The Market Theatre, Johannesburg

The Market Theatre - A Quick Overview


Address: 56 Margaret Mcingana St, Johannesburg 2048, South Africa

Phone: +27-118321641

Ticket Price: 30 ZAR

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Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Timings: 08:00 am - 10:00 pm Details

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About The Market Theatre, Johannesburg

The Market Theatre of Johannesburg symbolizes the great communal harmony and unity among the races during the difficult era of the apartheid. It has been awarded with the honour of the Jujamcyn Award of America owing to its immense and unparalled contribution to the creative arts, especially in the field of theatre. Over the decades of its service, the Market Theatre has been honoured with more than 20 international awards,and more than 300 national awards from the South African province. Among the sections it houses, the Main Theatre Hall, which accommodates almost 400 viewers and is the biggest among all of the Market Theatre Halls.

The special attraction of the Market Theatre is the Lagger Theatre which consists of a fortified structure of wagons conjoined to form a circular model. The Market Theatre additionally includes two large galleries of exhibitional art, a jazz bar, and book store, along with the famous restaurants named the Gramadoelas and the Market Bar and Bistro.

How To reach The Market Theatre by Public Transport

  • 56 Margaret Mcingana St

Restaurants Near The Market Theatre

  • Gramadoelas
  • Pub & Restaurant
  • Sophiatown Bar Lounge

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The Market Theatre, Johannesburg Reviews

  • Watched the Chris Hani musical. Amazing show. Talented student effort. Venue is comfortable. Parked at the nearby mall and walked across. Lots of eating places around the theatre. Wheelchair friendly

  • It's become so classy with the Newtown Mall just behind it.. It is really a great place for an outing with the girls or even with Bae!! The shows are always amazing!! Just wish it could be advertised more so that more people can enjoy all it has to offer... It's also great that they honour their regular patrons now and then...

  • It has been quite a number of years since I last visited Market Theatre, but tonight's stunning performance of 'Another One's Bread' was a great reminder of the caliber of productions that come alive on the stages of this beautiful and historically significant venue. The development in the area of Newtown only further adds to the experience.

  • Wonderful play (Daily Bread). So nice to return to the Market Theatre after so many years.

  • Spent the evening watching The Suitcase, produced by Desmond Dube. What a fantastic evening out, with some spectacular theatrical performances. The story of an incredibly sad couple during Apartheid times. The Market Theatre is a beautiful historical monument, which was a powerful tool in fighting the constructs of Apartheid. Suggest parking at the mall and strolling to the theatre - both are safe to do.

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