Sonwa Sakuba Institute for the Performing Arts

Sonwa Sakuba Institute for the Performing Arts

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Welcome To The Next Level. Offering Professional, Recreational and Outreach Training Programmes whil

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👏🏾 BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND. ⭐️ EAST LONDON we are back for TWO PERFORMANCES! What would Youth Day weekend be without SARAFINA! Catch our final performances at the before heading on tour. You don’t want to miss out! 🎟️ Tickets available online at Webtickets, any Pick ‘n Pay outlet and at the door.

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🌟SARAFINA PLEASE DON’T RUN AWAY FROM ME⭐️ There’s still time to catch our production of SARAFINA! at the

🎟️ Tickets available at Webtickets and at the door

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🌟FINAL TWO SHOWS 🌟 Don’t miss our final two shows of our jazzy production of THE JUNGLE BOOK. Today’s final performances are at 14:30 & 18:30 at The Alexander Playhouse. 🎟️Tickets are available online at Webtickets, any Pick ‘n Pay outlet and at the door. BOOK NOW!

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⭐️MEET THE CAST⭐️ It’s almost showtime and we can’t wait to see you at the theatre. Don’t forget to book your tickets online at Webtickets, at any Pick ‘n Pay store and at the door.

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🎤ARE YOU A SINGER?🎵Our Music Department covers various genres of music such as R&B, Musical Theatre, Pop, Jazz, and South African genres which equip students with a skillset and repertoire that is both eclectic and employable.

🏫 Facilitated by our experienced faculty and guided by the Trinity College London syllabus, masterclass guest teachers and experiential training in annual productions and performance, vocal training doesn't get better than this. ⭐

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🤩 We have some EXCITING news to share! 🎭WELCOME TO THE NEXT LEVEL! ☝🏾Watch this space!

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🎭ITS ALMOST SHOWTIME 🎭 Don’t miss out on our Easter Ticket Sale for SARAFINA! The Musical. All tickets for only R80 until 31 March!

🎟️ Book now on Webtickets!

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🎭ITS ALMOST SHOWTIME 🎭 Don’t miss out on our Easter Ticket Sale for The Jungle Book KIDS. All tickets for only R80 until 31 March!

🎟️ Book now on Webtickets!

28/03/2024

🐣 EASTER TICKET SALE 🐣 Don’t miss out on our Ticket Sale this weekend! All tickets for only just R80! Book now online at Webtickets!

Holiday Bootcamp Enrolment 14/03/2024

🎭HOLIDAY FUN FOR THE KIDS 🎭 Sign up for our exciting Kids & Teens Holiday Bootcamp and take your talents to THE NEXT LEVEL. 🤩 SING, ACT, DANCE and join our 6 Days of toe-tapping fun and energy that culminates in a MAJOR showcase production for family and friends!

🤩 SIGN UP NOW by sending a WhatsApp message to 0634279069! Limited space available. YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS OUT!

Holiday Bootcamp Enrolment Join us this school holiday for an unforgettable journey into the heart of Broadway with our Broadway Dreams Musical Bootcamp! Designed for young aspiring performers aged 6 to 18, this dynamic and engaging bootcamp offers a comprehensive dive into the magical world of musical theatre. From captivati...

12/03/2024

🎟️ TICKETS ARE SELLING FAST! 🎟️ After 4 days, tickets are already 10% SOLD OUT! Book NOW and don’t miss out on this exciting upcoming production of South Africa’s greatest Broadway Hit Musical, SARAFINA! at the East London Guild theatre

🤩 Book Online at WEBTICKETS https://www.webtickets.co.za/v2/Event.aspx?itemid=1544327356

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👏🏾Great job to our third year poets, dancers and musicians on a stellar performance at the Harry’s Printers Book Fair in collaboration with of 📚

⭐️The growth of this collaboration is exciting and we can’t wait to see what the future holds 👏🏾

Disney's The Jungle Book KIDS 11/03/2024

⭐️SHOWTIME! ⭐️ The jungle is jumpin’ with jazz at the Alexander Playhouse in this exciting adaptation of the classic Disney animated feature The Jungle Book. 🎭 Featuring a talented all children’s cast from the Sonwa Sakuba Institute for the Performing Arts, join Mowgli, Baloo, King Louie and the gang as they swing their way through madcap adventures and thwart the ferocious tiger, Shere Khan.

