The Magic Story Bag

Woolie, Boolie and Goolie appear with a Magic Bag of stories. When they reach into the bag and say the magic words “gedebak-gedebuk-tingtong” ordinary household items turn into extraordinary tools and puppets! Come hear their many stories.

By Act 3 Theatrics

Date: 6 & 7 July 2019
Time: 11AM
Duration: 30 minutes
Venue: Gateway Theatre

kino kino goes Classical Hollywood: Romance and Nostalgia

'Charade' (1963) - Screening and discussion. Event supported by Learn SG.

Welcome to our Classical Hollywood (Part 1): Romance and Nostalgia - We look at the beginnings of Rom-coms and the magic of technicolor in context with our our lives and shared stories of today, from dramatic lashes to roaring rooftop fights.

This is the first part of our new series of classical Hollywood movies we will screen throughout the year.

Rediscover the stars and cult hits from the 1940s to the swinging 60s in a new light, starting with Audrey and Cary - who else?

"Romance and suspense ensue in Paris as a woman is pursued by several men who want a fortune her murdered husband had stolen. Whom can she trust?" (imdb)

Date: 31 January 2019
Time: 6:30pm
Duration: 2.5 hours
Venue: Qi Philosophy Cafe

The (R)Evolution of Inclusivity in Education

A panel discussion free to the public that looks at inclusivity in education.

In 2019, the Compulsory Education Act has been extended to include children with moderate to severe special needs. How ready are we? How can we better prepare and support educators, parents, students, and other stakeholders? Join us for a panel discussion that will explore current and future challenges in education, through the lens of accessibility, inclusivity, and mindset changes.

Panellists comprise Esther Kwan (Vice Principal of Grace Orchard School), Barbara D' Cotta (Specialised Teacher for Students with Hearing Loss), and Cassandra Chiu (Director at The Safe Harbour Counselling Centre) with Michael Cheng (SDEA Member, Applied Drama Practitioner) as the moderator.

Date: 16 February 2019
Time: 10am - 12pm
Venue: The Pod @ National Library, Level 16

Free admission by registration

Nuwa Connect March @ Brilliant Prints

Brilliant Prints is a dedicated fine art printing company. They can create a variety of prints from your photos, artwork and digital images. Nuwa Connect is the place to meet people in art and culture, to connect, and discover new opportunities. At this session, we will hear from our host Brilliant Prints and their latest projects, as well as from our members who represent a mix of artistic practices from across the art sector.

Our events are open to members and non-members alike, subject to ticket availability. If you want to connect, share what you are doing, and hear from others, please join us for a rewarding breakfast networking session. Bring your best smile and handshake, name cards, and any flyers/leaflets for your upcoming news or events.

Type of Event: Networking
Date: 21 March 2019
Time: Weekdays: 10am Weekends
Public Holiday(s): 10am
Duration: 1.5 hours
Venue: Brilliant Prints

Nüwa Connect @ Tatinis Art Fair

Tatinis Art Show showcasing both local and international artists, the latest edition will feature over 400+ pieces of art at truly affordable prices.

Nuwa Connect is the place to meet people in art and culture, to connect, and discover new opportunities. At this networking event we will hear from Ruby Gupte, Founder of Tatinis online art gallery and Tatinis Art Fair, and from exhibiting artists, and Singapore arts and culture professionals.

Tatinis Founder, Ruby Gupte, would be joining us to talk more about Tatinis' background and upcoming projects. Also joining our panel are Mishell Leong - a self-taught artist and life expressionist; Rooma Panchmatia, a painter who creates her artwork using her fingers and whose work is on exhibition at the Tatinis fair; and from EBOS SG who'll guide us on financial management for creatives and the process of artistic 'due diligence' for art collectors.

Entrance to the fair is free, so stay and enjoy the fair afterwards.

Our events are open to members and non-members alike, subject to ticket availability. If you want to connect, share what you are doing, and hear from others, please join us for a rewarding breakfast networking session. Bring your best smile and handshake, namecards, and any flyers/leaflets for your upcoming news or events.

Date: Specific Accessibility Show Date:
24 May 2019
Time: 11:00 AM
Duration:  1.5 Hours
Venue: F1 Pit Building

Goldilocks And The Three Bears

This is an adaptation of the classic children’s story.

After Goldilocks wanders around the forest and loses her way, she stumbles into the house of the 3 Bears.

Porridge to fill her tummy, chairs to rest her feet and beds to nap are invitations the young girl is unable to resist.

But what will happen when Papa Bear, Mama Bear and Baby Bear, who are on a morning walk, return?

