, Adriaan Saayman, Phil de Lange, Jason Clarke, Estelle Terblanche, Yaseen Baker, Monique Angrand and more...

Book for Sunday Stand-Up by clicking this button:

Live Board Games • Running Time: 120 mins
December Downstairs

Sick of ruining friendships and burning bridges at your monthly games evening? Fear not, for The Alexander Bar presents our first-ever Games Night! Let your competitive side go wild and take on some strangers with your closest allies in four rounds of epic battle. Gather your shrewdest, most crafty friends and form a team that will compete for the grand prize and title of Games Night Champions. We have carefully designed a four-round competition that tests your wits, creativity, vocabulary and speed. At the end of the night, the team with most points will emerge victorious. For those of you that have been abandoned by friends over this holiday period, fret not, for we will be compiling a team of individuals that arrive on the night. So, make sure to bring your most charming self and make some friends. As always, our famous downstairs bar will open to add some fuel to the fire. Let the games begin and let the odds be ever in your favour.  

* Please note that Ticket price is per person, not per team.

Teams of 4-6 will compete within their teams each round and elect a champion to represent them against other teams for log points at the end of each round. Four rounds, four games, one champion. The games on offer are: Dobble, Pictionary, Bananagrams and Heads Up. Don't worry, if you haven't played any of these games before they are super simple and will be explained each round by the games master. 

Book for Games Night by clicking the button of the date and time you wish to attend:

Magic Sleight of Hand • Running Time: 60 mins
Stuart Lightbody

Stuart Lightbody is back at The Alexander Bar, this time in our smaller, more intimate parlour space. He will be sharing an hour of intimate and interactive sleight of hand for our December Downstairs season. This is close up magic as it is supposed to be experienced!

I hope you’re watching closely... 

With only 20 seats available, you will get to see the award-winning magician in the closest encounter yet, after many successful and sold out shows at The Alexander Bar Theatre.

Book for Close Encounters with Stuart Lightbody by clicking this button:

Pub Quiz • Running Time: 120 mins
presented by Alexander Bar

Who? What? When? How? Why are you shouting answers at me? Oh, it's because I'm the quiz master and have all kinds of drinkable prizes for the rightest of the righteous. Am I using those words right? Actually, don't answer that question. There will be others soon. And they will be a lot harder. So strap your smarty-pants on over your party-pants because 'Let's Get Quizzical' isn't your ordinary pub quiz. Stock up on strange facts! Prepare for Quiz masters with sexy voices! Thirst for spot prizes that almost 100% will be liquid! And of course there'll be quirky formats and categories like 'Um, Actually' and 'Famous Cats'!

Introducing the roll-over Impossible Question prize! Answer the Impossible Question and win a R500 bar tab this week! If no one answers it correctly, the prize increases to R1000 the following week!

Hosted by Quiz Master Jon Keevy.

Ready? Then Let's Get Quizzical!

Kindly note: Quiz tickets are per person (not per team)


  • Each team must have at least 2 people but no more than 6.
  • Pineapples disguised as people will be counted as people.
  • Silly team names are compulsory.
  • The Quiz Master is always right. Even if google says no.
  • Brains only! No phones, laptops, or encyclopedias!

Book for Let's Get Quizzical by clicking this button:

Running Time: 145 mins
December Downstairs

Join us for screenings of two festive season masterpieces: Love Actually and It’s a Wonderful Life.  For those of us in need of some optimism at the end of another wildly tiresome year, this film is certainly the tonic we need. So, come fill up your glass, grab some free popcorn and allow this timeless classic to rekindle your lust for life. Or, if a more contemporary classic is more your speed, get steamy in our cosy parlour and enjoy an intimate screening of everyone's favourite Christmas movie, Love Actually. Bring your friends along, make use of our fully stocked bar to keep your lips as wet as your eyes will be after a profession of love by Hugh Grant. Come with friends,  or make it date night. Or if you're brave, go solo. There'll be plenty of mistletoe hanging up... You never know who you might meet, because remember, if you look for it, I've got a sneaky feeling you'll find that love actually is all around. 

