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End of an era: TicketPro Dome closes its doors due to COVID blow

After two decades of giving the biggest local and international acts a platform, Johannesburg’s TicketPro Dome announced its closure on Monday 19 July.

TicketPro Dome

TicketPro Dome Image via Twitter @Ticketprodome

TicketPro Dome is one of South Africa’s most loved entertainment venues and has seen a number of local and international artists perform over the years. 

EWN announced the closure of the TicketPro Dome on Monday. RX venue, the management of the entertainment venue, announced they are selling the Dome to a third party that is not in the entertainment space. 


The Dome is closing its doors due to not being able to make money because of how badly the entertainment industry has been hit due to a ban on public gatherings both last year and this year. 

A portion of the statement read:

“This is another devastating blow for the exhibitions, events, and entertainment industry due to Covid-19. The ban on public gatherings has meant that during 2020 and now 2021, the Ticketpro Dome has been unable to operate”.


Previously known as Coca Cola Dome, The dome opened on 8 April 1998 with a concert by Diana Ross. The late Nelson Mandela made an appearance at the concert and the concert was attended by over 15 000 people. 

Rapper Cassper Nyovest was the first local artist to sell out the Dome for his spectacular event series, ‘Fill Up the Dome’. 


The Dome has hosted a number of artists over the years including Black Coffee, Lauryn Hill, Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, Pharell Williams and Michael Buble. 

This is a sad time for the entertainment industry and TicketPro Dome will always be one of the most memorable venues in South Africa’s entertainment history. 

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