Roodepoort Theatre makes up one-third of the Joburg City Theatres amalgamation. The second oldest of the three major theatre houses in Johannesburg, Roodepoort Theatre has a history of producing world-class theatre. The theatre was established in 1980, and quickly became a fully operational producing theatre. For close to three decades, the Roodepoort Theatre (then known as the Pro Musica Theatre) presented some of the most popular operas and symphony concerts. By 2008, there had been over 400 opera performances presented at the theatre. The Roodepoort Theatre certainly deserves its legacy as one of the top concert halls in Johannesburg!
Of course, times and tastes change. The theatre has adapted its output to suit contemporary audience interests. They have also sought to serve the surrounding community through outreach programmes. Pro Musica was tasked with the launch of the Soweto Theatre in 2012, and was rebranded as the Roodepoort Theatre the following year. It is now one of the most popular venues for dance shows, live music performances and comedy specials. Join the Roodepoort Theatre this May for a variety of spectacular shows.
Roodepoort Theatre kicks off their stunning May lineup with The New Age African Man - a one-man, stand-up comedy show presented by Tebogo Ntlhane. His fresh brand comedy is based on real life experiences, human behaviour, and observations from his daily life. The show tackles issues of identity and perspective; juxtaposing traditional ideas of what an African man should be and the modern reality of living with that identity. Ntlhane's comedy appeals to audiences irrespective of age, gender, race, class, religion and size, however. So come along to enjoy his unique take on life and have yourself a few good giggles. Tickets are available on Webtickets.
Tebogo Ntlhane is also the host of Roodepoort Theatre's Westside Comedy Jam series. Hosted on the last Friday of every month, the show presents some of the industry's greatest up and coming comedians. It's a laugh a minute, so you definitely won't want to miss it. Book your tickets now to avoid missing out.
If you're looking for something a little more cultured to enjoy at the theatre, book tickets to the Youth Russian Ballet Company's Sleeping Beauty. This classic love story is presented with all the finesse and grace you would expect from the most consummate dancers. It's also the perfect family outing. Audiences of all ages will be swept up by the swooning music, perfect pirouettes and elegant costumes. There will only be four performances, so don't miss out!
For More Information
You can find out more about what's on at Roodepoort Theatre on their website.
Details: Roodepoort Theatre, 100 Christiaan de Wet Rd, Florida Park, Roodepoort | (Tel) 0861 670 670 or 011 472 1374 | Email: [email protected]