National Children's Theatre (NCT)

3 Junction Avenue
Parktown Randburg Johannesburg View on Google Maps
10am and 2pm or as advertised
During the week for schools on request
Shows (Bookings on Quicket): R130 p/ticket

National Children's Theatre

National Children’s Theatre is the foremost theatre organization in Gauteng, shining the bright light of educational, engaging and award-winning theatre for children and youth throughout South African cities and rural areas, to rapturous reviews from children, parents and the media.

We present live theatre year-round at our renowned 4.5-acre campus in Johannesburg, which includes two indoor theatres, one outdoor theatre, a puppet theater, music room, and classrooms for the weekend workshop academy.

NCT: Enchanting. Inspiring. Empowering.

Reaching more children through the arts

NCT is incomparable in Gauteng, and in many parts of South Africa, not only for its breadth of services and for reaching many children who otherwise would not ever see live performance.

We’ve had a vital impact on Gauteng’s children (and their families) since COVID-19 as the only theatre presenting children’s plays during this time. We’ve also welcomed more than 1000 children from home and orphanages.

Magical birthday party venue

- Looking for a creative way to celebrate your child’s birthday?
- Watch a show at our outdoor theatre for a fun, educational and very special birthday celebration.

The party package

- Our lovely Courtyard area will be dedicated to you for 1 hour before the performance. The Courtyard can accommodate up to 25 guests.
- The Courtyard is equipped with tables, chairs, tablecloths, cups, teaspoons, tea, coffee, milk, sugar and an urn.
- You may bring any items you wish to make the birthday party exciting and memorable, such as sweets, cakes, cold drinks, balloons, banners, drapes, etc.
- Personalized Birthday Card signed by the cast of the show.
- A 10% discount will apply on ticket price for a group of 10 or more.
- Happy birthday song at the end of the show just for your child!
- Cost: R350 excluding tickets.
Contact us on or phone 011 484 1584 to book or for more info.

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Awesome production of Under the Baobab Tree with an energetic and fun cast featuring music to make one feel patriotic and nostalgic! Great fun for all ages

Submitted on Monday, 4th July 2022 at 12:00:47 PM

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National Children's Theatre Vote For Me!

Feb 19-24, Feb 26-Mar 2, 4-9, 11-15

As South Africa celebrates 30 years of democracy, do the under-18s care about this historic milestone? When adults cast their vote, are they aware that they are voting for leaders who will determine the future of today’s teens? What does leadership even mean in this current moment? Teens may not have a political vote in this year’s polls, but as influencers and followers, they are voting - and leading - all the time. Every “like”, “subscribe” and “follow” is a vote of some kind - but what effects will their clicks and swipes have?

“Vote for Me” is a new original production where teens get to construct the leader they desire, in an interactive piece presented by a powerful theatrical partnership. NCT joins together with the Kwasha! Theatre Company, Windybrow Arts Centre’s youth company, to ask serious questions in a playful way, designed to get teens talking – and taking charge! What does it mean to be a leader? Is there still a sense of trust between generations as we move into election season?

With scripting by Ameera Patel, direction by Lesedi Job, choreography by Julia Burnham, sound design by Sne Dlala and playful performance by the 2024 Kwasha! Theatre Company, “Vote for Me” is aimed directly at high school learners from Grade 8 up, and by connecting the Life Orientation curriculum and the History curriculum in multiple ways, the piece challenges teenagers to think about what leadership means for them, and how to build a bridge between an iconic past and an uncertain future.

Who are you voting for? For me, for you? For us? For them? Do we/they even care? Let this theatre production propel us into optimism as a new generation inherits the future.

No under 13s
National Children's Theatre
3 Junction Avenue
Parktown Johannesburg
Mon-Fri: 10am for schools
Sat: 10am and 2pm for families
From R100 p/p