True Contemporary Storytelling • Running Time: 60 mins
Hosted by Lebogang Mogashoa. Each show featuring new guests
Warning: 16+ mature content
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This is not your camp fire type of Storytelling. It's more like being at a dinner party... With a lot of wine. Where the truth really flows... 
What we like to cll our very own queer church!

The Storytellers Series aims to create a place for sharing New South African Stories, any stories. Modelled on shows like the Moth, RISK! and This American Life, the only rule is that the stories have to be 100% true. 

Lebo was born in 1985, in Johannesburg. He grew up in a small village, then a bigger one, followed by an all-boys Catholic boarding school and finally my big move into Cape Town where he completed a Film and Media undergrad degree. He then headed to Korea to teach English where he started his story telling series “When we were nearly Young”, which developed a cult following. He returned to Johannesburg in 2013, and has been presenting the same series in partnership with POPArt. He is currently writing for TV.

Book for THE STORYTELLERS SERIES by clicking the button of the date and time you wish to attend:
Tue 25th Oct 8pm R80 (R60 online) Tue 8th Nov 8pm R80 (R60 online) Tue 22nd Nov 8pm R80 (R60 online)

Live Nude Literary Salon • Running Time: 80 mins
Warning: 16+
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There is something altogether more intimate about a woman reading in the nude. Let the thrilling and eccentric ladies mesmerise you with their tales from a range of novels, short stories and modern fiction and allow you to witness the delight and splendour of women who like to read… naked. 

What is Naked Girls Reading? 
At each event, a small cast of beautiful ladies remove their clothing (yes, all of it) and read to 
an adoring audience.

Are the girls really naked? 
Yes, we are.

Is the audience naked? 
No they are not.

Do the girls read to themselves or out loud? 
We read out loud to the audience. It is entertaining, magical, often funny, sometimes heart-wrenching and really very sexy.

Book for Naked Girls Reading : Halloween by clicking the button of the date and time you wish to attend:
Fri 28th Oct 8pm R130 (R120 online) Sat 29th Oct 8pm R130 (R120 online) Sun 30th Oct 3:30pm R130 (R120 online)

Theatre • Running Time: 60 mins
Written by Edmund Braatvedt Directed by Simona Mazza Starring: Rachael Neary, Denel Honeyball, MoMo Matsunyane and Roberto Pombo
Warning: 16+ Mature Content
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THE VELVET CURTAIN is back! With more drama, more intrigue, and quite possibly more incest… The makings of a good soap,  but with another twist. It's live on stage- and the audience may even get a say. 

In our last episode: Rob's homophobia caused tensions as he discovered Denel and MoMo's illicit romance, a corpse cannelloni was found hanging backstage, MoMo and Denel ran away to the South of France (or did they?) and Rachael wakes up in hospital after being stabbed by MoMo with special super powers… 

What comes next… You decide.

Book for Velvet Curtain Ep2 by clicking this button:
Tue 1st Nov 8pm R80 (R60 online)

Theatre/Clowning • Running Time: 50 mins
Performed and Directed by Ryan Napier Facilitated by Tristan Jacobs
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 Life is a comedy to those who think, a tragedy to those who feel. 

Death of a Clown presents the struggles of a lone Pierrot (tragic clown) as he repeatedly attempts to make his audience, and cardboard friends, laugh with a variety of acts ranging from impressive spectacles to the emotionally impactful. As his failures begin to pile up our Pierrot’s desperation begins to mount, as he tries more outlandish forms of entertainment. In doing so, uncovering the cruelty inherent in theatre and the world of art.

“Theatrically excellent.”- CUE 2016.

Book for Death of a Clown by clicking the button of the date and time you wish to attend:
Thu 3rd Nov 8pm R100 (R80 online) Fri 4th Nov 8pm R100 (R80 online) Sat 5th Nov 8pm R100 (R80 online) Sun 6th Nov 3:30pm R100 (R80 online)

Workshop • Running Time: 300 mins
Facilitated by Jade Manicom
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A workshop that gives insight into stage lighting: the basics. Perfect for directors who want to know more about lighting.

The 5 hour workshop will cover some of the following aspects of lighting: 
- Functions of stage lighting & why it has become important 
- The psychology of light
- Controllable properties of light 
- Power & DMX 
- Fixture types 
- Approaching the design 
- Practical exercises

Jade Manicom is a professional lighting designer & technician. She has managed venues at the National Arts Festival for several years and designed a number of shows that have featured at POPArt. 

