Catch some live theatre shows in your region

Gauteng audiences love concerts, theatre productions, ballets and live shows.

Theatre is a popular entertainment option as it brings the audience closer to the performers. It is also a family and cultural activity that benefits the mind, allowing us to be imaginative and creative.

Gauteng’s theatre venues offer a wide selection of shows for audiences. Below is a list of some of the May 2018 shows in your area ...


National School of the Arts Dance Spectrum

Dance Spectrum
(Image: Joburg Theatre)

Venue: Joburg Theatre
Date: 10 May to 13 May 2018
Time: 7.30pm
Price: R100

Dance Spectrum, hosted by the National School of the Arts, is regarded as one of the flagship events for the month of May. The event will showcase promising dancers from leading schools in the performing and creative arts.

Ghetto Laughs
(Image: Soweto Theatre)

Ghetto Laughs

Venue: Soweto Theatre
Date: 31 May 2018
Time: 8pm
Price: Between R80 and R100

Ghetto Laughs is a comedy show hosted at the Soweto Theatre that features some of South Africans up-and-coming comedians, who will leave the audience laughing throughout the show.


Juanita du Plessis

Venue: Barnyard Vereeniging
Date: 10 May 2018
Time: 8pm

Juanita du Plessis is regarded as one of the brightest stars of the South African music scene. Catch some her latest country-influenced hits at the Barnyard Vereeniging.



Venue: South African State Theatre, Pretoria
Date: Extended until 18 May 2018
Times: 10am, 11am, 2pm, 8pm
Price: R110 (R55 on Tuesdays)

Sophiatown, one of South Africa’s timeless musicals, has been revived with a new cast under the direction of Aubrey Sekhabi to delight today’s audiences.

Sophiatown became known as the Chicago of South Africa, a place where shebeen queens, gangsters and politicians met for drinks, music or simply to show-off their latest fashion trends. The community produced some of South Africa’s most famous musicians, artists, writers, journalists and politicians in the 1940s and 1950s.

Journey of the Drum

Venue: South African State Theatre, Pretoria
Date: 25 May 2018
Time: Noon
Price: R150

Journey of the Drum is a fusion of different music and dance genres, such as house, hip-hop, Latin and jazz, presented by Medleko Meropa. It features energetic drumming that incorporates soulful music and dance.

Jazz and African Music Nights

Venue: South African State Theatre, Pretoria
Date: 18 May 2018
Time: 8pm
Artist/band: Sibusiso “Mash” Mashiloane
Price: R120

Prolific pianist and composer Sibusiso Mashiloane, known as Mash, will be paying homage to music legends at the South African State Theatre in Pretoria on Friday 18 May at 8pm. Tickets are R120 at Computicket.

West Rand

Beauty and the Beast – a panto-musical

Venue: Roodepoort Theatre
Date: 13 May 2018
Time: 2pm
Price: R80 for scholars/group bookings/pensioners; R100 for adults

Beauty and the Beast – a panto-musical is a hilarious twist on the classic fairy tale. One of the main characters, Jolie, lives in a small dorp with her sisters and Dame Transessuale. The villagers begin to starve, and Dame Transessuale sets off to find food and shelter in order to save them. While travelling, she is captured by a beast. This musical theatre performance is a delight for the entire family, and will have you laughing, smiling and singing along.