The Wits Theatre Complex first opened its doors in July 1983 and since then it has proved to be a prime theatre complex for the growth and development of the students of the Schools of Dramatic Art and Music as well as a hub for theatrical, dance and musical talent in South Africa.
Wits Art Museum
The Wits Art Museum is situated close to the Nelson Mandela Bridge in Braamfontein. It is home to over 9,000 collections of extraordinary art that have been generated over seven decades and it should definitely be on your list of places to visit in Johannesburg.
The Adler Museum of Medicine was established in 1962, housing a remarkable private collection of medical and pharmacological memorabilia. Today the collection consists of over 40 000 objects depicting the history of medicine, dentistry and pharmacy through the ages.
The complex houses four theatre stages, the largest of which is the Nelson Mandela Theatre. The Joburg Theatre is a regular venue for Broadway musicals and other international productions and the complex boasts a permanent children’s theatre.
Johannesburg Art Gallery
The biggest gallery in sub-Saharan Africa, offered referred to as JAG, boasts over 9,000 works of art, displayed in 15 exhibition halls and sculpture gardens.
The Lyric has already established itself as one of Johannesburg’s top entertainment venues, presenting world-class theatre, local and international musicians, ballet performances, comedy shows and much more.
The theatre continues its tradition of presenting engaging and bold productions that confront contemporary societal issues and is still regarded as one of the country’s leading cultural institutions.
National Cultural History Museum
The museum has collections ranging from Cape Dutch furniture and Ndebele art to archaeological material. The National Cultural History Museum aims to be a museum of the people for the people.
An intimate theatre and performing arts centre in the creative Maboneng neighbourhood. Look out for plays from new local writers, acting workshops plus stand-up comedy every Sunday.
The Bioscope is an innovative 68-seat independent boutique cinema located on the ground floor of Main Street Life, a unique residential development located in the Maboneng Precinct.