The South African State Theatre houses the greatest performing arts
facilities in Africa. It is the pride of South Africa thanks to its
international reputation and delivery capacity. The theatre complex was designed
to showcase arts of every genre and houses a complete range of industry support
services under one roof.
Planning of The State Theatre complex in the heart of the Pretoria CBD began
in 1964. Building began on the 27 June 1967, and the grand opening took place in
1981. As a milestone in the performing arts history of South Africa, the opening
of The State Theatre was the beginning of great things.
Today, as a vital part of the national culture, The South African State
Theatre, mainly a receiving house, offers a great deal more than just a complex
As a hub for the performing arts it embodies the history of its conception,
the passion in its creation, the skill and talent of its performers and the
delight, inspiration and excitement of its patrons.
Evolving with the times and the nation, The South African State Theatre has
become a learning platform for future artistic talent; a multi-dimensional
entertainment venue for a diversifying range of performance styles and genres,
and a glamorous, modern venue for events from conferencing to product launches,
exhibitions and private functions.