Barnyard Theatre Rivonia
Where better to kick off the holiday season than at the Barnyard Theatre in Rivonia? This December, come through to see the legendary Cirque Rock! A musical extravaganza, this circus meets street-style production is suited to young and old. Bring the whole family along for a fantastic Barnyard experience. If you happen to be in town over New Year's Eve, then be sure to book tickets to the Ciruqe Rock New Year's party. Your show ticket includes a welcome drink, crisps and peanuts at your table and a fun party accessory for each person. This is super fun and enthralling!
Date: Tuesday, 31 December 2019 at 21:00 - 00:00.
Tickets cost R395 per person. Book yours here.
The State Theatre
The State Theatre is one of the largest theatres in Gauteng. Take a short trip to Pretoria this December for their 12th annual Mzansi Fela Music Festival. Hosted in aid of raising awareness around xenophobia, gender-based violence and HIV/AIDS, this two week festival will see some of South Africa's best veteran and up-and-coming musicians share the stage. Artists include Zonke, Thandiswa Mazwai, Caiphus Semenya, Samthing Soweto and Ringo Madlingozi. This is the ideal way to welcome in the summer, and celebrate SA's musical talent, so book your tickets ASAP!
Date: Sunday, 01 December 2019 – Sunday, 22 December 2019.
Tickets cost between R30 – R500 per show. Visit Webtickets to book yours.
If there is only one theatre show you see this December, make it Janice Honeyman's Pantomime Spectacular - Jack and the Beanstalk! This is Honeyman's 32nd annual Panto. Brightening up the Joburg Theatre stage with even more rip-roaring fun, this year's Panto is a delight for audiences of all ages. This is one that you can take the kids along to, as well as granny, grandpa and even those sourly teen family members. Be prepared to sing, dance and laugh until your belly aches.
Date: The shows runs until Sunday, 22 December 2019.
Tickets cost between R225 - 395 per person. Book your tickets here.
There are tons of family-friendly Christmas theatre shows to attend this December. However, the icing on the cake goes to Peter Pan On Ice at the Teatro Montecasino. Performing a number of acrobatic ice tricks, all the while telling Pan and Wendy's story of pure adventure, the kids will be delighted by the ice capades on stage while you will be transported back to your childhood imaginings of Neverland. Don't miss out!
Date: Friday, 6 December 2019 to Saturday, 11 January 2020.
Tickets cost R150 – R475 per person. Book yours online via Computicket.
Pieter Toerien Theatre
While you are at Montecasino, pop by the Pieter Toerien Theatre. Showcasing two awesome Christmas-themed shows this December, the Pierer Toerien Theatre is the place to be for festive cheer and good theatre. Take your pick from Charles Dickens' classic A Christmas Carol or the smashing musical Santa Claus is coming to town! In fact, you may as well see both shows. After all, what's the harm in embracing the season whole heartedly and with plenty goodwill?
A Christmas Carol will be on stage from Thursday, 5 December 2019 – Sunday, 5 January 2020. Tickets cost R130 – R180 per person and can be purchased online via the Computicket website.
Santa Claus is coming to town flies onto stage on Thursday, 05 December 2019 and runs until Sunday, 05 January 2020. Tickets cost R100 – R350 per person. Get yours online via the Computicket website.
The Theatre of Marcellus
Emperors Palace is famed for their annual Festival of Lights, however the Theatre of Marcellus also lights up this December as gospel super star Ntokozo Mbambo takes to the stage. If you have time in between visiting Santa's Village and the Elves' Workshop, then stop by the theatre for a symphony of song in Mbambo's show, The First Noel. Singing all of your favourite Christmas carols, she will take you on a journey through the Christmas story. It's a real treat for the soul and the ears!
Date: Tuesday, 24 December 2019 at 18:00.
Tickets cost R250 per person. Book yours here.
The Market Theatre
This December, Dr John Kani returns to the Market Theatre stage in The Lion and The Lamb. This witty re-telling of the Christ story has captivated audiences of all denominations and beliefs for decades. If you are looking for a gritty, South African theatre show to sink your teeth into this festive season, then let it be this. Kani will be backed by some of South Africa’s best vocal voices, including Nokukhanya Dlamini, Gugu Shezi and Nomfundo Dlamini, Lerato Gwebu, Lerato Mvelase, Itumeleng Tshabane and Avril Mkansi.
Date: Friday, 22 November 2019 – Sunday, 22 December 2019.
Tickets cost R150 per person and may be booked online via Webtickets.
Do you know of any other awesome theatre shows coming to Joburg stages this December? Let us know about them!