*Ticket price includes access to the screening and bottomless popcorn.

Movie night will take place in our pop-up cinema  in our downstairs parlour. There is comfortable seating on our famous blue couches and  red chairs. Our new tapas menu is the perfect movie meal food.  With bottomless popcorn and heartwarming movies, Classic Movie Nights are a great way to end a hot summer day.

Book for Classic Movie Night by clicking this button:

Cabaret • Running Time: 120 mins
Kitty Kat Club
No under 18s

The Kitty Kat Club presents… The Christmas Cabaret! A variety show of personality, seasonal celebrations, parodies and fun! Centred around a Christmas theme, The Christmas Cabaret promises to be unique in its use of the downstairs section of The Alexander Bar, a never before done feat that any Cabaret before will have attempted! Performers will make use of designated performance areas and, as is the nature of cabaret, interact intimately with their roaming audience! The show itself will be split into two 30-35 minute performance acts, the first beginning at 8pm, and the second at 9pm. 

The show itself will be a unique curation of exciting pre-existing and new acts that will, in totality, create a variety show of spectacle, magnificence and splendour in a brand new space. Picture a world wherein both old and new performance styles mingle, a world wherein everyone is celebrated, and where anything can happen.

Audiences can expect to be teased, entertained and amazed by a specially selected ensemble of some of the most indulgent and inspiring performers in Cape Town. Each show promises to entice you with spectacular creations of music, movement and spectacle. Brought to you in a variety of magnificent styles, The Kitty Kat Club celebrates the art of burlesque, circus art, music, dance, drag,  drama, song and so, so much more…

Book for Christmas Cabaret by clicking the button of the date and time you wish to attend:

Running Time: 420 mins
Strictly over 18
The Kity Kat Club & The Alexander Bar present an evening of opulent theatrical splendour to ring in the New Year! Come and watch the beautiful, talented artists of the Kitty Kat Club as they mesmerize you with acts on the hour, every hour until midnight! 

Alexander Bar will provide you with delicious tapas as well as two glasses of bubbly, as you arrive and once the clock strikes 12! 

Highlights will include performances from exquisite burlesque dancers and a GIANT martini glass act, one of its kind on the Cape Town stages...

Tickets are R900.00 with an early bird offer of R750.00 running till the end of the 20th of December. 

Book for Kitty Kat Club Cabaret and Alexander Bar Presents: The Roaring 20's New Year's Eve Party by clicking this button:
Click here for a printable version of the programme. (ODT) (Print it out and give to your friends!)
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Tomorrow (Saturday)

Dinners To Die For
Theatrical dining
Trust no-one. Everyone is a suspect. Including you! at 7pm

This Sunday

Sunday Stand-Up
Knock Knock?15 Dec at 7pm

This Monday

Games Night
Live Board Games
Four epic rounds of team board game competition that tests your wits, creativity, speed and vocabulary. 16 Dec at 7pm

This Tuesday

Close Encounters with Stuart Lightbody
Magic Sleight of Hand
Watch closely, closer than ever, at Stuart Lightbody's new show downstairs17 Dec at 8pm

This Wednesday

Let's Get Quizzical
Pub Quiz
18 Dec at 7pm

Rest of December

Classic Movie Night
Get steamy in our cosy parlour and enjoy an intimate screening of this guaranteed joyful tear-jerker.Thu 19 at 8pm
Christmas Cabaret
A variety show of personality, seasonal celebrations, parodies and fun! Fri 20 at 8pm
Sat 21 at 8pm
Games Night
Live Board Games
Four epic rounds of team board game competition that tests your wits, creativity, speed and vocabulary. Mon 23 at 7pm
Kitty Kat Club Cabaret and Alexander Bar Presents: The Roaring 20's New Year's Eve Party
Come celebrate the end of the decade at The Alexander Bar's Roaring 20's New Year's Eve Cabaret!Tue 31 at 8pm