8 Must-See Theatre Shows For Kiddies


The December holidays can be a stressful time for parents, especially when the inevitable holiday boredom kicks in. If you’re planning to stay in Joburg, why not treat your kids to a memorable day out at your nearest theatre?

Disney’s Beauty And The Beast Junior, Peoples Theatre

The beloved Disney classic, Beauty and The Beast, comes to the Peoples Theatre stage in Braamfontein this holiday season. Treat your little prince or princess to their first theatre show with this enchanting tale about a beautiful heroine, Belle, and her beastly prince.

Details: 24 November – 23 December 2018  | Click here for more information

Goggas, National Children’s Theatre

Goggas, an original South African musical which explores life themes such as friendship and responsibility, returns to the National Children’s Theatre for a third season. Lady Caroline, a beautiful British butterfly, accidentally lands in South Africa. Follow her journey as she discovers friendship, love and our nation’s favourite snack, biltong!

Details: 6 November – 23 December 2018 | Click here for more information 

Snow White, Joburg Theatre

Janice Honeyman presents her 31st annual pantomime, Snow White, this Christmas. Kiddies and adults will be enthralled by the show’s innovative 3-D interactive set and the hilarious antics of the panto dames and dudes.

Details: 3 November – 23 December 2018 | Click here for more information

Snow White pantomime

Matilda The Musical, The Teatro Montecasino

Matilda The Musical is a multi-award-winning theatrical adaptation of Roald Dahl’s novel by the Royal Shakespeare Company and features a hugely talented South African cast. This production is a definite must-see for literature lovers of all ages. 

Details: 17 October – Sunday, 2 December 2018 | Click here for more information

Joburg Ballet’s Cinderella, The Teatro Montecasino

The splendid magic of the Cinderella story can only be made better by the addition of tutus, tiaras and powder-pink pointe shoes. Spoil the little ones by taking them to see the Joburg Ballet’s Cinderella at The Teatro this December.

Details: 14 December – 23 December 2018 | Click here for more information

A Christmas Carol, Pieter Toerien Theatre

Bah humbug indeed! The Pieter Toerien Theatre presents Charles Dickens’s most famous story about a grouchy old miser, Ebenezer Scrooge (the original Grinch who stole Christmas), until early 2019. Take the whole brood along to the theatre to appreciate the true meaning of family at Christmas time. 

Details: 28 November – 6 January 2019 | Click here for more information

A Christmas Carol

The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time, Pieter Toerien Main Theatre

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time follows 15-year-old Christopher Boone. He has an extraordinary brain and is exceptional at maths, but is poorly prepared for real life. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbour’s dog, his sheltered world is turned inside out.

Details: 9 November – 2 December 2018 | Click here for more information

The Boy Who Cried Ninja, Auto & General Theatre On The Square

Tim, a young boy who swears that a ninja ate the last piece of chocolate cake, tries in vain to get out of his chores.The Boy Who Cried Ninja will make its debut at the Auto & General Theatre on the Square in Sandton this December. Younger children will appreciate the laugh-a-minute style of this production. 

Details: 4 December – 22 December 2018 | Click here for more information

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