Step into History with 1789: The French Revolution!

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Sibikwa Arts Centre, in partnership with the renowned French company Theatre du Soleil and supported by the French Institute of South Africa, the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, the French Institute in Paris and the City of Paris, is presenting interactive promenade schools’ performances of 1789 on 19 – 21 July 2023. We invite teachers and learners in Grades 8 to 12 to embark on an extraordinary journey through time with our immersive theatrical production, 1789: The French Revolution. Prepare to be captivated as we bring to life the epic tale of one of history’s most influential events and explore the revolutionary ideas that continue to shape our world today.

Immerse Yourself in the Experience:

Directed by the visionary duo Phyllis Klotz and Smal Ndaba, renowned for their innovative and exciting productions, 1789 promises to be a theatrical masterpiece. Through powerful performances and interactive elements, we transport learners into the heart of the French Revolution, igniting their imagination and fostering a deep connection with historical events.

Education Transformed:

At Sibikwa, we believe in the power of the arts to enhance education and provide a dynamic learning experience. To support educators, we offer comprehensive support materials, designed to spark discussions, inspire critical thinking, and deepen understanding of the French Revolution. Our commitment to educational excellence ensures that this production goes beyond entertainment, becoming a valuable teaching tool.

A Historical Context for South Africa Today:

Before the performance, learners will have the opportunity to engage in an informative talk that contextualises the French Revolution within its historical backdrop. This dialogue, facilitated by experts from the French Institute of South Africa, helps learners draw connections between the past and present, fostering a greater understanding of South Africa’s own journey and the importance of democratic principles.

Event Details:

  • Date: 19th, 20th, and 21st July 2023
  • Time: 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM
  • Venue: Sibikwa Arts Centre, Cnr Liverpool and Bolton Rd, Benoni
  • Tickets: R70 per learner (Maximum 80 learners per performance)

How to Book:

To secure your seats for this remarkable educational experience, simply contact Sipho Michael Mabena at or call 011 422 4359. You can also reach us via WhatsApp at 068 066 3910. Our dedicated team will assist you in booking your tickets and answering any questions you may have.

Book Now and join us as we step into history with 1789: The French Revolution.