South African State Theatre Signage Refurbishment
The signage at the South African State Theatre has been refurbished as part
of the brightening up and rebranding of the complex. The new signage, both
inside and outside, has made the building more user friendly for members of the
public and staff. Access to the theatre is now clearly indicated.
Email Received From A Guest
Dear Client Services,
I would like to compliment State Theartre for keeping us busy on Fridays with
our Jazz Lovers People, it was so nice to host DR Phillip Tabane the previous
week we really enjoyed the show.
Well done please keep us up-dated for the month, there was a confusion on the
website about ( What’s On ) it’s not showing JAZZ but Linda explained to me
about the website, I used to Google state thearter.
Mother of Melodies – a must-see
The play explores the beginning of Mamelodi Township. Emma Mmekwa, the singer
and a dancer plays the Mother of Melodies. Through her music and dance, the
audience is taken on a journey of a people crushed by the forced removal and yet
determined to dream and hope for freedom .It is a journey of the vibrancy and
appreciation of the freedom icons, the role played by the people of Mamelodi in
the liberation struggle and the dynamism of ordinary Mamelodians. A story of a
new dance and a song for the future.
Mother of Melodies opened at The State Theatre on 10 May 2013.
Saartjie Botha’s Balbesit is coming to the South African State Theatre after
a successful run at the Klein Karoo National Arts Festival (KKNK) in Oudtshoorn.
Balbelsit was nominated for Kanna Best Theatrical Presentation, Kanna Best Actor,
Uproar Kanna for Kopverskuiwende Work and Kanna for Best Debut Work during ABSA
KKNK 2013 Kannas held on the 5th May 2013 in Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town. Saartjie
was also honoured with an Afrikaans Unlimited Award for New Ideas.
State Theatre Exhibits in Durban at Tourism Indaba
The South African State Theatre will be exhibiting at Tourism Indaba in Durban
from 11-14 May! This amazing exhibition attracts more than 13 0000 delegates both
national and international. We are a sharing exhibitor with Tshwane Tourism Association.
Come visit us there!
The SA State Theatre is taking Theatre to the People
The Department of Arts and Culture has commissioned its Agency, the South African
State Theatre, to take theatre to the people with three productions, Paul Grootboom’s
Rhetorical, Aubrey Sekhabi’s Silent Voice and Junior Mathibela’s Vampire.
The project kicks off in May with the staging of Rhetorical in Bloemfontein followed
by Mafikeng, Port Elizabeth and the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown.
For more info on the Touring Venture, please visit our website on
The long awaited Jesus, the Musical is Open!!
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An Email We Have Recieved
From: Marietjie P*****se [mailto:marietjie@****.co.za]
Sent: 26 April 2013 09:03 AM
To: STAT THEATRE
Subject: SERVICE DELIVERY
I would just like to compliment you on excellent service delivery! We came last
night to watch My vrou se man se tas and from the moment that we set our feet in
the parking lot we were served with warm friendliness and kindness.
The host in the lift showed and explained everything to us and showed us were
We were seated in the waiting area and every time that the lift opened and people
got out they were laughing and thanking the host in the lift for excellent services.
I would really like to say thank you very much – you are a leading example
for all service providers.
We will surely come again.
Have a nice day