Catch These Christmas Theatre Shows This December


It’s the most wonderful time of the year and we are so excited for the theatre shows coming your way this December! Wondering what will be taking centre stage over the holiday season? Check out our top picks for the season. Make sure you get your tickets ASAP!

Swingle Bells

  • Date: 15 – 24 December 2023
  • Venue: The Teatro at Montecasino
  • Cost: from R200 – R310 per person from Webtickets

For a very limited time only, don’t miss Swingle Bells, starring Jonathan Roxmouth, the Johannesburg Big Band and special guests Timothy Moloi and Monique Steyn! the show will be taking centre stage at The Teatro at Montecasino in Fourways.

For eight shows only, get into the festive spirit with the sights and sounds of genuine family entertainment. Sing-along to instantly recognisable traditional Christmas carols and listen to fresh new versions of classics. In amongst all of this yuletide joy, there are countless surprises, familiar favourites and nostalgic hits.

Momo’s Magical Adventure

  • Date: 08 December 2023 – 07 January 2024
  • Venue: Centre Court at Sandton City
  • Cost: R50 per person at

Sandton City is going all out to ensure that this festive season is the most magical one yet with Momo’s Magical Adventure. This show is set to delight all ages through song and dance. Join Sandton City for this delightful production and meet 8-year-old Momo, Mack the plushy meerkat, Sandi the Gingerbread Man and Busi the Butterfly.

There will be four live performances per day – at 10:30; 12:30; 15:30 and 17:30, from Tuesday to Sunday. This is a must-see for the whole family this holiday season.

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

  • Date: 29 November to 10 December 2023
  • Venue: Pieter Toerien Theatre at Montecasino
  • Cost: from R150 – R230 per person at Webtickets

Back for their 2023 season, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol will be on show at the Pieter Toerien Theatre at Montecasino this holiday season. This production has been performing to sold-out audiences for the last 5 years. It’s a festive season must-see.

This show has been described as a sumptuous banquet for the eyes, ears and imagination; a sensory delight for any tired soul. This is the perfect show to celebrate humanity, family and above all, generosity of spirit!

A Marry Little Christmas

  • Date: 29 November – 24 December 2023
  • Venue: The Market Theatre in Newtown
  • Cost: from R150 – R250 per person at Webtickets

This is just the show if you’re looking for a good laugh this festive season! A Marry Little Christmas is about family, love, misunderstandings, and the topsy-turvy nature of following cultural practices. It’s a performance that’s lift your spirits.

Arnold Hartmann is 45 and three quarters. He plans to propose to Natalie Cloete before hosting the perfect, ‘traditional’ Christmas lunch to join his and her family. But, a nightmare has caused him to oversleep! And before he can build up the courage to pop the question, the two families have started to arrive.

The Drakensberg Boys Choir Noël Tour

  • Date: 24 November – 04 December 2023
  • Venue: Various locations, see poster
  • Cost: from R150 – R250 per person at Webtickets

Don’t miss The Drakensberg Boys Choir 2023 annual Noël Tour! It’s an absolute must-experience that’s sure to get your into the festive spirit for the holiday season.

The Drakensberg Boys Choir is a cherished South African institution. And with their tour promises an exquisite repertoire spanning classical choral, contemporary African, and lively Afro-pop genres. Expect a unique brand of Christmas music, ranging from the traditional classics to more contemporary and even original Drakie carols on stage.

The Nutcracker Presented by Joburg Ballet

  • Date: 01 – 10 December 2023
  • Venue: The Teatro at Montecasino
  • Cost: from R220 – R450 per person at Webtickets

Joburg Ballet brings to life one of the most popular and beloved and festive classical ballets in the world with their enchanting new production of The Nutcracker. With exquisite dancing, beautiful sets and Tchaikovsky’s captivating music, The Nutcracker is an unforgettable treat for all ages.

Produced and choreographed by Joburg Ballet’s artistic team, The Nutcracker will delight audiences with a journey to a fairytale world alongside Clara and the Nutcracker Prince, travelling to the Kingdom of the Sweets. Enjoy the tale as they dance through snowflakes, encounter waltzing flowers and meet the Sugar Plum Fairy.

Do you know of any other awesome theatre shows coming to Joburg stages this December? Let us know about them!

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