Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where is the theatre's physical address?

Cnr Bolani Rd and Bolani Link, Jabulani, Soweto

Q: What are the surrounding landmarks to look out for?

Bheki Mlangeni Hospital, Jabulani Police Station as well as Jabulani Mall, Morris Isaacson High School and Zola-Jabulani Clinic.

Q: Which are there any restaurants close by?

Stages restaurant is on site serving light meals on all show days till late – Tuesday to Sunday. Check the website for shows.  Another close by restaurant is Native Rebels Kadebe St, Jabavu, Soweto .

Kindly note that the times stated above are general operating times and do not apply if there are any shows / activations in the theatres or the Forecourt. These times will be adjusted to accommodate all shows or activations. With regards to the operating times on Mon, Sat & Sun, should there be any shows in the theatres or forecourt, STAGES ST – will open 3 hours prior to the start of the show / activation, and close an hour after the show performance comes out.

Q: What are the coordinates?

-26,2501; 27,8579

Q: Are there card swiping facilities?


Q: How does one get updated on upcoming shows?

You either call 011 930 7461 between Monday and Friday 08:00 and 17:00 or email to submit a request to be included in the database. You can also fill in the form on the right hand side of this website to be added to the Soweto Theatre database.

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Q: Who are the owners of the building?

The theatre is an entity of the City of Johannesburg.

Q: Who are the architects responsible for the buildings design?

Commissioned Firm: Chibwe Afritects SA (Pty) Ltd
Architects: Afritects
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Project Architects: Clara Cruz de Almeida and Tatenda Mavunga
Company’s Owner: Laurence Chibwe
Project Team: Sergio Duarte, Tony de Oliveira
Completion: May 2012
Total Area: 5,900 sqm
Client: Johannesburg Property Company (JPC)

Q: How much did it cost to build this Theatre?

+/- R150 million

Q: When was the building established?

The theatre was launched on Africa Day, 25 May 2012

Q: Does the theatre only cater for plays?

No, the theatre accommodates conferences, music concerts and year-end functions as well as plays.

Q: What are the theatre's operating times?

The administration office operates between 08:00 – 17:00 ( Monday – Friday)
Show Days/Nights: Doors usually open at 19:00 and close at 23:00. On Sundays, doors open 14:00 and close at 17:00.

Q: What are the public transport options leading to the theatre and how long do they run until?

You can catch a minibus taxi from Joburg CBD at the Bree taxi rank. Within Soweto, Bara and Dobsonville taxi rank are your best options.
There is a Rea Vaya drop off point on Koma Rd 200 metres from the theatre.
Inhlanzane Train Station is situated along the Naledi line and is also 200 metres away from the theatre.

UBER and Taxify can safely drop off at the theatre.

Q: I have a theatre production. Who do I speak to if I want it staged at Soweto Theatre?