Calling Young Actors

The Market Theatre Laboratory is currently recruiting the next generation of young actors for our renowned Performance and Theatre Skills Training Programme. Applications for this full-time course are open from 1 August – 30 September 2016 for study in 2017, so if you are a gifted, determined individual who dreams about a career in the performing arts, don’t miss this amazing opportunity!

Founded by Dr John Kani and Barney Simon in 1988, The Market Lab is the educational arm of the world famous Market Theatre. It has trained exceptional performers and theatre-makers including published playwright and Zabalaza winner Paul Noko, Emerging Theatre Director Bursary winner Mahlatsi Mokgonyana and SAFTA award winners Harriet Manamela, Warren Masemola and Lindiwe Ndlovu.

This year, Lab students have presented work at Pop Art Theatre, the Market Theatre, the Sanaa Festival and the Krekvars Kopanang Festival, including Shakespeare texts, South African plays, and workshopped theatre. Many students have also had the opportunity to perform in professional productions at the Market Theatre. Classes include acting, movement, physical theatre, voice, singing, writing and theatre design, and are facilitated by highly skilled, active industry professionals and visiting artists, including international theatre-makers from Holland, England, and Italy. Local teachers include Dorothy Ann Gould, Omphile Molusi and Jaques De Silva.

Application forms are available on the Market Theatre website at, or can be fetched from the Market Theatre Laboratory offices at The Bus Factory, 3 Helen Joseph Street, Newtown. Applications close on 30 September. For queries, please contact Thandeka Nheke at the Market Theatre Laboratory on 011 838 7498 or To see what the Lab has been up to, visit our facebook page:

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5 thoughts on “Calling Young Actors

    1. i am one of young people who have passion when it comes to acting. the is no easy way to apply for this opportunity because we are struggling to get in

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