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National Children's Theatre (NCT) is a Non-Profit, Public Benefit, Section 18a Organisation, run by the National Children's Theatre Trust (NCTT) and is situateted in two heritage houses in Parktown, Johannesburg, on long lease  from the City Council.

The year 2014 marks the 25th Anniversary of NCT since it was established by Joyce Levinsohn in 1989, and which earned her a Lifetime Achievement Award. Since 2914 the new management under leadership of Moira Katz in 2012, the company has been building a reputation as Gauteng premier children's theatre, extending our range from regular theatre and musical to include educational programmes, an HIV/AIDS awareness  programme, a bullying play and classics for high schools.

NCT has made its mark by providing professionalism and artistic excellence in all aspects. The loyal and dedicated staff of 12 work hard to present 6 full theatre productions a year, catering to family theatre, schools outreach programmes, visits to rural areas, Saturday morning workshops for over 140 children, our NACTIES programme for budding Thespians, educational workshops in a variety of aspects of theatre. We believe in building community partnerships, creating jobs for newly qualified actors as well as developing a new generation of theatre supporters through entertaining and engaging programs.

For the past 24 years NCT has produced outstanding theatrical plays and educational programs which have won several national and international awards including 5 Naledi Awards, and an IPRA Golden World Award for Excellence in Public Relations in the Arts category.


Mr. Mervyn King: Honorary President

Ms Erna Solomon: Chairman

Mr. Lloyd Shava: Vice Chairman

Mrs Lucy Dreyer: Treasurer

Ms Moira Katz: Secretary

Dr Nozibusiso Madolo: Trustee

Dr Chesterton Smith: Trustee

Dr Sarah Robert: Trustee

Mrs Della Berkowitz: Trustee

Mrs Tsholo Mashishi: Trustee

Mrs Monhla Hlahla: Trustee

Mrs Rachel Quigley: Trustee

Ms Leslie-Anne Bennett: Trustee 



National Children's Theatre has a  total staff complement of 12 of whom 50% white and 50% black.

Ms Moira Katz - Chief Executive Officer

Mr Francois Theron - Artistic Director

Mrs Cindy Gordon - Administration Manager

Mr Sydwell Koopedi - Media Liaison Officer

Mr Willie van Staden - Stage Manager

Ms Liz-Mari Botha - Assistant Stage Manger

Mrs Claudy Koert - Bookings

Ms Zukiswa Ndunge - Bookings and Marketing

Mr Gideon Moyo - Caretaker and Groundsman

Mr Terence Maphoto - Driver and Gardener

Ms Rose Dlamini - Kitchen and Laundry Assistant



National Children's Theatre Trust

Company registration number: IT 1378/91

Registration date: 1991

NPO registration number: 001-408.NPO

Registration date: 01 March 2005

PBO registration number: PBO 93000 2081

BEE rated: Level Four EME Certified

As a Section 18A Non-Profit Organisation, National Children's Theatre relies on the generosity of our donors. Be a part of the development of our theatre and help us reach our goals.



3 Junction Avenue, Parktown, Johannesburg, 2193