Whether you're interested in watching a graceful ballet, experiencing a breathtaking opera performance, laughing yourself silly at a hilarious stand-up comedy, or are eager to see a popular production live on stage, Johannesburg is sure to have a show for you at one of its many theatres.

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Theatres in Joburg South
Theatres in Joburg North
Theatres in Joburg East
Theatres in Joburg West
Theatres in Joburg Central

Theatres in Joburg South

The Lyric Theatre at Gold Reef City Casino & Theme Park

Located within the Gold Reef City Casino in Ormonde, is the luxurious 1 100-seater Lyric Theatre. This theatre will give visitors the feeling of the opulence, luxury and grace in Johannesburg with its plush fittings and rich atmosphere. The Lyric Theatre presents guests with top notch entertainment live from their stage, including world-class theatre, performances from local and international musicians, ballet, comedy shows and much more.

Visit The Lyric Theatre.

The Soweto Theatre

In the vibrant cultural precinct of Jabulani, the Soweto Theatre provide a platform for up-and coming talent to showcase their arts to the public and grow confidence in their craft. The theatre boasts modern technology and ample room, making it the perfect venue to hire. A lot of shows and events are hosted, so be sure to keep an eye on their social media and website for the latest news and lineup.

Visit the Soweto Theatre.

Soweto Theatre

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Theatres in Joburg North

The Teatro at Montecasino

The Teatro at Montecasino has played host to many world-class shows and performances from some of the best in the theatrical industry. A few worth mentioning includes the internationally acclaimed St Peterburg Ballet, Chicago, The Rocky Horror Show, Katherine Jenkins, and Chris De Burgh. At full capacity, this theatre can accommodate 1 870 people and is considered to be one of the 10 largest Lyric theatres in the world. Be sure to keep an eye out on their websites and social media platforms for upcoming productions.

Visit The Teatro at Montecasino.

The Teatro at Montecasino.

Image of The Teatro from Montecasino.

The Pieter Toerien Theatre & Studio at Montecasino

Accommodating up to 390 people, this small and intimate theatre in Montecasino is the ideal destination for top-notch comedy and live music. Walk into the foyer, and they first thing you'll notice is the glorious old chandelier from the Alhambra Theatre, which has been salvaged and now showcased as you enter the Pieter Toerien. As for entertainment, talented performers that have graced the Pieter Toerien stage includes Tim Plewman, Alan Committie, Pieter-Dirk Uys, Marc Lottering, Moira Lister and Bill Flynn, just t name a few.

Visit the Pieter Toerien Theatre & Studio.

Pieter Toerien Theatre & Studio

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The Theatre on the Square at Nelson Mandela Square

Within the Nelson Mandela Square, between The Butcher Shop And Grill and the Sandton Library, you'll find the Theatre on the Square. This vibrant 200-seater adds another dimension, as well as cultural enrichment, to the entertainment industry. And what's lovely about its location, is that you can enjoy your choice from a range of fine restaurants with international cuisine on the square or at the Michelangelo Hotel.

Visit the Theatre on the Square.

Theatre on the Square

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Theatres in Joburg East

The Big Top Arena at Carnival City

Known to host amazing concerts featuring international and local stars, sporting events, and even conference dinners and commercial launches, the Big Top Arena at Carnival City in Brakpan knows how to bring entertainment to the East Rand! Their Festival Lawns also offer the ideal location for exciting must-attend events. The casino has brought big-name family fun to Brakpan, including the Great Moscow Circus and the Aussie Circus.

Visit the Big Top Arena at Carnival City.

The Theatre of Marcellus at Emperors Palace

The Theatre of Marcellus at Emperors Palace is a 17 tiered auditorium, offering theatre-goers a lavish theatrical entertainment experience. Many international acts and local talents have graced their stage. To ensure that the theatre continues to showcase nothing short of spectacular, a R6-million renovation was done to guarantee that this world-class theatre remains one of Gauteng’s finest.

Visit the Theatre of Marcellus at Emperors Palace.

Theatre of Marcellus

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Theatres in Joburg West

Roodepoort Theatre

Founded in 1980, the Roodepoort Theatre is the largest theatre venue in the West Rand, and presents plenty of well-known and popular family-friendly and mainstream productions. These productions normally include hilarious comedies, dance shows, drama and theatrical performances, as well as musical tribute shows.

Visit the Roodepoort Theatre.

Roodepoort Theatre

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Barnyard Theatre at Silverstar Casino

For a unique theatre experience like no other, Barnyard Theatre Silverstar is sure to have just the thing. Most of their shows are energetic, exciting, and love to get their guests involved by dancing or even singing along. There are shows regularly showing at this theatre, all you have to do is visit their website and take a look. Plus, they have a selection of specials to ensure you get more bang for you buck. Barnyard Theatre Silverstar also makes for a fun year-end function idea.

Visit Barnyard Theatre Silverstar.

Theatres in Joburg Central

The Joburg Theatre

Everyone who has visited Braamfontein knows of the popular Joburg Theatre. This theatre offers visitors and theatre goers an exciting lineup of shows that's sure to delight audiences of all ages. Every year, their festive season pantomime productions, written and directed by Janice Honeyman, have become a highlight of the country’s theatrical calendar. The Joburg Theatre is also the permanent home to Joburg Ballet, Jill Girard and Keith Smith’s Peoples Theatre Company.