🎵 With notable songs like “The Bare Necessities” and “I Wan’na Be Like You.” Disneys The Jungle Book KIDS is sure to be a toe tapping crowd-pleaser for all ages.

🎟️ BOOK NOW! Tickets are available online on Webtickets, any Pick ’n Pay Store and at the door. 


Disney's The Jungle Book KIDS The jungle is jumpin' with jazz in the Sonwa Sakuba Institute for the Performing Arts exciting adaptation of the classic Disney animated feature The Jungle Book. Join Mowgli, Baloo, King Louie and the gang as they swing their way through madcap adventures and thwart the ferocious tiger, Shere Khan.....

SARAFINA! 08/03/2024

⭐️SARAFINA!⭐️ The Broadway Musical is coming to the East London Guild Theatre

🎭 Featuring a talented cast comprising of rising stars from the Sonwa Sakuba Institute for the Performing Arts, the musical is set against the backdrop of the Soweto uprisings in 1976 and takes the audience on a powerful journey of hope through the eyes of a courageous young girl named Sarafina. 🤩

🎟️ BOOK NOW! Tickets are available online on Webtickets, any Pick ‘n Pay store and at the door.

SARAFINA! Experience the vibrant spirit and the heartbreaking realities of South Africa brought to life in the Broadway musical "Sarafina!", written and composed by the late Dr Mbongeni Ngema. This electrifying musical presented by the Sonwa Sakuba Institute for the Performing Arts takes centre stage at the E...

Hidden Identity 22/02/2024

🎭 SHOWTIME! Textured and riddled with intertwined storylines and dramatic plot twists, students explore the theme of Hidden Identity through their own devised performance projects using their various skills and talents in dance music and drama. 🤩

👏🏾 Comprising of new original plays as well as an eclectic program of entertainment, Hidden Identity is sure to leave audiences of all ages entertained.

🎟️ Tickets available online at Webtickets, at any Pick ‘n Pay and at the door.

Hidden Identity The Sonwa Sakuba Institute for the Performing Arts presents Hidden Identity. Textured and riddled with intertwined storylines and dramatic plot twists, this year our students explore the theme of Hidden Identity through their own devised performance projects using their various skills and talents in...

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❤️ HAPPY VALENTINES DAY📸 Snaps from our performance of All You Need Is Love! Book your tickets on Webtickets or at the door for our last performance TONIGHT at the 🤩

🎟️ Join us as we celebrate LOVE! ❤️

30/01/2024

⭐️ KIDS & TEENS AUDITIONS! 🌴The jungle is jumpin’ with a jazzy beat in Disney’s The Jungle Book KIDS. Specially adapted from the classic Disney animated film.

🌴 Disney’s The Jungle Book KIDS features a host of colorful characters and your favorite songs from the movie. We’re for a young cast of kids aged between 6-18 who can SING, ACT and DANCE. Join us at the Alexander Playhouse and let your talent shine. 🌴

22/01/2024

⭐️AUDITIONS! ⭐️We are excited to announce open auditions for the vibrant and powerful production of, SARAFINA!, directed and choreographed by Sonwa Sakuba.

🎭 We are seeking a strong cast of talented and passionate performers to bring this story of courage, hope, and the power of music to life. Your talent could be the heartbeat of this profound musical! All details on poster. For more information, call 063 427 9069

All You Need Is Love 19/01/2024

😍Valentines Day Treat at the East London Guild Theatre😍 This musical extravaganza brings to life the timeless essence of love through a melodic journey featuring love songs by Whitney Houston, Bruno Mars, Celine Dion, Westlife and many more. Join us as we celebrate love and prepare to be swept off your feet and immerse yourself in an evening where love is not just heard, but profoundly felt.🥰 BOOK NOW at Webtickets

All You Need Is Love All You Need Is Love" is a captivating Valentine's Day musical extravaganza that brings to life the timeless essence of love through the powerful voices of legendary artists. This production is a melodic journey, weaving together the iconic love songs of Whitney Houston, Bruno Mars, Celine Dion, and...

09/01/2024

🎭2024 APPLICATIONS for our training programmes in DANCE, MUSIC & DRAMA are still open. Apply NOW and take your talents to the next level . ⭐️🤩🎭

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🤩 Collaborations take dreams and aspirations to the next level. We are so excited to be in collaboration with in taking the recently launched book 21 to exciting new heights in 2025 🎭

⭐️ We are super proud of on the launch of this brilliant book!