Some feedback on a previous lighting workshop facilitated by Jade:
A very interesting and illuminating workshop. It broadened my understanding of the field of lighting and I feel confident in tackling this feild in my personal career. I would however like to see more workshops of this calibre such as directing, acting, sound, writing etc. These help us further gain knowledge in this industry and broaden our horizen. Thank you so much for yesterday Grahamstown will be LIT!!!

Total cost for 5 hour workshop: R 350. Payment essential to book. 

Book for LIGHTING WORKSHOP 2.0: A Brief Introduction to Stage Lighting with Jade Manicom by clicking this button:
Sat 5th Nov 11am R350: Hurry! Only 19 tickets left!

Improvisation | Theatre | Improv-off • Running Time: 60 mins
Causing a Scene & Jittery Citizens
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Welcome to the very first improv- off in Joburg!!! 

It's fun, it's madness and its all in the name of improv. Watch as two teams battle it out to make it to the next round of playoffs complete with all the things that make a proper sports match - judges, prizes and, of course, YOU - the audience. Be prepared to see actors taken by surprise, teams shocked by floor crossing, musical improvisors take the reigns and skilled teams work to keep it all together, while giving you an evening of entertainment to remember. 

We intend to have an improv battle once every quarter with different improv teams in Joburg. The winner of the evening will hold the floating trophy, standing title and go through to the next battle round. 

Sat 12th Nov 8pm R100 (R80 online)

Theatre, Comedy • Running Time: 70 mins
Performed and Written by Mortimer Williams Directed and Written by Kristy Suttner
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Join critically acclaimed theatre actor, TV actor, madly talented vocalist and professional k*k talker Mortimer Williams as he discovers the unchartered territory which fascinates us all… the mind of the South African male.

Stand up comedy meets cabaret in this hilarious show as Morty takes us through stories and songs which demonstrate just what it is that makes the SA male tick… with a few surprises along the way!

From testosterone to toilet time this one man adventure has it all! Morty will reveal all… literally and figuratively as you join him in doing the Full Morty… although it might not be the way you think!

Morty is the perfect combination of talent, charisma and devilish naughtiness to provide the perfect evening of entertainment for guys and girls of all ages.

The Full Morty opened  in April 2015 and has exploded onto the SA theatre scene, playing two seasons at the Joburg Theatre and two sell-out National Arts Festivals in Grahamstown (2015/2016) 

Some reviews:

“Hilarious, versatile and simply superb performance by Mortimer Williams.” - Loren Schiebe, audience member

“Williams is a triple threat – actor, dancer and singer – and is able to do all three to a very high standard.”  - Bruce Dennill, Independent theatre critic

“This candid production is guaranteed to have you reeling in your seat in a humour packed, side-splitting 70 minute production” - Jaco Lotriet, Stage and Screen Magazine

“I literally lagged so hard I was wiping my eye make up off! #truestory.”  - Heather Hook, Media personality


The Full Morty is proudly brought to you by Ginger Cube Productions. That is, a couple of crazies who love to make people laugh. 

Mortimer Williams (performer/writer) is one of South Africa’s most loved personalities and versatile performers on stage and screen alike, most recently including the widely watched Erfsondes and Skeem Saam.

Morty can’t wait to do the Full Morty with you!


Kristy Suttner (director/writer) is a singer, actress, director and writer who passionate about South African theatre and has an impressive of both large and small scale theatre productions.

Kristy is pleased to let the ladies out there know that the Full Morty has been audited by a girl and is better for it 

Book for The Full Morty by clicking the button of the date and time you wish to attend:
Thu 17th Nov 8pm R120 (R100 online) Fri 18th Nov 8pm R120 (R100 online) Sat 19th Nov 8pm R120 (R100 online) Sun 20th Nov 3:30pm R120 (R100 online)

Musical Theatre Workshop • Running Time: 306 mins
Training by Godfrey Johnson
Warning: Please note that this workshop is aimed at professional actors, performers and singers, and advanced students entering the profession.
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PopArt Theatre & Godfrey Johnson Productions join forces on November 19 2016, in a workshop tailored to amplify opportunities for professional actors, performers and singers, and advanced students entering the profession.

