First Sunday at Victoria Yards

Sunday Jun 2 10:00–16:30 …       16 Viljoen St, Lorentzville
Always a fun event, First Sunday at Victoria Yards is an opportunity to explore the beautiful urban gardens, maker spaces, and artist studios at this complex of formerly light industrial buildings on the east side of the City Centre. Located opposite the headquarters of South Africa's most famous chicken brand, Nando's, in the gritty suburb of Lorentzville, Victoria Yards provides a delightful respite from the city that surrounds it. 

With its community ethos and bountiful gardens, a visit to Victoria Yards is a highly recommended family outing and a day filled with art, food, fashion, music, and culture. On First Sunday at Victoria Yards, resident artists open their studio doors to the public, presenting an opportunity to meet the artists and get a look behind the scenes of their creative process. Amongst those you should look out for are prominent artists Daniel "Stompie" Selibe, James Delaney, and Hannelie Coetzee

You can also explore fashion studios, furniture design workshops, and incredible African craft and design shops that are keeping traditional artisanal pottery, wood carving, and beadwork skills alive. There's also a car boot sale-style market with an eclectic range of stalls, plus plenty of food and beverages available, including the excellent Foakes Coffee Bar & Roastery, Joburg's best fish and chips The Fish and Chip Shop, and Sobae's refreshing and seasonal sorbet. Shop handmade crafts, vintage and thrifted clothing, accessible art for a cause, and more. 

Apart from First Sunday, from Mon – Sun Victoria Yards offers tours of their gardens and artisan studios. The history tour and walkabout runs for half an hour and starts at 10:30 daily and, to visit the different artisan studios, join the hour-long tour at 11:00 daily. Otherwise, to organise artist studio visits outside these times, contact Sine on +27 76 399 7074 

If you're interested in group and organised private tours of Victoria Yards on a specific date and time, you are welcome to book a tour with Hector Mgiba (+27 78 659 7335) or Sbu Zulu (+27 71 043 9288). Prices start from R450 per guide, for a 60-minute tour and this includes visits to the various studios at Victoria Yards, and a tour of the Jukskei River rehabilitation project. School groups are also accommodated. Groups of up to 16 people can be accommodated per guide.



Mar 3 2024 10:00–16:30
Apr 7 2024 10:00–16:30
May 5 2024 10:00–16:30
Jun 2 2024 10:00–16:30
Jul 7 2024 10:00–16:30
Aug 4 2024 10:00–16:00
Sep 1 2024 10:00–16:30
Oct 6 2024 10:00–16:30
Nov 3 2024 10:00–16:30
Dec 1 2024 10:00–16:30
Victoria Yards
16 Viljoen St, Lorentzville

Price/Additional Info

Entrance is free, along with free secure parking.

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