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Macondo Literary Festival, Sept. 27-29 2019 @ Kenya National Theatre

Dates: September 27-29, 2019
Venue: Kenya National Theatre

Under the theme Histories, Stories, Worlds and Words the Macondo Literary Festival will bring together, for the first time on the continent, writers from the Portuguese and English speaking Africa for conversations, debates, readings on African histories featured in their fictional and non-fictional works.

The event will also present workshops on writing, translating, filming history and history for radio as well as musical and dance performances, storytelling and film.

Among the festival, guests are Novuyo Rosa Tshuma (Zimbabwe), Abubakar Adam Ibrahim (Nigeria) and Ondjaki (Angola).

September 23, 2019 at 2:29 pm Leave a comment

Play: The Dying Need No Shoes, Jul. 12-14 2019 @ Cheche Gallery – Kenya National Theatre

Dates: July 12-14, 2019
Venue: Cheche Gallery, Kenya National Theatre
Time: Friday – 6 pm, Saturday 4 and 7 pm and Sunday 3 & 6 pm
Tickets: Students KES 500/-, Advance KES 1,000/- and at the Gate KES 1,500/-

For Advance Tickets: Pay Bill Number 936862 / Account Number Falme Arts

July 1, 2019 at 11:25 am Leave a comment

Contemporary Flamenco Performance: The Barber of Picasso, Jul. 4 2019 @ Kenya National Theatre

Date: July 4, 2019
Venue: Kenya National Theatre
Time: 6.30 pm
Entry: Free

Alvaro Murillo Garcia is a Spanish contemporary flamenco dancer and teacher. He has been invited by the Spanish Embassy in Nairobi to give a free workshop and perform two of his international pieces: 8km en mule, based on Blood Wedding by Federico Garcia Lorca and The Barber of Picasso.

June 27, 2019 at 12:40 pm Leave a comment

3rd Edition of Hip Hop Jazz Street Festival, Apr. 27 2019 @ Kenya National Theatre

Date: April 27, 2019
Venue: Kenya National Theatre
Time: from 2 pm
Entry: VIP KES 1,000/-, and KES 500/- Advance

April 23, 2019 at 12:52 pm Leave a comment

The Vagina Monologues, Apr. 25 2019 @ Kenya National Theatre

Date: April 25, 2019
Venue: Kenya National Theatre
Time: 7.30 pm
Entry: KES 5,000/- at the door, and KES 3,500/- Advance

April 23, 2019 at 12:51 pm Leave a comment

Performance: The Nutcracker by Dance Centre Kenya, Dec. 1-2 & 8-9 2018 @ the Kenya National Theatre, GEMS Cambridge Auditorium and International School of Kenya

Opening: December 1, 2018
Venue: Kenya National Theatre
Time: 6 pm (Cocktail Hour); performance – 7 pm
Tickets: KES 3,000/- for Adults and KES 2,000/- for Children

Dates: December 2, 8 & 9, 2018
Venues: Kenya National Theatre, GEMS Cambridge Auditorium and International School of Kenya, respectively

Dance Centre Kenya is proud to introduce to you our fourth full length Nutcracker performance. This year, for the very first time in Kenya, we have a live Orchestra – The Nairobi Philharmonic – performing the full score of the Nutcracker together with the Ghetto Classics Children’s Choir as they accompany the ballet cast.

They will be under the baton of American Conductor Jonathan Rush joined by additional musicians coming from Europe. Paul Nduati, who has featured in the Kenyan classical music scene as a piano accompanist over the last 10 years, will be the orchestra’s pianist.

Dance Centre Kenya’s Artistic Director Cooper Rust is delighted to welcome international dancer Baris Erhan of the Turkish State Opera and Ballet, who will perform the role of the Sugar Plum Cavalier. Alongside him, on opening night only, Dance Centre Kenya’s own Joanna Priwieziencew will perform the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy with Artistic Director Cooper Rust performing the role of the Snow Queen.

Children will enjoy Sugar Plum Tea Parties one hour prior to all Sunday performances with juice, cupcakes and sweets plus the opportunity of a backstage tour and the chance to meet the Sugar Plum Fairy and the other characters from the ballet.

