Market Theatre

Historically known as 'South Africa's Theatre of the Struggle', during apartheid the Market Theatre was one of the few South African cultural institutions to openly challenge racial segregation. Nowadays the theatre focuses on developing and promoting new talent and is famous for its ground-breaking drama productions based on the works of local and international playwrights. If you are looking for the best of new African theatre and well as classic South African plays, this is the place.

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Associated Venues

Work Shop New Town

 Cnr Miriam Makeba and Gwigwi Mrwebi Sts, Newtown (secure parking at Newtown Junction)

City Lodge Hotel Newtown

 Cnr Carr St and Miriam Makeba St, Newtown

The Potato Shed

 Newtown Junction, cnr Gwigwi Mrwebi and Miriam Makeba Sts, Newtown


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