What's on in Gauteng - Arts & culture


A musical play about this interesting South African suburb, Sophiatown is on at the Market Theatre in Newtown, Johannesburg until 14 May 2017.


An award-winning play that tells a compelling and socially relevant story is back – Itsoseng will be on stage at the Market Theatre in Newtown, Johannesburg from 7 April until 7 May 2017.

La Traviata – The Ballet

Joburg Ballet’s first production of 2017 will be the much-anticipated return of celebrated choreographer Veronica Paeper’s La Traviata – The Ballet to the Joburg Theatre in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, from Friday 31 March…

Royal Moscow Ballet

The acclaimed Royal Moscow Ballet will be visiting Gauteng this month, gracing the stages of two premier venues with their Tribute to the Great Russian Composers Sergei Rachmaninov, Pyotr…


If you're looking for stories told in an innovative way, catch Flatform at POPArt in Maboneng, Johannesburg, from 24 to 26 February 2017.

Dance Umbrella

It's time for one of the biggest dance events in South Africa: the annual Dance Umbrella festival. This year's festival will be taking place at various venues in Johannesburg…


Director and theatre producer Mbongeni Ngema's acclaimed musical Sarafina is coming to life again at The South African State Theatre in Pretoria, Tshwane. The opening night is 10 March 2017 and the…

Book Marks

The past is revisited this week with Book Marks, a tragicomedy about friendship, racism and decolonisation on the wrong side of the rainbow at POPArt in Johannesburg


UMSHADO, a traditional musical play, is on the at the South African State Theatre in Pretoria until 26 November 2016. 

South African Dance Awards

The inaugural South African Dance Awards are happening on 25 November 2016. They will be held at the Ekurhuleni International Convention Centre (trading as Destiny ICC) in Kempton Park, Ekurhuleni.

Suddenly the Storm

Suddenly the Storm, a unique South African play, is on at the Theatre on the Square at Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton until 19 November 2016.

Africans in America

As part of the 50th-anniversary celebrations of the landmark Goodman Gallery, the Africans in America exhibition is on from 17 November to 17 December 2016.

Cinderella The Ballet

The Youth Dance Company of Tshwane brings us its ballet version of a Disney classic with Cinderella – The Ballet, on at the South African State Theatre in Tshwane from 3 to 6 N…

The Photo & Film Expo

The 8th annual Photo & Film Expo – dubbed "the largest photographic event in Africa" – will be held at Johannesburg's Ticketpro Dome from 27 to 30 October 2016.

Song of Nongoma

Song of Nongoma, a musical production inspired by Credo Mutwa, runs from 20 to 29 October at the South African State Theatre in Pretoria.

FNB JoburgArtFair

Artworks by African artists on the continent and the diaspora will take centre stage at the annual FNB JoburgArtFair at the Sandton Convention Centre.

The Festival of Fame

The Festival of Fame is the country’s leading youth arts festival. Among the highlights is the musical, Once on this Island, an enchanting Caribbean love story with a…