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The Joburg Theatre

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Loveday Street, Braamfontein, South Africa
+27 11 877 6800
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Watched Pinocchio

We went to the Joburg Theatre to watch Pinocchio. After parking underground, we had to follow other... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2018
Nonhlanhla N
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Johannesburg, South Africa
To be avoided if at all possible

It is the only restaurant at the Joburg theatre and thus has the monopoly. The ambiance is non... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2018
Kevin C
,
Sandton, Gauteng, South Africa
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good48%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“world class” (10 reviews)
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Loveday Street, Braamfontein, South Africa
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+27 11 877 6800
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"west side story"
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

We went to the Joburg Theatre to watch Pinocchio. After parking underground, we had to follow other people to the theatre as there were no clear signs. When we got into the lobby, my daughter's remarked, "Oh, so fancy!" And fancy it is!The architecture and...More

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Reviewed 27 February 2018

It is the only restaurant at the Joburg theatre and thus has the monopoly. The ambiance is non existant, the noise levels are right up there and the non-existant service really does ensure a horrible experience. And all of this before you have even tasted...More

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Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

The Color Purple was amazing. Was my first time at the Joburg Theatre..am truly impressed by the architecture. I plan to go back often.

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Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

This is one of the great theaters in Johannesburg, we booked tickets to take our two year old to see Pinocchio. 2 min before the show were suppose to start the theater lost power, 30min later the show were cancelled. The theater staff did a...More

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Reviewed 24 October 2017

I love Jo'burg theater. It is easily accessible with safe parking. the theater itself is intimate with comfortable seats and the staff friendly and helpful.I have seen ballet, opera and musicals and enjoyed each and everyone of them.If you are a pensioner as I am,...More

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Reviewed 14 October 2017

Previously know as the Johannesburg Civic Theater, this is a group of 4 theaters situated in Braamfontein, Johannesburg. This theater stages both Broadway musicals and local productions. The main pedestrian entrance is at 163 Civic Boulevard, opposite the Metro Centre offices. I had the good...More

1  Thank Adventure Diva
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

Great place to see top notch shows, musicals, drama in Joburg. A variety of shows for every taste. I went there to see the French Play Tartuffe and King Kong an iconic South African musical and was amazed by the quality of the shows, settings,...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Easy access and safe! Take in some theatre and book a live show once in a while. The facilities are good and so is the entertainment too.

Thank DesertSands_12
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

We won tickets to see a show I would not have seen otherwise. But how pleased we were to have gone. The cast were professional and very enthusiastic in their delivery, the story so appropriate to our time. Well worth seeing. The theatre is still...More

Thank Malcolm T
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Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

This theatre is still well kept and showcases key theatre shows in South Africa. It has recently been renamed after Nelson Mandela and easily accessible from the Johannesburg Park Station. Just a few minutes walk from the station then you are there. The theatre restaurant...More

Thank Londeka N
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Response from BeneRousseau | Reviewed this property |
Hi I don't think there are "bad seats" in the theatre. The visibility and acoustic are great everywhere. If you want to see the actors, being in the first row would be nice. But to appreciate the scene, seating in the first... More
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