09 March –12 April 2015

Based on the book by Johanna Spyri

Adapted and directed by Francois Theron

An atmosphere of great excitement will soon be gripping the National Children’s Theatre as the story of Heidi, a little orphan Swiss girl delights and entertains children and their parents during the Easter holidays. Audiences will follow with delight Heidi’s adventures from the time she arrives in the Swiss Alps to live with her grandfather.


Written by Johanna Spyri in 1881, Heidi is a most-loved children story of all time. Spyri’s books have been translated into 40 languages, and more than 80,000,000 copies have been sold universally. Spyri makes us wish we could also go live with grandfather in the Alps, play in the soft green pasture with Peter, drink fresh goat’s milk and eat thick slabs of velvet cheese.

“No child should grow up without having seen Heidi come to life,” says Moira Katz CEO, of NCT. “Its message resonates with all South African children. It’s about the power of love, about conquering hardships, and about caring and sharing. It’s about having a positive attitude in spite of adversity. Even though it’s a story about a little Swiss girl who grew up in the Alps a hundred years ago, it’s both timeless and topical.”

Francois Theron, artistic director, injects a touch of magic and large doses of passion in just over an hour’s worth of close-up entertainment. Perfect for children of all ages, Heidi promises to be a fun-filled adventure with thrills and spills, laughter and a few tears, combining beautiful music and the kind of audience participation that is a hallmark of National Children’s Theatre productions.

The creative team includes Musical Supervision by Rowan Bakker, Lighting by Jane Gosnell and Wardrobe Supervision by Chriselda Pillay.

“After seeing our Heidi, the children will want to go home and read all the Heidi books, and that’s a big part of NCT’s mission – to encourage literacy,” adds Moira.

Book now for this delightful production of a well-loved story!

When:          Mondays to Saturdays during government school term and Tuesdays to Sundays during school holidays  

Dates:        Monday 9 March to Sunday 12 April 2015

Time:         10:30 and 14:30 during government school holidays

Place:        National Children’s Theatre, 3 Junction Avenue, Parktown, Johannesburg

Tours can be arranged to schools during school term       

Public ticket prices:

Tickets are R110 for adults and children on chairs and R90 for children on cushions. Pensioner’s tickets are R90. Block Bookings tickets (for 10 or more people) are R90 for adults and children on chairs and R70 for children on cushions.

Special school ticket prices

School bookings at the theatre: R 70 per learner, three teachers admitted free of charge, thereafter

R 70 per teacher.

School bookings at the school: R9900.00 for up to 350 learners and teachers, thereafter R 30 per learner or teacher.

Tickets are on sale now, phone Claudy on 011 484 -1584/5 or email bookings@nctt.org.za .

There is ample free safe parking available within the grounds.

Note Booking is essential