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THEATRE ON THE SQUARE proudly presents its SUMMER SEASON OF MUSIC


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THEATRE ON THE SQUARE proudly presents its SUMMER SEASON OF MUSIC

The seats are dusted and the red plush curtains will rise again at Sandton’s iconic THEATRE ON THE SQUARE! It will gradually reopen after 20 months of Covid closure as it’s now time to gather together again, safely, to celebrate the joy of live entertainment!
Producer, Daphne Kuhn enthuses: “We feel strongly that nothing could be more appropriate than to start with the healing and uplifting power of beautiful music. The show must go on!”

Theatre on the Square’s SUMMER MUSIC SEASON will usher in the festive season on a high note with a diverse programme of concerts featuring some of South Africa’s most celebrated musicians. Classical Music to Soul, R&B, Jazz and a taste of Christmas cheer is in the line-up. This will be the theatre’s soundtrack to the official re-opening in the New Year with productions of thrilling new South African plays, comedies, jazz and much more.

Following global trends, the theatre will be enforcing a masked, no vaccination, no entry policy, to protect our patrons, artists and staff alike. With all the health protocols in place and spaced seating, we are ready to welcome you back to THEATRE ON THE SQUARE! Tickets for the theatre’s classical music concerts will be R100 or R60 for members. This excludes prices for outside concerts. There will be unreserved seating and we shall be experimenting with performances at different times. 

The line up for the SUMMER SEASON OF MUSIC.

  • Wednesday, 1st December at 7pm – Solo piano concert with KYLE SHEPHERD.
    Catch the exclusive solo piano performance by multi-award winning pianist and composer, KYLE SHEPHERD and a conversation with jazz writer and art historian, PERCY MABANDU. Kyle has been touring with William Kentridge and is a recipient of the Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Jazz.
    Shepherd will present music from his new solo piano record, After the Night, the Day Will Surely Come. Tickets are R250.
  • Friday, 3rd December at 1pm – Clarinet and Piano concert with MORNE VAN HEERDEN (clarinet) and SONJA VAN ZYL (piano) with works by Gerswhin, Piazzolla,von Weber, Rov Feldman and Johan Williams.

  • Saturday, 4th December at 6pmAFRICAN BIRD with KHANYISILE MTHETWA (flute) and PETER CARTWRIGHT (piano) at 6pm
    Multiple award-winning flute player Khanyisile Mthetwa, named a “Top Young South African” by the Mail and Guardian presents South African & American music for Flute from her latest album AFRICAN BIRD accompanied by award winning pianist, Peter Cartwright.

  • Friday, 10th December – PRISMATICA with Laura Pauna @ 13:00
    Brilliant internationally recognised pianist Laura Pauna will be performing works from her upcoming solo album PRISMATICA - a curated collection of diverse piano works written by South African composers and more. This will be an exploration of contemporary compositions that embrace our shared heritage and colourful history. Laura Pauna will give premiere performances of these new works. 

 

Drinks will be available at each performance at the theatre’s famous red theatre bar.

For further information call Daphne Kuhn on 083 3774969.

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THEATRE ON THE SQUARE IS PERFECT FOR SMALL EVENTS - CONFERENCES, WEBINARS, FILM SHOOTS AND LAUNCHES 

THEATRE ON THE SQUARE is the perfect venue for corporate events. Proceeds of all venue hire fees will go into the theatre fund, giving the theatre a chance to re-open its doors for productions in early 2022. Hire the venue for small events and play your part to give back to the theatre and entertainment industry in South Africa.

The iconic THEATRE ON THE SQUARE is now open after 18 months of closure due to Covid 19. Even though it has not resumed theatrical productions yet, it does not mean that the theatre is not ready to create magic in its beautiful space on the Nelson Mandela Square at Sandton City

THEATRE ON THE SQUARE has hosted many conferences, launches, film shoots, meetings, and discussions since its inception in 1997. It is the perfect location for corporate events and small end-of year small functions, on the doorstep of the Sandton Gautrain station and on the trendy Nelson Mandela Square.

THEATRE ON THE SQUARE is probably one of the most easily accessed locations, currently open in Sandton. With the shortage of conference venues open in Johannesburg, the THEATRE ON THE SQUARE makes for an ideal space to host events. Its cinema-styled seating makes for an intimate yet unique experience. The theatre has 200 seats but, following the covid health regulations and restrictions, it can accommodate 100 people with social distancing. Hybrid events can also be arranged – on stage or recorded for livestreaming and webinars. The theatre follows all Covid 19 protocols, making it a safe and comfortable space for delegates.