08/12/2023

🤩CONGRATULATIONS🎭 to our founder and artistic director as the recipient of the 2024/2025 Isakhono Dance & Musical Theatre Fellow! We are super proud of you. Thank you to Mandela Bay Theatre Complex for recognising and honouring our Mr S!

15/11/2023

⭐️ITS SHOWTIME⭐️ We’re looking for fresh new talent for our exciting and new upcoming productions! Calling all SINGERS, ACTORS and DANCERS! Sign up now! 🎭 Check the poster for more details! 🤩

13/11/2023
Homepage - Sonwa Sakuba | Institute For The Performing Arts 13/11/2023

🎭Interested in studying towards a career in the performing arts? ⭐️ Our SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS for 2024 are NOW OPEN!

To apply
follow these quick easy steps;
⭐️ Step 1: Visit our website at www.sonwasakuba.co.za and complete the application form.
⭐️ Step 2: Submit an audition video where you introduce yourself and showcase your best ability in either dancing, singing or acting via WhatsApp on 0634279069. Ensure as to follow the guidelines on our website.

Homepage - Sonwa Sakuba | Institute For The Performing Arts Through Excellence in Arts Education and Performance for all, we strive to develop students and professional artists that represent an authentic and unapologetic South African performing arts industry.

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⭐️ CLASH OF THE CHOIRS⭐️ Massive congratulations to second year student Sinovuyo Mbasane on being selected to form part of the Eastern Cape choir in the lastest season of Clash of the Choirs ! WE ARE PROUD! Congratulations

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⭐️ CLASH OF THE CHOIRS⭐️ Massive congratulations to second year student Lisakhanya Matrose on being selected to form part of the Eastern Cape choir in the lastest season of Clash of the Choirs ! WE ARE PROUD! Congratulations

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“Excellence in Arts Education and Performance for All”

As an NPO (Non-Profit Organisation) our objective is to provide and create sustainable platforms within the arts for the youth and artists from all communities with world class skills such as; training and mentoring, an emphasis on the creation of original works and techniques, and a creative and open performance environment with artistic and individual expression on the forefront for the development of arts and culture at all levels and ages. Listed below are our goals set for our organisation.

- Youth Development: To strengthen and build self-confidence, poise, discipline and creative skills in the arts. This is aimed for students of all ages through the study of technique and the exploration of individual and artistic expression to prepare students for a successful and rewarding career in any aspect of life.

- Service to Working Adults and Senior Citizens: Creating pathways to enhance fitness, good health, quality of life and self-expression.

- Service to the Community: To create original, challenging, diverse and unique performances and share them with our ever-growing community through live performances, music recordings and social media streaming.

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🌟WHAT A SHOW🌟 And that’s a wrap FOR NOW! Thank you East London for a great run. See you at the National Arts Festival Ma...
🎭ITS ALMOST SHOWTIME🌴The jungle is jumping with excitement for THE JUNGLE BOOK KIDS! 🤩DONT MISS this toe tapping and jaz...
⭐️REHEARSAL SNEAK PEAK of our cast led by Lisakhanya Matrose @lissa_matrose as the role of “Mistress It’s A Pity” togeth...
⭐️ALMOST SHOWTIME! ⭐️ Excitement is building and our fabulous poster girls are having all the fun! Don’t miss out on our...
❤️ Experience the soul-stirring lyrics of Whitney Houston’s ‘All the Man That I Need’ this Valentines Day at the East Lo...
😍 Dance rehearsals are well underway as we prepare to embark on a heartfelt journey of love this Valentines Day with a s...
❤️ Dive into the rhythmic waves of love this Valentines Day with a special treat at the East London Guild Theatre. Our m...
❤️ Celebrate the power of love this Valentines Day with a special treat at the East London Guild Theatre . We catch up w...
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🎶 Higlights🎶 From an emotional moment in the production Dear Tata… What Makes A Man, A Man? Written by and starring Mava...
🎶 Higlights🎶 From the production Iingoma Zomngqugqo featured at the Umtiza Arts Festival at the East London Guild Theatr...

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Hemingways Mall, Shop UG95 Cnr Two Rivers Drive & Western Avenue
East London
5257

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00
Thursday 08:30 - 17:00
Friday 08:30 - 17:00
Saturday 08:30 - 15:00
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