Built from Johannesburg’s Indian Fruit Market in 1913, The Market Theatre or South Africa’s Theatre of the Struggle, is now the home of live theatre shows- opening the stage to music, dance and associated arts. The theatre’s origins as a challenge against the apartheid era is obvious in the touching apartheid plays that have been showcased there, including Woza Albert, Bopha, Sophiatown and many of Athol Fugard’s award-winning dramas- including Blood Knot. The theatre does not, however only showcase protest theatre but continues to present new productions that entertain and assist audiences to understand South Africa’s development in its third decade of democracy.
The theatre complex also houses three theatres, namely The Barney Simon Theatre, The Laager Theatre and The John Kani Theatre, an art gallery, a bar and Moyo restaurant.
Venue: The Market Theatre, Cnr Bree & Miriam Makeba Sts, Johannesburg
Time: Various depending on show
Cost: Various depending on show