Sun Oct 3, 09:30 - Sun Oct 31, 17:00
National Children's Theatre - Open air theatre


National Children's Theatre (NCT) is proud to present Sparky! This is a sweet children’s story with a lesson - the bond between owner and pet is more valuable than any impressive trick. Even more important is the moral of the story: to accept a friend or a pet for what they are and to love them as they are with their faults and their good points.

This musical adaptation by Jessica Buha is based on the novel by Jenny Offill, and the music and lyrics have been created by Laura McKenzie.


This is another great story for the 3-8 year olds (following The Tiger Who Came to Tea)! And an opportunity for children to see theatre at its best presented by multi-award-winning National Children's Theatre. 

Unfortunately, because we still adhere to covid19 restrictions, we cannot allow children to shake paws with Sparky!


The creative team includes Artistic Director: Kopano Tshabalala, Musical Director: Dale Scheepers, Set and Costume Design: Sarah Roberts. The talented cast includes children from National Children’s Theatre Workshops.

This is a special show promoting a young director and involving our workshop children.

Presented by National Children’s Theatre, in our safe outdoor IMAGINATION THEATRE, following all COVID protocols.


Bring your masks, ground cover, low chairs, blankets, picnic basket, and enjoy children’s theatre at its best. Regret NO Alcohol to be brought onto the premises.


This is family entertainment at its very best - an occasion not to be missed!


Suitable for children age 3 and up.


Remember to bring your sun hat, picnic basket, picnic blanket and relax on our lovely lawns.




Tickets are non-refundable - Should it rain (and one never knows

in advance!) ticket holders can book for another show.


Rain Policy - NCT will advise the audience 30 minutes before the performance

if the show is to be cancelled due to bad weather conditions.


"Tuck Shop Cart" - We have built a beautiful cart that sells a few "tuck

shop items" to nibble on during the show as well as a refreshing



Parking - Free and secure covered parking is available in our new parking area.


Arrival Time - Doors open 1 hour before the show

Additional information

Refund policy No refunds


National Children's Theatre - Open air theatre
3 Junction Ave, Parktown, Johannesburg, 2193
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