Pop-Up Magazine

Pop-Up Magazine

Pop-Up Magazine presents a night of live storytelling, music, art, and performance devoted to escapes big and small, daring and mundane, physical and mental.
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San Francisco

Sydney Goldstein Theater

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Paramount Theatre

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San Diego

Observatory North Park

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Los Angeles

Theatre At Ace Hotel

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Vogue Theatre

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Washington, D.C.

Lincoln Theatre

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New York

David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center

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Athenaeum Theatre

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Escape your house for the night. Join us.
Produced in collaboration with

A sensation New York Times

Fast-paced, loose, often funny, and wholly unpredictable San Francisco Chronicle

Beautiful Los Angeles Times

Highbrow / Brilliant New York Magazine

The Pop-Up Magazine Experience

Pop-Up Magazine is a live magazine, created for a stage, a screen, and a live audience. Each evening is unique, but here are a few things to look forward to.

Remarkable Storytellers

Some of the country’s most interesting writers, filmmakers, photographers, radio producers, and illustrators share new, true stories onstage.

Stunning Visuals

Stories come to life on a giant screen filled with photographs, films, illustrations, and animations.

A Live Score

Story soundtracks are composed and performed live onstage by Magik*Magik Orchestra.

A Fascinating Audience

Curious, creative people come to see old friends and meet new ones.

A Beautiful Theater

Venues like BAM Howard Gilman Opera House in New York, Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco, and The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles.

A Great Party

Performers and audience members swap stories over drinks after the show.

Some Magic Nobody Can Quite Put Their Finger On

It’s kind of hard to explain, but it helps to hear from someone who’s been…

Illustrations by Wendy MacNaughton
Photographs by Jon Snyder

Always amazing Ira Glass

Funny, touching and inspiring Kara Swisher

Go! Jad Abumrad

Highly recommended Michael Pollan