Will their meeting end in a clash or will they find friendship?

Join us and find out!

Note: This is a free-seating show and the minimum required age for tickets will be 3 years old.

Date: 5 Oct 2019
Time: 2PM, 4PM
Duration: 45 mins
Venue: Gateway Theatre

Fantastic Mr Fox

Fantastic Mr Fox is a classic tale of goodies and baddies. It is an inspiring story about the brave and clever Mr Fox who, with the help of his family and friends, outsmarts three farmers’ nasty schemes in order to provide food for the animal community.

The farmers Boggis, Bunce and Bean have been digging up the animals’ home, trying to get Mr Fox by any means possible. Trapped underground, Mr Fox and his family and friends are starving, leaving Mr Fox with no choice but to devise a plan to find food for everyone to survive.

Filled with humour and packed with action, this is a fantastic show to be enjoyed by children of all ages.

Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr Fox
Adapted for the stage by David Wood
Songs composed by Dick Lee
Script translated by Huang Suhuai
Lyrics translated by Ng Meixin

Date: From 31 July 2019

Signed Performance:
Saturday, 10 August, 2pm

Relaxed Performance:
Saturday, 17 August, 11am

Audio Described Performance:
Sunday, 1 September, 2pm

Time: Weekdays: 10:00AM
Weekends & Public Holiday(s): 11:00AM & 2:00PM
Venue: KC Arts Centre – Home of SRT
PLAYtime! The Dragon's Dentist

PLAYtime! The Dragon's Dentist

Enter the dragon's mouth... for a gigan-teeth adventure!

The dragon might be a mythical creature (or is it?) but its dental woes are definitely no myth. Follow the dragon dentist and his apprentice on an adventure of epic proportion as they help the poor creature with his toothy troubles. The Dragon’s Dentist is about overcoming our fears whilst embracing new experiences.

Creative Team
Director: Ian Loy
Script by: Ellison Tan
Production Designer: Hella Chan and Purpink Chung
Lighting Designer: Gabriel Chan
Music Composer & Sound Designer: Ang Zhi Hui and Vick Low
Stage Manager: Mirabel Neo
Assistant Stage Manager: Geraldine Ang

Cast
Cheryl Kjm
Tan Rui Shan
Yazid Jalil

A sensory-friendly performance provides a welcoming and relaxed environment for children, and is particularly suited for those on the autism spectrum or with sensory sensitivities. To find out what sensory-friendly performances are, visit www.esplanade.com/sensoryfriendly.

Date: 1 - 17 March 2019

Sensory Friendly:
15 & 16 March 2019, 11am & 2pm

Time: Various Timings
Duration:  40 Minutes
Venue: Esplanade Theatre Studio

$20 per ticket. PIP's Club Specials and Season Pass available

Gretel and Hansel

Gretel and Hansel

Gretel’s life is turned upside down when her new brother Hansel arrives. He gets all the attention, the cuddles and the kisses and poor Gretel is told to ‘grow up’ and remember that she’s ‘a big girl now’! But Gretel doesn’t want to be big! And she doesn’t want the annoying little brother who’s too small to play.

When Mother and Father take the children to the forest, Gretel has a chance to get rid of the little brother once and for all. But the forest is full of danger and Gretel will have to learn to get along with Hansel if they are both going to survive the adventure.

Based on the well-loved Brothers Grimm classic fairy tale, Gretel and Hansel is a heartfelt, humorous and exciting tale about sibling rivalry, family love, courage and understanding what it means to be a big sister! The two children become both characters and storytellers as they bring audiences on a thrilling and imaginative journey. Gretel and Hansel will help encourage children to work together, appreciate their siblings and understand the importance of family love.

Date: 13 March - 19 April 2019

Signed Performance:
Saturday, 23 March, 2pm

Audio Described Performance:
Sunday, 7 April, 2pm

Relaxed Performance:
Sunday, 14 April, 2pm

Time: Weekdays: 10am Weekends
Public Holiday(s): 11am
Duration: 50 minutes
Venue: KC Arts Centre

Emily of Emerald Hill

Ivan Heng is one of Singapore’s most acclaimed actors. Glen Goei is one of Singapore’s most celebrated directors. Together, they bring to life one of Singapore theatre’s most iconic characters: Emily Gan, an abandoned girl who overcomes all odds to emerge as the matriarch of a distinguished Peranakan household.

Evoking the golden age of Straits-Chinese culture from the 1930s, this new production promises to be the most immersive version of Stella Kon’s enduring classic yet. Step into our theatre and become one of Emily’s guests in her opulent, meticulously kept mansion...

