The Naledi Awards

About the Naledis

The Naledi Theatre Awards have been in existence for 14 years and are recognised as the Premier Awards event on the Gauteng Theatre Calendar. Its mission is to recognize and reward excellence in the Performing Arts, to raise the profile of Live Theatre and to create awareness of the abundant talent alive and well on our SA stages. The Naledi Theatre Awards has honoured almost 100 Lifetime Achievers: veteran artistes, technicians, and administrators who have dedicated their lives to SA Theatre, and also pays tribute to people in the Arts who have taken their final bows during the year under review.  

The Naledi Theatre Awards covers all mainstream professional productions from the period 1 January to 1 December of the previous year and the Naledi Judges typically evaluate over 100 productions in approximately 27 categories. 

The Naledi Panel of Judges consists of informed and regular theatre goers, academics and members of the media covering the arts in Johannesburg.