12/2/2019 9:49:48 AM

THEATRE ON THE SQUARE will temporarily suspend all current and forthcoming productions.






THEATRE ON THE SQUARE will temporarily suspend all current and forthcoming productions.

In line with the Government’s response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its effective measures, the THEATRE ON THE SQUARE will reschedule all productions.

During this temporary closure, we encourage you to follow us of Facebook and Instagram to enjoy our We'll Be Back campaign. These include special messages from theatre personalities as well as Encore @ Home performances from some of the theatres most treasured artists.

“While the health of everyone is paramount, we cannot allow the total collapse of the entertainment industry which is the hardest hit”, says executive producer Daphne Kuhn. The theatre must take cognizance of pleas of musicians and artists for work – and commitments to actors, directors, designers, playwrights, musicians, technicians and its resident staff who are most reliant on their income.

The theatre believes that it is vital that we keep spirits high with a sense of comfort through the positive medium of theatre, music and entertainment. We pride ourselves in being a home for many artists, story-tellers and musicians by continuously fueling the industry.

We have taken matters very seriously and we shall go the extra mile to ensure that our venue will be as safe, hygienic and as welcoming as ever when we reopen.  


Interview with Daphne Kuhn on (Recorded in 2017) 

Daphne’s love and commitment to theatre shines from her like a neon sign; however, while neon is cold light, her drive is white hot. She has steered her career like a seasoned yachtsman negotiating a rocky shoreline. She is a masterful theatre producer, who never appears to stumble along the rocky path of South African theatre, and yet it is pitted and she has had to claw her way along it with admirable success.

In all of this she is a wife, mother, and grandmother and family comes first. She has achieved this balance through tenacity; she had a vision and planned her life every step of the way; from studying music and drama at Pretoria University to joining the SABC drama department, doing a course in business management, doing publicity for the Market and the Civic Theatres, joining Joyce Levinson to initiate the Children’s Theatre. Every career move had a plan and an expected outcome. Daphne is smart. And then she took the plunge – she started her own theatre in Rosebank, Johannesburg. When that proved too small, she opened the Theatre on the Square in Sandton.

Daphne is proud of her theatre and spoon feeds it like a third child checking that every morsel fed it, will nourish and entertain her regular audiences. She generously mentors young theatre practitioners; she has group talks after shows where her audiences discuss the play and playwright; she also has classical music concerts where the players can take home the nominal takings from the door.

Her interview is clear and direct. A student of theatre can well learn from her strategy, which she shares with no holds barred.







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!"




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.




Tel: 0118838606 (Theatre Box Office) or 0861 915 8000 (Computicket) E-Mail:


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.


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