Renowned Taboo Nightclub Closes Its Doors For Good

After 19-years of setting the tone for Sandton’s nightlife, Taboo nightclub at 24 Central has closed its iconic red door for good.


  • Late founder Chris Coutroulis was the entertainment visionary behind the club which became a group.
  • Covid-19 lockdown restrictions placed many nightlife venues into difficult positions, not being able to trade, including Taboo.
  • The Taboo Group expressed its sincere and heartfelt gratitude to all staff, partners, suppliers, artists, and the Sandton community who had supported the nightclub throughout the years.
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Having become a clubbing institution, management of the club confirmed via social media that Taboo would be closing its doors.

It is with great sadness that we have to officially announce the imminent closure of Taboo Sandton.

// Taboo (Via Instagram)


The legendary Sandton club was started by the late nightlife mogul, Chris Coutroulis, whose passing in 2021 sent shockwaves across social circles and saw an outpouring of late-night memories from celebrities and patrons alike – those who had enjoyed frequenting Taboo on a regular basis.


The covered outside area and champagne bar which hosted many big names and major events. Image: Taboo

Taboo was well loved and well known as being Sandton’s number 1 night-time entertainment venue and became synonymous with big celebrities, world-class DJ’s as well as class, style and luxury. Taboo catered to an elite clientele, both local and international, providing them with entertainment of the highest caliber, complimented by lavish and decadent interiors, multiple dance-floors, and bottle service with all the bells and sparklers.

Chris Coutroulis gave us 19 years of the ultimate clubbing experience and we pay tribute to him for this. We all have so many fond memories of the nights behind these doors.

// Club Executive, Perry Mermigas


Whilst his might be the end of a chapter for the club known as Taboo, the new management looks to the future. The team behind the Taboo Group are confident that patrons can look forward to seeing a new exciting and world-class club experience opening early next year.


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