10 years of great storytelling
Soweto Theatre marks a 10-year milestone since its opening in May 2012.
To celebrate this momentous occasion, The Theatre has a celebration season programme filled with poetry, comedy and music from thespians who have graced our stages in the past decade.
The attractive Soweto Theatre, which boasts state-of-the art architecture, with its three gleaming cubes, one red, blue and yellow situated in the heart of the emerging Jabulani commercial node is set to mark the 10 years anniversary with an array of special insights into the history of this monumental Theatre.
In it’s 10 years, Soweto Theatre has hosted legends both local and international such as, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Sello Maake ka Ncube, Dr Hugh Masikela, Blondie Makhene, Sipho Hotstix Mbuse and many South African Award winning artists from Zakes Bantwini, Thandiswa Mazwai, Mzwakhe Mbuli, Sibongile Khumalo amongst many.
The first performance to bring the stage to life was an offering by South African artists Gloria Bosman and Concord Nkabinde followed by, by Malian singer-songwriter Salif Keita and the first play to be staged was, The Suitcase, an adaptation of Es’kia Mphahlele’s “The Suitcase” Directed by South African stage, television and film Director and Actor James Ngcobo.
The festivities will kick off with the Soweto Comedy festival comedians, who will keep the theatre in stiches as J-Boogy, Pele Pele, Kedibone Mulaudzi and Zicco Sithole as they give us a dose of laughter on Friday 27th May. Saturday 28 May – Africa Day Groove with performances by renowned artists from SJAVA, Nomfundo Moh, Peanut Butter and Jam, Malcom Jiyane, Bcuc, Crazey Black Dudes,The Brothers Move On, Nathi B, Dj Mofaya amongst many more.
The weekends performances will close on major accord on Sunday 29 May with Soweto most loved Seven Colour Sundays. Come through and feed your senses with some flavour, music, aromas as they offer a delectable celebration.
Soweto Theatre has evolved into a cultural complex that includes theatre, music, poetry, dance and allied arts. Today, it remains at the forefront of South African entertainment spaces, actively encouraging new works that continue to reach international stages.
The Theatre has dedicated celebrations beyond the month of May with productions and events line-up from Ho phethehile (Clap & Tap), In His presence with Benjamin Dube, Insights Innovation 16 June 1976, Soweto Uprising Production, Soweto Theatre Music Tuition Programme Showcase, Holiday Fun Fest, Her Story International Festival and the 2022 Cultural Festival, Soweto Economy Accelleation Summit amongst many. The upcoming productions are carefully selected to commemorate certain themed events within the year and to celebrate the 10th year anniversary.
“As we celebrate a decade, we invite everyone to play a role. By working together, we can improve continuing professional development and opportunities for artists; promote quality and shared values across the arts spectrum and create the conditions within which change can continue to take place”; said Vincent Motau, General Manager at Soweto Theatre.
Soweto Theatre pledges to continue being a space that is engaging, inspiring, entertaining and looks forward to contributing to the growth of creatives, artists, entrepreneurs and innovators.
The following Covid-19 level one protocols will be adhered to:
• All guests must wear masks and sanitise upon entrance into the Soweto Theatre.
• Audience is limited to 50% of venue capacity.
• Health questionnaire screening at all entrances with a temperature check.
• Each guest must produce their Identity Documents upon entrance in order to complete the health questionnaire.
• Inside the venue, social distancing is strictly adhered to.
For more information on our 10th year Anniversary programme please visit:
https://www.sowetotheatre.com or call 0861 670 670 for tickets.
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