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CCan you imagine watching a quality live show and becoming engrossed by the narrative being told, the songs being sung or the characters being exceptionally portrayed? Webbed in a lovely escape where you can’t help but forget your own worries and troubles (at least for a little while)? Living in another place or time for the length of a remarkable play or musical? Set inside a technically proficient and world-class entertainment centre? Without costing you an arm and a leg? 

Well, the great news is this could be your reality. 

Situated on top on of the Braamfontein Hill, the Joburg Theatre offers all of this, and so much more. 

It’s more than a theatre. It’s an immersive cultural experience. You can ask anyone who has been there to watch some of the hit shows the Joburg Theatre has hosted, such as William Kentridge’s The Magic Flute, Chicago, The Color Purple, West Side Story, Woza Albert and a number of top-of-the-line global touring shows.

Still need more convincing? Here are 5 reasons why a visit to this spectacular venue should be on your bucket list.

Did You Know?
TThe Joburg Theatre, which was previously called Johannesburg’s Civic Theatre, was built by the then city council in 1962, creating a high-profile landmark on the top of the Braamfontein hill.

PPlenty of room… gorgeous room! 

The Joburg Theatre houses 4 auditoriums under its roof namely, The Peoples, The Fringe, space.com and its flagship, The Mandela. 

Named after South Africa’s anti-apartheid revolutionary and political leader, The Mandela is lined with plush red seating which accommodates 1069 patrons. It has one of the most technically proficient stages in the southern hemisphere, which has hosted big productions such as Beatlemania, Footloose, Le Grand Cirque, Spirit of the Dance as well as the annual Janice Honeyman festive season pantomimes, which have become synonymous with this theatre. 

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