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The Lyric Theatre at Gold Reef City

Jozi’s luxurious World-Class Theatre

This luxuriously styled 1100-seat theatre is reminiscent of the opulence of the world's great opera houses with its plush fittings and rich atmosphere. The Lyric has already established itself as one of Jozi's top entertainment venues, presenting world class Broadway and West End productions, local and international musicians, ballet, comedy and much more.

We look forward to welcoming you at The Lyric Theatre with:

•              Charming and elegant front–of–house hosts
•              Lifts and escalators to stalls – level foyer
•              Stalls – level foyer with 2 bars and merchandise outlet
•              Balcony – level foyer with 2 bars and VIP catering for royal boxes
•              Public toilets on all levels

Disabled facilities include level access, disabled friendly toilets and a teleloop system for hearing impaired patrons.

The theatre welcomes families but please note any age restrictions stipulated. Parents can use booster seats at all shows, which are available on request.

If your enjoyment of a show is hindered for any reason, please bring it to the attention of any of our staff on duty at the time who will endeavour to sort out any issue.

The Lyric Theatre encourages you to tell us about your experience of the theatre, so if you have any comments, please contact us and let us know on

Tickets for all shows are available online, or via Computicket or The Lyric Theatre Box Office on 011 248 5168 ⁄ 5229 ⁄ 5000.

Lyric Theatre Rental
Luxurious and intimate world-class Victorian-styled 1,100-seater with excellent acoustics & sightlines all round.
•              Stalls: 784 seats
•              Balcony: 300 seats
•              6 Royal Boxes: 12 seats
•              6 removable seats for wheelchair access
•              All seats within 22m of the stage

Download seating plan (487KB PDF)

The latest state-of-the-art technical and stage facilities.
Download The Lyric Technical specifications (300KB PDF)

A "teleloop" system has now been installed at The Lyric Theatre adding value to hearing impaired patrons. Most hearing aids have a tele-loop option. This is particularly useful in public places such as churches, theatres and airports, where a tele-loop system transmits a sound signal directly to the hearing aid. In our case, the sound signal is fed directly off the sound desk to the hearing aid allowing users to appreciate shows on an equal footing with hearing patrons. The system has been tested and works best in the following rows: N - U and AA - BB.

  • One of South Africa's newest theatres being built at a cost of R 80 million in SOJO (South Of Johannesburg)
  • Just 8 kilometres from the city centre, 8 kilometres from Soweto, 15 kilometres from Sandton, 25 kilometres from the O.R. Tambo International Airport, and 50 kilometres from Pretoria. Click here to download a map with directions
  • Charming and Elegant front-of-house
  • Lifts and escalators to stalls - level foyer
  • Stalls - level foyer with 2 bars and merchandise outlet
  • Dress circle - level with 2 bars and VIP catering for royal boxes
  • Customer-friendly box office and sales facilities
  • Well-appointed back-of-house facilities
  • Dedicated technical crew
  • Professional marketing services and support

Box Office

The Box Office is open between the hours of 10.00am and 6.00pm Mondays to Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00am to 5:00pm, and to 9:00 pm on all show nights.

Tickets can be paid for by cash or credit card in person, or by credit card over the phone.

For box office bookings, please call +27 11 248 5168 ⁄ 5229 or email

For group and corporate bookings, please call +27 11 248 8957 or email

Tickets are also available at any Computicket outlet, or at, or call +27 83 915 8000.

Directions & Parking

VIEW: Map with written directions 

The luxurious Victorian–styled Lyric Theatre at Gold Reef City is easily accessible, just 8 km from the city centre, and offers undercover parking in the building with 24–hour security for just R10 per vehicle.

Johannesburg 8 km
Soweto 8 km
Sandton 15km
OR Tambo Airport 25km
Pretoria 50km

 The Lyric

99% Zulu Comedy
26 - 27 March '15,The Lyric
South Africa`s first and only commercial vernacular stand-up comedy show.Read More >>
Yvonne Chaka Chaka
Yvonne Chaka Chaka
28 March 2015,The Lyric
2015 will be a year of milestones for the remarkable Yvonne Chaka Chaka; her 50th birthday, her 30th anniversary in the music industry and her 10th year as a UNICEF Ambassador. Read More >>
Raga Ecstasy
Raga Ecstasy
29 March 2015,The Lyric
Raga ecstasy is a concert of Indian classical and fusion music featuring Purbayan Chatterjee (sitar) and Talvin Singh (tabla). Read More >>
2 April 2015,The Lyric
The personal relationship of the acts performing translates amazingly on stage and will give this show a very distinct personality.  Read More >>
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Past Shows; 2nd Gospel in Me Concert, Abdullah Ibrahim, Anup Jalota, Armaan, Barry Hilton, Blacks Only, Buckled, Celebration of Sitar, China Yunnan "Hua Xiang Cai Yun Nan", Cinema 5, Clint & Co., Curry on Laughing, Dance and Music Festival, Dekaf, Don Quixote, Dr L. S Subramaniam, Ethan Bortnick, Face of Sutra, Freshly Ground, Gilan Gork - Beyond the Mind, Hugh Masekela, I 'Love' Love Stories, IFBB SA Muscle Evolution Prejudging, Jack Parow, Joey Rasdien, John Edward, John Vlismas, Johnny Clegg, Judith Sephuma 'A Legacy, Kama Sutra, Karen Zoid, Kevin Perkins aka Mike Naicker, Late Night News, Lira, Loads of Laughs, Loyiso Gola, Miss AngolaSA 2012, Mr Gay South Africa 2011, Naledi Awards, Ndumiso Lindi's Colour Mine, Noite Portuguesa, One Voice African Celebration, Paul Zerdin, Prime Circle, Priya Singh, Queens of Comedy, Ragas of romance, Rang - The Colors of Life, Rebecca Malope, Road to Joy of Jazz, Sibongile Khumalo, Sinach Live In Concert, South African Dance Music Awards, Streets of Gold, The Gospel in Me Concert, The Legend Awards with Miss Bollywood, The Parlotones, Those Indian Guys 2, Trevor Gumbi, Tumi Morake in HERStory, Vusi Mahlasela
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