Renowned as South Africa’s “Theatre of struggle”, The Market Theatre, founded in Johannesburg in 1976 was constructed out of Johannesburg’s Indian Fruit Market. This proudly South African theatre brings award-winning excellence to its people by creating an authentic South African cultural experience which is committed to providing the highest level of artistic excellence in all aspects of the performing and visual arts. The Theatre can be found in Newtown, where historically it challenged the apartheid regime, armed with little more than the conviction that culture can change society. Its twenty-one international and over three hundred South African theatre awards bears eloquent testimony to the courage and artistic quality of its work.

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The Market Theatre is located in Newtown, Johannesburg.


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Lorraine C Says:

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...

Rya-Mari M Says:

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...

Leera1 Says:

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...

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