Official First Thursdays Warm-up
with Boschendal


First Thursdays has partnered with Boschendal to bring you official Warm-up venues in Cape Town and Johannesburg. These are your starting points for the night where you can enjoy a glass of Boschendal wine or bubbly, grab a map, and meet friends before heading out to explore the galleries and other cultural attractions. See below for the Summer season venues. 

We're also excited to announce that Boschendal has supported the production of a new series of short web films featuring the spaces and faces of First Thursdays. Each film will feature a different gallery or institution in Cape Town or Johannesburg, through the lens of an upcoming exhibition or project. Watch the latest video below.

Summer Season Warm-up Venues


Cape Town

The Gin Bar
64A Wale Street
5 - 7pm



Joburg Warm-ups will be back from February 2017. Stay tuned for more info.