Afrovibes Performing Arts Festival

Afrovibes Performing Arts Festival

Oct 03, 2019Oct 13, 2019
Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, Utrecht

Afrovibes Performing Arts Festival

Afrovibes Performing Arts Festival brings the most outstanding pioneers and established performing talents from Africa to the Netherlands. The festival looks to the entire continent of Africa for inspiration, perspectives and bright visions. In this 16th edition, the artists hail from South Africa, Nigeria, Angola, Uganda, Congo and the Netherlands.

About Afrovibes Performing Arts Festival

Afrovibes is a celebration of topical contemporary dance, theatre and design from Africa, where art and culture are booming with plenty of young talent. For 10 days in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht, visitors can enjoy all the quality in arts that Africa has to offer.

Afrovibes 2019: Speak Truth to Power

This year, the theme for Afrovibes is Speak Truth to Power. Focusing on strong current developments in our society, this political climate urges people to take a critical and conscious view of power relations and concepts like freedom of speech and truth in the age of fake news.

How can we create a mutual understanding in these turbulent times, when the lines between truth and propaganda seem to be blurring?

Afrovibes programme

Afrovibes has an extensive fringe programme of debates, masterclasses, artistic exchanges, music, a design exhibition with contemporary African design and graphics, and a special artist-in-residence project.

Afrovibes dates and locations

After opening in Amsterdam, Afrovibes will be presented in other major cities. Here is the performance date overview per venue:


  • October 3-5 at Compaignietheater
  • October 5 at Bijlmer Parktheater
  • October 9-10 at De Balie
  • October 9-11 at Podium Mozaiek
  • October 12 at Pleintheatre
  • October 13 at Bimhuis


  • October 11 at Utrecht city Theatre (Stadsschouwburg Utrecht)
  • October 12 at Tivoli Vredenburg

The Hague

  • October 5-6 at Het Nationale Theater
  • October 11 at Paard


  • October 6 at Kunsthal
  • October 12-13 at Maaspodium

Book your tickets to Afrovibes

Tickets are sold per venue, so go to the website of your chosen concert venue for ordering / price information. To see the entire list of up-to-date festival performances, keep an eye on the Afrovibes website