Visit the Joburg Theatre.

Joburg Theatre Complex

Image from the Joburg Theatre.

The Market Theatre

The Market Theatre in Newtown celebrates our heritage and our past, while also confidently looking and moving forward by playing a major cultural role for the African continent. This theatre remains at the forefront of producing and presenting amazing theatrical artworks complete with an authentic African artistic voice and African diversity.

Visit The Market Theatre.

Market Theatre

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Kempton Park is home to O.R. Tambo International Airport, as well as numerous hotels and entertainment centres. As it is a hub for business travelers and tourists, this is the perfect area to seek out a conference centre or meeting room to host small, medium or large events.

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Small Conference Centres

Le Chateau Guesthouse 

Le Chateau Guesthouse is situated approximately eight minutes away from O.R. Tambo Airport. This Cape Dutch style guesthouse offers conference and event facilities for small to medium gatherings. There are three function venues at Le Chateau Guesthouse, including the 120-seater Function Hall. Le Chateau's professional staff will assist in making your event one to remember, so book with them for top quality service and efficiency.

Visit Le Chateau Guesthouse.

O.R. Tambo Guest House

O.R. Tambo Guest House offers luxury, private accommodation just a few minutes from O.R. Tambo Airport. The venue's newly refurbished wedding venue and reception hall is the ideal spot to host a small to medium size event. From ladies teas to corporate functions, birthday parties, baby showers, kitchen teas and team building groups, this intimate venue will surely suit all your needs.

Visit O.R. Tambo Guest House.

conference centres in Kempton Park

O.R. Tambo Guest House

Medium Conference Centres

Barnyard Theatre at Emperors Palace

The Barnyard Theatre at Emperors Palace is the ideal venue to host your medium sized event. Seating up to 400 guests comfortably, the Barnyard is perfect for birthday parties, year end functions and team building events. So, bring your guests along to enjoy a live music performance or tribute show at the Barnyard. You can order platters for each table, decked out with an array of yummy eats, as well.

Visit the Barnyard Theatre.

Protea Hotel by Marriott O.R. Tambo Airport 

The Protea Hotel by Marriott at O.R. Tambo Airport is one of Kempton Park's premium accommodations and conference venues. There are 10 meeting rooms and conference centres at the hotel, suited to both small and medium size gatherings. This venue is ideal for hosting business conferences, exhibitions and auto shows, so don't hesitate to book a venue here for your next event.

Visit the Protea Hotel by Marriott O.R. Tambo Airport.

Protea Hotel by Marriott OR Tambo Airport Conference Room.

Large Conference Centres

Emperors Palace Convention Centre 

Emperors Palace Convention Centre is made up of a number of banquet rooms, halls and ballrooms, perfectly suited for large events.  Whether you are looking to host a boardroom meeting, conference, trade show or banquet, their venues, facilities and expertly trained staff ensure successful events, time after time.

Visit Emperors Palace Convention Centre.

conference centres in Kempton Park

Emperors Palace Convention Centre - North Wing Banquet Room.

One might not imagine Kempton Park to be a hub of entertainment. However, you would be mistaken, as there is a ton to do around this area. Whether you are looking for family-friendly activities or a night out on the town, Kempton Park is the place to be.

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Family-Friendly Fun

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Family-Friendly Fun

Ice Skating at Festival Mall

Festival Mall boasts a number of family-friendly entertainment offerings, including the one and only ice rink on the east rand. Bring the little ones along to test their ice skating skills. The rink is open from Wednesdays to Sundays during school terms, and seven days a week during school holidays. It's the ideal spot for a kiddies' birthday party or family get together. Don't miss out on all the fun!

Visit the Ice Rink.

NuMetro 4DX Cinema

Nu Metro Xtreme at Emperors Palace is home to the biggest and best cinema experience in the country. Come and watch the latest blockbusters on one of the largest curved silver screens in South Africa (it's almost three storeys high!) NuMetro at Emperors Palace also boasts one of the few 4DX screens in the country. Feel every bump, crash and high velocity moment of the film at this one-of-a-kind movie house.

Visit NuMetro at Emperors Palace.

Theatre of Marcellus 

Every Emperor needs his own arena. The Theatre of Marcellus is the centre of entertainment at Emperors Palace. Many world famous musicals, theatre shows and comedic acts have graced this stage, delighting audiences from all around Gauteng. The theatre seats over 1000 guests, making it the largest live performance venue on the east rand. Bring the kids along to see a show the next time you're in Kempton Park.

Visit the Theatre of Marcellus.

Barnyard Theatre 

The Barnyard Theatre has a reputation for being the ultimate family-friendly venue. Bring the whole brood along to see one of the theatre's magical musicals or tribute shows at Emperors Palace. Order a few platters for your table and tuck into some delicious sandwiches, subs and pizzas while the show takes place just a few metres away. The Barnyard Theatre at Emperors Palace comfortably seats 400 guests and can be booked out for private events.

Visit the Barnyard Theatre.

Red Roman Shed 

The Red Roman Shed is one of Emperors Palace's biggest attractions. This 1592 square metre bunker hosts the popular Crafters Fair Market, as well as a number of live music shows, social events and private functions. Bring the kids along to indulge in yummy eats and arts and craft fare from over 140 stallholders. The market usually takes place over the first weekend of the month, from Friday morning to late Sunday afternoon.

