Exploring the Newton Cultural Precinct

An exterior view of a museum in Newtown Cultural Precinct.
Located in downtown Johannesburg, the Newtown Cultural Precinct is a trendy area where artists, fashionistas, actors and musicians gather. Newtown is the heart and soul of Johannesburg's cultural landscape. Newtown is located in the inner-city of Gauteng's capital Johannesburg. Spanning a fairly large area, Newtown is positioned between the M2 highway, West Street and Quinn Street just below Nelson Mandela Bridge.

Newtown has a unique, vibey and exciting area where culture and arts come together. Exploring the area one can visit the Market Theatre some of the country's best actors and playwrights preform. There is also a weekly fleamarket on Saturday mornings and two art galleries to browse through.

Nearby restaurants offer live jazz in memory of legendary musicians such as KippieMoeketsi while the vibrant colours of the Oriental Plaza entices enthusiastic shoppers with rolls of beautiful fabrics and a variety of goods for purchase from pots and pans to hair accessories and homemade traditional samosas.

Centred around Mary Fitzgerald Square, named after the deputy mayor of the 1920s, the Newtown Cultural Precinct embraces all cultures and heritages from firework displays over Diwali, dancing dragons on Chinese New Year and Gay Pride Festivals following Jazz Festivals in a calendar of events to delight and enthral each and every visitor.
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