Durban – Theatre Guide December

The Queen Show

Recreating Queens 1986 World Tour Concert complete with outfit and full band. Listen to the classics like ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, ‘We will rock you’ and ‘Fat-Bottomed Girls’.

Until 10 Jan @ 8pm

R150 – R200

iZulu Theatre, Sibaya Casino. 1 Sibaya Road, Durban. (Tel) 031-580-5000


Durban Comedy Festival

2 nights only! 9 of South Africa’s most successful comedian will gather in Durban for the Durban Comedy Festival. The lineup includes John Vlismas, Dusty Rich, Deep Fried Man and Carvin Goldstone.

22 – 23 Dec @ 8:30pm

R120 – R150 (Early Bird is R120)

Durban Jewish Centre. 44 K E Masinga Road, Durban. (Tel) 031-335-4460


Dolphins by Starlight

Enjoy a bit of festive entertatinment this year at uShaka Marine World. This year’s show theme is “A Christmas Adventure”. The show is filled with fun and entertainment for the whole with dancers, ballerina’s and the Sea World Dolphins all in the show.

10 – 14 Dec @ 7pm


uShaka Marine World. 1 King Shaka Avenue, Durban. (Tel) 031-328-2004


For your Ears Only – Durban

A comedy that crackles with humour and inventiveness, this acclaimed Paul Slabolepszy offering stars Michael Richard, Michael Gritten, Louise St. Claire, Sibusiso Radebe, as well as the playwrite himself.

9 – 23 Dec @ 7pm (Wed – Sat), 3pm (Sun)


Playhouse Drama Theatre. 29 Anton Lembede Street, Durban. (Tel) 031-369-9555


Scrooges Christmas

The classic Christmas story of Ebenezer Scrooge, a man that hated Christmas. Watch as he is taken on a journey that changes his view of Christmas.

18 – 20 Dec @ 7pm


Durban Christian Centre Jesus Dome. 39 Garth Road, Durban. (Tel) 031-242-5000


Puss in Boots

This is Kickstarts 10th family orientated pantomime, promising an entertaining night out thus festive season. Expect a laughs, catchy tunes and famous lines from the only feline in footwear.

Until 10 Jan @ 2:30pm (Tue-Sun), 7pm (Tue-Sun)

R150 – R220

Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre. Off Mazisi Road, Howard College Campus. (Tel) 031-260-2296


Mundo Flamenco

Get ready for a bit of Jazz and Flamenco because the Linda Vargas Flamenco Dance Company and well know South African Jazz musicians are getting together to deliver a powerful show. Watch and learn about the evolution of the Flamenco dance form.

10 – 13 Dec @ 7pm


Centre for Jazz and Popular Music. Off King George V Avenue, Durban. (Tel) 031-201-0750


Aladdin Grey Street Adult Pantomime

The traditional story of a street urchin that falls in love with a princess but with a twist. Written and directed by Darren King and promises to be one of the best adult comedies this season.

8 – 30 Dec @ 7:30pm (Tue-Sat), 2pm (Sat)

R130 – R170

Greyville Racecourse. 150 Avondale Road, Durban. (Tel) 031-314-1651


Charous and Bruinos Comedy

Neville Pillay and Masood Boomgard join forces to deliver side splitting festive season standup comedy show. Definitely one not to be missed!

11,12,18,19 Dec @ 8pm


Catalina Theatre. Wilsons Wharf, 18 Boatmans Road, Durban Central. (Tel) 031-837-5999


The Abba Show

They are have performed more than 5000 sold out shows and hail from Autralia. This is the worlds premier ABBA tribute show. Look forward to an amazing theatrical production will great attention to detail.

30 Dec – 2 Jan @ 8pm (Wed – Sat), 2pm & 6pm (Thur)


Tropical Nites Theatre. Main Bizana Road, Port Edward. (Tel) 039-305-9111


Viva Las Vegas

A tribute show to the super stars that made it in Vegas. From Cher to Celine Dion, Guns ‘N Roses, Britney Spears and many more.

Until 10 Jan 2016 @ 8pm (Tue-Sat), 2pm (Sun)

R110 – R340

Barnyard Theatre, Gateway. 1 Palm Boulevard, Durban. Shop F222, Gateway Shopping Centre. (Tel) 031-566-3045


The Best of Riaad Moosa

Get your dose of laughter from Doctor Riaad Moosa.

12 Dec @ 8pm


Blackrock Casino, Newcastle. 100 Allen Street, Newcastle. (Tel) 034-328-1777


Mary Christmas – Comedy Drag

A hilarious mix of comedy and drag mime as the ladies share insight into their lives.

16 Dec @ 2pm & 6:30pm


Rhumbelow Theatre. 42 Cunningham Road, Durban. (Tel) 082-499-8636


Sifiso Nene And friends

Featuring new comedy talent in South Africa and hosted by Sifiso Nene.

30 Dec @ 8pm


Imbizo Hall. 47 Biyela Street, Empangeni. (Tel) 035-772-2401