Newtown is the creative capital of Johannesburg with a world class offering of theatre, dance, music, art, photography and crafts - all for your entertainment.
Newtown's key attractions include the world famous Market Theatre, MuseuMAfrica, Sci-Bono Discovery Centre, Bassline, Dance Factory and SAB World of Beer.
Some of the attractions include:
Art Bank Joburg
The Joburg Art Bank has been established by the city of Joburg to purchase contemporary art from Joburg based emerging and established artists and to lease this art to the public and private sector for display in their offices and lobbies.
(011) 838 6266
No 2 President Street
Bassline hosts the latest international and local acts. The variety of artists performing cater for a range of audiences. Events happen weekly, check the event listings for details.
(011) 838 9145/6
No 10 Henry Nxumalo Street
An outlet for crafts selling Nguni rural beadwork, traditional musical instruments, traditional beadwork, baskets, clothing and household items, tapestries, wall hangings and soft toys in support of rural crafters.
Open: Mon to Fri 09h00-16h30, Sat 09h00-13h00
(011) 838 6215/9
1 Central Place, Jeppe Street
Market Photo Workshop
The Market Photo Workshop hosts various exhibitions on a regular basis that are intended to stimulate and engage photography as a medium as well as serving an educational role in the development of photography in South Africa.
Open: Mon to Fri 09h00-17h00, Sat & Sun 10h00-16h00
No 2 President Street
Moving into Dance
Moving into Dance Mophatong, presents a unique, contemporary, cross-cultural dance experience. Praised internationally for its artistry, vitality and choreographic innovation, this contemporary African dance company has performed to appreciative audiences and critical acclaim locally and throughout Africa, Europe, Australia, the USA, Canada and Malaysia.
No 1 President Street
The history of South Africa dating from the Stone Age to the present.
121 Bree Street
Open: Tues to Sun 09h00-17h00, closed on Monday
Just down the road in Fordsburg is Johannesburgs shopping mecca. With over 360 stores, the Oriental Plaza, is a unique shopping experience that guarantees you the best selection of local and international designer brands.
Open: Mon to Thurs 08h30-17h00, Sat 08h30-14h30
(011) 838 6753/2
Bree, Malherbe, Lilian, Main and Avenue Streets
SAB World of Beer
Discover the history of beer through a fascinating hi-tech tour and enjoy a meal and two free beers in the pub.
Open: Tues to Sat 10h00-18h00, closed on Monday.
011 836 4900
15 President Street
Sci-Bono Discovery Centre
Open to school groups and the general public, exhibits teach us about the scientific achievements that shape our lives.
Open: 09h00-17h00 (16h30 on weekends/ holidays).
Miriam Makeba Street between President & Jeppe Street.
The Market Theatre
The Market Theatre Precinct was once a thriving Indian produce market, built in the 1900s. Saved from bulldozers by a small group of art activists the Market Theatre is now central to Johannesburg's cultural heritage.
56 Margaret Mcingana Street
Where to Stay
Accommodation in Johannesburg Metropole are found in areas such as Sandton, Johannesburg City, Randburg, Roodepoort, Benoni and Kempton Park near OR Tambo Int Airport.
Other Things to Do
Johannesburg offers a host of attractions and activities, and offers the visitor many things to do.