OddSocks is a fun and quirky theatre production about the beauty in differences. With a little magic, a dash of humour and lots of socks, it explores what it means to be the odd one out in a world of sameness. Get ready to spot the odd sock!

This performance will empower children to be brave and embrace their unique identities no matter how difficult it might seem to be.

Hurry and get your tickets! The first 150 patrons will receive a complimentary pair of socks from our partner Freshly Pressed Socks!* You will be able to redeem them at the front of house on the event day.

Recommended age: 3 to 10 years old and their families

A Production By Five Stones Theatre
Developed Under the Gateway Arts Springboard Programme

Date: 17 - 20 March 2022
Time: Thu & Fri: 9:30am & 11:30am, Sat & Sun: 11am & 4:30pm
Duration: 50 minutes

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

SAME-SAME, an online, inclusive collaboration between Australia and Singapore

SAME-SAME is an online, inclusive collaboration between No Strings Attached Theatre of Disability (Adelaide, Australia) and Diverse Abilities Dance Collective, DADC (Singapore). A Singapore International Foundation Arts for Good project, this cross-border dance and theatre production will focus on friendship – highlighting the experiences of differently abled performers in Singapore and Australia during COVID-19. How can we connect online? How are we the same? How are we different? How can the arts bring us together?

Over the course of three months, seven performers (actors and dancers) from both countries, got to know each other and explored the idea of SAME-SAME online. Their roles evolved from performers to reveal the sameness of what it means to be human. And beyond COVID-19, what remains similar? What is different? How can we overcome differences to connect?

Date: 13 November 2020 - 14 November 2020
Time: 13 November: 9.30am & 4pm
14 November 11.30am & 4pm
Duration: 40 minutes
Specific Accessibility Show Date: 14 November, 11.30am

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: 29th April - 5th June 2022
Time: 6 pm, 7:30 pm, 9 pm
Duration: 50 minutes approximately

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

Accessible Marketing and Communication for Arts Events Professional Course

Singapore Repertory Theatre (SRT), in association with the Access Arts Hub, is proud to announce an exciting partnership with DADAA, an award-winning multi-site professional arts organisation based in Western Australia.

DADAA is an important centre of arts development for people with diverse needs, and both their team and ethos are driven by a disability-led vision. They will thus be working closely with us for Accessible Marketing and Communication for Arts Events – a new bespoke professional training programme that will offer all participants the opportunity to understand and learn more about the social model of disability, appropriately engaging with diverse audiences and their experiences, and creating effective and accessible marketing and outreach strategies.

The two self-led modules will be executed on Moodle (a virtual classroom environment) and will be available to access once the previous module is completed. Subsequently, there will be a chance for participants to attend an in-person consultation session with DADAA’s team, where further questions regarding real-life implementation of these strategies in your personal practice and/or organisation can be discussed.

Who Should Attend:
Professionals, arts marketing executives and managers, digital strategists and executives, arts administrators, artists, and producers.

Date: 4th - 29th January 2021
Duration: 4 - 6 weeks

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

Gallery Signs Tour

Join us for an interactive guided tour of the Gallery Children’s Biennale 2019 and UOB Southeast Asia Gallery! Hosted in English and Singapore Sign Language (SgSL), this tour welcomes persons of all abilities, whether Deaf, Hard-of-hearing, or Hearing.

Based on the theme of “Creating New Worlds,” this 60 minute conversational tour encourages participants to engage with the artworks and each other. Deaf participants will get to share more about Deaf experiences while hearing participants can gain a better understanding of Deaf culture and be introduced to basic SgSL.

Date: 19, 26 Oct 2019
9, 16 Nov 2019
Time: 3PM – 4PM
Venue: National Gallery Singapore

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

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

This is Hip-hop!

Live panel discussion between hip-hop artists from the UK, USA, Canada, Indonesia, Japan and Singapore. Some differently abled. They will share their own hip-hop experiences and how the genre they chose has led them to find their voices, and to express themselves in the way best suited to their talents and abilities. They will also touch on the image problem that hip-hop has, why that is so, and why the reality is completely the opposite.

