Must see entertainment in Johannesburg

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    Ellis Park – Emirates Airline Park

    The spiritual home of Jo’burg rugby, just east of the city centre, was the scene of one of the new nation’s proudest moments – victory in the 1995 World…

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    This swanky den recalls the atmosphere of an old NYC jazz club. You’ll find mellow, live jazz Tuesday to Saturday evenings from around 8.30pm. It also…

  • Good Luck Bar

    With exposed bricks and iron beams, visible piping and a long bar, the Good Luck Bar has obvious remnants of its previous life as a warehouse for buses…

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    Jo'burg's most respected live-music venue gained prominence as a Melville jazz haunt in the late '90s before getting the world-music tip and relocating to…

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    This cool independent cinema in the heart of Maboneng hosts international film festivals, shows throwback movies and airs provocative documentaries. Sit…

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    Market Theatre

    The city’s most important venue for live theatre has three performance spaces (John Kani, Mannie Manim and Barney Simon Theatres) as well as galleries and…

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    Showcasing up-and-coming performers, fringe productions and other quirky ensembles, POPArt is the kind of place where you see tomorrow’s theatre…

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    Bidvest Wanderers Stadium

    This impressive stadium, just off the M1 freeway to Pretoria, is the city’s most important cricketing venue. Watch from the stands or head to the grassy…

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    Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra

    The city’s orchestra stages a regular circuit of concerts at venues such as Wits University and City Hall. Call or check its website for the latest…

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    Has the widest distribution of multiplexes, with screens in the Fourways, Westgate, Eastgate, Sandton and Rosebank malls.

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    Market Laboratory Theatre

    An offshoot of the Market Theatre, aspiring actors and theatre practitioners train here. It acts as a showcase for community talent and occasionally…

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    Pieter Toerien Theatre

    Anyone who is (or used to be) someone in the South African performing arts has had a show here. The theatre, which is part of the Montecasino complex,…

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    Joburg Theatre Complex

    This leading theatre hosts mainstream local and international acts. Shows range from musicals to open mic comedy.