Soweto Theatre curtains go up

The curtain was finally raised on the long-awaited Soweto Theatre in Jabulani.

Theatre. Picture: stock.xchange

SOWETO - The curtain was finally raised on the long-awaited Soweto Theatre in Jabulani.

Eyewitness News took a tour of the new facility, ahead of its first show on Friday.

The theatre, the first in Soweto, is a visual marvel of architecture and art, inspired by the idea of a black box theatre in a multi-functional space.

Productions will be showcased in the main theatre and two smaller ones.

The venue will also be used to exhibit artwork by local artists.

The building of the theatre forms as part of the 2010 Soccer World Cup legacy programme, and has already pumped R20 million into Soweto's economy.