Visit the Red Roman Shed.

The Crafters Fair at Red Roman Shed.


Emperors Palace Casino

Emperors Palace Main Casino boasts an impressive 850 slot machines, eight American Roulette tables, five Blackjack tables, two Poker tables and 10 Hold’em Poker tables. This is where dreams are made and dashed, promising an enthralling experience for all who dare to place a bet. Emperors Palace also offers various private gaming rooms and the elite Gladiators Poker Room to its most seasoned players.

Visit Emperors Palace Casino.

Olympus Sky Bar 

Situated atop the Peermont Metcourt Hotel, the Olympus Sky Bar quite literally transports you to 'the top of the world'. Come and enjoy the lush African sunset and sparkling city lights, overlooking the expansive Kempton Park suburb and beyond. Guests are invited to indulge in an array of expertly mixed cocktails, premium spirits, wines and the finest in local and imported beers. The venue also caters light meals for private events, consisting of tapas style dishes, including grilled satay skewers and mezze boards. It's the perfect spot to unwind and enjoy life's finer pleasures.

Visit Olympus Sky Bar.


M (formerly Marc Antony's) is a bespoke Cocktail Bar and Craftorium at Emperors Palace. Here, you can socialise, unwind, catch the latest sports games and disconnect from the outside world. Live entertainment is provided every Friday and Saturday evening from 20:00 until 23:30, as well. M is the ultimate venue for weekend entertainment, leisurely cocktails and good times with friends, so be sure to stop by.

Visit M.

Newton's Pub

Newton's Pub and Grill offers fair priced drinks, tasty pub-style meals and a great atmosphere. This is the kind of place that people gather to de-stress and have some good fun. Come and make new friends at Newtown's or bring along your old crowd to enjoy a night out.  Either way, you're sure to leave Newton's in a smashing good mood.

Visit Newton's Pub and Grill.


Pomula Park Nature Reserve

Spending time in the outdoors is proven to benefit overall health. If you're looking for a place to enjoy the great outdoors in Kempton Park, visit Pomula Park Nature Reserve. This relatively small reserve has a lot to offer, including fishing activities at the surrounding Blaauwpan Dam. The venue is child-friendly too, making it the ideal spot to bring the family over the weekend for some much-needed downtime.

Visit Pomula Park Nature Reserve.

Kempton Park Golf Club

Avid golfers will be delighted to know that Kempton Park boasts its very own 18-hole golf course. Rumour has it that this is where Ernie Els learnt to play golf, so try your hand at teeing off and you may just hit the perfect swing. Kempton Park Golf Club has approximately 800 members, including an active ladies and junior section. If you are part of a golf loving family, this is the perfect club for you and the kids.

Visit Kempton Park Golf Club.

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Love Is In The Air At Vigour & Verve

Vigour & Verve is pulling out all the stops this Valentine’s Day. For only R350 per couple*, treat your special someone to a decadent three-course meal, a bottle of house wine and a beautiful rose! For starters, share a garlic and herb butter focaccia with sides of fresh chopped chilli, parmesan cheese and chopped garlic. If that’s not for you, choose between a vibrant veggie pan or a tempting tempura calamari. For the mains, you have the choice of a succulent 200g rump steak, Vigour & Verve’s signature butter chicken or a delicious chicken and mushroom fettuccini. End the evening off with a chocolate volcano to share – it’s to die for!

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A Love-At-First-Bite Menu At Col’cacchio

Col’cacchio’s Valentine’s menu is a must! Cupid’s bruschetta starter for two offers three different but equally mouthwatering bruschettas to start your evening of pure indulgence. For main course, choose between Italian stuffed chicken fillet OR Bistecca al Pepe prime sirloin steak served with a peppercorn truffle sauce OR linguine Pescatora with the freshest shrimps, calamari, mussels and hake laced in a creamy white wine and tomato sauce. Dessert could not be more divine! Tiramisu OR strawberry and berry meringue cream OR Italian kisses. All this for only R295 per person*! Your taste buds will be infatuated! Bookings and deposit are essential, call 011 662 1487 to book now.

Full Moon Fever Hits Barnyard for Valentine’s

Enjoy an epic evening of unforgettable music, bubbly and divine doughnuts! Don't miss Full Moon Fever - a tribute to acoustic, unplugged and country-rock, featuring memorable musical moments from all decades, with songs that will appeal to all ages. And you have the choice between two perfectly paired packages:

Option 1: Show Ticket & Treats at R200 per person

This package includes your ticket to the show, a mini bottle of JC Le Roux per couple on arrival, plus a delectable doughnut each at interval! Kids or under 18s also pay R200 each – only the JC le Roux is replaced with a soft drink. Delicious pizzas and other eats will be on sale at the venue.

Option 2: Valentine’s Date Package for 2 at R700 per couple (R350 per person)

This package includes your tickets to the show, a delicious two-course buffet-style meal including doughnuts for dessert, plus a mini bottle of JC Le Roux per couple on arrival.


You’ll LOVE The Hussar Grill

Celebrate the month of love with a romantic night out for two at South Africa’s premier grill room: The Hussar Grill! Celebrate even more by winning a marvellous, mouth-watering meal voucher worth a whopping R1 000, PLUS a luxurious one-night stay at Silverstar Southern Sun!