In this decadent world, fulfilment for a woman can only be found in her roles as a daughter-in-law, wife, mother and home-maker. So what must she do to succeed? And at what cost? Is Emily a woman trapped by tradition, or a feminist ahead of her time?

In 2000, Ivan Heng founded WILD RICE with an electrifying production of this landmark play, in which he first made Emily Gan his own. We can think of nothing more appropriate to commemorate WILD RICE’s new home.

“A moving, funny and accomplished piece of theatre.” - The Age, Melbourne

“This was a funny, camp, and touching performance, quite deserving of its full house.” - South China Morning Post, Hong Kong

“When Glen Goei and Ivan Heng come together in the name of Art, any play can be expected to deliver wit and sensitivity.” - 8 DAYS, Singapore

Date: From 8 September 2019

Signed Performance
14 Sep, 7.30PM

Captioned Performance
21 Sep, 2.30PM

Audio Described Performance
22 Sep, 2.30PM

Time: 2.30PM & 7.30PM
Venue: The Ngee Ann Kongsi Theatre @ WILD RICE Funan

Just in Time

When was the last time you danced?
What is your favourite dance move?
What do you love or hate about dance?

We invite you to join artist couple deufert&plischke (Berlin) on an exploration of personal memories and stories in a workshop. By the end, everyone would have written their own letter to Dance. As a grand finale, you are also invited to a Ball to share your letter and move with everyone in a community dance party!

No formal training or experience in dance is necessary. Individuals of all age groups and abilities are welcome to participate. This is a great opportunity to experience the arts, find a space for respite through dance, and spend time with loved ones through fun filled exploratory activities. Participation is free-of-charge.

Just in Time was started in 2016 as a dance heritage project. The idea behind it is to consider dance history as a local phenomenon written by people from their memories, experiences and desires. This project creates a collective and imaginary world which is created by the amateur, hobbyist, other, child or professional. The aim is not to claim an alternative history, but instead propose an open sourced, even if somewhat chaotic contribution to a (so called) dance history.

Date: Workshop: 6 Oct 2019 (3 hours)
Ball: 13 Oct 2019 (1.5 hours)

Specific Accessibility Show:
13 Oct 2019

Time: 3PM
Venue: Dance Nucleus Studio

Hullabaloo

From 30th August 2018 till 6th January 2019, we present Hullabaloo – an explosion of colours, patterns and shapes which beckon children’s exploration and discovery. This whimsical landscape invites children to crawl into tiny spaces to uncover quiet hidden realms and run around structures of brilliant hues.

Taking cues from the natural environment, Hullabaloo encourages children to see the space from different perspectives, imagine a world of magic, and immerse themselves in the kind of fun that beats at the heart of creativity.

Date: 30 August 2018 - 6 January 2019 
(Closed on Mon & Tue)
Time: 9.30am - 5.00pm
Venue: The Artground
Sync Singapore Programme

Sync Singapore Programme

Programmed by Sync, organised by Very Special Arts Singapore, British Council Singapore, Singapore International Foundation and National Arts Council Singapore and venue partner Mediacorp Enable Fund, Sync Singapore Programme is a training programme specially designed for artists and arts managers with disability wanting to make a difference in and through the arts.

If it sounds interesting to you, do not hesitate to start your life-changing journey by visiting https://www.vsa.org.sg/syncsingaporeprogramme for more information and application form download! Registration starts from 2 to 24 May 2019.

For any queries about the programme, please email syncsingaporeprogramme@vsa.org.sg or call 6448 6275.

Date: 8 - 12 July 2019
Time: 10AM - 5PM
Venue: Enabling Village, Seminar Room 1 & 2

Nuwa Connect @ Little Creatures

Join us for Nuwa Connect June at Little Creatures Brewery. The perfect place to enjoy Music, Good Food, Artwork and Networking!

Nuwa Connect is the place to meet people in art and culture, to connect, and discover new opportunities. At this networking event we will be hosted by Little Creatures Brewery who proudly supports a range of arts events across the country. Being part of the creative and free-thinking industry, Little Creatures support the arts in a variety of ways, not least helping our Arts Community to share their work with more people.

Nuwa Member Speakers coming up soon! So watch this space.

Our events are open to members and non-members alike, subject to ticket availability. If you want to connect, share what you are doing, and hear from others, please join us for a rewarding breakfast networking session. Bring your best smile and handshake, namecards, and any flyers/leaflets for your upcoming news or events.

