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Public Shows

Please Take Note:

  • Tickets will only be available through Webtickets;
  • Only 50 tickets will be made available per show;
  • Only 5 tickets can be booked per person;
  • Tickets sales close 24 hours before start of show.

Entry to Wits University

At Planetarium
  • Please wear your mask at all times;
  • Your temperature will be taken at the door and recorded. Should your temperature exceed 37.5°C, you will be taken aside; Planetarium access will be denied to customers exceeding the prescribed temperature check, as per governmental regulations;
  • Please make use of the sanitisers places at the front door and restrooms;
  • There will be no sale of refreshments (you are welcome to bring some water).

In the auditorium
  • Keep your mask on at all times (even during the show);
  • No eating or drinking in the auditorium;
  • Please only sit on your allocated seat;
  • Seats will be sanitised after every show.

Please follow government regulations, visitors not following regulations will be asked to leave the University.

Show Diary

Webtickets logo

Shows will be listed when confirmed by a presenter.

Please note: Shows will resume when permitted by the University Occupational Health and Safety.
Date Time Show Presenter

Tickets for regular public shows are ONLY available at WEBTICKETS.CO.ZA - Doors close promptly at the advertised show time, with no late entry.

Please Note: We reserve the right to:
  • replace the show advertised with a new show [suitable for the same audience]
  • cancel the show should disaster strike either our power supply or the presenter.


(Regular shows)
Description Cost
Adults R55
Children/Scholars/ Full - Time Students/ Seniors R40
Space Travel / Secret of the Cardboard Rocket shows R40

Space Travel [5 - 8 year olds]

In this pre-recorded show we travel with Thomas the astronomer in his "giant rocket" to the game reserve where we learn about:

  • thee constellations,
  • Travel to the moon, and on the way learn about moon phases and tides, see what the Apollo astronauts did on the moon,
  • and briefly visit the planets and a comet.
Show Times: See Diary
Duration: ± 60 min.
Age Group: 5 - 8 year olds
Type of Show: Pre-Recorded

The Secret of the Cardboard Rocket [8 - 12 years olds]

Secret of the cardboard rocket show

Experience the wonders of the solar system as we travel on an imaginary journey to all the planets. Fly over Venus, land on the Moon and Mars in our cardboard rocket. There is a short introduction to the current night sky of your visit.

Show Times: See Diary
Duration: ± 60 min.
Age Group: 8 - 12 year olds
Type of Show: Pre-Recorded