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Paint the house pink!

By popular demand, House of Pink is back at the Market Theatre for 5 performances only. Volume 3 promises to be unforgettable, with fun, music and great entertainment in the mix from 26 October 2023.

This third edition of the gender-bending popular drag show is directed by Lebohang Toko.

The Queens take us through a journey of the ever evolving stages of what we today know as The culture of Drag

The show pays homage to a rich and storied history of drag performance that has captivated audiences worldwide for decades. Drag performance, with its roots dating back to the late 19th century, has evolved into an electrifying art form that transcends gender norms and celebrates diversity, self-expression, and empowerment. From the glamorous, groundbreaking performances at legendary venues like the Stonewall Inn in the 1960s to the mainstream popularity of reality TV competitions in recent years, drag has become a powerful symbol of resilience and LGBTQ+ pride.

House of Pink Volume 3 is an affirming continuation of this legacy, featuring a talented cast of Johannesburg-based drag artists who will mesmerize, inspire, and entertain a broad range of audiences with their artistry and charisma.  

Speaking on the side-lines of the first iteration back in 2021, Toko said, “Celebrating Pride Month with House of Pink is an ode to the LGBTQ+ community… we have the right to express our lives however we please without anyone’s permission to exist.” More recently he adds, “As we mince forward toward another Season of House of Pink at the Market Theatre, from us to you we say, come celebrate Pride month with us. Come be apart of us. Come learn and be one with us.”

The production is celebratory in tone. It’s a fun way of looking at the hopes, dreams, and ambition of LGBTQ+ experiences. Music, dance, and bold costumes take centre stage, championing resilience in the face of challenges.

In addition, The Market Theatre sees this production as another opportunity to proactively foreground the queer community’s performers and theatre practitioners on a mainstream stage, which many have for too long been excluded from. It promises Joburg audiences an unforgettable, spectacular time in the theatre, featuring exceptional drag queens.

Brace yourselves for 5 performances (including  matinees on Saturday and Sunday) of fierceness. Get ready to enjoy a world of positive affirmation as House of Pink Volume 3 takes the stage, pushing the boundaries of what drag can be.

Show dates and times:

26 October 2023 at 7pm

27 October 2023 at 7pm

28 October 2023 at 3pm

28 October 2023 at 7pm

29 October 2023 at 3pm

Tickets start from R150 per person and there are special prices for groups. Tickets available through Webtickets.

For media queries please contact Lusanda Zokufa – Brand and Communications Manager  at 072 367 7867 or

For bookings and special discounts contact Anthony Ezeoke at (011) 832 1641 ext 203 or 083 246 4950.