Date: Specific Accessibility Show Date:
27 June 2019
Time: 10:00 AM
Duration:  1.5 Hours
Venue: Little Creatures Brewery
MOB-12: Bellz Beyond Christmas (BBC)

MOB-12: Bellz Beyond Christmas (BBC)

This highly-interactive 90 minutes (no interval, but free to exit/re-enter) of handbell/handchimes & multi-discipline entertainment by the award-winning Ministry of Bellz (MOB), with the integration of technology in this sensory-friendly & children-friendly performance, brings you in a journey thru the season of Christmas once again (and beyond), with tunes like Sleigh Ride, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, A Christmas Festival, Fireworks (Katy Perry) & contemporary works like Andromeda, a musical & sound effects piece that transports you to outerspace. The 35-piece MOB will be conducted by guest conductor Michael Glasgow (USA), MOB Associate Conductor Lim Ke Hui (SG) & conceptualised/directed by newly-appointed MOB Resident Conductor, Cai Ximin (SG). This is a sensory-friendly & family-friendly handbell concert. Pre-show sensory-activities @ 6pm in the foyer.

Date: 26 January 2019 (Saturday)
Time: 7pm
Venue: SOTA Concert Hall (Next to Cathay Building)

Sensory Tour for Minimalism: Space. Light. Object.

Experience the exhibition differently through touch objects, detailed descriptions and other sensory activities. The tour is developed with visitors who are blind or partially sighted in mind, but available to all.

Touch objects have been specially fabricated by MINIWIZ, a global innovator dedicated to upcycling consumer trash and industrial waste into high performance building materials, retail fixtures and consumer goods.

Date: 15 & 22 March (3pm – 3.45pm)
16 & 23 March (5pm – 5.45pm)
17 & 24 March (11.30am – 12.15pm)
Venue: ArtScience Museum

For private booking, please contact us at MuseumGroupBooking@MarinaBaySands.com to book your visit. Private bookings available 16 November 2018 – 14 April 2019.

Complimentary to ticket-holders of Minimalism: Space. Light. Object. Buy tickets here.

Not In My Lifetime?

The Finger Players presents Not In My Lifetime? An inclusive theatre experience co-presented with Gateway Academy

Not In My Lifetime? explores the special education system in Singapore and people in it. The play, based on the experiences of playwright Alvan Yap, is supported by multi-talented performers Inch Chua, Evelyn Chye, Myra Loke, Timothy Nga, Nix Sang and Nur Shafiza (Shai).

Two special education teachers navigate the ups and downs of school life and examine the challenges they face in their interactions with authorities, parents and the students themselves. This inclusive theatre performance shines a harsh but much-needed spotlight on the field of special education, one which is usually overlooked or obscured by platitudes. It also examines what makes special education teachers stay on… or move on.

Note:

  1. One caregiver, or companion, or personal assistant who is accompanying the PWD who is attending the performance will get to enjoy the concession price.
  2. There will be a touch tour 45 mins before the start of every performance.
  3. Please note that Service dogs may be present during the performance.
  4. Audience are advised to come in comfortable attire as you will be seated on chairs, stools, low stools and cushions. 

PAssion Card Member enjoy 10% off each ticket No shows on the 11th and 12th Mar 2019

Date: 5 - 17 March 2019

Specific Accessibility Show Date:
6,8,9,10,13,14,16 Mar 2019

Time: 3pm, 8pm
Duration: 1 hour
Venue: Gateway Theatre, Black Box (level 8)
Ticketing Info: $35 Standard, $20 Concession (PWD Card Holders/Local & Overseas, Students/NSFs/Senior Citizens age 55 and above)

Nuwa Connect @ Enabling Festival 2019

This special Nuwa Connect is brought to you in partnership with the Enabling Festival 2019. The Role of Creatives in Dementia Care. We will hear from two creative enterprises; Mind Palace who are addressing the wellbeing of the patient and those in their circle of care, and from Our Better World who aim to inform and build empathy, preparing all of us to better manage dementia. 

Mind Palace; We all know about VR and AR. But have you thought of using it to help people, like dementia patients in nursing homes? 

Find out more from Eugene Soh, a tech artist. He is the founder of Dude Studios (dude.sg), a creative tech studio focusing on Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality, and Mind Palace (mindpalacevr.org), a social enterprise that uses VR to help dementia patients and nursing home residents revisit fond places and explore the world from the comfort and safety of their chairs, keeping their minds active and slowing the effects of dementia. 

Our Better World, the digital storytelling initiative of the Singapore International Foundation, is an online media for good platform that helps raise awareness for different social and environmental causes in Asia. 

Rebecca Lim, Head of Our Better World will share how digital media, film and storytelling have enabled them to build empathy and understanding. Rebecca will share what they have learnt about the possibilities and challenges of digital storytelling, their work around dementia, and future plans. 

