The Market Theatre is known world-wide for its anti-apartheid plays that have included classics such as Woza Albert, Bopha, Sophiatown and You Strike the Woman You Strike a Rock. The Theatre’s history is closely entwined with the cultural, social and political struggle for freedom in South Africa’s dark Apartheid years.
Although the Theatre celebrates the past, it is also looks to the future and is proud to be playing a cultural role in today’s new South Africa (as well as the African continent.) They achieve this by focusing on new dramatic writing in hopes that this will offer ways to help South African’s thrive in the country’s new democracy.
The Market Theatre is engaged, challenging and entertaining, and the staff remain committed to finding new writers and the best young directors, designers and lightening technicians to achieve the highest standards in theatre.
The Market Theatre in Newtown caters to a variety of theatrical tastes, including offering kids a wonderful theatre experience so be sure to check out their website for upcoming shows.
Kids costume hire and props
The Market Theatre offer a service where you can hire a range of costumes, furniture props, staging equipment and workshop space for set building. Most of the props and costumes are from previously used Market Theatre productions.
This service is available to anyone wanting to hire. With a collection of over 2000 costumers, some outfits include period dresses, tailored suites, Russian Uniforms, RSA police vests, kids costumes and more.
The also offer a range of props for hire including chairs, tables, steps, doors, period phones, goblets, books and tins. They also hire out their stage so if you need one for a major kids party, the Market Theatre are the place to look.