First Thursdays Cape Town


First Thursdays Cape Town is a free cultural experience where art galleries and other cultural attractions in the central and East city districts stay open late on the first Thursday of every month. What started in late 2012 with just 6 art galleries has grown into one of the city's foremost cultural experiences, attracting thousands of people every month.

The night is as much about experiencing art and culture as it is about exploring the city on foot. We suggest browsing the highlights right here and choosing a few exhibitions and attractions that you'd like to see, but be open to letting the night take its own course. Print maps are available at most listed venues. 

next event

4 May 2017. 5pm to 9pm (and later).

April Highlights

Olivie Keck Teenager.jpg

91 Loop

PPG Art Factory
Cnr Loop and Longmarket

Alex Katz-Unfamiliar, lithograph 46 of 100.jpg


Haydee Nel "Groeipyne"
Church St



Silo Precinct
163 Bree St


Gallery MOMO

Coby Kennedy "Skin of the Thug"
170 Buitengracht St