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Market Theater
Johannesburg, Gauteng

Manfred HERMER: Architect



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26°12'05.78" S 28°01'56.51" E Alt: 1721m

The Market Theatre, dating from the 1970s, is a major piece of historical conservation involving the conversion of the Edwardian Market in Newtown into the most important cultural arena in the country. As a venue for alternative culture, for protest theatre, for workshop productions, for Barney Simon's direction, for Athol Fugard's plays, for township music, it has played a large part in the dramatic process of change in the South Africa of the 1970s and 1980s.
(Chipkin 1993:310)

Writings about this entry

Chipkin, Clive M. 1993. Johannesburg Style - Architecture & Society 1880s - 1960s. Cape Town: David Phillip. pg 310