To enter, simply email The Hussar Grill at [email protected] and tell them why you love that special person in your life in less than 100 words! Then, get the word out by tagging your friends!

Terms and conditions apply to all Valentine’s Day specials.

Silverstar - The Hussar Grill

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For more information on Silverstar and their romantic lineupvisit www.tsogosun.com/siverstar-casino.

You can also contact them on 011 662 7300.

Also, keep an eye on Silverstar Casino’s Facebook and Twitter pages for all the latest news, events and special offers.

Don't Miss Smash Hit Radio at Barnyard Theatre Silverstar

Smash Hit Radio is a radio station for all listeners, featuring a 10-piece cast of musicians and singers and the on stage funky DJ Gee. This epic show travels through 60 years of hit songs, covering songs from Louis Armstrong, Ed Sheeran and Elton John to Lynyrd Skynyrd, UB40 and Bob Segar. The show also pays tribute to the greatest 80s rock band – Toto, with songs like Hold the Line, Rosanna and Africa – as well as soulful tributes to Earth, Wind & Fire, Donna Summer, The Four Tops, Etta James and Glenn Miller.

Let’s not forget about the funky 90s with songs like Kiss from a Rose by Seal, If I Could Turn Back Time by Cher and Vulindlela by the late Brenda Fassie.

The 21st century also features tributes to George Ezra, Lady Gaga, Bebe Rexha and a few surprises.


Barnyard Theatre fans, don't miss the chance to win a Barnyard experience for 10 at either Barnyard Theatre Silverstar or Barnyard Theatre Menlyn!

To enter, simply join Barnyard Theatre's loyalty club! It's free and you'll earn Barnyard Bucks each time you watch a show.

Winners will be drawn on 18 October 2019 and will be contacted directly, the prize is valid for any date for Smash Hit Radio, subject to availability.

Click here to enter now!


Don't Forget Their Year-End Deals!

For the ultimate year-end party, don't miss Barnyard's unbeatable Year-End Party Deals

Beat The Budget Party Package

*Premium Party Package

Click here for more information about their Year-End Party Deals.

For More Information

For more info and to book your experience or year-end celebrations, visit www.barnyardtheatres.co.za.

You can also contact them on 010 593 0744 or c[email protected].

Don't forget to follow them on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates, news, shows and offers.

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Silverstar Casino is turning up the heat from Tuesday, 01 October 2019 to Saturday, 28 December 2019 with its hottest promotion yet! Summer is just around the corner and to celebrate, Silverstar is offering sizzling hot special deals that you simply cannot miss!

Celebrate Summer at Barnyard Theatre

Barnyard Theatre Silverstar has some amazing deals lined up, so be sure to get your tickets now. There are various offers on different days of the week. Get your tickets for only R140 per person* and kids under 12 get in for FREE every day! Pensioners can enjoy a 50% discount and on Tuesdays, you can buy one ticket and get a second one for free! It’s happy hour at Barnyard Theatre! *Ts and Cs apply.

Barnyard Theatre Silverstar

Celebrate Summer at Vigour & Verve

Keep cool with delicious gourmet milkshakes at Vigour & Verve. Take your pick from a Kit Kat, choc mint, salted caramel or Milky Bar milkshake and enjoy for only R40 at Vigour & Verve. And while you're visiting, take a look at the other mouth-watering soft serve deals. And if you're looking for for a bigger bite to eat, ask one of the waiters about the meal, cocktail and drink offers.

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Celebrate Summer at Publicity Bar & Grill

In the mood for some seafood? Then check out these amazing deals at Publicity Bar & Grill. Get the scrumptious three sauce calamari for only R50 or the tropical prawn and chicken salad for only R85. And for the meat eaters, sink your teeth into a pulled pork burger (R80), a boerewors skewer (R80), Portuguese ribs (R99), a saucy steak (R99) or the classic steak, egg and chips for only R99. And last but certainly not least: Haloumi Salad or Chimichurri Chicken for only R80! It’s the perfect season to indulge.

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Celebrate Summer at Calisto's

Delight your taste buds at Calisto's. Meat and seafood lovers can enjoy a 200g sirloin steak with the added bonus of six medium prawns for only R149.95, served with one side of your choice. Prefer chicken? Get your half chicken and six medium prawns with a side of your choice for only R149.95! Delicious!

Silverstar Calistos

Celebrate Summer at Col’cacchio

Col'cacchio also has an amazing deal up their sleeves. Enjoy their Cocktail Combo for only R120! This includes any two cocktails with a vegetarian antipasto (artichokes, baby marrow, roasted red pepper, tomato, olives and galbani fior do latte mozzarella) with a mini herb bread! What a bargain!

Celebrate Summer at Silver Arrow Spur!

Head to Silver Arrow Spur for something that's just perfect for the summer heat. Mocktails (R39.90) and Cocktails (R49.90) in a burst of different flavours - virgin Cranberry Cosmo, virgin Mojito, virgin Strawberry Daiquiri, Cranberry Cosmo, Mojito and Strawberry Daiquiri! Definitely the perfect way to keep cool this summer!

Don't Forget The 2019 RWC!

Don't forget that Silverstar will be screening the rugby action on their big screen on The Square at Boktown. Visit the Silverstar website for a full match schedule. It's a definite must-experience for the whole family.

