Galleries and Theatres


Standard Bank Art Gallery 

The Standard Bank Art Gallery is home to the most comprehensive collection of African art in the country, and hosts incredible international art too. The old meets the new in this lively gallery.

 Absa Art Gallery

The Absa Art Gallery is also host to a wealth of African art – one of the top 10 globally.  Located in the Piazza Towers on Main Street, this gallery is really in the heart of Town. 

Make a booking here.


The Wits Art Museum, or WAM, is very close to our neighbourhood, and is certainly worth a visit. WAM showcases thousands of African artworks, both historical and contemporary. They also have a lovely café.

Learn more about WAM here.


The Asisebenze Art Atelier’s goal is to humanise the art world and to showcase Africa’s place in it. Located on the corner of Plein and Joubert Streets, AAA is in the centre of Town.

Find out what is showing at Asisebenze here.

Living Artists Emporium

Living Artists Emporium is a creative project space and contemporary art gallery that provides a platform for artists to create and exhibit cutting edge art. 

Learn more about this dynamic space here.

August House

August House, or “The Artists’ Playground”, houses more than 40 independent pan-African artists in private studios. The spirit of pan-African art comes alive in this historic 1940s building in the heart of Joburg. August House participates in Open Studios, so find out when you can pay a visit.



The Market Theatre

The Market Theatre was founded in 1976, and became known as South Africa’s “Theatre of the Struggle”. The plays put on here were an important element of the anti-Apartheid struggle, and the Market remains one of Joburg’s most treasured pieces of history.

Find out what you can see today at the Market Theatre here

Joburg Theatre

The Joburg Theatre Complex is a group of theatres in Braamfontein, just around the corner from the LitDistrict. The theatres here host both local and international productions – from ballets, to South African classics like Woza Albert!, to the yearly pantomime.