POPArt Performing Arts Centre

POPArt is currently running acting and performance workshops on an ad hoc basis.

FAST PERFORMANCE ART 101: a crash course with Anthea Moys : 6 May from 11am – 4pm

Are you curious about performance art? Play and public space? In the material and mechanics of performance work? Are you interested in artist to audience relationship in this work? Are you wanting to create and test out something new and get feedback? Or are you just wanting to meet some new folk and do something completely different in this fantastic city?!

Yes? Then this is for you!

You can’t teach performance art. There is no rulebook. Performance art is essentially an anarchic process that lives in between the rules and constantly remakes and rewrites them anew. But we can talk, discuss, play and test things out in order to understand this wild beast a bit better: To find out what your relationship is to this art form. It can also, believe it or not, be really FUN! Come find out!  NO PREVIOUS ARTISTIC TRAINING NEEDED! JUST COME, DIVE IN AND PLAY!

Booking essential : minimum of 5 participants required


with Jess Taylor & Toni Morkel.

Join us for a full day introductory workshop in the art of saying YES with two of Joburg’s most skilled and experienced improvisors. Whether you’re looking to perform improv, or just use the skills to hone your acting craft, this full day workshop will give you the insight and the ‘rules’ to play the game in the moment. Space is limited and pre booking is essential.


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A quick course on how to not get yourself in the shit when making a theatre show… This course will focus on the basics of producing: that is how to fund, market, stage and tour theatre productions. As most South African theatre practitioners self – produce their work, this is an essential skill of the South African theatre maker.

The workshop will take the format of a one day crash course from 10am – 5pm. Bring yourselves and a notebook. Fee: R 400 per person. We’re bringing this workshop back by popular demand in November. Send a mail to popartjhb@gmail.com if you are keen to attend.

Mondays at 7: 15pm at POPArt

A play space where we can come together and work on our improv skills. These weekly sessions are geared toward keeping improv muscles tight, and is not geared working toward any public performances, but the focus rather on skills training and practise. It is open to any advanced improvisors from any groups that feel they would like an extra opportunity to do this. Any participants must have improv training. Please email popartjhb@gmail.com to register to be on the group mailer, and confirm attendance.

* If you would like to host a workshop of any kind, please get in touch with us at popartjhb@gmail.com. POPArt offers a revenue split with performing arts workshops facilitators and will provide the space, online ticketing and co-marketing.