Date: 26 September 2020
Time: 9.00pm
Duration: 75-90 minutes
Ticketing Info: Free with registration
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

Special Event: Building a More Accessible Circuit

As Singapore eases out of isolation, this industry panel reflects on how the circuit breaker is reframing conversations around access and inclusion.

With remote working and learning, fast-tracked digitalisation and a growing awareness of mental health, this pivotal moment is providing a growth period for more varied, creative ways of working. What valuable experience and insights from this period can we take with us to build a more accessible circuit in the 'new normal’?

Panellists include Paul Adams (Learning & Engagement Manager, Singapore Repertory Theatre), Serene Goh (Senior Programme Executive, Singapore Association for Mental Health), Grace Lee Khoo (Founder and Creative Development Director, Access Path Productions) and Jean Loo (Co-Founder, Superhero Me). The session is moderated by Steven Ivan Williams (Senior Officer – Programmes, ArtScience Museum).

Sign language interpretation will be provided by The Singapore Association for the Deaf for this event.

Date: 9 June 2020
Time: 4pm - 5pm
Duration: 1 Hour
Ticketing Info: Session is free of charge

Quiet Hour at Woodlands Regional Library

Do come and enjoy a very quiet library experience with us on 13 December 2020, 9:00am-10:00am. Registration is required and admission will be from 9:00am-9:15am.

Date: 13 December 2020
Time: 9am - 10am
Duration: 1 hour

A Theatre for Development Programme

Co-led by Jodi-Alissa Bickerton from GRAEAE THEATRE COMPANY (UK's leading Disability Arts theatre company, pioneering accessibility in world class theatre) and Grace Lee-Khoo from ACCESS PATH PRODUCTIONS (Singapore's creative organisation, championing equal access to the arts), this introductory course promises to transform your experience of performance making through the disability arts lens.

Crafted for teachers and educators in the field of arts making with D/deaf and disabled communities, this bespoke programme designed with an international and home ground perspective will impact the foundation of your practices.

This programme is conducted through a series of workshops and webinars by Singapore and UK practitioners in 2 phases. In Phase 1, you will be introduced to concepts, practices and will engage in group work over 5 weeks. In Phase 2, Jodi will join us in Singapore for an intensive 5 day workshop.

Date: Phase 1
12 Nov 2019,
18 Nov 2019,
26 Nov 2019,
3 Dec 2019,
10 Dec 2019

Phase 2
16 - 20 Dec 2019

Time: Phase 1: 4pm - 7pm 
Phase 2: 2pm -6pm
Duration:  Phase 1: 3 hours per session
Phase 2: 4 hours per session
Venue: Singapore International Foundation

[LIVESTREAM] Blind Diving: The Igara Wreck - immersive audio adventure

Explore the Igara Wreck, one of the top wreck diving sites in Southeast Asia, in this immersive audio adventure where we navigate the sunken 1973 Italian bulk ore carrier off the East Coast of Malaysia. Guided by your very own divemaster, meet the resident nurse shark, a giant grouper and experience a beautiful dive out in the ocean. Headphones recommended.

Date: 10 September
Time: 10pm
Duration: 10 minutes


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

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
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

ACM Conversations: Art & Accessibility

How can museums better facilitate learning and make art more accessible? Join a live conversation with ACM staff and a panel of speakers who will discuss the importance of art in the lives of seniors and people with disabilities. Our panel will share new approaches and opportunities, as well as hopes for museums and heritage institutions going forward.


  • Cultural and intellectual access
  • The impact of more art and museum programmes going digital for people with disabilities during the Covid-19 pandemic 
  • How audiences can be active contributors in the arts

We look forward to hearing from you about your ideas on how museums might change and adapt to serve new audiences.

Cherry Thian, Senior Manager | Asian Civilisations Museum

Chong Kwek Bin, IT Programme Executive | Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped (SAVH)
Clara Loh, Day Activity Centre Assistant Manager | SPD
Dr Esther Joosa, Disability arts expert and practice consultant | Arts of the Earth Learning Hub Pte Ltd
Lee Sze-Chin, Art Therapist, Artist, Art Educator

Save the date and tune in to ACM Facebook and YouTube live!

