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AUTO & GENERAL THEATRE ON THE SQUARE will take precautions and temporarily suspend current productions. However, there will be not be total shutdown!

12/2/2019 9:49:48 AM

However, there will be not be total shutdown!


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AUTO & GENERAL THEATRE ON THE SQUARE will take precautions and temporarily suspend current productions.
However, there will be not be total shutdown!

In line with the Government’s response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its effective measures, the AUTO & GENERAL THEATRE ON THE SQUARE will reschedule all productions until after the Easter Weekend or till further notice. The comedy shows postponed will include ARTIFICIALLY INFEMININATED with Claudine Ullman, SOBER SEX with Ntosh Madlingozi and PROBLEM CHILD with Loyiso Madinga.

However, following the ban on gatherings of 100 or more people, the theatre has elected to continue to operate small weekly matinee music concerts and rehearsals. Ticket sales for concerts will be limited to 60 selected and spaced seats per show in its 200-seater Sandton venue. Further communication will be distributed.

“While the health of everyone is paramount, we cannot allow the total collapse of the entertainment industry which will be 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.

However, 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.  

In spite of the challenges, audiences can still look forward to an exciting and positive year ahead with new local and international plays, with new works by Mike van Graan and Paul Slabolepszy to name a few

 

COMING SOON

BORDERLINE

28th April – 23rd May

starring ANTONY COLEMAN and MASASA MBONGENI with PAUL SLABOLEPSZY

Paul Slabolepszy’s latest play, BORDERLINE, is a gripping, powerful play that deals with complex family relationships

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NIK RABINOWITZ in LATE BLOOMER

10th – 20th June

South Africa’s funniest Xhosa-speaking Jewish comedian returns to Sandton in 2020

After numerous sell out seasons at the theatre, NIK RABINOWITZ returns with his new stand up comedy show.

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HE HAD IT COMING

14th - 25th April

multi-sketch revue that employs satire, singing, poetry, humour and drama to comment on a range of contemporary themes

a collection of old and new sketches by Mike van Graan, and featuring an exciting new talent in Nancy Sekhokoane

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OLÈ

7th - 11th April

A show for the WHOLE family!

The magical, world-class combination of the legendary guitar duo CH2 and the phenomenal talents of the The Montoya Spanish Dancers are set to BURN the stage with their virtuoso artistry.

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SCHALKIE! with SCHALK BEZUIDENHOUT

7th June

Comedian SCHALK BEZUIDENHOUT is back in Sandton with his new English one-man show!

let SCHALKIE make you laugh till you cry!

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ABOUT US


The Auto & General 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

The theatre is delighted to present and  to produce , for the 12th year, its uplifting music programme for all, with leading local and international musicians. 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 -  so please invite new friends to these weekly music concerts to ensure continuity. 

Ticket Price: R50.  The price includes concert, programme, coffee and biscuits.
The only regular daytime music fixture in Gauteng

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CLASSICAL MUSIC CONCERTS ARE STILL SCHEDULED
HOWEVER TICKET SALES WILL BE LIMITED TO 60 PEOPLE

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. However, 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.  

20th March
Violinist from Oslo CARLI D'ALEBOUT with JANNIE LE ROUX on piano

27th March
MORNE VAN HEERDEN (clarinet) and SONJA VAN ZYL (piano)

3rd April
MUSIC AND SHAKESPEARE a concert of beautiful music incorporating the words of Shakespeare and others (!)
with ISABEL BRADLEY (flute), SUSAN VAN DER WAT (piano), YAEL BENJAMIN (soprano) and JOHAN KOHLER (bassoon).

10th April
CLOSED – GOOD FRIDAY

17th April
Violin and piano recital CAMELIA ONEA and ANNALIEN BALL

24th April
Renowned marimba player, MAGDALENA DE VRIES and pianist JANNIE LE ROUX will be performing the world premiere of a piece by a Cape Town composer

1st May
CLOSED – WORKERS DAY 

15th May
Cello Times Two
Works by Vivaldi, Beethoven, Handel, Werner and Bruch will be performed with cellists CAREL HENN and JIN JU KANG with pianist ELIZE KRUGER

22nd May
A Mozart programme with brilliant opera singer ZANDILE MZAZI accompanied on the piano by ASHAN PEIRIS

We reserve the right to alter or change the programmes without prior notice. 

 

 

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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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