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For more information about Silverstar and their hot deals, visit www.tsogosun.com.

You can also contact them on 011 662 7300.

Also, keep an eye on Silverstar Casino’s Facebook and Twitter pages for all the latest news, events and special offers.

Taking Centre Stage At Barnyard Theatre

Live in Vegas

Live in Vegas is a dazzling rock extravaganza, paying tribute to the greatest music legends that have rocked Vegas over the past 60 years! The 10-piece cast of singers, dancers and musicians will set the stage on fire with tributes to icons including Celine Dion, Cher, Shirley Bassey, Santana, Aerosmith, Elvis Presley, the Bee Gees, Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra and Michael Bublé, as well as surprise tributes to Pitbull, Billy Ray Cyrus, Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga.

101 Hits

Imagine experiencing 101 top hits, performed by a highly energetic cast in what’s set to be the party show of the year! Let 101 Hits entertain and inspire you as we travel through more than 60 years of hit songs. Experience music from various decades, genres and styles as we tantalize a variety of music tastes. Everything from Bruce Springsteen, Johnny Clegg, Josh Groban and Maroon 5 to Meghan Trainor, One Direction and more.

Rhythm of the Night

When: 24 July – 25 August 2019

Where: New Menlyn Barnyard

Tickets: from R65 - R130 per person. Ts & Cs Apply. Click here to book now.

Rhythm of the Night is a real treat for the senses as you journey through the sultry sounds of pop and rock hits, with a Latin flair! Breathtaking dance routines, mind-blowing guitar features, a talented cast of singers, dancers and a live band. You'll love the assortment of hits such as Mambo No. 5, Hips Don't Lie, Let's Get Loud, Fireball, On The Floor, Bailando, Black Magic Woman and many more.

Kidz Rock 2018 Rewind

If you are a Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez or Jonas Blue and Drake fan, or can’t get enough of Arianna Grande, Maroon 5 or Ed Sheeran, Barnyard Theatre has the perfect show for you. Party hard with the cast of Kidz Rock 2018 Rewind, as they pay tribute to the billboard top 40 hit songs of 2018! Tickets cost R130 per person for the show at 14:00 or choose their Party Package option – R320 for 2, includes 2 show tickets, 2 soft drinks and 1 large pizza to share!

Barnyard Theatre Specials

Experience Package for 2

For only R350, you get:



Happy Hour

Celebrating your Birthday in July or August?

Book your birthday party for 10 or more guests and receive 1 FREE bottle of Pierre Jourdan - Belle Rose sparkling wine. Ts & Cs apply.

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Follow Barnyard Theatre on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube to keep up to date with their latest offers. And don't forget to check out their website www.barnyardtheatre.co.za.

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WIN Double Tickets To A Barnyard Experience!

What Is It?

South African artist, Jeremy Loops is ready to show us why the whole world loves his music so much. You don't want to miss this live experience at the Barnyard Theatre.

There is nothing quite like South African artists showing the world that South Africa is overflowing with talent.

Don't miss out, get your tickets now!

When Is It?

Saturday, 13 July 2019 at 20:00

Where Is It?

Barnyard Rivonia, Rivonia, Sunninghill, Johannesburg, Gauteng.

How Much Is It?

Tickets are R250 per person, get your tickets here!

For More Information.

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Alternatively, you can contact them on 087 236 3088 or [email protected]

What Is It?

There is nothing quite like the Latin American culture, and the barnyard Theatre presents Rhythm Of The Night. It's going to be amazing.

This cast is taking you on a journey that will get you on your feet and feel groovy, you will find your inner Latin rhythm as they feature sounds from JLo, Shakira, Santana, ricky Martin and many more. This team features instrumentalists and dancers with gob-smacking moves that will have you dancing along.

You don't want to miss this, it's going to be a fest!

When Is It?

Tuesday to Sunday, 12 March - 28 April 2019  (Show times between 14:00 and 20:00 depending on day)

Where Is It?

Barnyard Theatre, Emperors Palace, East Rand, Johannesburg

How Much Is It?

Tickets are R130 - R185 per person, get your ticket Here.

For More Information

For more information about this event, click Here.

What Is It?

The Barnyard Theatre and The Parlotones have announced the Parlotones Live nationwide tour. Fans of the band can look forward to hearing all their favourite tunes as well as new material from the band's brand new album when Kahn Morbee, Neil Pauw and brothers Glen and Paul Hodgson take to the stage. The band will be performing at a various venues around Johannesburg. So, get your tickets soon before the sell out.

When Is It?

Saturday, 16 March 2019 - Friday, 26 April 2019

Where Is It?

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost R200 per person and can be purchased here.

For More Information?

For more information visit the Facebook page or the Barnyard theatre website.


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.

theatre shows December

Joburg Theatre

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.

The Teatro

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.

theatre shows December

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!

What Is It?

Jukebox Junior is a fun, live, musical show to take the kids to. With categories from pop hits to nursery rhymes, this show has mass appeal for all kids who love music! Live Jukebox, the adult version of this show, has been successful and critically acclaimed - especially from younger audience members.

Kids love a good competition and music. These two thigs come together in a crazy, fun and interactive show where the kids are the stars! Think Noot vir Noot meets Trivial Pursuit meets 30 Seconds… but with music and all for kids. Categories include Pop, Nursery Rhymes, Disney Tunes, Local Music and TV Tunes… let the fun begin!

