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What: 📅 Backstage Pass - Exploring the Market Theatre and Newtown

Backstage Pass - Exploring the Market Theatre and Newtown


Where: 🍺 Cappello Newtown Junction

How much:

🎟️ R165.00Quicket

🎟️ R275.00Quicket

The Market Theatre has been at the heart of our city’s cultural life since it was founded in 1976. But the history of Newtown goes back much further, to the earliest days of Joburg when the area was known as Brickfields.

So, take a journey back in time and discover how Newtown grew from a muddy slum, to the location of the city’s second market square with its magnificent Edwardian market building, to its current role as an arts and culture hub that includes the Market Theatre, Museum Africa and many other important institutions.

With award-winning architecture and a superb sense of design, Market Square and surrounds is a dynamic space that deserves to be explored. So, join your guides David Gurney and David Fleminger as we draw back the curtains on the beloved old Market complex.

This tour is a must for arts enthusiasts, lovers of theatre, and people who want to find out more about our city’s unique history. Don’t miss this opportunity to peek behind the scenes and find out more about the Market’s rich history and very promising future.

Please bring along drinking water and wear comfortable walking shoes, a sunhat and sunblock. We also recommend that you leave your valuables at home. Secure underground parking is available at the Newtown Junction Mall on the corner of Miriam Makeba Street and Gwigwi Mrwebi Street.