National Children's Theatre (NCT)

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venue 3 Junction Avenue
Parktown Randburg Johannesburg
time Shows: Weekdays during govt school term at 9am & 11.00am
School holidays Tues to Sat: 10.30am & 14.30pm
Saturday Theatre Workshops: 9am-12pm during school term
cost Shows Ticket prices:
Four types of tickets:
- Tickets for chairs are R130 and tickets for cushions are R110
- Tickets for Pensioner’s are R100 per person
- Block Bookings tickets are R90 adults and R70 children
- Tickets are on sale now, phone 011 484 -1584/5 or email . Note Booking is essential as we
sometimes tour to schools
- Saturday Workshops: R1500 per child per term. Fees payable for
the term.
age From 3 years - All ages

See upcoming events below for dates and details

Children's theatre

Professional children’s theatre shows, theatre workshops (dancing, singing, acting) ages 5-17, Shakespeare club (ages 10-17), auditions for children to participate in shows, comps to ngo’s.

AESOP'S FABLES: 8 March - 26 April 2020

Aesop takes the audience on a trip through some of his most well-known stories, such as The Fox and the Grapes (from which the idiom "sour grapes" was derived), The Tortoise and the Hare a hare-raising adventure of Olympic proportions; join the rapid racers as they undertake one of the most famous contests of all time, the North Wind and the Sun and The Boy Who Cried Wolf, are well-known throughout the world. This is a must see show for the whole family.

THE REVEALERS: 2 March - 15 April 2020

The Revealers is a realistic story that is not judgmental or preachy. It has a powerful impact on raising awareness and changing the culture in schools. It will help those who are being bullied to acquire the knowledge, courage and skills to STAND UP AND SPEAK OUT. And at the same time it will help bullies recognize the harm they are doing to others – and themselves. It will also help bystanders to recognize that observing bullying in action is not acceptable, they need to be not BYSTANDERS, but UPSTANDERS!

MY CHILDREN! MY AFRICA! 1 April - 2 May 2020

Set in 1985 South Africa, My Children! My Africa! explores the interaction and relationships between Thami, a gifted 17 year old black student, his teacher and mentor of many years, Mr. M., and Isabel, a confident and enthusiastic white student who befriends the other two during an inter-school debate held in the Location, at the edge of a small provincial town. The two youngsters strike up a gently competitive friendship and are enrolled to enter an English literature school quiz,and as the drilling for the competition advances, tension mounts.

NCT Term One Theatre Workshops: 18 January - 14 March 2020

NCT Workshops are open to all children who are motivated to learn, grow, and explore the world of theatre and the arts. The program is an ongoing, year–round training project for youth of diverse backgrounds designed to teach students about live theatre, both on stage and behind the scenes.

Kids birthday parties

Celebrate your birthday on a very "Special Birthday Party Journey". Carloads of children, family and friends arrive at the theatre. They meet the birthday girl or boy in the "Birthday Party Room". There is jostling and laughter as excitement and anticipation of seeing the "Special Party Theatre Production" mounts.

Birthday party tickets are handed to each party guest and then they proceed to the theatre for the performance.
Music... The lights go down... Silence.

The audience is close to the action and is exhilarated watching the plays. NCT finds subjects and stories that matter to young people and adults and brings them to life in a relevant exciting way, creating an unforgettable theatrical and learning experience.

As a special "Birthday Treat", the birthday child is invited on the stage and receives a birthday gift, photo of cast while the audience sing "Happy Birthday".

Birthday parties are arranged directly with the Theatre Management on 011 484 1584/5.
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