PLACES OF INTEREST within a 10min walk.
The art galleries below are all within a two minute walk
The Creative Block.
A small gallery selling affordable original art. www.creativeblock.co.za
A small cutting-edge gallery. www.urbanartprojects.org
Next door to Room Gallery
On of Johannesburg's better galleries showing contemporary art. www.stevenson.info.
Wits Art Museum.
A great new gallery of traditional African and contemporary art. 011 717 1365 www.witsfoundation.co.za
A coffee shop with changing exhibitions. www.lovevelo.co.za
Johannesburg Art Gallery.
About 2km away. One of South Africa's biggest galleries with a range of work from historical to contemporary. Unfortunately in a bad area. Go in a group or get a cab as the immediate vicinity is rough for those not used to Johannesburg's CBD.
Monday to Friday 09h00-17h00. Saturdays 09h00-13h00.
011 717 4700. www.origins.org.za
Part of WITs University, the Origins Centre seeks to restore the African continent to its rightful place in history – at the very beginning of mankind's journey to humanity. Call for tours and lectures
Does daily shows and talks about astronomy. (011) 717 1390 www.planetarium.co.za
The site of the Constitutional Court. The highest court in the land, born of the countries first democratic constitution in 1994. In an acclaimed new building the 11 judges stand guard over the Constitution protecting everyone' s human rights from the Abyss. There is an Art & Justice Tour on the 28th of every month at 17:30 www.constitutionhill.org.za
Generally dissapointing (not even a web site!) but occasionally holds great exhibitions. 171 Bree St 011 833 5624
Large theatre complex. (011) 877 6800 www.joburgtheatre.com
A great theatre with struggle credentials and several stages. 011 832 1641 markettheatre.co.za
Several theatres and a bar. Several Stages. Occasionally great works. 011 717 1372. www.wits.ac.za/witstheatre/2795/wits_theatre.html
SAB World Of Beer
An important historical tour with refreshments afterwards. www.worldofbeer.co.za
Also see the Maboneng Precinct:Take a taxi, its about 5km away but well worth a visit for its galleries, market and roof top bars on Sunday. Also theatre and movies through the week.