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Conceptualised by Brett Bailey, the internationally acclaimed theatre director and playwright, Constellations takes several small groups of guests on a nocturnal adventure through the enchanting, wild parts of Spier Wine Farm. The groups rotate among a sequence of three campfires, gathering for about 35 minutes at each. Every campfire is presided over by its own unique Fire Guardian – a local artist, poet, musician, performer or storyteller – who will host an experience that is enthralling, moving and delightful. Guests have no idea which Guardians they will encounter on their journey: every Campfire reveals a new surprise.
“You will return to the city with the smell of smoke in your clothes, your soul enriched and your imagination expanded,” promises Bailey.
Dates: 25 November, 1-3, 8-11, 15-18 December 2021. (Note 26 & 27 November canceled due to poor weather.)
Time: Picnic tickets — 18.00; general tickets — 19.30
Tickets are very limited and available on Webtickets. Capacity limits are in place, so book well in advance. Warm clothing and comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
What COVID-19 precautions are there?
Precautions in place include sanitising, social distancing and small groups moving about outdoors safely.
Where can I have dinner before the event?
Picnic tickets are available to enjoy before the event start. Alternatively, enjoy dinner at Vadas Smokehouse & Bakery or grab a snack at the Farm Cafe, open till 19:30.
What happens if it rains?
The event will be canceled in the event of rain, we will keep a close eye on the forecast and communicate this with you by 12:00 (at the latest) on the day. You will have the option to move your booking to another available date or be refunded.
Is there an age restriction for kids?
Due to the intimate nature of the event, the age restriction is 12 years.
How fit do I need to be?
The events take you on a route along the Eerste River and the longest stretch you may have to walk is about 15 minutes. You will be provided with a flashlight and most parts of the route is well laid out with some sections requiring some careful footwork. If you are in any way mobility impaired, please request the easiest route at the ticketing station. Wheelchairs can unfortunately not be accommodated.
Can I choose which Fire Guardians I encounter?
No. Part of the adventure is that you do not know which three Fire Guardians you will encounter on your route. You can have a look at the guardians participating this year here.
Our friends booked separately; can we go on the same route?
We would like to encourage you to go on separate routes so that you can have different experiences. Only 8 people will be around a campfire so larger parties may be broken into smaller groups.
What precautions have you taken for fire or injury?
We have a firetruck and several fire marshals keeping a close eye on the fires as well as a medic in attendance. Our team is in constant contact with each other to keep you safe.
Can I purchase a ticket on the day?
All ticket sales are through Webtickets and online sales will close at 17:00 on the day. Should more tickets be available you can register with the ticketing station at the Tasting Room at 19:30. It is highly recommended to book in advance due to the limited tickets available.
What's included in my picnic ticket?
There are two types of picnic tickets, both sold per couple and include a bottle of Spier Signature wine. The sunset picnic ticket includes our generously sized picnic, view the menu here. For those who just want a smaller nibble, the mini-picnic includes a Vadas baguette, hummus, charcuterie and cheeses with lavash crackers.