Amazing Theatre & Smurftastic Fun at Emperors Palace

From the retelling of an Afrikaans classic story to plenty of Smurftastic fun for the whole family, there’s something for everyone at Emperors Palace – and just in time for the winter school holidays. Also, you can win a fun family package for the ultimate Smurf journey. Keep reading to find out how to enter. 

Fiela Se Kind Featuring The Original ‘Fiela’, Shaleen Surtie-Richards

This June, don't miss the famous retelling of the classic Afrikaans story, Fiela Se Kind. Fiela Komoetie raised her foundling white child, Benjamin, with love and pride until one day, nine years later, the census men come to fetch him. On the other side of the mountain lives the woodchopper, Elias van Rooyen and his wife, Barta, whose three-year-old, Lukas, disappeared the same day Benjamin was found. Are Benjamin and Lukas the same child? Years later, it's Benjamin/Lukas who struggles with the question of who he actually is. He must know, otherwise, the woman he comes to love will never be his.

Dalene Matthee’s well-known production is arranged for the stage by Suzanne van Wijk and Frans Swart. Starring Shaleen Surtie-Richards, Marissa Claasen, Jaime du Toit, Edrien Erasmus, Johny Klein, Paul Lückhoff, Divan Prinsloo, Vian Singleton, Graigan Swartz, Marilise van Wyk, Phillru van Achterbergh, Nardus van der Vyver and Dirk Vermeulen.

Date: 20 June to 02 July 2017. Show times are as follows: Tuesday to Saturday: 20:00 | Saturday and Sunday: 15:00

Venue: Theatre of Marcellus, Emperors Palace

Cost: From R120 per person. Tickets are available at Computicket.

Winners Circle Discount: Maroon – 10% | Silver – 15% | Gold & Black – 20%

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Paint The Palace Blue With The Smurfs

The Smurfs are coming to Emperors Palace! These lovable blue creatures have become one of the most adored cartoon characters around the world. And now the international show, The Smurfs Live on Stage, is coming to South Africa.

The Smurfs Live on Stage is a narrative-driven musical adventure, recreating the magic and fun of the Smurfs, and promoting family values and the power of true team spirit. Join Papa Smurf, Clumsy Smurf, Brainy Smurf and the adorable Smurfette as they transform the wintery breeze in town into a colourful spring. But as the Smurfs prepare for the annual Spring Parade, the wicked Gargamel comes up with a plan to trick Mother Nature and bring an end to the celebrations.

It's Smurftastic fun for the whole family as the Smurfs come to life on a grand stage, complete with life-size mushroom-shaped forest houses, vibrant backdrops and wonderful sing-along music. Don’t miss out on this family experience.

Date: 13 to 30 July 2017 at 10:00, 14:00 and 18:00

Venue: Theatre of Marcellus, Emperors Palace

Cost: Tickets cost between R150 and R285 per person and are available at Computicket.

Discount for Winners Circle Members: Black and Gold – 15% | Silver and Maroon – 10%

Family Discount: 6 people – 15% | 4 people – 10%


Win The Ultimate Family Package With Our Smurfin' Journey! 

Find the Smurfs at Emperors Palace and you could win a family package that includes:
  1. Tickets for a family of FOUR to see Smurfs, The Musical Live on Stage
  2. A Gold Rush Spur meal voucher to the value of R700
  3. A special photo opportunity with the Smurfs after the show
All you need to do is: 
  1. Look out for the SIX different Smurfs cut-out stands located around The Palace of Dreams
  2. Take a selfie with at least THREE of the Smurf cut-outs
  3. Post at least THREE Smurf selfies to the Emperors Palace Facebook page with #PaintThePalaceBlue
The competition runs from 01 June to 12 July 2017, so get Smurfin'!

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