Date: 14 August 2020
Time: 3pm
Duration: 60 Minutes
Ticketing Info: Session is free of charge
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)

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

Move For?ward (Unseen: Inside Out)

Unseen Art Initiatives presents Move For?ward (Unseen: Inside Out), an interactive art installation at National Gallery Singapore, as part of Light to Night Festival 2022: New Ways Of Seeing, Thinking And Being. The art installation will be open to the public from 14 Jan to 3 Feb 2022.

Audience members are invited to navigate and negotiate a maze of colourful ropes, while reading or listening to the stories of 12 visually impaired individuals who inspired and co-created this unique experience through the process of Unseen: Inside Out - a disability-led project by visually impaired artist Claire Teo and artists Kira Lim, Clarence Chung, Samuel Woo, in collaboration with 12 visually impaired co-creators.

Presented by Unseen Art Initiatives, this project aims to encourage conversations and question the public’s perspectives and assumptions about disability.

Visitor information

Venue: National Gallery Singapore, City Hall Wing,
Level B1, Auditorium Foyer

Opening Hours:
14 Jan - 3 Feb 2022
Monday to Thursday 10am to 7pm
Friday to Sunday 10am to 10pm

Audio Walk: Mobile device & earphones required.
Visual Walk: Mobile device required

- Suitable for audiences aged 12 years and above
- Capacity: 5 pax each time (Registration on site)
- Artwork experience: ~20 - 30min

Date: 14 Jan - 3 Feb 2022
Time: Monday to Thursday 10am to 7pm, Friday to Sunday 10am to 10pm
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

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

The Jade Rabbit - Gateway Kids Club Storytelling

The Jade Emperor was looking for a new divine medicine maker. The last one was corrupt and made him lose confidence in the honesty of man, so the Jade Emperor decided he should look for an animal instead. Who among the animals could be completely responsible, honest and trustworthy? In this week’s story of The Jade Rabbit, let Storyteller Dwayne tell you how the humble rabbit rose to a mighty position thanks to his good character. To mark the International Week of the Deaf, this story will also feature Sign Language Interpretation!

Note: Our stories will premiere via a private link. To receive the link, join our mailing list at https://arts.gateway.sg/join-mailing-list

For more information on Gateway Kids Club, visit https://kids.gateway.sg 
Find out how you can support this programme at http://supportus.gateway.sg

Date: 26 September 2020
Time: 11.00am
Duration: 25 minutes
Ticketing Info: Free

Speech-to-Text Interpretation Training - for working with Deaf and Hard of hearing community

Speech-to-text interpretation, more commonly known as Notetaking for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, provides meaning for meaning transcription to aural information. This form of access service is utilised in both online and in-person settings learning environments by Deaf and Hard of hearing individuals who prefer to access information by text instead of or in tandem with sign language interpretation.

Speech-to-text interpreters focus on conveying the meaning of what is being said, in contrast to verbatim speech-to-text services. This reduces what the consumer has to process visually and still be able to access the same amount of meaningful information. This is achieved through the use of shorthand, eliminating filler words, and condensing connected thoughts whenever possible. The transcription also includes any relevant non-verbal auditory information.

Through theory and practical hands-on components, this course equips the participants with the cultural knowledge and technical skills to perform the role of a speech-to-text interpreter, thus providing equitable communication access to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community. The focus of the training will be higher education settings but skills and knowledge are also applicable to making arts education, training and programme accessible. Speech-to-text interpretation has been utilised in many arts events locally in the past few years.

Email training.equaldreams@gmail.com if any access arrangement is required.

Date: 25 Feb - 1 Apr 2022
Time: 9.30am tp 11.30am
Duration: 2 hours per session for 6 sessions

Why Be Good When You Can Be the Best? by Deonn Yang

Min is your average, every day, down-to-earth worker. She has her daily routine down pat. Min works hard, is good at her job, and leads a relatively simple life. She is happy and content with her current life. One day, Min veered off from her usual routine and unexpectedly finds herself at a game show competing to be The Best Employee Ever. The experience at the game show changes Min, and she is forced to decide between what she knows and brings her contentment and happiness, and wanting to be the best. What does she have to give up in order to be the best?

Written and directed by Deonn Yang, Why Be Good When You Can Be the Best? is performed by Chng Xin Xuan, Mitchell Fang, Sindhura Kalidas, Suhaili Safari and Eve Voigtlander, and questions our societal obsession with productivity and success.

