South Africa
  • Gauteng (Johannesburg & Surrounds)
  • KwaZulu-Natal (Durban)
  • Western Cape (Cape Town)
  • Eastern Cape
  • Mpumalanga
  • North West
  • Free State
  • Northern Cape
  • Limpopo
Rest of Africa
  • Nigeria
  • Mozambique
  • Kenya
  • Zambia
  • Tanzania
Middle East &
Indian Ocean
  • Seychelles
  • United Arab Emirates

Theatre Etiquette

Enjoy Your Theatre Experience

Although Tsogo Sun provides these guidelines on theatre etiquette, we cannot be held responsible for the conduct and/or behaviour of our patrons. This is simply a how-to guide to make your experience, and that of those seated around you, more enjoyable.

Cell phones

Talking to your long-lost friend next to you and a buzzing or beeping cell phone affect the performers on stage. The more you can lose yourself in the show, the more you’ll enjoy the experience, and so will the people around you. So switch it off…

Babies and small children

Babies, as many weary moms will attest to, make an awful lot of noise and fidget – a lot. So leave them in the care of Granny or a Nanny and come and enjoy a well-deserved night out! Check the show information for each show, but the general rule is no babes in arms or children under three.

Late arrivals

The time shown on the ticket is the time that the show actually starts – there are no ‘shorts’, ads or previews. The Lyric doors open an hour before the show, which gives you access to our bars, and the auditorium doors usually open half an hour before the curtain rises.  Make sure to leave some extra time to find parking.

Pictures and other mementos

The appearance of artists and the designs for sets and costumes are all copyrighted and photography of any kind is prohibited by law.