Date: 6 September 2019
Time: 4PM
Duration: 90 minutes
Venue: National Design Centre

HeART of the Matter, Youth Mental Health

This family-friendly event is organised by Nuwa in partnership with UWCSEA, and aims to raise awareness around youth mental health and how the arts can support young people and their families.

A full morning of talks, workshops, and drop-in art and wellness sessions.

HeART of the Matter encourages parents and young people to talk openly about mental health, and to discover some of the support services the school, health and arts sectors offer to young people.

The event also welcomes professionals working in arts and culture, mental health, and education, to connect with others - getting to the HeART of the Matter of Youth Mental Health.

Featuring
Canvass Life, Hanna Krasnodebska Classical Musician, Hush, Limitless, Lion's Pride, Pangdemonium Theatre, PlayActing, REACH Youth Services, The Red Pencil, Thrive Family, UWC staff members, and student organised dance workshop and poetry readings.

Talks & Workshops
Join our conversation on youth mental health, and see how the creative arts are helping young people. Talks and the workshops are free, and subject to availability. A number of spaces can be reserved for the talks and workshops in advance by clicking on the links below.

Drop-in arts activities
These fun art activities help promote mindfullness and encourage you to think and speak about youth mental health issues. No need to book - but please come early to avoid dissapointment, as these activities will prove popular and spaces are limited!

Date: 12 Oct 2019
Time: 10AM
Duration: 4 hours
Venue: UWCSEA Dover Campus
Terrific Tales

Terrific Tales

What would you ask for if you were granted three wishes? Listen to the tale of the woodcutter who met a tree fairy and the fisherman who found a magic fish. Both of them were granted three wishes ... but they were utterly foolish with their wishes! Let our Young Storytellers share these fairy tales with you and find out more about the silly wishes.

An introduction to fairy tales ideal for young audiences.

Be part of our interactive storytelling sessions!

We have a simple craft activity so you can take home your very own story character.

Suitable for little listeners ages 3 – 7 years old.

Date: 11 – 25 November 2018 (Sundays)
Time: 11:30am – 12:15pm
Venue: The White Box at The Artground

$10 per parent-and-child pair for programmes in The White Box at The Artground. Payment on-site.

Gateway Academy Fundraising Movie Screening - The Star

Gateway Academy Fundraising Movie Screening - The Star

This December, Gateway is proud to present THE STAR, an animated film about the Christmas Nativity story unlike any you’ve seen before.

In Sony Pictures Animation's The Star, a small but brave donkey named Bo yearns for a life beyond his daily grind at the village mill. One day he finds the courage to break free, and finally goes on the adventure of his dreams. On his journey, he teams up with Ruth, a loveable sheep who has lost her flock and Dave, a dove with lofty aspirations. Along with three wisecracking camels and some eccentric stable animals, Bo and his new friends follow the Star and become accidental heroes in the greatest story ever told - the first Christmas.

Date: 16 December 2018
Time: 11am
Venue: Gateway Theatre

Dance at Dusk

M1 CONTACT Contemporary Dance Festival presents Dance at Dusk

This year’s event returns with excerpts from one of Kuik Swee Boon’s most contemplative works, Silence. Since it was first commissioned by Esplanade da:ns Festival in 2007,Silence has continued to evolve and was last seen in Singapore a decade ago, when it was presented as a full-length work at the Esplanade Theatre as part of T.H.E Dance Company’s first anniversary. Now performed by dancers from T.H.E Second Company, the timeless piece continues to deal with the concept of communication breakdown, and investigates the depths of one’s connection to the surroundings in this age of information overload.

Curated in collaboration with Access Path Productions, the shows will be made more meaningful and enjoyable especially for audiences with disabilities or sensory sensitivities. Audio description is available.

Date: 12 - 14 July 2019

Specific Accessibility Show Date:
Fri, 12 July 2019, 6:30PM & 8PM
Sat, 13 July 2019, 5:45PM & 8:30PM
Sun,14 July 2019, 6:30PM & 8PM

Time: Fri, 12 July 2019, 6:30PM & 8PM
Sat, 13 July 2019, 5:45PM & 8:30PM
Sun,14 July 2019, 6:30PM & 8PM
Duration:  45 minutes
Venue: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

Smartypants and the Swordfish

Written by award-winning playwright Jean Tay, SmartyPants and the Swordfish revolves around Nadim, a young kampong boy who unexpectedly saves the kindgom from a violent swordfish attack. As a group of students explore the circumstances leading to the boy's death at the hands of the jealous King Raja, they discover that there are many ways one can dissect and reimagine a story. Through a unique interactive theatre staging, our young audiences will be immersed in the story playing swordfishes, the sultan's advisors and the villagers of Redhill.

