Joburg Theatre Youth and Community Development

• offers structured and professional opportunities to aspirant artists
• This platform creates income generating opportunities for young artists
• Young artists learn the industry including how to produce their own work

The Joburg Theatre

The venue hosts plays, stand-up comedy, poetry, dance, and music. Theatre allows for greater access to theatre and embraces new talent and promotes active participation by disadvantaged communities in the performing arts, through partnership agreements of ticket sales percentage splits in waiver of rental fees.


Visiting companies/performing artists are required to submit their company profile, a synopsis of the work they would like to produce, the number of individuals involved in the company and their roles, number of performances required, number of days rehearsal space is required and production technical rider as may be applicable.

The department is unable to make financial contribution to towards production, however contributes towards marketing collateral through its existing publicity channels including website, media relations and social media pages in order to promote the production and profile it.

Young People Perform One Of Their Works At The Johannesburg Theatre Development Theatre