Popart Performing Arts Centre: Next to Arts on Main, 286 Fox St, Joburg. Book at Bash, three short one-act plays. Thursday to Sunday. R80.

Food Hall. A pop-up evening of eating, drinking and general fun once a month. First one, March 1.

Joburg Theatre Complex, cnr Loveday and Hoofd sts: 011 877 6854: all bookings at 0861 670 670, see

The Mandela Theatre: Festival of Fame – Expressions of Heritage. Monday to March 2. R80 a day during the festival: Songs of Migration with Hugh Masekela and the National School of the Arts (NSA); Pictures of Africa, choreographed by Manuel Norambuena and Sarah Hurter, a Spanish programme, and more. NSA drama department presents The Secret Garden by Wesley Swain Lauder. More than 40 plays, workshops, exhibition and visual arts workshops and installations. All bookings as above or Charmaine Stander at [email protected] or 011 339 6539 ext 208.

Don Quixote, by SA Mzansi Ballet, with local and overseas dancers. March 8 to 24. R100 to R336. People’s Theatre: 011 403 1563/2340: For reduced prices on tickets join the People’s Theatre Kids Club. Call Andrew or Lorraine as above.

Disney’s Sleeping Beauty. March and April.

Barnyard Theatre Boksburg, East Rand Mall, cnr Rietfontein Rd and Bentel Ave, 011 823 6933: Elvis Forever. Thursday to March 3. Book as above.

Barnyard Theatre, Cresta Centre, Beyers Naudé Drive, Randburg: 011 280 4370: Glory Days. A musical journey through the 1980s. Ends April 14 Bookings: 011 478 5300.

Barnyard Theatre, Rivonia Crossing 2, cnr Witkoppen and Rivonia Roads: 011 234 2033: Icons of the 80s. Ends March 3. Book as above.

Montecasino, cnr William Nicol Drive and Witkoppen Rd, Fourways: 011 511 1818.

Pieter Toerien’s Theatre: No, Seriously?, with Alan Committi. Ends March 3. R75 to R150 at the box office or Computicket.

Don’t Dress for Dinner. Comedy farce. March 6 to April 14, Wednesdays to Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 5pm and 8pm, Sunday at 3pm. R100 to R160 at Computicket and the theatre.

Studio Theatre: 011 511 1818: Andre the Hilarious Hypnotist. Wednesday to Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 5.15pm and 8.15pm, Sunday, at 3.15pm. R100 at Computicket.

Teatro, Montecasino: Tap Dogs. Ends March 10. R100 to R275 at Computicket.

Market Theatre, 56 Margaret Mcingana St, Joburg, 011 832 1641: The Market Theatre will run readings at the Main Theatre on the last Thursday of every month. A chance for playwrights to have their plays heard, with an opportunity for feedback. For info or to apply for a slot e-mail Craig Higginson: [email protected]

Barney Simon Theatre: The Island. Ends March 24,Tuesdays to Saturday at 8.15pm and Sundays at 3.15pm. Tuesday performances R75.

National Children’s Theatre, 3 Junction Ave, Parktown, 011 484 1584/5: Bookings: [email protected] Saturday morning workshops run until March 16.

Story Time. Fiona Budd will tell stories to those aged four to seven on Saturdays between 9am and 10am in the new story room at the theatre. Runs until the end of the government school term. Free, but donations welcome. Book your child’s place as above.

Goggas. March 4 to April 21.

Theatre camps for kids aged seven to 17. Classes include puppet making, a visit back stage, face painting, make-up for theatre, sports, preparing for an audition and more during long school holidays.

Carnival City Casino, Heidelberg Rd, Brakpan, 011 898 7575/7000:


Show Bar: Carnival Comedy Sessions, Trevor Gumbi and friends every Wednesday until March 13. Doors open 7pm, show at 8pm. R80 at door.

Coca-Cola Dome, Johannesburg: Dralion with Cirque du Soleil. March 21 to 24. R365 to R515 at Computicket, with the show on March 24 priced between R340 and R490.

Gold Reef City Theme Park, Northern Parkway, Ormonde, 011 248 6800:

Globe Theatre, 011 248 5168/5000: Banksrupt!,with Mark Banks. Ends March 2. Weekdays 8pm, Saturdays 7pm and 9.15pm. R120 at Computicket or the box office.

Oh Golly it’s Bolly. March 7 to 31. R80 to R120 at Computicket or at theatre.

Lyric Theatre: Rain. Indian contemporary dance. March 10 at 3pm. R125 to R155 at Computicket.


Emperors Palace, 64 Jones Rd, Kempton Park, 011 928 1297/1213:

Theatre of Marcellus: fACTORy, with Nataniël. Thursday to March 31. The show is a journey of fantasy, fun, humour and hope that is inspired by the greatest act of all, life.

Foxwood Theatre, 13 Fifth St, Houghton, 011 486 0935: Boylesque. All-male burlesque-style show. Friday to March 10, Fridays and Saturday at 8pm, Sundays at noon.

Mary Fitzgerald Square, Joburg: Hansa Festival of Legends, more than 40 of SA’s top music legends from the past 30 years will gather for a 10-hour celebration of musical excellence. March 23. 2pm to midnight. R150 at Computicket.

Old Mutual Theatre on the Square, Fifth St Sandton, 011 883 8606 and for bookings 083 377 4969 or Strictly Tickets: Fully Committed. Comedy starring Pieter Bosch Botha. Ends March 9, Tuesdays to Friday at 8.15pm, Saturdays 6 and 8.30pm.

Classical music on Fridays. 12.45 for 1pm. R35 is requested. Go to the box office from 12.30pm.

