Joburg – Theatre Guide 11Dec

Swan Lake on Ice

The Imperial Ice Stars have received standing ovations from more than 15 countries around the world and are finally in South Africa. Get to see this classic story, composed by Tchaikovsky, in the intimacy of the Teatro at Montecasino.

10 Dec – 10 Jan @ 7:30pm (Tue-Sat), 2:30pm (Sat), 2pm & 6pm (Sun)

R150- R400

Teatro, Montecasino. Cnr William Nicol Drive & Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways. (Tel) 011-510-7000


Sleeping Beauty

Janice Honeyman’s version of the classic story of Sleeping Beauty is back for another season at the Joburg Theatre. The Pantomime is fun for the entire family.

10 – 30 Dec @ 10:30am (Thur), 10am & 2pm (Fri), 11am & 3pm & 7:30pm (Sat), 12pm & 4pm (Sun)

R165 – R290

The Mandela, Joburg Theatre. Cnr Simmonds Street & Stiemens Road, Braamfontein. (Tel) 011-877-6800


The return of Elvis Du Pisansie

The Return of Elvis du Pisanie is a horrifying tale yet also a comedy of chance and closely held life-defining secrets, coupled with the underlying horror of post traumatic stress disorder in the aftermath of war. 

10 – 13 Dec @ 8:15pm (Tue – Sat), 3:15pm (Sun)


The Market Theatre.Cnr Bree and Miriam Makeba Street, Johannesburg. (Tel) 011-832-1641


Tumi or Not Tumi

Tumi Morake is back with a new one woman comedy show promising side splitting laughter and a glimpse at life from a different point of view.

11 Dec @ 8:30pm


The Lyric Theatre. Northern Parkway and Data Crescent, Ormonde, Johannesburg. (Tel) 0861-915-8000


Sweeney Todd

Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street, who famously murdered his clients in his barber chair, where after his whacky neighbor, and partner in crime, Mrs. Lovett, turned them into much sought after meat pies.

10 – 13 Dec @ 8pm (Wed – Sat), 4pm (Sat), 3pm (Sun)

R100 – R350

Montecasino Theatre & Studio. Cnr Witkoppen and William Nicol Drive, Fourways. (Tel) 011-511-1988


Just Carry on William

In a dazzling display, and in the hysterical tradition of Jeeves and Wooster, South Africa’s most versatile comedian, Malcolm Terrey, brings to life Kenneth Williams and all the riotous mayhem of Just William’s adventures.  

10 Dec – 17 Jan @ 8:15pm (Wed – Sat), 5:15pm (Sat), 3:15pm (Sun)

R130 – 165

Pieter Toerien Studio Theatre. Cnr of William Nicol Drive and Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways. (Tel) 011-511-1818


Songs from Jazztown

Jazz lovers will be well entertained by the return of Songs from Jazztown, a musical evening celebrating great artists of the past.

10 – 20 Dec @ 8pm (Tue – Sat), 3pm (Sun)

R60 – R90

The Market Theatre.Cnr Bree and Miriam Makeba Street, Johannesburg. (Tel) 011-832-1641


Defending the Caveman

By far the most successful comedy in South Africa. Originally written by Rob Becker and later adapted for South Africa by Tim Plewman. This show is definitely one not to be missed!

10 – 24 Dec @ 8pm (Wed – Sat)

R200 – R350

Victory Theatre. 105 Louis Botha Avenue, Johannesburg. (Tel) 011-728-9603


Rock Royalty

The show is a great tribute to the rock and roll legends including Michael Jackson, David Bowie and Rihanna. Get ready to be entertained by the 10 piece cast offering audiences a high energy performance that’s not to be missed.

Until 10 Jan @ 8pm

R100 – R180

Barnyard Theatre, Emperors Palace. 64 Jones Road, Kempton Park. (Tel) 011-823-6933


So Solo Theatre Festival

A festival consisting of three plays; ‘Kafka’s Ape’, ‘Nine to Fivers Anthem’ and ‘Broken Plates’. This festival is back by public demand and for a limited time till 12 December.

12 Dec @ 7pm

R50 – R70

Wits Theatre. 24 Station Street, Braamfontein. (Tel) 011-717-1376


Zwakala Festival

The program aims to give community based theatre groups a platform to stage their productions professionally at the Market Theatre and develop fresh talent. Full program available online.

10 – 13 Dec @ 12pm


The Market Theatre. Cnr Bree and Miriam Makeba Road, Johannesburg. (Tel) 011-832-1641


The Snow Goose

Back by popular demand at The Theatre on The Square. The production is an adaptation of Paul Gallico’s classic novel.

10 – 12 Dec @ 8:15pm


Theatre on The Square. Cnr of West Street and Rivonia Road, Nelson Mandela Square. (tel) 011-883-8606


The Abba Show

Presented by Showtime Australia, the Abba Show is a theatre experience like no other. Expect to hear popular Abba classics like Fernando, Mama Mia and Dancing Queen.

11 – 27 Dec @ 8pm (Wed – Sat), 3pm (Sun)


Roodepoort Theatre. Christiaan De Wet Road, Roodepoort. (Tel) 011-674-1356


Iwa Lewa

A 60 minute dance piece that explores the life of an ideal female spouse and the belief that beauty is not only about a woman’s appearance. Part of the Mzansi Fela Festival 2015.

10 – 13 Dec @ 8pm (Thur – Fri), 4pm (Sat), 3pm (Sun)


SA State Theatre. 320 Pretorius Street, Pretoria. (Tel) 012-392-4000



A touching story that explores the life of a family trying to rebuild after being betrayed and how one persons dream of a better future may not be good for the entire family.

14 Dec @ 3pm (Mon)


SA State Theatre. 320 Pretorius Street, Pretoria. (Tel) 012-392-4000