Entertainment

Jazz in Johannesburg

Katzy's

One of the loveliest hangouts in the neighbourhood, this swanky den recalls the atmosphere of an old NYC jazz club. You’ll find mellow, live jazz five nights a week, as well as the tasty carnivore menu of the restau…
Rugby in Johannesburg

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 Cup. Local supporters are fanatical: a Saturday afternoon at t…
Booking Service in Johannesburg

Computicket

Online resource for event bookings.
Cinema in Johannesburg

Bioscope

If Hollywood doesn’t usually do it for you, a trip to Bioscope is a must. A cool independent cinema in the heart of the hip Maboneng Precinct, Bioscope hosts international film festivals, shows throwback movies and …
Theatre in Johannesburg

POPArt

The independent theatre scene in Johannesburg is growing, with actors like POPArt taking centre stage. Showcasing up-and-coming performers, fringe productions and other quirky ensembles, this is the kind of place wh…
Cricket in Johannesburg

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 banks near the Western Pavilion and braai yourself a steak whi…
Live Music in Johannesburg

Bassline

This is still the most respected live-music venue in Jo’burg, gaining prominence as a Melville jazz haunt in the late '90s before getting on the world-music tip and relocating to Newtown in 2004. Today it covers the…
Theatre in Johannesburg

Market Theatre

The city’s most important venue for live theatre has three performance spaces (Main, Laager and Barney Simon Theatres) as well as galleries and a cafe. There is always some interesting theatre on, from sharply criti…
Classical Music in Johannesburg

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 program.
Theatre in Johannesburg

Market Theatre

This lively complex puts on regular shows and has a couple of restaurants and some craft stalls.