Ticketpro Dome memories live on


Nondwe Maqubela

129 days ago
Ticketpro Dome memories live on

The owner of the Ticketpro Dome - Sasol Pension Fund - has sold the arena to a company that does not operate in the event space.

The selling of the Ticketpro Dome is extremely disappointing and heartbreaking for our industry. The Ticketpro Dome has been home to many international concerts and events in South Africa, and this will undoubtedly leave a huge void. Unfortunately, as we are only the managing company, we were unable to change the outcome of Sasol Pension Fund selling the venue due to force majeure

Carol Weaving, MD of RX Africa

The indoor arena has been home to many international concerts and events in South Africa and this will undoubtedly leave a huge void.

Some events that 947 was involved in hosting

  • Bryan Adams in 2006
  • Fall Out Boy in 2007
  • Lionel Ritchie in 2008
  • Elton John in 2008
  • Celine Dion in 2008
  • Daughtry in 2010
  • Cirque du Soleil in 2011
  • The Script in 2011
  • Adam Lambert in 2012
  • One Republic in 2015
  • Mariah Carey in 2016
  • Katy Perry in 2018
  • Lauryn Hill in 2019
  • Sam Smith in 2019
  • Disney on Ice
  • Ride Joburg - Race Number Collection

947 Drive with Thando talk Dome closing

Everyone is really saddened. It is the end of an era.

Thando Thabethe, 947 Drive with Thando

They've said that they've sold it to new owners.

Alex Caige

It's become THE concert. The major event - live event, exhibitions, tradeshows. You know. It's been the major venue. It's a landmark.

Carol Weaving, MD of RX Africa

Anele and the Club chat fondest memories

The first time I went to the Dome, this man pulled on stage and said, 'You're MC'ing with me'. And I think I was about 21. Ja, and my nerves had to leave because there was a 16 000 crowd strong.

Anele Mdoda, Anele and the Club

Think about all the kiddies shows you've watched there.

Frankie du Toit, Anele and the Club

So then I thought you know Anele, I'm throw you in the deep end... And look at you today.. You're a mega star. You've done so well. I'm so proud of you.

Barney Simon

The Ticketpro Dome opened on 8 April 1998 with a concert by Diana Ross, which was attended by over 15,000 people with a special guest appearance by the late former President Nelson Mandela.

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