Directed by the critically-acclaimed Samantha Scott-Blackhall, SmartyPants and the Swordfish is more than a retelling of a classic legend of Redhill. It is a timely reflection of where we have come from and where we are going as a nation, especially so in this time of this Bicentennial year. The play doesn't just retell history, it highlights the nuances of power, addresses the issue of bullying and the importance of standing up for what is right.

Date: 13, 14, 20 July 2019
Time: 3PM
Duration: 60 minutes
Venue: Gateway Theatre - Black Box
The Truth

The Truth

Focusing on a man caught up in a tangled love affair, Florian Zeller’s The Truth is a hard-hitting examination of friendship, suspicion and deceit. In a new version by Christopher Hampton (Les Liaisons Dangereuses), who also delivered new versions of The Father and The Mother, The Truth is a biting new play that discovers what happens when the truth is finally uncovered. 

Alice and Michel are having an affair. Michel’s wife, Laurence has been asking him difficult questions. Alice’s husband, Paul, is Michel’s best friend. As deceits intertwine, the two couples find themselves lost in a maze of who-told-who-what, where each loving lie seems more necessary and each confession more indiscreet. 

A brilliantly cruel comedy of the hypocrisies which hold society together, Florian Zeller’s The Truth, premiered at the Menier Chocolate Factory, London, in 2016, in association with Theatre Royal Bath Productions. The Truth is “a devious must-see” (The Guardian) you do not want to miss. 

Date: 3 - 20 April 2019

Signed Performance:
13 April 2019, 8pm

Audio Described Performance:
19 & 20 April 2019, 8pm

Time: Mon - Fri: 8pm
Sat: 4pm, 8pm
Duration:  Approximately 1 hr 20 minutes (no intermission)
Venue: KC Arts Centre
A $ingapore Carol

A $ingapore Carol

This holiday season, W!LD RICE brings you its heartwarming, hilarious take on Charles Dickens’ classic tale about love, compassion and the spirit of giving!

S.K. Loo’s All-In-One app has made him the richest businessman in town. To him, only money matters. Kindness? Forget it. Generosity? Never heard of it. And Christmas? #BAHHUMBUG!

He’s determined to spend Christmas as he always has – holed up in his penthouse, dreaming of hostile takeovers and retrenching staff.

But this Christmas is going to be very different. Three very unexpected spirits appear to scare the Scrooge out of S.K. Loo.

Will he survive being haunted by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet-To-Be? Can the three spirits withstand his acid tongue and icy meanness? And can the true meaning of Christmas thaw his frozen heart?

Directed by Hossan Leong, the year’s most eagerly anticipated musical extravaganza features a cheeky script by Jonathan Lim and a magical score by Elaine Chan. As the miserly S.K. Loo, Sebastian Tan (a.k.a. Broadway Beng) leads a stellar cast that includes Siti Khalijah Zainal, Audrey Luo, Candice de Rozario, Fauzie Laily and the fabulous First Stage Kids!

Don’t miss A $ingapore Carol – a brand-new musical for the entire family about the true spirit(s) of Christmas!

Date: 23 November - 15 December 2018
9 December 2018, 2:30pm show (Signed Performance)
*Free admission for the Hard-of-Hearing
Time: 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Venue:  Victoria Theatre, Singapore

*Free admission for the Hard-of-Hearing. For redemption of your free ticket, please email to sales@wildrice.com.sg

HeartStrings

HeartStrings is a quirky dance-theatre production about play and the importance of friendship. Combining music, physical theatre and lots of string, this endearing show revolves around three fun-loving characters who grapple with the ups and downs of being friends. Watch as the bonds they create with one another come to live in various playful, imaginative and colourful settings. What does it mean to be a friend to everyone? This big-hearted and charming show is specially created for Gateway Theatre's second anniversary and fun for the whole family.

By Five Stones Theatre

Date: 14, 20, 21 July 2019
Time: 11AM
Venue: Gateway Theatre - Sky Garden
SAM Touch Collection

SAM Touch Collection

The SAM Touch Collection is an initiative to extend the contemporary art experience to audiences of all backgrounds and abilities. A portable and interactive collection of artwork adaptations, the SAM Touch Collection is specifically developed to travel and engage with the visually-impaired community.

Date: Weekdays
Time: 10am - 7pm
Venue: Singapore Art Museum

Upcycling Puppet Making

Anything can be a puppet! Bring your own material to upcycle and we’ll show you how to turn it into a puppet! You’ll also learn how bring them to life and engage in a story with tips and tricks from the trainers.

