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What's On At The Auto & General Theatre On The Square

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Kick off the autumn season on a theatrical note with the Auto & General Theatre on the Square. This May, they have an array of shows to get you laughing, crying and celebrating love and life. Check out our top picks for the upcoming season.

The Auto & General Theatre on the Square delivers world-class productions, catering to a wide variety of audiences. From stand-up comedy, to drama, kiddies theatre and musicals, the Theatre on the Square has it all. If you've never visited this classy Sandton performance centre, then now is the time. Adorned in red velvet textures, the venue screams upmarket cabaret with a South African twist. Check out their 'Wall of Fame', which features all the talents who have graced the stage over the years. The bar is always the centre of attraction just before the start of a show. Serving up sweet wines, whisky and non-alcoholic drinks, this is the perfect place to prepare yourself for the wonder of stage magic.

The 200-seater main theatre is comfortable and spacious. Again, the red seats give the auditorium a feeling of worldliness. Of course, being right in the heart of Sandton at Nelson Mandela Square, you would expect nothing less. But, if you have ever imagined what it might be like to visit an independent theatre space in London or New York, this may be as close as you can get while still on Jozi homeland. This autumn, the Theatre on the Square will be hosting a fantastic line-up of shows. Here are our top picks for the season:

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Friday Lunch Hour Music Concerts 

Friday lunch hour concerts are back and better than ever at the Theatre on the Square. This autumn, they've got a stellar line-up of classical music concerts to amaze and inspire you. Join them at 13:00 every Friday for a diverse programme of performances featuring some of South Africa's most talented musicians. There will be a few non-classical surprises this season as well, so music lovers of all genres can join in. Tickets are unreserved and only go on sale one hour before the concert begins, so make sure to arrive at the theatre with good time to spare. We are most looking forward to seeing Carl Straussner perform a selection of classical guitar works this May. There is no better way to wind down from a busy week than with an hour of melodic guitar music, so make sure not to miss it.

When Is It?

Friday, 6 May 2022 at 13:00.

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost R100 per person.

From Koe’siestes to Kneidlach…. with Kids

South African comedy is quite unlike any other. Visit the Theatre on the Square this May for a good few giggles. The hilarious sequel to From Koe’siestes to Kneidlach will be taking to the stage to delight and entertain you. Written and performed by the multitalented Chantal Stanfield, this true life story will have tears running down your cheeks from the hilarity that ensues when a girl from the Cape Flats falls in love with a Jewish boy from the east of Joburg. Toss in the arrival of a "beige" baby, and there's no stopping the laughs. This is South African comedy at its very best - witty, irreverent and a little bit cheeky. Don't miss it.

When Is It?

Tuesday, 3 May - Saturday, 21 May 2022.

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost R180 per person on Computicket. 

The New Abnormal and Country Duty 

Revered playwright Mike van Graan presents his latest works at the Theatre on the Square this autumn. The New Abnormal and Country Duty will be presented as a double bill feature. If you enjoy political theatre and satire, these shows will have you on the edge of your seat. Tackling topical issues such as the COVID-19 pandemic, state capture and the Zondo Commission, these plays are prime examples of the power that theatre has to change hearts, minds and attitudes. Come and engage your mind at these must-see shows.

When Is It?

Tuesday, 24 May - Sunday, 11 June 2022.

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost R180 per person on Computicket. 

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For More Information

Visit the Auto & General Theatre on the Square website for more information about the theatre and these upcoming shows. You can also follow them on social media:

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Details: 011 883 8606 | [email protected] | Nelson Mandela Square, Cnr Rivonia Rd & Sandton Drive, Sandton, Johannesburg.


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