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969 Festival

When: Friday, 14 July 2017 - Sunday, 30 July 2017
Where: Braamfontein Campus East
Wits Theatre
Start time:13:00

Wits Theatre Box office Tel: 011 717 1381


Wits Theatre’s 969 Festival celebrates its 14th birthday this year with a spectacular line-up of 28 theatre, dance and music productions.

Running from 14 – 30 July at the Wits Theatre in Braamfontein, the popular 969 Festival has a diverse artistic appeal showcasing work from all over South Africa. The 969 kilometre trek is one that most theatre lovers cannot make and for Gautengers, the 969 festival is the most convenient way to experience a cross-section of South African talent. 

“The diversity of this year’s festival featuring dance, music, theatre and comedy is exciting with a great balance between both main and fringe entries. We are also delighted to be featuring so many Standard Bank Young Artist winners,” says Gita Pather, Director of Wits Theatre, who has developed a reputation for finding and staging theatre productions which are all at once original and memorable.  She added…” The programme has been specifically structured for theatregoers to enjoy several shows in one day or evening with time for a meal or a drink at the theatre bar in a warm cozy environment”.

It’s a veritable feast of genres from comedy to thrillers and dramas, for all theatregoers across age groups, languages and cultures.

This year’s festival is bringing a choice of family fare and children’s theatre to its stages. As the event falls in the middle of the government school holidays, this year it invites children to come with their parents to enjoy the enrichment of live performance by including a young people’s theatre weekend on 15 and 16 July.

Tickets are available at or you can book online or through any Pick n Pay store. Even better, you can load your ticket on your Pick n Pay Smart Shopper card.

Tickets can also be purchased at Wits Theatre’s Box Office. Contact Yuhl on / Bridget  for block bookings.

Wits Theatre Box office Tel:011 717 1381

Ticket prices are as follows:

Download the programme schedule and ticket prices here.

  • Full price online – R75.00
  • Full price at Box office – R 80.00
  • Pensioner, Wits Staff and Student Discount online – R 60.00 on presentation of ID document or valid student card
  • Pensioner, Wits Staff and Student Discount Box office – R 65.00 (on presentation of ID document or valid student card


Download the programme descriptions here. 

  • Online staff and public – R 50.00
  • Box Office staff and public – R 60.00
  • Online Students - R 40.00
  • Box Office students and block bookings – R 50.00 on presentation of ID document or valid student card
  • No WSOA passes accepted

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Media Queries:
Bridget van Oerle
011 717 1376

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