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TThe Montecasino Teatro opened its doors with an enthralling production of Disney’s The Lion King in May 2007. Since then, this Johannesburg theatre has welcomed over 2-million patrons and established a reputation as a significant contributor to the theatrical arts in South Africa.
The Teatro is helping to grow theatre audiences in the country with productions that include musicals, ballet, comedy shows, ice shows, opera and more. Many of the productions cannot be seen anywhere else in Africa.
The Teatro has hosted top international productions such as Grease, Mamma Mia!, Chicago, Cats, Dreamgirls, High School Musical, Riverdance, Lord of the Dance, Beauty and the Beast, The Phantom of the Opera, Sunset Boulevard, The Imperial Ice Stars’ Nutcracker on Ice, Swan Lake on Ice and Peter Pan on Ice. The Teatro has also hosted some of South Africa’s top theatre producers including Pieter Toerien, Hazel Feldman and Big Concerts.
The theatre can accommodate over 1 800 people at full capacity, making it the largest theatre in the country. While many of the productions staged at the Teatro have had 100% South African casts, other performers have come from as far afield as Russia, the United Kingdom, India, China, Australia, Ireland, Portugal and the United States of America.
The many awards its cast and production teams win at the annual South African Naledi Theatre Awards, including accolades for set design, lighting design and sound design, underscore the Teatro's reputation.
Along with its great shows, the Teatro's location within the Montecasino complex, with its shops, hotels, restaurants, bars, casino, cinemas, clubs and live events, make this Johannesburg theatre a 'one-stop' shop for people looking for entertainment in the city.
TTravel tips & Planning info
Who to contact
Tel: +27 (0)11 510 7472
How to get here
Montecasino is located on Montecasino Boulevard on the corner of William Nicol and Witkoppen roads in Fourways, Johannesburg. From the multi-storey parking area, take the lift down, pass the casino area and continue towards the restaurants. From there the walkway goes to the foyer of the theatre.
Best time to visit
Be sure to look on the Computicket website to see when shows are on and to book in advance.
Things to do
Visit the Montecasino bird gardens, a wildlife and bird park with a variety of birds, mammals, reptiles and unusual animals from around the world. In the walk-through aviary you will find over 60 species of birds, reptiles and small mammals.
What to pack
Remember your tickets!
Where to stay
Montecasino has 3 hotels - the Palazzo, the Southern Sun Montecasino and the SunSquare Montecasino. They all offer show and stay packages.
What to eat
The Teatro has 2 fully-stocked bars. Sweets, chocolates, a small selection of savoury items, bottled water and non-alcoholic beverages are available for purchase at the stands in the foyer. There are also over 30 restaurants in the Montecasino complex.