This season’s shows are as follows:
Opening Night
Saturday, 1st December 2018 at The Kenya National Theatre at 6.30 pm. Tickets: Ksh. 3,000 (Adults), Ksh. 2,000 (Children)

First Matinee
Sunday, 2nd December 2018 at The Kenya National Theatre at 11.00 am and 2.30 pm (Two shows). Tickets: Ksh. 2,000 (Adults), Ksh. 1,800 (Children)

Additional Show
Saturday, 8th December 2018 at the GEMS Cambridge Auditorium at 7.00 pm. Tickets: Ksh. 1,500 (Adults), Ksh. 1,200 (Children)

Second Matinee
Sunday, 9th December 2018 at International School of Kenya at 1.00 pm and 4.30 pm (Two shows). Tickets: Ksh. 1,500 (Adults), Ksh. 1,200 (Children)

For more information and to book your tickets, you can contact the Hardy Studio location on 0705 725369 or Lavington Studio location on 0796 370937.

November 19, 2018 at 12:27 pm Leave a comment

Musical: Tinga Tinga Tales, Until Sept. 30 2018 @ Kenya National Theatre

Dates: Until September 30, 2018
Venue: Kenya National Theatre

September 20, 2018 at 3:59 pm Leave a comment

The Comedy Lounge by the Nairobi Comedy Club, Sept. 13 2018 @ Igiza Lounge, Kenya National Theatre

Date: September 13, 2018
Venue: Igiza Lounge, Kenya National Theatre
Time: from 7 pm
Entry: Free

September 10, 2018 at 3:20 pm 2 comments

Musical: Tinga Tinga Tales, Sept. 1-30 2018 @ Kenya National Theatre

Dates: September 1-30, 2018
Venue: Kenya National Theatre

August 27, 2018 at 11:07 am 2 comments

Theatre/Performance: Too Early for Birds – The Brazen Edition, Jul. 27-29 2018 @ Kenya National Theatre

Dates: July 27-29, 2018
Venue: Kenya National Theatre
Tickets: KES 1500 at the Gate and KES 1000 Advance

July 20, 2018 at 3:42 pm Leave a comment

Musical: Sarafina, Jul. 12-15 and Jul. 20-22 2018 @ the Kenya National Theatre

Dates: Jul. 12-15 and Jul. 20-22 2018
Venue: the Kenya National Theatre
Time: Listed on the Poster
Tickets: KES 1,500/- at the Gate and KES 1,200/- Advance

Award winning Kenyan Actresses Brenda Wairimu (Mali, Disconnect) and Makmzee Mwatela (Mali – NTV), stars in SARAFINA musical directed by Stuart Nash who is an artistic director at the Kenya National Theatre. The musical is set to take place in July 12th- 15th July and 20th – 22nd July.

The show is based on the original film written in 1992 which tells the story of a young black student struggling to fight apartheid in South Africa. The film is centered on students involved in the Soweto riots, opposing the use of Afrikaans as the language of instruction in schools.

Other co- stars are Patrick Oketch (Mother-In-Law), Hellen Mtawali (Tusker Project Fame) and Music star, Gilad.

June 26, 2018 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Urinetown Musical, Jun. 28 2018 @ the Kenya National Theatre

Date: Thursday, 28th June 2018
Venue: Kenya National Theatre (Main auditorium)
Time: 6-8 pm (10 Min. Intermission)
Tickets: Kes 600/- at the Door and Kes 500 Advance (for booking , call +254 789 707871)

Urinetown: The Musical is a satirical black comedy that premiered in 2001, with music by Mark Hollmann, lyrics by Hollmann and Greg Kotis, and book by Kotis. It satirizes the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, and municipal politics.

Performed by 6-9 year olds from School of the Nations.

June 26, 2018 at 12:50 pm Leave a comment

World Première: Ins;ght – The Suicide Production, Jun. 23 & 24 2018 @ the Kenya National Theatre

Dates: June 23 and 24, 2018
Venue: Kenya National Theatre
Time: Saturday – 6.30 pm, Sunday – 4 pm
Tickets: Saturday (Charity Performance) – Kes 2,000/-, and Sunday – Kes 1,000/-
Students: Kes 500/-

June 20, 2018 at 5:11 pm Leave a comment

Live Screening of 2018 World Cup, Until 28 2018 @ Igiza Lounge Bar and Restaurant – Kenya National Theatre

Dates: Until June 28, 2018
Venue: Igiza Lounge Bar and Restaurant, Kenya National Theatre
Entry: Free

June 20, 2018 at 4:08 pm Leave a comment

Photo Exhibition: Out of His Life by Patricia Esteve, Apr. 18-22 2018 @ Kenya Cultural Centre

Opening: April 18, 2018
Venue: Kenya Cultural Centre/Kenya National Theatre

Until: April 22, 2018

How is life after suicide? This is a documentary project, which gathers the experiences of people in Kenya who have tried to commit suicide or who have lost a loved one to suicide. Using photography I collect their testimonies throughout the country, on the stigma surrounding suicide as well as the social and legal injustice they face. According to the Kenyan Law Nº 226 of the Penal Code: ‘‘Anyone who attempts to commit suicide is guilty of a crime’’; the sentence being two years in prison or a fine or both. With this work I want to contribute to overcome the stigma associated with suicide and bring about a shift from the punitive treatment to psychosocial care, as well as to end the legal consideration of suicide as a criminal activity.

