8 Spectacular Theatres & Live Shows in Joburg
8 Spectacular Theatres & Live Shows in Joburg
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8 Spectacular Theatres & Live Shows in Joburg
We’ve got the low-down on the Johannesburg theatre scene and it’s a cracker. Choose from venues featuring dance, comedy, theatre and live music performances.
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8 Spectacular Theatres & Live Shows in Joburg

We’ve got the low-down on the Johannesburg theatre scene and it’s a cracker. Choose from venues featuring dance, comedy, theatre and live music performances.
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8 Spectacular Theatres & Live Shows in Joburg
We’ve got the low-down on the Johannesburg theatre scene and it’s a cracker. Choose from venues featuring dance, comedy, theatre and live music performances.

Johannesburg is home to many valued theatres and live performance venues. If you’re in the mood for show, have a look at your guide to theatres and live shows in Johannesburg to help inform your decision.

Don’t forget to check what’s happening in Johannesburg today and this weekend.
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The Lyric Theatre
The Teatro and Peter Torein Theatre
Joburg Theatre
Market Theatre
POPArt Centre
The Barnyard Theatre
Rumours Rock City
Carnival City

The Lyric Theatre

The Lyric Theatre forms part of the Gold Reef City Casino. It is a opulent performance venue reminiscent of the stages of world-class productions and opera houses.

a performance venue hosting both local & international stars
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The Lyric Theatre has played host to both local and international stars. It also hosts kids’ shows.

  • Contact Number: 011 248 5168
  • Address: Gold Reef City Casino, Northern Parkway & Data Crescent, Ormonde
  • More Info: Website

The Teatro and Peter Torein Theatre

Based at Montecasino, the Teatro is a world-class theatre hosting a variety of live events and concerts as well as comedy shows.

The Pieter Toerien Theatre and Studio hosts productions, comedy shows and other live entertainment. The venue is cosy and intimate providing a good atmosphere to watch great shows.

  • Contact Number: 011 510 7472
  • Address: Monte Casino Boulevard, Fourways, Sandton
  • More Info: Teatro Website and Pieter Toerien Website

Joburg Theatre

The Joburg Theatre in Braamfontein has 3 theatres, 8 function rooms for private dining or corporate functions and dance studios.

Dancing on stage at the the joburg theatre
@ruangaldino

There is also a facility for the achievement of community development goals called Space.com.

  • Contact Number: 011 877 6800
  • Address: Loveday St & Hoofd St, Johannesburg
  • More Info: Website

Market Theatre

The Market Theatre in Newtown is an independent venue that promotes South African theatre. It has a rich history and boasts over 300 awards.

Women posing at the market theatre
@mariaallingham

The Market Theatre remains at the forefront of presenting and producing work which has an authentic African voice and is inclusive of the rich tapestry of African diversity.

  • Operating Hours:
    • Tues - Fri, 11am - 8:30pm
  • Contact Number: 011 832 1641
  • Address: 56 Margaret Mcingana St, Newtown
  • More Info: Website

POPArt Centre

POPArt is an independent theatre, performing arts centre and production company.

a platform for emerging and established artists
@oh_that_sonia

POPArt stands for People of Performing Art which perfectly encapsulates what they’re about. They provide a platform for emerging and established artists to showcase their work and ideas.

  • Contact Number:
    • 083 245 1040
    • 082 472 2559
  • Address: 286 Fox Street, Maboneng Precinct
  • More Info: Website

The Barnyard Theatre

There are 5 Barnyard Theatres in Joburg: Cresta in Randburg, Emperors Palace in East Rand, Gold Reef City in Ormonde, Rivonia in Sunninghill and Silverstar in West Rand.

locally and internationally acclaimed acts
@barnyardtheatres

The Barnyard features well-known South African comedians, performers and bands. The theatre has also started to promote tours and host original international acts.

Patrons of the theatre sit around wooden tables and can choose to order food from the theatre or pack their own picnic basket.

The Barnyard Theatre Cresta

  • Contact Number: 011 478 5300
  • Address: Cresta Shopping Centre, Randburg, JHB
  • More Info: Website

The Barnyard Theatre in Emperors Palace

  • Contact Number: 011 928 1108
  • Address: Emperor's Palace, East Rand
  • More Info: Website

The Barnyard Theatre Gold Reef City

  • Contact Number: 010 593 0833
  • Address: Gold Reef City Casino, Ormonde
  • More Info: Website

The Barnyard Theatre Rivonia

  • Contact Number: 087 236 3088
  • Address: Rivonia Crossing 2, Sunninghill
  • More Info: Website

The Barnyard Theatre Silverstar

  • Contact Number: 010 593 0744
  • Address: Silverstar Casino, Muldersdrift, West Rand
  • More Info: Website

Rumours Rock City

Rumours Lounge is a premier live entertainment venue promoting South African musicians and music. Expect Rock n’ Roll, Metal, Blues and Contemporary music.

promoting south african musicians and music
@rumoursrockcity_official

Enjoy delicious food and drinks at great prices. There is a fireplace to keep you cozy during winter and big screens to keep you current with sporting events.

  • Contact Number:
    • 079 825 7995
    • 082 098 3305
  • Address: Corner Weltervreden Road and Valley Lane, Randburg
  • More Info: Website

Carnival City

The Big Top Arena seats 3 500 and has hosted many of the biggest names, acts and shows in Gauteng.

host to big names, shows and acts
@philip_alberts

Some names include Chris Rock, Watershed, Louise Carver, Joe Cocker, Katie Melua, Barry Hilton and James Blunt.

  • Contact Number: 011 898 7000
  • Address: Corner Century and Elsburg Road, Brakpan
  • More Info: Website

Experience a spectacular night out in Joburg, filled with culture and tradition. Whether you choose to go to the theatre or see the hottest new act in town, it’s sure to be a night to remember!

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