On the first Thursday of every month, arts and culture in Cape Town has a late night, with dozens of art galleries and cultural events showcasing the wealth of talent that the Mother City has on offer – hence the name First Thursdays. The event is completely free, with no structured tour, and no schedule to follow, you are free to absorb it all at your own leisure.
Discover the best things to see and places to go on First Thursdays. We recommend picking a few highlights that catch your attention, and then seeing where the night takes you. To find your way around, pick up one of the latest First Thursdays print maps, available at most participating venues.