For more information theatre hire and services, contact Daphne Kuhn on 0833774969 or on theatreonthesquare@gmail.com

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SEAT SPONSORSHIP AT THE ICONIC THEATRE ON THE SQUARE – PART OF ITS FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN TO RE-OPEN

After a successful crowd funding effort earlier this year, we are pleased to announce that the theatre still has 70 of its 200 seats left to be sponsored.

For only R1,200.00 you can have your name inscribed on a plaque/name plate on the back a theatre seat for a year. Theatre on the Square plans to re-open with new productions in early 2022. Your name will signify your valued support of our theatre and the arts. It will also indicate that you are one of our very special theatre patrons who has helped us plan a way forward.  

Not only will you have your name dedicated to a theatre seat, but you will automatically become a Member of the Theatre club and receive 50% discounts on selected show tickets for the year. You will also receive our theatre’s newsletters to keep you updated with all the entertainment, plays, comedies, musicals, concerts and cultural events. 

This is a chance to become a patron for 2022. It is our goal to have all the theatre seats sold, with the names of all our friends of the theatre. A seat can be sponsored in your name, your company’s name, in the name of someone special as a gift - or dedicated to the memory of a loved one.

The money raised from the fundraising campaign will help towards running costs and re-opening of the theatre.

Become a seat sponsor by contacting Daphne Kuhn on theatreonthesquare@gmail.com or on tel. 083 377 4969.

BANKING DETAILS:
A/C: Theatre on the Square CC
Bank: Nedbank Sandton City - Code 122405
A/C no: 1224012844

 

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COMING SOON

ABOUT US


The Theatre on the Square, BASA AWARD WINNER 2014, has garnered many awards and nominations for theatre excellence. The theatre is a popular and unique venue. In its upmarket Nelson Mandela Square at Sandton City premises, it is certainly living up to its fine reputation.

Theatre producer, owner and artistic director, Daphne Kuhn, holds an MA Degree in Drama, and her special skills range from acting to directing, PR to producing.

The varied and acclaimed productions in this 200-seater adds a vibrant dimension to the entertainment industry and to the cultural enrichment of all. Over 1300 productions - including plays, musicals, lunch hour concerts and youth theatre have been presented in the last 22 years, in addition to numerous corporate events, concerts and industrial theatre.

Message from Owner/Producer Daphne Kuhn:
"My grateful appreciation to all the theatre patrons for their most wonderful support over the past 22 years. Enjoy another season of great theatre. We look forward to seeing you soon!"

 

LUNCH HOUR CLASSICAL CONCERTS

CLASSICAL MUSIC CONCERTS WILL RESUME WHEN THE THEATRE REOPENS

The theatre has presented and produced this uplifting music programme for all, with leading local and international musicians for the last 13 years. It prides itself on being the only venue in Gauteng to host such regular weekly daytime concerts. Concerts take place every Friday at 1pm and unreserved tickets are available at the theatre from 12.30 on the day. The revenue from ticket sales goes to the artists. 

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Corporate sponsorship of R12000 per annum in support of the theatre, will be acknowledged by means of an inscription in the theatre foyer and in all theatre programmes.

20 complimentary tickets per month will be made a available to your company. For details and special benefits to staff members and clients, call Daphne Kuhn on 011 883 8606 or 083 377 4969.

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CONTACT


Tel: 0118838606 (Theatre Box Office) or 0861 915 8000 (Computicket) E-Mail: theatreonthesquare@gmail.com

Address:

Nelson Mandela Square (formerly Sandton Square) adjoins Sandton City - just off Rivonia Rd. Entrances to the Square and the parking garage are in West Street and 5th Street, Sandown. Click here to view Google Maps.

PERFORMANCES

Tuesdays to Saturday, at 8:15pm

Saturdays at 6pm and 8:15pm

Show times may differ slightly - please contact the theatre to confirm show times - 011 883 8606

The ramped backstage entrance opens 15minutes before the show. 

Please ensure you are at the theatre 15 minutes before the show. 

Special show times can be arranged should you wish to book the whole theatre

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