The South African State Theatre saw the birth of, and was the driving force behind, the establishment of the performing arts in all spheres in South Africa. The Theatre today plays a leading role in the development of the performing arts, and is host to the variety of entertainment found in the diverse cultures of South Africa.
The opening of the theatre complex in May 1981 was a milestone in South African theatre and marked the beginning of great things to come. In 2000 the theatre re-opened as a receiving house and has been host to blockbuster shows like Cats, Sarafina!, The Phantom of the Opera, The Sound of Music and many more.
The theatre also houses two bars, namely The Arena Bar and The Applause Champagne Bar where patrons can enjoy drinks. Amenities such as The Theatre’s Restaurant, a contemporary coffee shop/family restaurant that offers an exciting menu, The Gift Shop and a museum that will provide an opportunity to experience theatrical history are however still in construction.
Venue: South African State Theatre, 301 Church Street, Pretoria
Time: Various depending on shows
Cost: Free entry