Directions & Parking


Directions

PLEASE BE AWARE OF MAJOR ROADWORKS NEAR THE THEATRE AS JOBURG’S M1 BRIDGE REVAMP GEARS UP TO PHASE 2

The Johannesburg Road Agency (JRA)’s major rehabilitation to three bridges on the M1 freeway is soon to enter its second phase. This phase will also cause inevitable short-term disruptions to traffic and delays for road users.

The two sections of the road most affected will be the Double Decker section of the M1 – between Carr and Anderson streets in the city centre as well as major facelifts to the Federation and Oxford bridges. Certain lanes on the freeway will be closed during construction and traffic will be diverted until 2017.

Road users are urged to be aware of when and where the major construction activities will take place and to plan their journeys in advance. Please be on the lookout for construction activities, especially at night times.

During the construction period certain changes will be made:
• The northbound carriageway of the M1 – carrying traffic from Soweto and the M2 – will be reduced to two lanes between the St Andrews off-ramps and Killarney as from 29 February 2016 until 31 December 2016;
• The southbound carriageway of the M1 – carrying traffic from Midrand – will be reduced to two lanes between the Killarney and St Andrews off-ramps as from 3 April 2016 until 31 December 2016;
• The southern on-ramp onto the M1 from Oxford Road will be closed at Ettrick Road from 3 April 2016;
• The Oxford Road off ramp from the M1 travelling northbound to be closed from 13 August 2016;
• Certain lanes on the Double Decker section will be closed until 6th of July 2017 during weekdays between 09:30-14:30. The construction will be halted during morning and afternoon peak hours – but work will be stepped up in the evenings and over weekends.

Contact points:
 Website: www.jra.org.za
 Twitter: @MyJra,
 Facebook: Johannesburg Roads Agency
 Email hotline@jra.org.za,
 JRA Find&Fix mobile app

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The Joburg Theatre parking garage is located at the corner of Simmonds and Stiemens Streets, Braamfontein, Johannesburg. The main pedestrian entrance is located at 163 Civic Boulevard, opposite the Metro centre offices (Civic Boulevard was previously known as Loveday Street).

 

GPS co-ordinates

S 26*11’30.20061″
E 28*02’16.87350″

 

Rea Vaya

Bus routes C3, T2 and F11 stop at the Joburg Theatre bus stop, directly across the road from the Joburg Theatre main entrance

For Rea Vaya routes click here

 

By Car – please be aware of major disruptions on the M1 North and South – details at the top of this page
SOUTH BOUND FROM JHB NORTH & PRETORIA

Take the N1 highway going South towards Johannesburg city
The N1 becomes the M1 highway (Ben Schoeman) still going South towards Johannesburg city
Take the Jan Smuts offramp. Keep in the left side lane but still going straight on Jan Smuts
Cross over Empire Road (major intersection)
Go up the hill, cross over Ameshoff (Wits on the right hand side)
At the next robot turn left into Jorissen Street
Carry on through quite a few sets of robots –
(Public holidays, evening & weekend performances)
At Simmonds Street turn left and go into the theatre’s new parking garage (cnr Simmonds & Stiemens Roads)
OR
(Day time visits Monday-Friday – parking is extremely restricted)
Stay in Jorissen and you’ll get to a point where the road splits (Loveday Street)
Take the left split, travel about 30m – turn left at the pedestrian robot into the Theatre’s main entrance, go down the ramp & park there

 

NORTH BOUND FROM JHB SOUTH

Take the M1 highway going North towards Johannesburg city
Take the Jan Smuts offramp.
At the top of the off ramp turn right and keep in the middle lane
Under the bridge move to the left side lane but still going straight on Jan Smuts
Cross over Empire Road (major intersection)
Go up the hill, cross over Ameshoff (Wits on the right hand side)
At the next robot turn left into Jorissen street
Carry on through quite a few sets of robots –
(Public holidays, evening & weekend performances)
At Simmonds Street turn left and go into the theatre’s new parking garage (cnr Simmonds & Stiemens Roads)
OR
(Day time visits Monday-Friday – parking is extremely restricted)
Stay in Jorissen and you’ll get to a point where the road splits (Loveday Street)
Take the left split, travel about 30m – turn left at the pedestrian robot into the Theatre’s main entrance, go down the ramp & park there

 

WEST BOUND FROM THE EAST RAND

Take the M2 West towards Roodepoort
Take the M1 North (Sandton) at the M1 / M2 split
Take the Jan Smuts off ramp. At the robots at the top of the off-ramp turn South onto Jan Smuts
Keep in the left side lane but still going straight on Jan Smuts
Cross over Empire Road (major intersection)
Go up the hill, cross over Ameshoff (Wits on the right hand side)
At the next robot turn left into Jorissen Street
Carry on through quite a few sets of robots –
(Public holidays, evening & weekend performances)
At Simmonds Street turn left and go into the theatre’s new parking garage (cnr Simmonds & Stiemens Roads)
OR
(Day time visits Monday-Friday – parking is extremely restricted)
Stay in Jorissen and you’ll get to a point where the road splits (Loveday Street)
Take the left split, travel about 30m – turn left at the pedestrian robot into the Theatre’s main entrance, go down the ramp & park there

 

TO LEAVE THE THEATRE (TRAVELLING NORTH):

From the parking garage
As you come out the parking garage (garage on the corner of Simmonds & Stiemens) you turn left into Simmonds.
At the next robots turn left into Jorissen
The road splits, take the left turn into Loveday
The road splits again, take the left turn into Hoofd
At the stop street turn right into Melle
At the next stop street turn left into Empire
At the robots turn right onto Jan Smuts – get into the extreme left lane – this becomes the on-ramp onto the highway
You will then be on the M1 travelling North towards PTA

 

TO LEAVE THE THEATRE (TRAVELLING SOUTH):

From the parking garage
As you come out the parking garage (garage on the corner of Simmonds & Stiemens) you turn left into Simmonds.
At the next robots turn left into Jorissen
The road splits, take the left turn into Loveday
The road splits again, take the left turn into Hoofd
At the stop street turn right into Melle
At the next stop street turn left into Empire
Go straight through the robots at the intersection of Jan Smuts & Empire Road
At the next set of robots turn right – this becomes the on-ramp onto the highway
You will then be on the M1 traveling South

Parking

Joburg Theatre has plentiful secure underground parking available from 5pm until 3am on weeknights and from 7am to 3am on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays.

The parkade is accessed at the corner of Stiemens and Simmonds Streets in Braamfontein and is sign-posted from all directions to the theatre.

 

GPS co-ordinates are as follows:

S 26*11’30.20061″
E 28*02’16.87350″

The parking fee is R15, payable at the vending machines located in the theatre foyers and prior to returning to the parkade at the end of your visit.

There is direct access to the theatre from the parkade by elevators and escalators.

Please note that this parkade is not available to the theatre during weekdays prior to 5pm and our daytime parking from Monday to Friday is, unfortunately, extremely limited. If you are visiting the theatre during these times, our security team on duty will assist in every way possible.

Security

Joburg Theatre employs its own 24/7 security team, headed by three Security Managers and three Security Supervisors.

The entire building, both internally and externally – together with the parkade – is patrolled regularly.

Our security officers are recognisable by their smart, contemporary uniforms displaying the logo JOBURG THEATRE.

 

Disclaimer:

Joburg Theatre (Pty) Ltd does not accept responsibility for the safe custody of any vehicle or articles therein nor for any damage to vehicles or articles however caused. All vehicles are parked at owner’s risk. Entry to any area of parking for Joburg Theatre constitutes acceptance of these conditions.

Right of admission reserved.