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Teatro at Montecasino

World-Class Theatre in Johannesburg

The Teatro at Montecasino in Johannesburg hosts local and internationally acclaimed world-class theatre productions that captivate and entertain. The spectacular Teatro at Montecasino features some of the best musical, dance, drama, comedy and theatre productions in South Africa.

The Teatro opened its doors in May 2007 with the international stage phenomenon - ‘The Lion King,’ co-produced by Lebo M and Pieter Toerien. This production ran for 36 weeks, making South African history when it broke all box office records in South Africa, with over 550,000 people having watched the show.

The Teatro is acoustically designed for large scale musical productions and can accommodate 1,870 people at full capacity. Despite the vast number of seats, the Teatro has an unmistakable intimacy, with no seat further than 33 metres from the stage. The Teatro was constructed at a cost of over R100 million by Tsogo Sun Gaming and is one of the 10 largest Lyric theatres in the world.

A number of highly successful local and international productions have subsequently been hosted at the Teatro, including The Merchants of Bollywood, Chicago - The Musical, Tap Dogs, Lord Of The Dance, Beauty and the Beast, High School Musical, Mamma Mia!, The Phantom Of The Opera, Cats, Jesus Christ Superstar, Riverdance, Dreamgirls, Stomp, Jersey Boys, The Sound Of Music, War Horse, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, the Imperials Ice Stars and St Petersburgh Ballet.   International performers include, amongst others: Joe Jackson, Annie Lennox Suzanne Vega, Janet Jackson, Hugh Masekela, Johnny Clegg, Katherine Jenkins, John Cleese, Paul Potts, Dave Grusin, Pretty Yende, The Parlotones, Prime Circle, Tori Amos, Jason Mraz, Trevor Noah, Joan Armatrading, Engelbert Humperdinck, and Chris De Burgh.

GPS Co-ordinates for the Teatro at Montecasino are:

26°1’.32.11”S / 28°00’45.20 E


Parking is available in the Montecasino multi-storey parking. Covered pay-on-entry parking available at R10.00 per car

Please contact the Teatro on +27 11 510 7472 Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm regarding easy wheelchair access.

How to get to the Theatre / Box Office

From the multi-storey parking area, take the lift/escalator down, turn right, pass the casino area and continue left past The Meat Company and around the corner by the Portuguese restaurant Beira Alta, from there the walkway goes to the foyer of the theatre. The Montecasino Box Office is situated between the function venue La Toscana and the Portuguese restaurant Beira Alta.

Box Office Ticket Sales

Montecasino Box Office - operating hours are: Monday to Friday: 12 Noon - 21h00, Saturday/Eve of Public Holiday/Public Holiday: 10h00 - 21h00, Sunday: 10h00 - 19h00. For sales and collections.

However, to avoid queues, tickets may be collected at any Computicket, Shoprite, Checkers or Checkers Hyper store before the event. Credit card used to make the booking must be presented when collecting tickets.

Important Venue Information

There is a strict no under three policy at the Teatro. No babies in arms are permitted to attend and patrons bringing in babies will be asked to leave. For certain shows young children over three are admitted but are not encouraged to attend unless the parent is confident the child will not distract other members of the audience. Children are not permitted to sit on laps and must of an age to remain in their own seat for the duration of the performance. Accompanying adults will be asked to remove any noisy children. Please note that the Teatro Balcony seating is NOT wheelchair accessible nor is it recommended for anyone elderly and/or infirm or anyone with walking difficulties.

Doors Open

The Teatro foyer is open one hour before performance starting times. Doors open to the auditorium approximately half an hour before the performance. Please note: No admittance to the Teatro, after the show has started. Latecomers will be admitted at interval.

Refreshments and Meals

Bars and coffee bars situated in lower and upper foyers.  Snack, confectionery and light beverage stands also available or enjoy a meal at any of the many, great restaurants at Montecasino.

Disabled Facilities

Lifts are available from all parking areas and there is one lift in the venue, located on the right hand side of the foyer. Please note that the Teatro Balcony seating is NOT wheelchair accessible nor is it recommended for anyone elderly and/or infirm or anyone with walking difficulties.

The following seats are available for wheelchairs and can be booked through the Computicket Call Centre (083 915 8000) or direct with the venue 011 510 7472 (Monday to Friday between 10am and 5pm):

Wheelchair Platforms:  Row ZB 8 to 11 & ZB 41 to 44.

Should a patron's mobility permit them being able to transfer from the wheelchair into an aisle seat then bookings can be made for aisle seats in the Stalls between Rows A to P as these are accessible to wheelchairs as there are no stairs in this area.  The Ushers will then store the wheelchair for the duration of the performance.

For Hearing Impaired Patrons:

Book in rows Y to ZE where hearing aids can receive a wireless amplification via the Oticon Loop System

Seating Information

All Boxes are a RESTRICTED VIEW and have movable seats.

Please note that the Teatro Balcony seating is NOT wheelchair accessible nor is it recommended for anyone elderly and/or infirm or anyone with walking difficulties.


Drugs, use of e-cigarettes, weapons, recording equipment, own alcohol and snack/food items.

Seating plans:

Contact Details

Teatro Management Offices

Telephone: +27 11 510 7472 (Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm, excluding Public Holidays and week-ends)

Front of House Office - Teatro Foyer

Telephone: +27 11 510 7398 (Closed Mondays, Operational Tuesdays to Sundays during Show Performances on Evenings and Week-ends only)

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