Family friendly


Sun Mar 12, 09:30 - Mon Apr 10, 10:30

National Children's Theatre - Open air theatre




Deep in the Hundred Acre Wood, a new adventure is about to begin!


Winnie the Pooh is once again in search of honey!


Welcome to National Children’s Theatre, where you will meet Christopher Robin and his best friends, Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, Rabbit and Owl (and of course Tigger too!) in a beautifully-crafted musical stage adaptation.


Winnie the Pooh has been enjoyed by millions of readers and viewers ever since British author A.A. Milne first chronicled the adventures of Christopher Robin and his friends in 1926. The books, featuring illustrations by English illustrator E.H. Shephard, have sold over 50 million copies worldwide.


In this adventure Winnie the Pooh and his pals, Tigger, Piglet, Rabbit and Owl, have their happiness disturbed when they discover that Christopher Robin has been captured by the mysterious Backson! As they prepare a rescue operation, the animals learn about friendship, teamwork, and, of course... sharing snacks.


They are sure their creation, the Backson trap will succeed, but by some strange quirk of fate, they all land up in the trap themselves, and have to work together to find a way out. In the end, of course, Christopher Robin shows up and solves the problem of the Backson.


Moira Katz, CEO of National Children’s Theatre says that this story is the perfect introduction to live theatre for audience members of all ages. “We look forward to welcoming you and your family to one what I know will be a magical experience that will remain with children long after the last curtain call. I am thrilled to be entrusted to create a new NCT classic for the stage, for new audiences as they join our adventure into the Hundred Acre Wood.”


Under the direction of Ivor Jones we are gathering an outstanding professional cast and in addition will be welcoming our workshop students as the busy bees in the Hundred Acre Wood.


Presented by National Children’s Theatre, in our safe outdoor IMAGINATION THEATRE, Bring your  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.



Photography/Filming: photographers or film crews

occasionally operate within National Children's Outdoor Theatre. All

photography and videography will be used for PR and social media purposes and

for the promotion of National Children's Theatre.

Tickets are non-refundable - Should the performance

be cancelled, ticket holders can reschedule at a convenient date and time of

their choice, subject to availability.

 Rain Policy - Should it rain

(and one never knows in advance!), NCT will advise the audience 30 minutes

before the performance. If the show is to be cancelled due to bad weather

conditions, ticket holders can reschedule at a convenient date and time of

their choice, subject to availability.

 "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.


National Children's Theatre is the foremost children’s theatre in Gauteng, shining the bright light of educational, engaging and award winning theatre for children and youth throughout South African cities and rural areas. NCT's unwavering purpose is to transform young lives and grow societies' next generation of leaders through the kaleidoscope of vivid and engaging performance arts, original and instructive musicals, and immersive after-school programs. We present live theatre year-round at our renowned 4.5-acre campus in Johannesburg, which includes two indoor theatres, one outdoor theatre, a puppet theater, music room, and classrooms for the weekend workshop academy.

NCT: Arts at Play. @nctheatresa



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