Date: 12 - 15 January 2023
Time: 3pm & 8pm
Duration: 60 minutes
Specific Accessibility Show Date Open captions in English for all shows. STTI for post-show dialogue on 13 January 2023 available upon request.

Arts for Good Projects 2022

The Singapore International Foundation (SIF)'s Arts for Good Projects is a programme that brings together artists and different sectors of society to collaborate on arts-based initiatives for social good.

We are looking for projects that

  • Connect Singapore and global communities creatively for social good through the arts in view of social distancing practices and travel restrictions
  • Facilitate active engagement with or participation by different communities across borders
  • Feature hybrid means of production, presentation, collaboration or community engagement
  • Promote cross-cultural understanding, international collaboration and positive social change

For this year, priority will be given to Arts for Good Projects that:

  • Involve persons with disabilities, and/or
  • Address the theme of environmental and urban sustainability

Projects should commence after 1 July 2022 and be completed by 31 December 2022. Successful applicants may receive up to SGD 20,000 per project.

Date: Applications close on 8 May 2022, 23:59 (GMT +8)

The Healing Power of Stories by Susan Perrow

Explore the possibilities of therapeutic storytelling with Susan Perrow whose sessions and books have been described as “fun, educational and inspiring”. Her lecture will draw from more than 15 years of experience writing therapeutic stories and running training for educators, caregivers and health professionals  (including therapists and school counsellors).

If you’re new to therapeutic storytelling, this one hour lecture will be a great starting point. Techniques and methods from the lecture may be used with children, teens and adults. 

Date: 8 July 2021
Time: 9am
Duration: 1 hour

EQ at Work | Get Professional

Gain an understanding of EQ, how it applies to the workplace, and enable you to pick up strategies to enhance your Emotional Intelligence.

Date: 16 December 2020
Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Duration: 2 hours

Lungs by Duncan MacMillan

They are an everyday couple in a fairly stable relationship. Out of the blue, he pops the question about having a baby. What follows is an emotional rollercoaster ride that is LUNGS, an intensely intimate, intricate and funny play about what it means to be a couple confronted by a world of uncertainty. They grapple with making responsible choices in the face of rising social inequity, environmental disaster and political unrest. Watch what happens when life takes over and their principles are pushed aside.

Written by critically acclaimed British playwright Duncan Macmillan and directed by Daniel Jenkins, LUNGS is a fast-paced love story which will take your breath away.

Date: 10th July 2021 (Audio-described performance) | 17th July 2021 (SgSL-interpreted Performance)
Time: 6pm
Duration: 90 minutes with no intermission

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

The Self-Compassion Lab

The Self-Compassion Lab is an industry-focused exhibition around the growing conversation of work cultures grounded in care. Taking place between 2 November to 4 December 2022, the inaugural edition zooms in on the creative industry, featuring stories from young creatives, a self-compassion audio guide, resource book table and dedicated fringe events.

Date: 2 to 6, 14 to 18 November 2022
Time: 9am to 10pm

落叶归根 (Luò yè guī gēn) Getting Home

Wah, life is damn good.
Your first big commission.
Projects lined up.
A talking plant.
Till an earthquake hits.
But everything is fine la huh!
I mean, it’s not like you’ve wasted all that your ancestors have worked for on a meaningless career.
And of course, it’s not like you might never see your family again whilst surviving on your own in a global crisis.

落叶归根 (Luò yè guī gēn) Getting Home is a one-woman show that interrogates the conflict between a woman’s ambition and her sense of duty and longing to be with her family.

Supported by the City of Melbourne through SIGNAL’s Young Creatives Lab

Access note:

1. All shows will have open captioning

2. This streamed one-woman show has been assessed for accessibility by Description Victoria, and contains access measures for Blind and low vision audiences within the show's design and script. For those who are Blind or who have low vision, detailed pre-show notes that describe the characters, costumes, and design elements can be downloaded here: click here for the pre-show notes.

Warning: Contains strobe lights and sustained bright lights, mild coarse language, both sudden and sustained loud noises, potentially triggering content or themes, including Death

Date: Thursday 30 September 10:00am - Saturday 2 October 10:00pm
Time: On Demand
Duration: 48 minutes
Ticket: Full: $14.50 Less than full: $8.00 Overflowing: $24.50

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.

