Welcome message from Maitisong Director Tefo Paya:

April 1st – 28th, P50 – P250, #MF19 #KgotlayaBadiragatsi

Maitisong Festival 2019 is scheduled for April 1st – 28th in Gaborone, Botswana. As usual, the Festival will showcase brilliant local and international shows to provide an unforgettable experience for all. With a varied and exciting line-up of events, there will be both free and paid shows to ensure that everyone gets a piece of the action. Download your copy of the Festival schedule here.


Important Dates:

April 1st: Official Festival Opening

April 5th – 7th: Maitisong School’s Festival

April 12th – 14th: Maitisong Youth Festival

April 25th – 28th: Maitisong Main Festival

April 27th: Official Festival Closing


Leading up to, and included in, the Festival, patrons can attend the Outdoor Festival in February and the Madi Majwana Tour in March. 



The Maitisong Festival experience is unique, entertaining, engaging and we guarantee it will have an everlasting impact on your life.



In its 33rd year running, the Maitisong Festival is undoubtedly the biggest arts festival in Botswana. International and local artists will bring theatre, music, dance, poetry and comedy to audiences in and around Gaborone. We look forward to celebrating another year of arts promotion, raising the professional bar in the arts, launching careers and connecting Botswana artists with their international counterparts.


For this year’s festival, the theme is Kgotla ya Badiragatsi. We will look at nurturing our growing creative arts industry and playing our part in helping it fulfil its potential. Our focus is on supporting young, local artists through the festival by providing them with a platform to showcase their talents and abilities. 



Maru-a-Pula School and Maitisong remain the home of the Festival and will host the opening and closing nights. The uniqueness of all Festival venues provides flexibility, easy access and convenience.



We offer packages to suit everyone’s pocket. Students (with valid student cards), pensioners, young professionals, and mature art lovers have a chance to save with special venue packages. Additionally, any block bookings of 10 tickets will receive discounted rates.


For more information contact (+267) 397 1809  (general enquiries) or (+267) 391 2953 ext 259 (media enquiries). Email: secretary@maitisong.org / director@maitisong.org (general enquiries)  or info@maitisong.org (media enquiries)

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