A Day at RedFest

37303881441 89812bdcbd oAfter the success of RedFest 2016 and 2017, the excitement and sense of anticipation surrounding RedFest 2018 is palpable. Catering for crafters, performing arts practitioners and enthusiasts, individuals and families in search of a youth- centric weekend of enjoyment. As testament to the hard work and savvy innovation of the Redhill School staff, the festival is a rich treasure trove, geared for a weekend’s entertainment second to none.

For the casual observer, kids in tow, stalls and events cater for all ages while mom and dad can grab a delicious cuppa in the highveld sun or sit down to some great meals from Jozi’s finest gourmet food trucks. With a wide range of shows, market stalls, kids’ activities, RedFest allows one to flit from one venue within the grounds to another, all the while soaking up a diverse range of artistic endeavour.

From humble (and successful) beginnings, the festival has managed to secure some of South Africa’s hottest and most exciting talent. RedFest will play host to Craig Morris (Tartuffe, Johnny Boskak is Feeling Funny), James Cairns (The Snow Goose, Three Little Pigs), The National Children’s Theatre, Mncedisi Shabangu (Woza Albert, Tshepang) and many others. This is only a handful of the 17-odd productions that will grace our RedFest stages. Joining the theatrical line-up will be some strong student theatre, created for students by students.

RedFest has formed a strategic alliance with ASSITEJ South Africa – Theatre for Youth. Through this partnership RedFest will provide a platform for The Naledi/ASSITEJ SA Award Showcase. Shows under this banner are considered for Naledi Nomination.

The weekend line-up includes theatrical productions for the whole family, live music and contemporary art exhibitions, Jozi’s finest gourmet food trucks and our Redhill Community Table where our guests can unwind, indulge and soak up the culture. With a varied and detailed programme of entertainment, this year’s festival promises to exceed all expectations of a great day out.

The festival will be open Friday the 28th of September and will run until Sunday the 30th of September at Redhill School in Morningside, Johannesburg. With ample parking and all amenities available, RedFest 2018 promises to take a great initiative to new heights and provide premier entertainment for all comers.