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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 +27 11 248 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 10h00 and 18h00 Mondays to Saturdays and Sundays from 10h00 to 17h00, and to 21h00 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

Greg Maqoma & Friends
Greg Maqoma & Friends
3 - 4 December 2015,The Lyric
An explosion of dance, music and entertainment will lift the roof when Greg Maqoma and Friends take to the stage to toast his 25 remarkable years as a professional dancer.Read More >>
Miss India SA brought to you by RENEW
Miss India SA brought to you by RENEW
5 December 2015,The Lyric
Twenty contestants from five provinces will compete for the crown which will earn one of them a shot at the Miss India Worldwide during its Silver Jubilee during 2016. Read More >>
Tumi or not Tumi
Tumi or not Tumi
11 December 2015,The Lyric
Tumi Morake returns in fine form with her new one-woman tour de force, “Tumi or not Tumi”. With nothing more to lose, the fiery social critic takes aim at the concept of identity in this show.Read More >>
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