Choose your country and language:

Africa

  • Global
  • Angola
  • Botswana
  • DRC
  • Ethiopia
  • Ghana
  • Kenya
  • Malawi
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Nigeria
  • South Africa
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Americas

  • USA
  • Argentina
  • Brazil

Asia Pacific

  • China
  • India
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • Australia

Europe

  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • United Kingdom
Back

SSurrounded by high-rises and the capital’s hustle and bustle, the South African State Theatre in Pretoria certainly stands out. It’s architecturally distinctive and occupies an entire block in Pretoria’s city-centre. It was once the largest reception-venue of performing arts in the southern hemisphere. 

 

The theatre staged its first show in 1981. Since then, it has featured a wide range of productions, including opera, ballet, drama, cabaret, musical and children’s-theatre performances. 

 

In 2006, the South African State Theatre affirmed its position as the premier venue for large-scale productions, when its production of Swan Lake, by the St Petersburg Ballet Theatre, drew a packed house. 

 

But Swan Lake is not the only headline show that the State Theatre has catered for. Many curtains have been lifted on world-class productions, including Cats, and South Africa’s own Sarafina!, a musical tour de force by impresario Mbongeni Ngema. 

Did You Know?

TTravel tips & planning info 

 

Who to contact 

 

Tshwane Tourism Association 

Tel: +27 (0)12 358 2111 

Email: customercare@tshwane.gov.za 

 

Things to do 

 

Pretoria is home to many historical buildings, museums, shopping centres and lively restaurants. 

 

What to pack 

 

Pack a light jersey or sweater, as it can get chilly in the theatre. 

 

Related links 

 

 

South Africa on social media

Copyright © 2020 South African Tourism
|Terms and conditions|Disclaimer|Privacy policy