Upcoming Theatre Shows In Pretoria: April 2018

Our city is just buzzing with culture! Why not take a trip to the theatre this April - it makes for a swell time. Whether you’re looking for a date idea or fun to have with family or friends, Pretoria’s theatre scene has you covered. So, let’s see what’s happening on stage in Pretoria this April.

Atterbury Theatre

  • Rapunzel
    If you love fairytales and are up for a good laugh, this whacky pantomime is for you! Rapunzel promises to have you rolling in your seat with laughter. This production by The Riverside Theatre Company promises a genuinely South African take on Rapunzel. What would that look like, you may ask? Well, naturally there’s a damsel in distress. But not to fear, because the Great Prince Boogie-Woogie, who lives on the other side of Mr Ramaphosa’s millie farm, is out to save her while he’s on his way to an Idols audition in Nkandla… Yes, you read that right.

    True to crazy pantomime style, this seems like it will be a fabulous time for people of all ages. Book those seats soon; you don’t want to miss it!

Where? Atterbury Theatre, 4 Daventry Street, Lynnwood, Pretoria

When? Tuesday, 3 April, 10 am to 2 pm

Tickets: R100 at Computicket or dial 012 942 5951

  • Backstreet’s Back Tribute
    If you grew up in the 90’s and had a thing for boy bands, we have some excellent news: Backstreet’s back, alright! Atterbury Theatre will be home to a Backstreet Boys Tribute this April. Grab those tickets and head down to the theatre to relive the 90’s with some of their greatest hits, like “Larger than life”, “Everybody”, and “As long as you love me”.

Where? Atterbury Theatre, 4 Daventry Street, Lynnwood, Pretoria

When? Monday, 30 April at 8 pm

Tickets: R150/160 at Computicket or dial 012 942 5951

Brooklyn Theatre

  • Something’s Coming Musical Theatre Compilation

Brooklyn Theatre would like to give you a taste of what’s to come in the near future with a Musical Theatre Compilation Concert this April. The concert will feature local vocal talents such as Marina Botha-Spies, Tinus Spies, Jean-Pierre Verster, and Deidre van Schalkwyk.  In the next few years, you can expect exciting shows like Fiddler on the Roof, My Fair Lady, and Mary Poppins.

Where? Corner of Thomas Edison and 13th Streets, Menlo Park

When? 21 April – 22 April at 18:00

Tickets: R120 – R220 at Computicket or dial 012 942 5951

Rockwood Theatre

  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes and his trusty partner Doctor Watson is here to solve a mystery on the Rockwood Theatre Stage this April. This production promises a rip-roaring adventure with surprise guest appearances, fantastic humour, and catchy music. The show is suitable for everyone four years and older, and with audience participation, this show will be a ton of fun for the whole family. Secure your tickets soon so that you can find out who dunnit?

Where? Rockwood Theatre, Shop F92, Parkview Shopping Centre, Cnr Garsfontein, Road and Netcare Street, Moreleta Park, Pretoria East

When? Saturday, 7 April,  11 am & Saturday, 14 April, 11 am  

Tickets: R90; available at  bookings@rockwoodtheatre.co.za or 012 368 1555

The State Theatre

  • Sophiatown

A lively and memorable musical is set to hit the stage at the State Theatre this April. The play follows the story of Ruth Golden from Yeoville who turned up with a suitcase on Jakes’, an explosive journalist, doorstep in Sophiatown. Can they face the challenge of integration? The play is littered with smooth cappella harmonies and timeless original songs about Kofifi (Sophiatown). This musical promises an exciting reconstruction of an extraordinary story – it will leave you glued to your seats.

Where? The South African State Theatre,

When? 10 April to 13 May, Monday to Thursday 10 am; Friday 10 am and 8 pm; and Sunday 3 pm.

Tickets: R55 – R110, Available at Computicket

The culture is bubbling up, folks. There are so many up and coming productions hitting our various stages soon; we wish we could cover all of them. Let us know what you will be catching on stage this April, and maybe we’ll see you there.

By Tilana