Whether your child loves to be front and centre playing the games, or prefers to sit back and enjoy the show from their seat, this show is the top choice for kids!

When Is It?

Monday, 24 September 2018 at 14:00

Where Is It?

Barnyard Theatre, Gold Reef City, Northern Parkway, Ormonde, Johannesburg

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost R95 per person and can be purchased here.

For More Information?

For more information visit the Barnyard Theatre website.

Barnyard Theatre is going big with some epic Summer Holiday Specials that are too good to miss! So, whether you need an excuse to get out of the house, a quick entertainment solution, or simply want to do something different this December, here are our four reasons why you MUST visit Barnyard Theatre this festive season. Ocean holidays are so last season — stay in Jozi and get to your favourite Barnyard for the ultimate summer holiday vibe.

1. Unmissable Ticket Discounts

It's the December holidays, which only means one thing — bring on the fun times! And what better way to do that than heading to Barnyard Theatre and enjoying an entertaining show without busting your festive budget? From 18 December 2018 to 31 January 2019, only pay R130 per person for selected Barnyard shows at their Gauteng venues. PLUS, at select Barnyard Theatres, you can score even more with their Tuesdays Buy-One-Get-One-FREE deal and Sundays 50% off for pensioners.

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2. Kids Get In FREE During The Summer Holidays

Need a quick boredom killer? Take advantage of this summer holiday special where kids under the age of 12 get in for FREE on Sunday matinee shows and Gold Reef City Barnyard’s Saturday matinee shows (limited to 2 kids per paying adult). Not only is this fun for the kids, but it also gives you the chance to enjoy special family time. No more whiny kids complaining about being bored.

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3. Celebrate New Year's The Right Way

Have no plans for New Year's Eve? Then why not gather up your loved ones for the Barnyard Theatre New Year's Eve Party! Party the night away Barnyard-style with a refreshing drink on arrival, delicious snacks, an awesome show, as well as a fun surprise accessory to make sure you look the part for the celebrations. Tickets cost R395 per person at their Gauteng & Suncoast venues (Cape Town R400 per person), so make sure you get yours now before it's too late. There'll also be delicious food on sale which can be pre-ordered or purchased on the evening. It’s the best place to be on the last night of 2018!

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4. It's A Great Date Night Out!

For a date night that's a little more exciting than the usual, why not grab your sweetheart by the hand and enjoy Barnyard Theatre's Experience Package For 2: This offer is valid for Barnyard shows taking centre stage from 18 December 2018 - 28 February 2019*. At only R350 per couple, you'll be treated to two Barnyard show tickets (one for each of you), one large pizza to share, as well as one bottle of Durbanville Hills OR two soft drinks. Now that's an awesome date night idea right there!

*Ts & Cs apply. Offer excludes 31 December 2018 and 14 February 2019. *Valid at Gauteng venues. Wine not for sale to persons under the age of 18.

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Suncoast Barnyard Opens This December

Did you know that a new Suncoast Barnyard will be launching on 12 December 2018 with the acclaimed hit production Big Top Rock? To find out more, visit www.barnyardtheatre.co.za/suncoast.

Don’t forget that The Barnyard Theatres are the ideal venues for conferences, fundraisers, year-end parties, birthday bashes and more!

For More Information

Follow Barnyard Theatre on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube to keep up to date with their latest offers. And don't forget to check their website www.barnyardtheatre.co.za.


Don't Miss These Easter Specials

When you think Barnyard Theatre, what comes to mind? We think fun, energetic, unique and exciting family entertainment for all ages! With this in mind, you'll certainly want to catch the Gauteng Barnyard’s Easter Specials from 30 March to 29 April 2018. It's amazing entertainment that won't bust your budget!:

Pay ONLY R130 per person for Barnyard Theatre productions between 30 March and 29 April 2018 (excluding kiddies shows). You can also enjoy:

*Excluding Fundraisers. *Barnyard productions Only.

To view the list of shows on the Barnyard circuit during our Easter promotion, click here.


Back by popular demand, the Kidz Rock production, SHUT UP & DANCE will be taking centre stage at Barnyard Theatres across the city this April and May!

Get ready to party hard with all your friends, as their live band, dancers and singers get you up and dancing to your favourite songs by Justin Bieber, Shawn Mendes, Selena Gomez, Bruno Mars, The Weekend and many more! It's going to be one rager of a party, so make sure you get your tickets to this epic show before it's too late.

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost R120 per person and are available at the Barnyard Theatre website.

When and Where Is It?

SHUT UP & DANCE will be taking centre stage on the following dates at these Barnyard Theatres. Make sure you book your tickets accordingly:

For More Information

For more information about Barnyard Theatres and their latest shows, visit:

Website: www.barnyardtheatres.co.za

Facebook: www.facebook.com/barnyardtheatres

Twitter: www.twitter.com/BARNYARDTHEATRE

YouTube: www.youtube.com/barnyardtheatres

1. Tuck Into An Alfresco Breakfast At Aurelia’s

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, isn’t it? And Aurelia’s does it well! The lovely, conservatory-style restaurant extends along the northern façade of the D’oreale Grande Hotel, making it the perfect setting for a sumptuous alfresco brekkie that the whole family will love.