Award winner Godfrey Johnson is your trainer for the day. Actor, musician, composer, the power of his professional success and sought-after training & directing skills (UCT/Pieter-Dirk Uys/Pieter Toerien) deliver rapid results for participants seeking to:

- Maximise successful auditions

- Find your voice as a singing performer

- Create convincing characters, rapidly

- Amplify strengths in multiple environments

- Focus confidence and conviction

When: Saturday, 19 November 2016

Where: POPArt Theatre, Fox Street, Johannesburg

Time: 10am to 4pm

Visit: www.godfreyjohnson.com or www.popartcentre.co.za

Only 15 PLACES Available

Cost: R550

Early-bird Special: R500 before 15 October 

For more information email: popartjhb@gmail.com/ 083 245 1040

Book for The Music of Theatre: Careerist Workshop with Godfrey Johnson by clicking this button:
Sat 19th Nov 10am R550 (R500 online): Hurry! Only 14 tickets left!

Kamishibai Storytelling • Running Time: 60 mins
Starring Jemma kahn & Roberto Pombo | Directed by Lindiwe Matshikiza | Written by Tertius Kapp, Rosa Lyster, Lebogang Mogashoa, Nicholas Spagnoletti, Louis Viljoen and Justin Oswald
Warning: 16+ Content
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7 Deadly Sins. 7 writers. 7 new stories. Jemma Kahn and her irreverent side-kick return in the eagerly anticipated sequel to the international cult hit The Epicene Butcher with stories that seduce the sinless and astonish the immoral. It’s unmissable and definitely not for children. Unless you are an awful parent.

Directed by: Lindiwe Matshikiza

Written by: Tertius Kapp, Rosa Lyster, Lebogang Mogashoa, Nicholas Spagnoletti, Louis Viljoen and Justin Oswald

Starring: Jemma Kahn and Roberto Pombo

"A completely unique and mindblowing experience" - Cue Online

Book for We Didn't Come to Hell for the Croissants by clicking the button of the date and time you wish to attend:
Wed 23rd Nov 8pm R100 Thu 24th Nov 8pm R100 Fri 25th Nov 8pm R100 Sat 26th Nov 8pm R100 Sun 27th Nov 3:30pm R100 Wed 30th Nov 8pm R100 Thu 1st Dec 8pm R100 Fri 2nd Dec 8pm R100 Sat 3rd Dec 8pm R100 Sun 4th Dec 3:30pm R100

Workshop | Improvisation • Running Time: 300 mins
Facilitated by Toni Morkel and Jess Taylor
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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. 

Book for WORKSHOP: IMPROV FOR BEGINNERS by clicking this button:
Sat 26th Nov 11am R300: Hurry! Only 18 tickets left!

Comedy, Theatre • Running Time: 60 mins
Racheal Neary & Hayleigh Evans. Directed by Orly Shapiro. Written by Gwydion Beynon
Warning: 16+ (mature content)
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POPArt Productions proudly presents
from the writer of The Epicene Butcher & El Blanco: Tales of the Mariachi
12 hysterical new stories in a hilarious and sometimes scathing attack on the women's magazine industry with all it's fallacies, inconsistencies and general nonsense.  

"Cringingly good. Painfully funny... a bad-ass send up of women's magazines" - Lauren Beukes

"This stunning little number from POPArt trawls the very fertile grounds of women’s magazines to create a riotous show that had me wincing and laughing hysterically from the Ed’s Letter to the Last Word. Hayleigh Evans and Rachael Neary are excellent in this rapid-fire satire"-  Siobahn Cassidy

"Overall, the piece does not fail to entertain. And considering that this particular audience was comprised of locals, foreigners, theatre practitioners, and even the odd drunk—all of whom were in equal fits of laughter throughout—it’s safe to say that ‘Unfair Lady’ casts a wide, relatable net with its content, neatly packaged in a timely and ever relevant production" - Dave Mann, Artslink 

Book for UNFAIR LADY by clicking the button of the date and time you wish to attend:
Wed 7th Dec 8pm R120 (R100 online) Thu 8th Dec 8pm R120 (R100 online) Fri 9th Dec 8pm R120 (R100 online) Sat 10th Dec 8pm R120 (R100 online) Sun 11th Dec 3:30pm R120 (R100 online)