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Venue & Equipment Rates

Please note a booking is not confirmed until an application form has been submitted and an Agreement of Lease drawn up and signed by both parties.( A deposit or the full payment may also be required to confirm the booking).

  • The Daily rate covers an eight hour day which must include a minimum of one and a half hour break for the venue staff.
  • The Weekly rate is for a booking from Monday to Saturday and covers fourty hours for the week. Additional hours will be charged accordingly.
  • Unfortunately we will not be able to accomodate events that continue through the night as we cannot go over the set times regulated by the University.
Equipment Rates
Item Period Rates 2019
Foyer Hire (Mon-Sat) Per day R 1 204.00
Foyer Hire (Sunday) Per day R 1 733.00
Tables Per table per day R 75.00
Chairs Per Day - per chair R 28.00
Furniture Delivery Fee Per Booking R 618.00
Security Per guard per hour R 139.00 
Smoke Machine Per day R 642.00
Orchestra pit Per set-up R 1 505.00
Dance Mats Per lay R 3 213.00
Projector Hire (External) Per day R 7 205.00
Projector Hire (Internal) Per day R 1 320.00
Radio mics Great Hall Per day R 585.00
Concert Grand piano Per day incl.tuning R 6 023.00
Baby Grand piano Per day incl.tuning R 3 011.00
Upright piano Per day incl.tuning R 2 108.00
Follow spot /no operator per 3 hours R 533.00
Strobe light Per day R 150.00
Mirror ball Per day R 210.00
UV lights Per day R 135.00
Workshop Fee (Mon-Fri) Per day R 2 640.00
Generator on Standby Per day R 5 885.00
Additional Technician Per 8 hrs R 2 503.00
Cleaning Fee Mon-Sun R1030.00
Runner/Stage hands 8 hrs per day R 1 104.00

How to Book a Venue

  • Check availability of venue with the Admin Secretary.
  • Request an application form, have it filled in and submitted asap.
  • A signed Lease Agreement will then be emailed to you with fees payable.
  • Sign and return a copy of the Lease Agreement, together with proof of payment. Your booking is then confirmed.
  • Only EFT and cash deposits will be accepted. Reference should be the name of the organisation/department/name of representative.

To enquire about dates, availability and rentals:

(During office hours from 08:00-16:00, Monday to Friday)

Contact Lerato Sekele (Booking for the Wits Theatres)
Tel: 011-717-1372

Contact Paul Sambo (Great Hall bookings - internal and external use)
Tel: 011 717 1388