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Market Theatre

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With a 41-year history and over 300 awards the Market Theatre Foundation is celebratory of its past, anchored to the present and visionary about its future. The Market Theatre Foundation remains at the forefront of producing and presenting cutting...more
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56 Margaret Mcingana St, Johannesburg 2001, South Africa
+27 11 832 1641
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A lovely old fashioned theatre tucked away in the old potato shed district just over the Nelson Mandela bridge. Well within walking distance of the Sci Bono centre and the Africa museum. The Mannie Manim theatre gives a real experience of being in the play,...More

Thank Sally W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This theatre reminds of areas gone by with red velvet seats, a coffee area and various theatres tucked away in the building. Keep an eye on their website for upcoming shows as a lot of the shows tend to be on for a short period...More

Thank ryamarim
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Theatre is located closs to the Newtrown Border. It is within walking distance from the Sci-Bono Museum and the African Museum.

Thank kiltmaker2
Reviewed 16 August 2018

No trip to Johannesburg is complete without attending a show at the Market Theatre! The history of the theatre reflects the role of arts in the struggle against apartheid. Today, this legacy of socially conscious and relevant art in the form of plays, music, poetry,...More

Thank Nontando H
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

What a riveting one man show. Brilliant monologue with lighting that was used with brilliant effect. The actor Graham Weir did not miss a beat, he told the tales and portrayed each character with such finesse. A great night out which should not be missed....More

Thank Lorraine C
Reviewed 2 July 2017

This is the second trip to the market theatre and, once again, a lovely experience. The piece was in a smaller theatre that forms part of the market theatre complex - friendly staff - well kept and clean. Plan ahead and grab something to eat...More

Thank ryamarim
Reviewed 25 April 2017

As a Millenial, i have not had the opportunity of living in the 1950s. The fashion, the music, togetherness and underground lifestyle of Kofifi was what i yearned to see. Market Theatre has brought so much of this Era back into my age. Or lets...More

Thank Leera1
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Market theatre is at the forefront of producing and presenting cutting edge authentic artistic work that is inclusive of South Africa's rainbow nation.

Thank hikwam
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

So glad we got to visit the Market Theatre. It was wonderful to learn about the history of the theatre and the role it played in Apartheid years. Still a buzzing artistic hub. Beautiful performances and theatre spaces, and well selected plays. Recommend arriving with...More

Thank JamstarBK
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Don't miss this place - perfect way to experience global and South African playwrights. The theatre we saw a show in only had maybe 100 or 150 seats. Tickets are cheapest on Tuesdays and wednesdays, available online. Lots of restaurant options in the area.

Thank Sarah G
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