Young and old theatre-goers are in for a treat as Cape Town plays host to the international Cradle of Creativity Festival this week.

More than 30 local and international productions will be showcased at various theatres across the city.

The festival promotes inter-cultural exchanges between Africa and the rest of the world through performances, seminars, and workshops.

The Cradle of Creativity will take place at the Baxter Theatre in Rosebank, Magnet Theatre in Observatory and Guga S’Thebe in Langa.

Giant puppets will parade in the Baxter’s beautiful gardens in a show from Barrydale called River and Redfin, and Francois le Roux will perform a concert of Ha!Man.

The prize-winning play of the African Play Writing Competition, Dipalo, written by Lalu Mokuku and Ginni Manning will be showcased during the festival.

This play is for young adults and deals with the controversial issue of corruption of religious leaders through the eyes of two young friends as their relationship grows.