By The Finger Players

Date: 20 July 2019
Time: 2PM
Duration: 120 minutes
Venue: Gateway Theatre - Studio 1

Storytelling with Puppets

Learn how to manipulate a traditional hand puppet! Local theatre veterans and master puppeteers The Finger Players will share the history and discipline of the art form and also encourage children to express their own thoughts and feelings through storytelling.

By The Finger Players

Date: 21 July 2019
Time: 2PM
Duration: 45 minutes
Venue: Gateway Theatre - Studio 1

Nuwa Connect July at Gateway Theatre

Join us for Nuwa Connect June at Gateway Theatre. Nuwa Connect is the place to meet people in art and culture, to connect, and discover new opportunities.

This Nuwa Connect will focus on engaging hard to reach audiences, with a particular focus on people with disabilities and youth at risk. Our hosts are Gateway Theatre, and speakers include Pearlyn Cai, who will share Gateway's accessible tech services and programming; Lily Goh, Founder of ExtraOrdinary Horizons, Joe Chan, Head of REACH Youth Services and Franziska Grobler, Jadeways Solutions marketing consultancy.

Our events are open to members and non-members alike, subject to ticket availability. If you want to connect, share what you are doing, and hear from others, please join us for a rewarding breakfast networking session. Bring your best smile and handshake, namecards, and any flyers/leaflets for your upcoming news or events.

Date: 23 July 2019
Time: 10AM
Duration:  1.5 Hours
Venue: Gateway Theatre

Nuwa Connect

Join us for our November Nuwa Connect at The MOX, a co-making space for creatives in the Katong neighbourhood. We will be hearing from our hosts about The MOX community and creative studio spaces, and from our Nuwa members; visual artist Billy Ma and photographer Gregory Van Lerberghe.

Our events are pitched at professional artists and arts professionals working in the art and culture sectors. If you want to connect, share what you are doing and hear from others, please join us for a rewarding breakfast networking session.

Press passes are available to journalists and content writers wishing to cover artists and art news shared at our event. Please join us!

Our networking for art & culture professionals is open to all art professionals including those with disabilities and special access needs. If you have a special access need, please contact us in advance so we consult you on how we can enable you to fully participate in our event

Date: 7 November 2018
Time: 11.00am - 12.00pm
Venue: The MOX

As You Like It

As You Like It is one of Shakespeare’s most glorious and sunniest comedies. Set in a romantic woodland—the Forest of Arden—the play is about a youthful search for identity, love and happiness revolving around the lively character Rosalind. She sets the tone of the play and is among Shakespeare’s most brilliant heroines.

We have set this production in Singapore and Malaysia in 1965, just as Singapore is about to be exiled from the Malayan Union and set adrift to become a wholly independent state. So, this production celebrates a crucial and confusing episode in Singapore’s bicentennial history. Shakespeare’s Forest of Arden become the jungles of Malaysia, where an exiled politician, chastened by nature, returns to assume power by play’s end and all onstage are married and celebrate new unions. Asian Arden becomes a magical wonderland where dappled sunlight and the music and sounds of nature refresh the human spirit and make miracles possible.

By LASALLE College of the Arts BA(Hons) Acting programme.

Date: 24 - 26 July 2019
Time: 8PM
Duration: 90 minutes
Venue: Gateway Theatre
Nursery Crimes

Nursery Crimes

By Singapore Repertory Theatre

Polly Piper is bored. It's raining outside and she's played with all her toys a million times.
After wishing she was "anywhere but here" Polly uncovers a magical doorway into Miny Moe - an amazing world filled with Nursery Rhyme characters. As King Cole's newly appointed chief detective, Polly must solve the puzzle of why this strange world is so topsy turvy and naughty crimes have sprung up everywhere. Jack and Jill have lost their memories, Humpty has been pushed from the wall and it looks like Bo Peep's sheep might have been kidnapped.

As Polly gathers clues along the way she meets new friends, solves puzzles and helps others.

Can Polly find the culprit in time? Will she stop the madness, save the kingdom and receive her big reward? Keeping her wits about her, Polly must go on a journey of mystery and friendship through a wonderful world of colour and imagination.

Written and directed by Kate Golledge and Ellis Kerkhoven, and featuring a line up of familiar nursery rhyme characters, Nursery Crimes will delight and entertain adventurous minds.
 

