University of Johannesburg's Arts Centre offers shows and stunning exhibitions in a secure environment.
The 436-seat theatre is a modern, high-tech building. Since 2005, it has offered patrons world-class shows. Year after year, the UJ Arts Centre has been the venue of choice for many prestigious events.
They also offer patrons the best value for money with excellent student productions. Tickets are priced at about 50% of the average theatre ticket, with even further discounts for students and pensioners, making theatre more accessible to all.
The UJ Arts Centre has various programmes running for students and the general public. The most acclaimed of these are the Sundowner Concerts held on Mondays at 17:30, featuring some of the best South African classical musicians. International musicians also perform frequently. And it is absolutely free.
The UJ Arts Centre at the University of Johannesburg was inaugurated on 5 October 2005. This was the culmination of a long-held dream by numerous people who have worked towards this for more than six years.
This complex has a prime location on the Auckland Park Kingsway Campus of the UJ. Access to the Arts Centre is directly off Kingsway (c/o University Rd and Kingsway). The Arts Centre has its own parking area, with provision for overflow parking directly across the road in the University's visitor's parking area, linked to the complex with a pedestrian bridge built over Kingsway.
The University of Johannesburg Arts Centre is located on a site overlooking the Kingsway Road, a major artery in the city. The design for a contemporary theatre and gallery had to relate to the original structure, an iconic building by Willie Meyer and an important piece of Johannesburg’s architectural history.