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Market Theatre

56 Margaret Mcingana St, Johannesburg 2001, South Africa
+27 11 832 1641
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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 edge work that has an authentic African artistic voice and which is inclusive of the rich tapestry of African diversity. The Market Theatre Foundation is made up of the Market Theatre, Market Theatre Laboratory, Market Photo Workshop and Windybrow Arts Centre in Hillbrow.
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56 Margaret Mcingana St, Johannesburg 2001, South Africa
+27 11 832 1641
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Reviewed July 2, 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 Rya-Mari M
Reviewed April 25, 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 April 22, 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 February 28, 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 Amy_N_Y_C60763
Reviewed January 25, 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
Reviewed December 2, 2016 via mobile

This theatre was built in the former Indian Fruit and vegetables market, an amazing building in which the best of South African culture is expressed, performed, nourished and protected. The site itself worth the visit, for its history and architecture - but learning about the...More

Thank GBaroni
Reviewed October 17, 2016

We recently went to the Market Theatre as back up singers for the 6th Word N Sound Poetry/Festival. The set up is good and the sound is perfect, its a nice Theatre to be and easily accessible in the City of Johannesburg in Park Town.

Thank LeratoMathebula
Reviewed September 29, 2016

We saw the play, Animal Farm. Everyone should see this play as it is very thought provoking and also including a few good laughs. The theatre provided a nice atmosphere and I loved the general seating. We arrived about 1/2 hour early and had choice...More

Thank Michele H
Reviewed August 22, 2016

We went to a double act play at the market recently (Sunday at 3pm show). It was great - the theatre was wonderful, even the guy responsible for getting you in and out of the theatre on time was funny. We had tea in the...More

Thank Carmel M
Reviewed July 12, 2016

Market Theatre is simply wonderful. I saw "6 characters in search of an author" and every actor and actress was great! I recommended for travellers interested in seeing a good local theatre production. The price for my ticket was very small, it was 120 rand...More

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