Market Theatre - Johannesburg
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The Market Theatre is an innovative performing arts space that continues to bring quality thought-provoking plays to South African audiences. The venue, together with the accompanying Market Theatre Foundation, aims to create a genuine cultural experience which provides excellence in all areas of performing arts.
The theatre has garnered worldwide acclaim for its spectacular and moving anti-apartheid plays. These have included Woza Albert, Sophiatown and Born in the RSA. The venue's history is tied up in the cultural and political struggles of South Africa, and its thoughtful programme illustrates this link in every performance shown. Take a look at the theatre website for a list of current plays and information on how to book tickets.
The theatre comprises of several separate spaces, including the Main Theatre, the Barney Simon Theatre and the Laager Theatre. The Main Theatre is the largest of the three, seating 387 people, while the smaller theatres both seat 120. All areas plus the Gallery (capacity: 100) are available to rent. There is also the Market Photo Workshop, which includes a gallery, auditorium, darkroom and lecture room.
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