POPUpstairs is an initiative devised in collaboration with our ‘sister’ theatre in Cape Town : The Alexander Bar. The partnership aims to facilitate a connection between fringe theatres in South Africa, working toward creating a network for touring fringe productions. Ultimately, we envision this expanding into a global fringe network.

The cross city exchange happens up to four times annually, with a curated season of top theatre content in each space twice a year.

The 2016/ 2017 cycle of POPUpstairs is supported by The National Arts Council of Southern Africa.


Do you own a fringe theatre space in South Africa, or abroad? Get in touch with us about collaboration at