Welcome to Our Home

IKHAYA LETHU

Welcome to

Sibikwa Arts Centre

Sibikwa takes pride in uku’bikwa – the act of pronouncing, announcing and presenting on the world stage, the in-born talents of individuals… as custodians of his-story and her-story.

We are an award-winning multi-disciplinary Centre of Excellence in South Africa that leverages the performing arts for advancement.

Welcome to Our Home

IKAYA LETHU

Welcome to

Sibikwa Arts Centre

Sibikwa takes pride in uku’bikwa – the act of pronouncing, announcing and presenting on the world stage, the in-born talents of individuals… as custodians of his-story and her-story.

We are an award-winning multi-disciplinary Centre of Excellence in South Africa that leverages the performing arts for advancement.

Our Purpose

ADVANCE the talents of South African children and youth through inclusive arts education programmes.
ADVANCE the cultural landscape with performances that entertain, educate and enlighten audiences.
ADVANCE South African stories on the global stage, in corporate environments and in educational spaces.
ADVANCE skills development and job creation through accredited vocational training programmes.
ADVANCE creative talents for people with an interest in arts approaches to career development.
ADVANCE local contexts by advocating for and democratizing access to arts and culture.

Transform Talent

A Sibikwa education balances creative fulfilment with functional skills development, enhancing abilities and self-esteem, preparing our learners for success. We transform talent into meaningful opportunities for our graduates to contribute to the industry and to their community.

Upcoming Events

DATE: May 01

Phola Vibez! Jazz

Sibikwa is proud to present the first edition of our Phola Vibez! Jazz Sessions for 2022, featuring the exceptional Banda Banda & The Crocodiles Project live on stage at the Sibikwa Theatre in Benoni, on Sunday 1 May 2022 at 14h00.

Fusing Jazz, African Music, Funk, and Latin, with Banda Banda (SA) on bass guitar & The Crocodiles: Sam Ibeh (Nigeria) on drums, Milton Chissano (Mozambique) on guitar, Hadji Ndong (Senegal) on percussion, Mthunzi Mvubu (SA) on saxophone and Sibusiso Mkhize (SA) on trumpet; the performance promises an exciting and diverse cultural experience.

Hosted at Sibikwa’s dynamic performance platform on the East Rand, rivaling established venues in Johannesburg, this fiery Phola Vibez! live music event presenting the superb soulful and funky sounds of vibrant established musos is not to be missed!


DATE: MAR 01-03

Shukuma Mzansi: SA-EU Dialogue

The 4th Shukuma Mzansi! SA-EU Dialogue: Democracy in the Context of Culture will explore the role of culture in strengthening active citizenship and participatory governance, for broad-based democratic ownership of municipal policies that ensure integrated and inclusive development, within national and global agendas. This Dialogue is presented by the SA-EU Strategic Partnership – The Dialogue Facility, the Department of Cooperative Governance, the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture and Sibikwa Arts Centre, in partnership with the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) and the South African Cities Network (SACN) as well as EU partner countries France, Ireland, Flanders, Italy and Sweden.

For more information about the programme and how to participate, please contact Caryn Green at businessarts@sibikwa.co.za.


Our Funding Partners