2. Watch A Movie At Nu Metro

The Nu Metro at Emperor’s Palace guarantees an extraordinary cinematic experience. The family movie theatre provides a combination of top-end and beanbag seating to accommodate a fun-filled experience like no other. To find out what’s showing at the moment, go here.

3. Enjoy A Show At The Barnyard Theatre

There's nothing better than a night out with the family. Add some delicious food and fabulous entertainment to that great company and you're in for a fantastic evening. Lucky for you The Barnyard Theatre is fun for all. To find out what’s on at The Barnyard Theatre at the moment, go here.

4. Let the games begin at The Magic Company

The Magic Company has loads of exciting games on offer, including ten-pin bowling, go-karts and many arcade games. And, no, you’re never too old to join in on the fun with your young ones!

5. Indulge In A Buffet Meal At Rosetta’s

Rosetta’s is a vibey spot located off the main casino walkway. After a day of fun and games, it’s just the spot to pop into to enjoy a classic buffet. All dishes are of top-notch quality, made with simple yet quality ingredients. Bonus: for every paying adult, one kid under 12 years old eats for free!

by Candice May

1. Churchills Bar And Lounge And African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel

If you want to welcome in 2016 in super sleek style, Churchills Bar and Lounge is just the place. This exclusive party will be filled with floating canapés and each guest will receive a welcome drink. In addition , Churchills Bar and Lounge has partnered with African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel to bring you this fabulous deal - from R1 240 per person sharing, you will get two tickets to the Churchills Bar and Lounge NYE party as well as luxury accommodation at the hotel, including champagne breakfast!

For more information, visit their website here.

2. Masquerade Ball @ Chicago’s Piano Bar

Why not get all dressed up to welcome in the new year? Chicago’s invites you to go over the top and dress to their masquerade ball theme. Wine, dine and dance, all while wearing your stunning celebratory outfit! The price of R395 includes a three-course dinner (shooters included) and dance. If you want the dance-only option, it will cost R190.

For more information, visit their website.

3. Revolution NYE Open Air Festival

This one’s for the real party animals out there – are you ready to stomp your way into a brand new year? With two amazing international acts lined up, LOUD and Eitan Reiter, both from Israel, plus a whole host of lovely local acts like Thalia, Bionic, Drea’ama, Broken Toy, Metro Ticket, Michael Lesar and so many more, it’s bound to be a festival you’ll remember forever. Tickets cost between R300 and R360 and can be bought online here.

For more information, visit their website.

4. NYE In The Sky @ Elevate

A sexy and sophisticated evening awaits at Elevate, a great rooftop venue, complete with breathtaking 360 degree views of Joburg. Expect plenty of glitz, lots of glam, and only the finest house, hip-hop and R&B tunes. There are various hotel packages available, as the venue is atop the Reef Hotel, so why not take advantage and spend the night? Packages range from R1 500 to R4 500, depending on which one you go for. Regular tickets will cost R250 and can be booked here. Please ensure you pre-book your tickets as there will be no tickets available at the door.

For more information, visit their website.


Bring in new year with the loudest and freshest music! The beats will be perfect for fans of house, hip-hop and R&B so, if this sounds like it's up your alley, this is where you need to be! Dress to impress and check it out! There are a range of VIP table packages available, which start from R2 100 to R6 200. Regular tickets start at R220. Click here to buy yours online.

For more information, visit their website.

6. Vic Falls Carnival

Who could say no to bidding 2015 farewell at one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World!? This NYE event will be a real treat, featuring everyone from Mango Groove and Goodluck to Charma Gal, Zimbabwe's Judgement Yard, Jason LeRoux and Ryan Koriy! Get excited, this one’s going to be amazing! There are plenty of travel packages available, so you don’t even have to worry about getting to the venue! Click here for available packages and here for tickets, which range from R862 to R933.

For more information, visit their website.

7. Radisson Blu NYE Dinner

If you’re after a more relaxed and intimate way to spend your New Year’s Eve, look no further than this gourmet dinner at the Radisson Blu! Their five-course New Year’s Eve Dinner will welcome you in with champagne on arrival and it’s only uphill from there! It's safe to say that you simply can't miss out on this classy event. The five-course dinner costs R499 per person.

For more information, visit their website.

8. Barnyard Theatre 50 Carat Gold

If music’s your thing, why not end the year off with 50 of the greatest songs of all time? Barnyard Theatre Cresta invites you to sing along at their festive New Year’s Eve bash! Songs you’ll hear include Bohemian Rhapsody, Blue Suede Shoes, Don’t Stop Believing and so many more. Are you humming those melodies already? Then best you get your tickets by clicking here. They cost R390 per person.

For more information, visit their website.

9. Rodizio’s Havana Nights

You’d better come hungry to Rodizio’s Havana Nights NYE celebration. You’ll get tasty cocktails on arrival and will then get to have a Brazilian feast! If you’re wondering what’s on the menu, it’ll be items like prawns, calamari, grilled kingklip, meat rodizio and a dessert platter. Sounds tempting, doesn’t it? We totally think so! There will be live entertainment, too so you’re bound to have a great time! The cost of this night out will be R620.

For more information, visit their website.

