The Market Theatre

Currently Open [Closes at 10:00 pm]
  • Address: 56 Margaret Mcingana St, Johannesburg 2048, South Africa
  • Timings: 08:00 am - 10:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +27-118321641
  • Ticket Price: 30 ZAR
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Bar, Food And Drinks, Restaurant, Theatre, Family And Kids, Book Shop

The Market Theatre - Review

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 Address: 56 Margaret Mcingana St, Johannesburg 2048, South Africa
  • The Market Theatre Contact Number: +27-118321641
  • The Market Theatre Timing: 08:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • The Market Theatre Price: 30 ZAR
  • Best time to visit The Market Theatre(preferred time): 08:00 am - 08:00 pm
  • Time required to visit The Market Theatre: 02:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting The Market Theatre

  • 95% of people who visit Johannesburg include The Market Theatre in their plan

  • 28.21% of people start their The Market Theatre visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see The Market Theatre

Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday

94.6% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting The Market Theatre

People normally club together Apartheid Museum and Carlton Centre Observation Deck while planning their visit to The Market Theatre.

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The Market Theatre, Johannesburg Reviews

  • This place always gets full marks from me. They have great shows, great actors, great price for their shows and the place is clean, wheelchair accessible, bathrooms are very clean. The bar is my favourite hangout after the show. The waitrons are friendly, and quick with orders. I just love this place.

  • Great atmosphere. Wonderful, crowd. ATMs are close by. Parking is safe.

  • Had a great time watching a show here. They're punctual and have clean toilets. There is a restaurant close by and refreshments are available for sale. There's also a mall which is a thirty second walk away, okay maybe a minute walk away which one could chill at while waiting for their show to start. Just the parking is a bit tricky.

  • Great space, range of facilities and workshops on offer. Good staff, nice and friendly. Fantastic work created there and a vibrant part of Jo'burg.

  • Hi. The play was vintage Fugard. Well acted and directed. Parking good everything well signposted

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