Joburg – Theatre Guide 18Dec

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.

17 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.

17 – 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


I’m playing your song

This is the Marvin Hamlisch Story. Marvin was famously known as Barbara Streisands rehearsal pianist and winning 3 Academy Awards in one night.

17 Dec – 10 Jan @ 8pm (Wed-Sun), 3pm (Fri & Sun), 4pm (Sat)

R100 – R200

Pieter Toerien Theatre at Montecasino. Cnr William Nicol Drive & Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways. (Tel) 011-510-1818


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.  

17 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.

17 – 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!

17 – 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



Tell Them

4 great comedians on one stage, each with their own style and geared to get you laughing this festive season.

18 Dec @ 8pm

R130 – R150

Soweto Theatre. Cnr Bolani Link and Bolani Road, Jabulani, Soweto. (Tel) 011-930-7460


Mzansi Fela Festival 2015

This is the second night of unplugged poetry presented by the State Theatre. Featuring Maleh, Stephen Buabeang-Buidoo, Zitha Makgetha and Modise Sekgothe to name a few.

19 Dec @ 8pm

R150 – R200

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


Bad Jews

Bad Jews written by Josh Harmon tells the story of two cousins who wage war over a coveted family heirloom after the death of their beloved ‘Poppy’, a holocaust survivor.

14 Jan – 13 Feb


Theatre on the Square. Nelson Mandela Square, Cnr Sandton Drive and Rivonia Road, Sandton. (Tel) 011-883-8606


Andre the Hilarious Hypnotist

Let Andre take you into the world of hypnosis and reveal what its all about. Each show is totally different as it is based on audience participation.

20 Jan – 13 Mar @ 8;15pm (Wed – Sat), 4:15pm (Sat), 3:15pm (Sun)


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