Festival of Fame – the country’s leading Youth Arts Festival

Winner of the 2014 BASA (Business & Arts SA) - Increasing Access to the Arts Award for its corporate sponsor, RMB!

A fabulous 5-day celebration of all forms of the arts presented by the National School of the Arts in partnership with ASSITEJ (International Association of Theatre for Children & Young People) at the NSA and The Joburg Theatre complex. The diverse and dynamic programme of NSA & award-winning professional productions offers something for everyone from 8 - 80!

Annually more than 5 000 learners from across Gauteng (even from Cape Town and Zimbabwe) spend a day at the Festival, entranced by the magical productions and being inspired in their own creativity. Festival of Fame adds a vibrant and memorable dimension to the high school Creative Arts curriculum.

For Gauteng arts lovers the Festival offers top quality productions at low ticket prices and an enchanting glimpse into the talents of the young people who will go on to become the future leaders and luminaries of the South African arts landscape.

Festival of Fame is a feast of family-friendly entertainment.


A Feast of Family-Friendly Entertainment!

Dance & Drama productions, Art exhibitions & installations, Poetry showcase, Music from rock to Baroque, choral showcase, fashion shows, Meet the Stars and the spectacular Queen/Ben Elton smash-hit musical that ran on London’s West End for 13 years

The Mandela at the Joburg Theatre, 8-12 March 2017

Ben Elton’s slightly adapted version for a younger audience, and featuring Queen’s iconic hit songs, the story tells of a group of Bohemians who struggle to restore the free exchange of thought, fashion, and live music in a distant future where everyone dresses, thinks and acts the same. Musical instruments and composers are forbidden, and rock music is all but unknown. This production won’t only rock you, it’ll blow your socks off!! Starring the winner of 2014’s SA’s Got Talent, Tholwane Mohale, in the role of Scaramouche, this truly is fantastic family entertainment.

Full day tickets to all shows only R90!
R70 for school block bookings.
All evening & weekend shows at The Joburg Theatre only R100 a ticket.








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