NEW! NEW! Community’s Choice for Carnival Cinema

The Community Chest Carnival is back, with all the old favourites revived for those who were there for the good old days and features tastes from around the globe as well as bringing back the all-time favourite classics from the most popular stalls of Carnivals gone by – Holland, India, China, Italy, and many more. But it’s also in with the new... gourmet food trucks, wine tasting, craft beers, phenomenal rides, and a pop-up cinema.

The Community Carnival pop-up cinema will be featuring a series of documentaries paying tribute to music legends every evening throughout the four-day family event at 20:30. It will also include their music videos.

Celebrate the life of starman David Bowie on Wednesday, pay tribute to the most recent member of the 27s club Amy Winehouse on Thursday and jam with Michael Jackson on Friday.

But for the last night of Community Chest Carnival – Saturday 2 April 2016 - the community’s choice of film will be revealed under the stars. Vote for your favourite documentary of a popular artist by sending their name to or posting on Community Chest of the Western Cape’s social media.

Twitter: @CommChestWC

– it’s your choice as to which music icon will feature on the final night of Carnival where the world meets for good.

The winning documentary will be announced on Facebook and Twitter at 14:00 on Saturday 2 April.

We will be also screening short films made by Teens including a selection from the Ubuntu Youth Film festival and every evening from 19:00 -20:00.

Tickets for the Carnival Cinema cost R120, available at the gate or from Webtickets. And you can buy any snacks your heart desires in the Carnival food areas to take in with you!

When: 30 March – 02 April 2016

Where: Maynardville Park, Wynberg

Opening Times:

Date Day Time
30 March Wednesday 4pm – 11pm
31 March Thursday 4pm – 11pm
01 April Friday 4pm – 11pm
02 April Saturday 10am – 11pm





R 50 – Adults
R 30 – Children under the age of 18 years
R120 – Entry to Carnival and the Cinema
FREE - Pensioners receive complimentary entry throughout the course of the event
FREE - Children under 6

Get your tickets now from Webtickets or at any Pick 'n Pay store

FAQ's about ‪#‎CommChest2016‬‬

Q: Will Carnival 2016 be different this year?
A: This year the layout is more compact, with stalls a lot closer to each other.

Q: How many stalls will there be at Carnival 2016?
A: There are 59 stalls all signed up to trade at Carnival 2016

Q: Will the Dutch stalls be there?
A: The Dutch stalls in the format of years past will not be there. We can however confirm that the popular Dutch cuisine such as Croquetten and Bitterballen will all be on sale at Carnival 2016, provided to Carnival 2016 by an amazing authentic Dutch Cuisine supplier.

Q: How many entrances are there at Carnival 2016?
A: There are 2 entrances to Carnival 2016. Those are entrances in Glaren Street and Church Street. Each entrance has 4 points of sale.

Q: Where do Carnival goers park their vehicles?
A: Carnival goers can park at the following locations: Simon Van De Stel High, Pick n Pay Parking area and legal parking bays in surrounding area.

Q: Will our children be tagged again?
A: Yes – all children will be tagged upon entry. This is a security requirement in case of missing children.

Q: Will ground maps be available designating the stall layout?
A: Yes – maps will be handed out at the entrance gates.

Q: Aren’t the entrance fees very high this year?
A: This year pensioners enter for free. As well as all children under 6. The entrance fees are R50 for all adults over 18. It’s R30 for children over 6 years. Most of the events in Cape Town charge a lot more. And in the case of the Community Chest the money all goes to charity.

Please keep an eye on page for all Carnival related information such as programme for respective events days.