Date: 18 November 2018 (Signed Performance)
25 November 2018 (Relaxed Performance)
Time: 11.00am
Venue: KC Arts Centre - Home of SRT
Guards at the Taj

Guards at the Taj

By Singapore Repertory Theatre

Two ordinary guys ordered to do the unthinkable

Two long-term friends, Humayun and Babur stand guard at the Taj Mahal hours before it is to be unveiled at dawn. Among the Sacred Oaths of the Mughal Imperial Guards, they are forbidden to look at the monument, speak or lower their swords.

The play reaches a turning point as the guards are ordered to do the unimaginable and their friendship is tested to its limits.

“Ingenious piece of theatre” – The Washington Post

★★★★ Critics’ Pick, Time Out New York

Date: 23 November 2018 (Signed Performance)
Time: 8.00pm
Venue: KC Arts Centre - Home of SRT

Sky Kave

Why just hear sound when one can also feel and see it?

This is the premise of SKY KAVE, a multi-sensory, music and visual art installation by Singapore multidisciplinary artist FERRY and technical collaborators Rong Zhao and Kelvin Ang.

The artists have created a suspended projection screen and a “Kave” floor – specially crafted platform chairs equipped with tactile sound transducers – that enables the transmission of sound frequencies into physical vibrations.

The platform chairs target different parts of the body with different ranges of frequencies.

Developed around research and interviews conducted with various members of the deaf and hearing-centric community, SKY KAVE isn’t so much about hearing sound and music, rather, by adding touch and sight to the experience, one can discover and experience new ways of enjoying it.

Date: 22 - 26 October 2018
26 October 2018 (Accessible Event)
Time: 7.30am
Venue: Republic Polytechinic

PLAYtime! Us

Making friends, falling out, and making up again. Side by side, two by two, Giggle, joke, play, and chatter. But what happens when two becomes three? Can two best friends make room for another?

Peek into the lives of two best friends as their world is turned upside down when another friend wants to play too.

Through movement, music and fun, join Us as we explore loneliness, understanding, empathy and love. Discover the importance of friends and how simple acts of kindness can change the world.

A sensory-friendly performance provides a welcoming and relaxed environment for children, and is particularly suited for those on the autism spectrum or with sensory sensitivities. To find out what sensory-friendly performances are, visit www.esplanade.com/sensoryfriendly.

Date: 10 Aug - 25 Aug 2019

Specific Accessibility Show Date:
23 & 24 Aug 2019

Time: Various Timings
Duration:  40 Mins
Venue: Esplanade Theatre Studio

And Suddenly I Disappear - The Singapore 'd' Monologues

By Access Path Productions

And Suddenly I Disappear – The Singapore ‘d’ Monologues is in development over two major phases. The first phase – Research & Development – comprises ground research, intensive workshopping and a work-in-progress showcase. Thereafter, the UK arts body UNLIMITED commissioned the project for a full production presentation. In this second phase, the project team further developed the script for staging and touring. The Singapore ‘d’ Monologues will premiere in Singapore on 25 May 2018, before touring to two other cities.

Date: 25 May 2018
Time: 7.00pm
Venue: National Museum Singapore Gallery Theatre

The Bird Who Was Afraid Of Heights

Being afraid of heights isn’t such a big deal – unless you’re a bird! Meet Eddie, a mynah, who lives behind an abandoned old house with Matt the rat, his only friend. One day, Matt is captured by the big, black crow! What does Eddie have to do to save his best friend? Will he have the courage to do it?

Flutter, flap and fly with Eddie as he attempts the bravest rescue ever in the history of bird-kind! Watch the magic of theatre, music and puppetry unfold right before your eyes in this delightful performance.

Adapted from the children’s book The Bird Who Was Afraid of Heights, written by Farah Bagharib-Kaltz, illustrated by Eeshaun.

Creative Team
Directed by: Ian Loy (Esplanade Theatre for Young Audiences Associate Artist)
Script by: Zizi Azah Binte Abdul Majid 
Music by: Stan x Soap

Dates / Time: Relaxed Performance
24 August 2018: 11am & 2pm
25 August 2018: 11am
Venue: Esplanade Theatre Studio
Peter and The Wolf

Peter and The Wolf

This production is an adaptation of the classic children’s story, Peter and the Wolf.

Set in a farm and surrounding fields, the story focuses on Peter’s brave attempt to save a hungry wolf from some hunters.

The play will also feature some of Peter's animal friends who help in his adventure.

As our storyteller narrates, our actors will bring the words to life. The musical score will play a critical role in dramatising the scene

Date: Specific Accessibility Show Date:
18 May 2019
Time: 2pm & 4pm
Duration:  1 Hour
Venue: Gateway Theatre, Black Box