The South African State Theatre

The South African State Theatre saw the birth of, and was the driving force, behind the establishment of the performing arts in all spheres in South Africa. The State Theatre, with its six theatres, ranging from the opulent Opera Theatre, to the cabaret feel of the Intimate Theatre, today plays a leading role in the development of the performing arts, and is host to the colourful variety of entertainment found in the diverse cultures of our wonderful country.

The opening of the theatre complex in May 1981 was a milestone in South African theatre and marked the beginning of great things to come. In 2000 The State Theatre re-opened as a receiving house and has been host to blockbuster shows like Cats, Sarafina!, The Phantom of the Opera, The Sound of Music, Rhetorical, Esther and Rivonia Trail, to name but a few. The South African State Theatre, centrally situated in the country’s capital, Pretoria, is a driving force in the cultural life of the capital and the country.

                                                                  Contact details

320 Pretorius Street


Tel: +27 (0)12 392 4000