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What's On At The Theatre This Autumn/Winter Season (Virtual Shows)

POPArt Theatre POPArt Theatre has embraced online streaming unlike any other performance venue in Joburg. During lockdown, they've debuted a number of new live shows for you to enjoy at home. This winter, POPArt is showing no signs of slowing down, bringing you a full lineup of online content. Join them for their new bi-weekly […]

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POPArt Theatre Presents - Open Stage Night, Virtually

What Is It? Seeing that live theatre shows are on hold for the considerable future, POPArt Theatre brings you their new live, online format to enjoy at home! Join them for their first ever online open stage night this Friday. Featuring musicians, actors, comics, beat boxers, poets and dancers from all around Joburg (and even […]

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ZoomProv Live With POPArt Theatre

What Is It? Due to the national lockdown, POPArt Theatre have been unable to bring Joburg audiences their usual dose of live improv. However, being the innovators they are, the POPArt team have devised a fantastic new way to share their special blend of comedy, drama and all out randomness with you. Cue Zoomprov! It's […]

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Incubator 7: An international Virtual Storytelling Festival

What Is It? POPArt Theatre is taking experimental theatre to the next level with their new live streaming feature! Borrowing from their most loved 24 Hours in the City format, POPArt is providing a digital platform / holding space for making cute experimental digital stories at a far more relaxed space in this time of […]

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POPArt Theatre Moves On To Bigger And Better Things

The End Of An Era POPArt Theatre officially announced that they will be closing shop at their venue in Maboneng on Friday, 20 March 2020. After nine years of collaborative, cutting-edge theatre making and producing, they are moving on to bigger and better things. While the team do not have a confirmed new location for […]

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How To Support The Arts From The Safety Of Your Couch

Creativity In The Face Of Adversity Since the start of the national lockdown period, government has implemented very little means for arts organisations and self-employed artists to support themselves. This despite the fact that many of us isolating at home have relied on television, film, music and literature to keep entertained. In light of these current […]

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ONE NIGHT ONLY: Artificially Infeminated

What Is It? Artificially Infeminated, directed by award-winning comedian Rob Van Vuuren, is Claudine Ullman's debut one woman stand up comedy show. Exploring the intricacies of being a cis-gender female, pale white, chubby, Jewish and middle child in Jo'burg South Africa. Claudine explores everything from her childhood infatuation with becoming famous, to her current infatuation […]

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Word N Sound Awards

What Is It? Experience the celebration of poetry at the Word N Sound Awards. Who will walk away with the awards for: - Poet Of The Year - Poetry League Champion - Innovation In Poetry - Best Newcomer - Best Showcase - Athol Williams Prize - Word N Sound Honours Calling all poetry lovers to […]

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An Hour with Gilli Apter

What Is It? POPArt Theatre are kicking off the 2020 theatre season with a bang. Come and spend an hour in the presence of the wonderfully hilarious Gilli Apter. Her upcoming show takes an honest look at all the things that have been on her mind since making her big break in Trevor Noah's Nationwild special in […]

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Ditch Your New Year's Resolutions Day!

As the new year rolls into gear, most of us become swept up in the mania of declaring our New Year's Resolutions. From the traditional goals to lose weight, quit smoking and hit the gym, to a new wave of self care priorities, there seem to be an endless stream of changes that need to […]

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Iwisa - The Fist At POPArt

What Is It? Be a part of the journey of Anonymous in the full of character - Iwisa - The Fist At POPArt. This story speaks about the search of his long–lost friend Bantu. However, he is faced with the tragedy of finding him but having to bring him back to consciousness. Expect a lot […]

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Dance Double Bill At POPArt Theatre

What Is It? Teresa Phuti Mojela & Javier Velazquez Cabrero are bringing something new and capturing with a Dance Double Bill At POPArt Theatre. This piece will draw you into small gestures with power. The dancers reflect on how we physically relate to people who are far away. They are ready to tell a story […]

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There Lives Many Tales At The POPArt Theatre In Maboneng

Once upon a time in the vibrant and artistic Maboneng Precinct, lived a world of performance. The POPArt Theatre is the pride and joy of performing arts in the city. The Theatre How Things Popped POPArt stands for People Of Performing Art. The name says it all. POPArt Theatre came to life in 2011 and […]

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Don't miss Matthew Ribnick in 'Hoot!' at POPArt Theatre

What Is It? Hoot (performed by Matthew Ribnick of The Chilli Boy fame) is the colourful journey of a rich white man who loses everything and ends up becoming a mini-bus taxi driver. The play is a cross-cultural comedy of epic proportions focusing on a white man in an unfamiliar non-white world. Snappy dialogue, split-second […]

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T.O & Ma-7 - POPArt Theatre

What Is It? Based on real life events, T.O & Ma-7 tells the story of two men growing in the same place in Palm Springs in the Vaal. One the son of a gangster, and the other the son of their domestic worker, the two are opposite characters forced to be part of the same […]

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Looking For Audrey

What Is It? We all know the feeling - that awful sinking, self-loathing that comes with being dumped. But, no one knows this feeling better than Mark. A 20-something who seems to be in a perpetual string of short lived relationships that end in disaster. The only constant in Marks’ otherwise chaotic life is his […]

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Improv Play Off - Causing a Scene versus POPArt

What Is It? Kick start your week with a little fun and games at POPArt Theatre's latest Improv Play Off event. See Causing a Scene square up against POPArt's very own Hayleigh Evans and Toni Morkel. It's going to get heated, so bring your sweat towels! Come and watch as these two talented teams battle […]

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Boy Ntulikazi At POPArt

What Is It? Boy Ntulikazi takes on a imaginary world versus the reality we all know too well. The story captures roles in an almost schizophrenic mode. Promising to take us on a feeling of mixed emotions through a patient awaiting a trial observation case. Enjoy the performance! When Is It? Thursday, 10 October 2019 […]

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Dipoko Tsa Dipoko At POPArt

What Is It? It's a ghost diary in the anticipated performance of the POPArt stage with Dipoko Tsa Dipoko. This piece explores a journey of a solo that aims to move you into a roller coaster of emotion. The collaboration withe Art24 Academy seeks to make the experience even better through the power of voices, […]

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Taking Everything Into Account - POPArt Theatre

What Is It? In a time of state capture and endemic corruption, we face numerous challenges as a country. We hear about corrupt government officials almost every day, yet we strive to believe in the innate good of humanity.  Taking Everything Into Account sheds a harsh light on our current state of government. See it at POPArt […]

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