Welcome to the Festival!

The Fresha Festival is Durban’s delightfully refreshing taste of alfresco theatre on the beachfront.  

In 2023, however, we decided to do things differently. After two hard years for the arts, due to the COVID-19 shutdowns, we came back with a new Twist: to stimulate the arts and create more jobs in under-served areas, 2023 saw the new Fresha Extension Festivals:  three one-day street-theatre festivals being hosted by community arts groups in Umlazi, Edendale (Pietermaritzburg) and Manguzi. The festivals were hosted in January and February 2023 and were a great success!  

We hope to be back on the beachfront in early 2024 – watch this space for details…

Here are some highlights from the 2023 extension festivals:

And a taste of the 2019 beachfront Festival:

And some snippets from 2018:

And highlights from the inaugural 2017 festival:

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