A Market Awakes a City

1 July 2022

City Rejuvenation is alive and growing in the heart of Pretoria. This year marks 8 years that Market@theSheds, the trendy urban market in the CBD of Pretoria, has been operating. This milestone celebrates the change that Market@theSheds, its founders and ever-growing family of designers, fashionistas, art- and food vendors has brought to the CBD of Pretoria. Their story is nothing short of inspirational - and proof of how collective action and persistence can overcome the obstacles of current city challenges.

The Story begins

What started as a journey to find the perfect city venue for a corporate function in 2013, marked the beginning of a quiet metamorphosis of the CBD of Pretoria. Traditionally the shopping and trading hub of a nation, the inner city was steadily running empty - and running down.
A love for the city, passion for its history and future potential and an abundance of creativity became the cornerstones of a subcultural movement of residents who wanted to roll up their sleeves and get actively involved in redefining the personality of a city they loved dearly.
The market was launched in October 2014 as the first project of the Capital Collective, a non-profit public- and community driven initiative, focused on regeneration projects and events in the Pretoria CBD. Market@theSheds collaborates with Cityproperty and the City of Tshwane, who has commended the initiative as one of the successful regeneration projects in the CBD.

About the Market

Market@theSheds is a monthly mix of market and music festival, providing a space where local art, music, fashion, craft and design can develop and flourish. It focuses on sustainable, long-term solutions, driving economic-, art- and culture development, social cohesion and tourism.

It usually happens every first Saturday of the month at 012central, Cityproperty’s trendy multi-space precinct development near the State Theatre and Reserve Bank. Dates sometimes vary according to long weekends and holidays.

The market is loved by a wide variety of visitors of all ages and has a laid-back, cosmopolitan feel. It attracts a mix of food lovers and culinary explorers, fashion and style trendsetters, arts, craft and music enthusiasts, and is rounded-off by groups of family and friends, simply out to have some good fun.

The event starts at 11:00 and finishes at 18:00. There is an entrance fee of R50 before 14h00 and R100 thereafter. Don’t miss the dancing afterparty!

The venue (which is also for hire) offers excellent facilities, including:
• Free and safe parking at 012central in Sisulu Street. Come early! (Overflow parking is also available in the State Theatre, 140m away from the entrance.)
• Outdoor and indoor seating accommodating big groups of friends and families
• Kids entertainment area and jumping castles
• Disabled facilities

Read more about the market and check future dates on www.marketatthesheds.co.za
For more information contact Mareli at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 082 854 6854