Patricia Esteve

April 10, 2018 at 4:07 pm Leave a comment

First Edition of Micro Theatre Festival, Apr. 12 2018 @ Kenya National Theatre

Date: April 12, 2018
Venue: Kenya National Theatre
Time: 6 and 8.30 pm

Art in miniature: is micro-performance the way forward?

The Kenya National Theatre, the Embassy of Spain in Kenya and the Cultural Routes Foundation have the pleasure of inviting you for the First Edition of Micro Theatre Festival.

Two dates, two hours and a half, 12 performances and FREE ADMISSION.

Don’t miss that chance! Be interactive! Watch in details!

Micro-performance, as the name suggests, is not about thinking big. Often put on in tiny spaces (think quaint cafes and living rooms) to small audiences (from two or three to two dozen), the allure of micro-performance is about quick and nimble productions unconstrained by large-scale planning, and free from the pressure to sell hundreds of seats night upon night.

Find more information, here.

April 9, 2018 at 11:08 am Leave a comment

Album Launch + 10 Years Anniversary by TuneDem Band, Mar. 30 2018 @ Kenya National Theatre

Date: March 30, 2018
Venue: Kenya National Theatre
Time: 2-7 pm
Entry: KES 1,000/- at the Door and KES 500 Advance
Contacts : 0720056476/0725707304

This will be a day to celebrate God’s faithfulness throughout our musical and ministry journey as TuneDem Band. On this day we’ll also be launching our 5th album.

March 21, 2018 at 1:40 pm Leave a comment

Nairobi Orchestra March Concert, featuring Debussy Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky, Mar. 17 & 18 2018 @ Kenya National Theatre

Dates: March 17 & 18, 2018
Venue: Kenya National Theatre
Time: 7 pm and 3 pm Respectively.
Tickets: KES 1,000/-

March 13, 2018 at 3:21 pm Leave a comment

Inaugural Guitar Clinic with Manaseh Uzele, Feb. 25 2018 @ Conservatoire Ballet Studio – Kenya National Theatre

Date: February 25, 2018
Venue: Conservatoire Ballet Studio – Kenya National Theatre
Time: 3-5 pm
Entry: Free

February 22, 2018 at 12:08 pm Leave a comment

Giovanni and Eka Live Band, Feb. 16 2018 @ Igiza Lounge – Kenya National Theatre

Date: February 16, 2018
Venue: Igiza Lounge, Kenya National Theatre
Time: from 9 pm
Entry: Free

February 2, 2018 at 9:49 am Leave a comment

The National Youth Orchestra of Kenya (KNYO) in Concert! Jan. 28 2018 @ Kenya National Theatre

Date: January 28, 2018
Time: 3 pm
Location: Kenya National Theatre
Tickets: 800 Ksh Adults, 400 Ksh Students with ID and 200 Ksh Children under 12

An afternoon of classical music showcasing the repertoire from 2017.

January 26, 2018 at 9:28 am Leave a comment

Opportunity: Auditions – for Upcoming Productions (Caucasian Chalk Circle & Sarafina), Jan. 13 2018 @ Kenya National Theatre

Date: January 13, 2018
Venue: Kenya National Theatre
Time: from 11 am

We have auditions scheduled for this coming Saturday for our upcoming productions of CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE and SARAFINA at Kenya National Theatre.

January 10, 2018 at 4:50 pm 17 comments

Musical: Grease at the National Theatre, Dec. 8-10 2017 @ Kenya National Theatre

Dates: December 8-10, 2017
Venue: Kenya National Theatre
Showtimes are: Friday 7pm, Saturday 3pm & 7pm and Sunday 3pm & 7pm
Tickets: Advance: 1,000/= and On the door: 1,500/=

Advance tickets are available from mymookh at and using Paybill – Business number: 697663; Account: Your name.