10. Randlords

Take in the jaw-dropping views of Joburg from the oh-so-stunning Randlords! A dazzling bash awaits, where you’ll get to take in the carnival atmosphere and dance the night away. Tickets to this event cost between R650 and R12 000 (for a table of 10). Click here to check out the pricing options.

For more information, visit their website.

By Nikki Samakosky

Remember that our “Top Picks” are not paid for and are compiled at the discretion of the journalist. We only write about what we love.

Round Off Your Year The Right Way!

The silly season is fast approaching, which only means one thing - year end celebrations are coming up! But don’t let the thought of arranging your office party stress you out. Barnyard Theatre offers you a one-stop year-end party solution that'll ensure your shebang is a huge success!

Think world-class shows, affordable and oh-so-delicious lunch or dinner packages, plenty of décor options, plus discount promo codes for either taxi, shuttle or drive-you-home services. Just imagine you and your colleagues having an epic party, dancing and singing your way into the December holidays. Sound pretty good, right? Yes? Well, then make sure you book your year-end function at one of the FIVE Barnyard Theatres in the city.

Fancy winning a Barnyard experience for 10, including tickets, pizzas and wine? Click here to enter and you could be singing and rocking the night away!

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There Are FIVE Amazing Year-End Shows Lined Up

Wonder what shows are on circuit during office party season? Well, here’s FIVE hot year-end shows you definitely do not want to miss!

Rhythm of the Night at Rivonia Barnyard

Feel the rhythm as Barnyard takes you on a journey through the sultry sounds of pop and rock hits, with a Latin flare! Rhythm of the Night features music by Santana, Ricky Martin, Shakira, Jennifer Lopez, The Gipsy Kings, Pitbull and many more. With breathtaking dance routines, mind-blowing guitar features and a talented cast of singers, dancers and live band, you'll certainly feel the excitement. You'll be up and on your feet dancing to Mambo No. 5, Hips Don’t Lie, Let’s Get Loud, Fireball, On The Floor, Bailando, Black Magic Woman and many others. This show will shake your blues away and have you swaying all night long!

Rocking the Globe at Cresta Barnyard

Rocking the Globe takes everyone rocking all over the world to 15 musical destinations. Encounter the rock stars, singing sensations and music from England, USA, Sweden, Brazil, Greece, Spain, Jamaica, Australia, Italy, Wales, France, South Korea, Cuba, and the good old RSA. Buckle up and get ready for take-off as you start your musical journey in Sweden with the awesome pop sounds of Roxette and then to Wales – the country that produced the singing sensation, Shirley Bassey. You'll pay tribute to France’s greatest singing sensation, Èdith Piaf, then you'll change to celebrate the sounds of Spain with the Gipsy Kings and a clap-along to Greece’s Zorba the Greek. Have a jolly encounter with Her Majesty the Queen of England, who introduces English pop icons Amy Winehouse, Annie Lennox, Ed Sheeran and of course rock royalty, Freddie Mercury! And that's just the first half of the show.

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Big Top Rock at Emperors Palace Barnyard

This hit show brings audiences of all ages live music, aerial acts, funky dance routines and an electric atmosphere that will rock you like no other! Big Top Rock will mesmerise and thrill with rock hits from over six decades, as well as bold acrobatics and slick choreography that will have you on the edge of your seat. Expect epic tracks by Def Leppard, ACDC, Kings of Leon, Aerosmith and Red Hot Chili Peppers, as well as Elvis Presley, Pink, Elton John, Michael Jackson, Pitbull and many more. There'll be pole, acrobatics, silk, trapeze and lyra acts – all performed to the beat of the rocking live band and singers.

80s Rewind at Gold Reef City Barnyard

Get ready for the most daring 80s rock show to ever hit the Barnyard Theatre stage! We're talking retro fashion, dance, and of course, music that'll take you on a trip down Memory Lane. Do you remember songs like The Safety Dance by Men Without Hats, Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley, Just Can’t Get Enough by Depeche Mode or Sweet Dreams by Eurythmics? If you don’t, this rewind will refresh your memory and get you dancing the Robo Cop, The Moon Walk and The Boogie Down like never before! 80s Rewind also features music from Tears for Fears, The Pet Shop Boys, UB40 and iconic tributes to Michael Jackson, Axl Rose, Tina Turner, Lionel Richie, Bon Jovi and Bryan Adams. Don't forget to wear your shoulder pads, leg warmers, parachute pants, huge earrings, short skirts, finger-less gloves, member’s only jackets and colourful stretch pants! Get ready to PARTY 80s-style!

Nineties vs Noughties at Silverstar Barnyard

Nineties vs Noughties is a music roller coaster of hit songs! The 90s was an era of compact disc players, the Sony Walkman and Vinyl records, whilst the 2000s saw the rise of the internet Media Player, iTunes and YouTube. The 90s saw the emergence of U2, Robbie Williams, Celine Dion, UB40, Ricky Martin and Roxette to name but a few, whilst the noughties saw the emergence of Coldplay, Katy Perry, Shakira, The Black Eyed Peas, Kings Of Leon, Pink and many more. This show is an exhilarating ride through two decades of non-stop hits. Whether you’re a fan of the 1990s or 2000s - you are bound to be rocked, dance till you drop, sing out loud and be proud of the decade you love most!

Dates are filling up fast! Make sure you book your year-end shindig ASAP!

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