March 1: Piano for four hands with Laura Pauno and James Redfern of London, Ravel’s Rhapsodie Espagnole, Schubert’s Fantasie in f minor D 940 and Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring.

The Basement Theatre, 100 Christiaan de Wet Rd, Florida Park, Roodepoort, 011 674 1357: Mama Said Sessions. Until end of the month at 3pm. R40 at the door.

Just Nje Comedy Nights. Monthly events. Until end of the month at 8pm. R40 at the door.

Rosebank Union Church, cnr William Nicol Drive and St Andrews Rd, Hurlingham, Sandton, Trevor 073 562 0500 or Greta 084 520 5200: Fund-raiser for the Johannesburg Youth Orchestra Company. Friday at 7pm. Features duo Zapppa-Mainolfi playing. R100. Book at [email protected], or at the door.

Victory Theatre, 105 Louis Botha Avenue, Houghton Estate, 011 728 9603: Umoja – the spirit of togetherness. 8pm. R112 to R336 at Computicket. Ends May.

Nipple Caps & G-Strings. February 28 at 8pm. R90 to R300 at Computicket.

Wits Great Hall: East Campus, Wits, Yale Rd, Parktown, 011 717 1376 or [email protected]: Wednesday free concerts, 1.15 to 1.50pm:

Wednesday – Sean Jacobs, jazz voice, Lesedi Dipheko, jazz voice.

February 27 – Joshua Hogg, bagpipes, Anthony sales, classical voice.

Civic Theatre Vereeniging: Sharp*ville, from tragedy to triumph. March 11 to 22, with a special show for Human Rights Month on Thursday. Info: Sydney at [email protected]


Bursaries: Samro music bursary applications must be submitted by March 1. Samro grants a number of music study bursaries to deserving candidates studying towards degrees and diplomas at universities each year. Download application forms at www.samrofoundation. org/za or call 011 712 8417 for more info.




South African State Theatre, 320 Pretorius St: 012 392 4000: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra South African tour, with conductor Charles Dutoit and soloist Janine Jansen (violin). R250 to R750 at Computicket. March 12 at 7.30pm.

Red Bull Beat Battle. March 16. Register at


Drama: Sunday concerts will celebrate Easter with Stabat Mater by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi. March 17 at 11am. BTE VO1SS soloists, Caroline Nkwe, soprano, and Annemarie Steenkamp, mezzo-soprano, conducted by Alexander Fokkens. Pre-bookings: Madeleen Engelbrecht: 012 322 7944.

Rendezvous: Jazz and African Music Nights at 8pm, R100 at Computicket, R80 at the door. Call Lindelwa Mahlabe at 012 392 4275.

Tshwane Comedy Night: 8pm. R80 at Computicket, R60 at the door. Call Lindelwa Mahlabe at 012 392 4275.

Saturday: One Man Show: Tall Ass Mo.

Atterbury Theatre, cnr Daventry and Lynnwood rds, Lynnwood Bridge Centre, 012 471 1700 or 082 841 0783:

Tickets at Computicket or the door. Dowwe Dolla Dink Diep. Tomorrow at 8pm. R110, R130.

Elvis Blue Live. Friday at 8pm. R130, R150.

Hou Vas, Romanz. Sunday at 4pm. R140, R160.

Karen Zoid and Zolani. Monday at 8pm. R200.

Riders from the Storm, with Mel Botes, Piet Botha, Mauritz Lotz, Albert Frost, Valiant Swart and Robin Auld. February 26 at 8pm. R140, R200.

Classic Blue, with Jannie Moolman, Blackie Swart and Johnie Black Blues Band. February 28 at 8pm. R120, R140.


University of Pretoria: 012 420 3644: The Real Group, a cappella group from Sweden, will collaborate with the UP Youth Choir and present a workshop and concert. Workshop on February 26, 2pm to 4.30pm. Concert at 7.30pm for 8pm to 10pm. The choir will perform before the Real Group’s concert. Tickets: R150, pensioners, under 12s R100. Workshop: R100, pensioners, 12s R80. Concert and workshop R200, pensioners and 12s R150s. Tickets at Computicket. Info: Alta Maré at 079 152 9242.

Centurion Theatre, 123 Amcor Rd, Lyttelton Manor: 012 664 7859/8710;

Shows start at 8pm, booking as above. Sirkus. Comedy with Lizz Meiring. February 27 and 28. Book at Computicket.

Unisa Enoch Sontonga Hall, Sunnyside Campus, cnr Steve Biko and Justice Mahomed sts, Pretoria: The Broken Melody: Recorder and Lute Recital with Stefan Temmingh and Axel Wolf. Sunday at 4pm. Tickets at door. Info: 012 429 3336/3311.

Recorder and Lute concert: Temmingh and Wolf perform Early Music on Sunday at 4pm. Tickets for sale only at the Pierneef Theatre, cnr Pierneef and Mogg aves, Villieria: 012 329 0709:

Tickets at the door. Platform 9. Friday and Saturday at 7pm, Sunday at 3pm.

Babalela. Saturday. 10am.




Witbank Civic Theatre: Unbreakable Thread,. March 15 and16. Tickets: Ngcebo Mdima at 081 537 0603, [email protected] or on sale at the theatre.

High School Generaal Hertzog, Witbank, 083 442 6078:

Dowwe Dolla Dink Diep, with Margit Meyer-Rodenbeck. Thursday. Tickets as above.


• Computicket: 083 915 8000 or

• or 082 553 5903/1.


• For inclusion in Boardwalk e-mail details to [email protected], subject Boardwalk,before Thursday afternoon.