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 festival,
Music from rock to Baroque, Meet the Stars, inter-schools choral showcase
and the enchanting award-winning Broadway hit musical

The Mandela at the Joburg Theatre, 9-13 March 2016

This joyous musical from Tony Award-winning songwriting team, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, is inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's 'The Little Mermaid' with echoes of Romeo & Juliet. Set on a mythical Caribbean Island and with delightful Calypso music, a beautiful young girl is sent on a journey by the Gods of her island to prove the strength of love.

Full day tickets to all shows only R80!
R60 for school block bookings
All evening & weekend shows at The Joburg Theatre only R100 a ticket.








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