December 6, 2017 at 5:39 pm Leave a comment

Poetry After Lunch: with Kennet B, Rixpoet & Nuru Bahati, Jul. 6 2017 @ Kenya Cultural Center

Date: July 6, 2017
Venue: Kenya Cultural Center / Kenya National Theatre
Time: 2-5 pm
No Cover Charge

Performances by: Kennet B, Rixpoet & Nuru Bahati

July 3, 2017 at 1:27 pm Leave a comment

Dance/Narrative/Percussion/Music: Mental State, Feb. 15 2017 @ the Kenya National Theatre

Date: February 15, 2017
Venue: Kenya National Theatre
Time: 7 pm
Tickets: KES 1,000 (Advance tickets and more information contact – 0724534050, 0717210162)

A story of a people told through dance and narrative accompanied by percussion and music.

Concept by Alacoque Ntome and Esther Kamba

February 8, 2017 at 12:25 pm Leave a comment

Dance Performance: The Nutcracker by Dance Centre Kenya, Dec. 3 & 4 2016 @ the Kenya National Theatre

Dates: December 3 & 4, 2016
Venue: Kenya National Theatre

For further information and tickets, contact Dance Centre Kenya at 0705 725 369

December 2, 2016 at 10:40 am Leave a comment

Opera: Hansel Und Gretel, Oct. 29 2016 @ Kenya National Theatre

Date: October 29, 2016
Venue: Kenya National Theatre
Time: 2.30 pm
Entry: Adults KES 1,000 and Kids KES 500

PS: this is a fundraising for Opera for School fees.

October 26, 2016 at 10:06 am 1 comment

Screenings: Udada Film Festival, Oct. 24-28 2016 @ Kenya National Theatre & Pawa 254 Hub

Dates: October 24-28, 2016
Venue: Kenya National Theatre, Pawa 254 Hub
Time: 10 am – 8 pm (October 25-27, 2016)
Entry: Free

The Embassy of Spain is pleased to invite you to the Udada Film Festival, which this Embassy supports every year and which will take place from Monday 24th October to Friday 28th October 2016.

On Monday 24th at 6pm, the opening ceremony of the Festival will be held at the Kenya National Theatre and it will coincide with the “Spanish Night” of the Festival where Spanish films will be screened.

From 25th to 27th October, the Festival will take place from 10am to 8pm daily at the PAWA 254 cultural centre.

On Friday 28th, the closing ceremony will be held at PAWA 254 at 6pm.

Admission is free at all the events of the Festival.

October 21, 2016 at 1:30 pm Leave a comment

Break Dance: Break-Fast Jam + Kenya Eliminations in Nairobi, Oct 15 2016 @ the Kenya National Theatre

Date: Saturday, 15th October 2016.
Venue: Kenya National Theatre, Nairobi
Time: 2pm until 7pm
Entry tickets: 200ksh (Advance tickets) & 300ksh (door tickets).

The event will feature Break dance battles (Seven 2 Smoke & 1 on 1), Popping battles (1 vs 1), Dance showcases, Rap & Beat boxing performances, Free workshops etc..

Presented by Fresh Lane and sponsored by; US embassy Kampala, Street dance Kenya, Break dance Project Uganda(BPU), Gagawala Graphics, End Of The Weak (EODW) Uganda

October 4, 2016 at 10:59 am Leave a comment

Theatre: Efua T. Sutherland’s EDUFA, Sept. 22-25 2016 @ Kenya National Theatre

Dates: September 22-25, 2016
Venue: Kenya National Theatre
Tickets: Gate, KES 1,500 and Advance KES 1,000

GILB’ART PRODUCTIONS invites you to the staging of Efua T Sutherland’s EDUFA at the Kenya National Theatre from the 22-25 September 2016.

Edufa tells the story of the high premium placed on material wealth and social standing and to what lengths individuals will go to secure it. It also highlights the role of women in traditional African Culture and seeks to demystify the deep-rooted superstitions that are often the bane of women in Africa.

The play is adapted and directed by the renowned Carol Odongo and will features a star studded cast of award winning actors Ian Mbugua (Lifetime achievement award Mbalamwezi National Theatre Awards), Jackie Nyaminde, Peter Kawa, Verinica Waceke (Nominee, AMVCA Awards), Maina Olwenya (Kalasha Award Nominee) and Mwajuma Belle.

Advance tickets on sale at 1000, Gate charges 1500.
Special rates for students and groups on Saturday at 3pm.
For bookings and reservations call 0724 623340 or 0724 432056.
You can also pay via M-pesa till no. 883828.

September 15, 2016 at 2:33 pm Leave a comment

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