From The Transformers To Moscow Ballet, Emperors Palace Has A Grand Lineup For You

We all love to laugh, to be inspired by brilliant and beautiful music and dance, and to thrill our inner child. It’s just things that truly enrich the soul. And, if you’re looking to do just that, then you don’t want to miss out on the fantastic entertainment lineup that awaits at Emperors Palace.

Throughout February and well into March, Emperors Palace has an astonishing entertainment programme. There is something for everyone – from side-splitting comedy to exquisite ballet to soothing music and, of course, the spectacular life-sized Transformers.

Side-Splitting Stand-Up Comedy With Blacks Only

The Blacks Only Comedy franchise kicks off 2017 with their latest theme, Blacks Only Comedy Capture. Director, producer and comedian, David Kau, will reprise his role as MC for the event. The evening will showcase award-winning comedians together with some fresh talent. This comedy show is no stranger to edgy topics and close-to-the-bone humour. #ComedyCapture promises not to disappoint. You won’t want to miss a minute! #BlacksOnlyComedyShow

Age restriction: PG L

Date: 04 March 2017. Doors open at 19:00 and the show starts at 20:00.

Venue: Centre Court, Emperors Palace

Cost: Tickets are available from R295 per person. Contact Emperors Palace Box Office to book – (011) 928 1213

Winners Circle Discounts: (Limited to two tickets per cardholder)

  • Black card holders – 15% off
  • Maroon, Silver and Gold cardholders – 10% off

The Royal Moscow Ballet Pays Tribute To Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky and Borodin

The Royal Moscow Ballet is set to thrill audiences with the beauty, elegance and poise of world class dancers. This company consists of graduates from the best Russian choreography schools. This troop can boast sell out performances in virtually all major European cities, Scandinavian countries, the USA, the UK, Canada, India, China, Israel, Japan, Mexico – you name it. To delight your senses one more time, the Royal Moscow Ballet have elected to return to South Africa in March 2017 with a brilliant program: “Tribute to Great Russia Composer Sergei Rachmaninov, Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Aleksander Borodin”. And also, for the first time, the Children’s Russian Academy of South Africa will be performing alongside the Russian ballet stars.

Dates: 4 – 5 March 2017. Shows take place on Saturday at 15:00 and 20:00, and on Sunday at 15:00.

Venue: Theatre of Marcellus, Emperors Palace

Cost: Tickets – only R200 per person.


Nathalie And The Soweto String Quartet Bring You Fado for Africa

Nathalie proudly represents what is arguably the oldest urban folk music in the world – the soul music of Portugal, Fado. Her intense voice draws raw emotions, which has gained her overwhelming recognition as one of today’s leading ‘fadistas’ – a huge honour considering she was born and raised in the USA. In 2011, Fado was recognised as an UNESCO World Heritage art form and Nathalie was invited to perform for the first time in Lisbon as part of the celebration. At that time, she was awarded the ‘Amalia Rodrigues Medal of Merit’ on behalf of the Amalia Rodrigues Foundation – a recognition as an ‘Ambassador of Fado’ outside of Portugal. In the spring of 2013, the Boston Globe described Nathalie as the ‘fresh face of fado’. This concert at Emperors Palace, featuring the Soweto String Quartet, will mark the beginning of a golden celebration of music and is not to be missed.

Date: 24 February 2017 at 20:00

Venue: Emperors Palace

Cost: Tickets cost from R550 per person. Dinner and show packages are also available from R750. Call (011) 928 1297/1213 to book.

Winners Circle Discounts: (Max four tickets per cardholder)

  • Black and Gold Card – 20% Discount
  • Silver Card – 15% Discount
  • Maroon Card – 10% Discount

The Transformers Have Been Brought To Life

Optimus Prime, Megatron, Bumblebee and the Rescue Bots will invade the African continent for the first time in Transformers Animatronics at Emperors Palace. Visitors can look forward to breathtaking sculptures made from wrecked cars, against the scenery of the legendary planet, Cybertron. All this will be brought to life by means of eye-popping performance technology.

Transformers Animatronics is a unique exhibition based on the popular Hasbro saga that has broken box office records for both movies and television. This traveling exhibition will feature 12 animated Transformers, nine sculptures scaled between 2m and 11m high and a further 20 statues, all manufactured from car parts.  An impressive arsenal of weapons used by the Transformers characters will also be showcased. Young and old will immerse themselves in the incredible universe of Optimus Prime and his companions. Autobots and Decepticons will also feature prominently, accompanied by the latest Dino Bots and famous Rescue Bots, the famed pre-school series that has expanded the Transformers fan base.

Tickets allow entry in 30-minute intervals. Ticket holders may arrive at any time between the timea specified on the ticket. Visitors are welcome to visit the exhibition for as long as they wish (an average visit usually lasts around 30 minutes).

Date: 11 March – 28 May 2017, open Monday to Sunday from 10:00 – 19:00.

Venue: Emperors Palace

Cost: Ticket prices are as follows – Adult: R155 | Children under the age of 4: Free | Children 5 – 17 years old: R100 | Family Package: R440 (two Adults and two Children)

Winners Circle Discounts

  • Maroon Card holders – 10%
  • Silver Card holders – 15%
  • Gold and Black card holders – 20%
  • Valid after the early bird special and on full price tickets
  • Limited to four tickets per card holder

For groups and school bookings, please contact Minimum of 20 tickets at R95 each.


For More Information

For more information about Emperors Palace, call (011) 928 1000 or visit their website at

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