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.

The Gingerbread Man

The original new musical by SRT's The Little Company is a reimagining of the classic tale The Gingerbread Man, an uplifting story about the value of teamwork and friendship, set to rousing music.

Ginger is a giant cookie who walks, talks and most importantly, loves to run, run, RUN as fast as he can! Teamwork is important on the farm where Ginger lives. Unfortunately, Ginger prefers to do things on his own and ends up making a terrible mess. Worst of all he broke his mother, Anya's, most prized possession: the oven.

Under the influence of Sly Fox, Ginger leaves the farm to join the local race, hoping to win a brand new oven for his mother. Of course, Sly Fox's real aim is to find the opportunity to gobble him up! When Anya and the farm animals realise Ginger is in danger, they come to his rescue. To defeat the fox, Ginger must learn how to work as a team.

With vibrant songs and lots of action, this fun-filled musical is sure to delight children of all ages.

Date: 23 October - 7 December 2019

Signed Performance:
2 Nov

Relaxed Performance:
9 Nov

Audio Described Performance:
17 Nov

Time: Weekdays: 10am
Weekends & Public Holiday(s): 11am & 2pm
Duration:  50 mins
Venue: KC Arts Centre - Home of SRT
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

Less Than Half by Adib Kosnan, Yarra Ileto & Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts

Set in an imagined, futuristic world, Sama Wholeness Centre believes in the country’s mandate that all human lives are Whole.

Citizens who do not conform to the status of Whole are put through a rigorous training programme that will help them achieve the desired status before gaining admission to the country. Citizens who fail the programme are ousted and lost forever. Given the high stakes, the recruits soon discover that they must work both individually and collectively. Uncertainty ensues.

What have these recruits really signed up for? Will these recruits choose to conform to the demands of the programme, or will they stick to their roots and embrace what makes them “less than half”?

Directed by Adib Kosnan and Yarra Ileto, and written by Aswani Aswath, Less Than Half is devised and performed by students from the BA (Hons) in Performance Making programme at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts.

Date: 5 - 8 January 2023
Time: 3pm & 8pm
Duration: 74 minutes
Specific Accessibility Show Date Open captions in English for all shows. STTI for post-show dialogue on 6 January 2023 available upon request.

The Amazing Celestial Race

On your marks… get set… GO! Celebrate the Lunar New Year with your loved ones at The Amazing Celestial Race – a rambunctious musical inspired by the legendary competition at the heart of the Chinese Zodiac!

Join all the animals in the Heavenly Kingdom as they get fighting fit to take part in the big race hosted by the Jade Emperor.

To make it across the finish line, contestants must survive diabolical detours, a raging river… and one another.

Every animal is raring to go, and ready to fight until the bitter end.

Because this is no ordinary race. It’s a chance for everlasting glory – the opportunity to become a legend.

Only 12 coveted prizes are up for grabs.

And only one animal will emerge the ultimate champion.

Back by popular demand following its sold-out run last year, The Amazing Celestial Race is directed with joyous humour by Glen Goei. Featuring a wickedly funny script by Dwayne Lau and heartwarming original songs by Julian Wong, this hilarious musical comedy is perfect for anyone from the ages of 5 to 95!

Date: 10 Feb - 6 Mar 2022
Time: 2pm/6pm/7.30pm
Duration: 1hr 15min without intermission
Specific Accessibility Show Date: Captioned Performance: 23 and 24 February, 7.30pm
Relaxed Performance: 5 March, 2pm

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.

Tree Confessions by This is Not a Theatre Company

Presenting the world’s first play told entirely from the point of view of a tree, performed by award-winning Broadway, theatre and TV actress Kathleen Chalfant.

Trees talk! In a landmark study, a scientist learned everything about how trees communicate—or did she? One tree tells the story of what really happened, reminding us that human beings and plants live in one interconnected ecosystem.

To experience this site-specific audio play, find a tree near you, sit under it (or nearby), press play, and listen to the tree’s confessions.

Date: 4 - 15 January 2023
Time: All day
Duration: 35 minutes
Specific Accessibility Show Date Suitable for wheelchair users, audience with visual impairment, and as a relaxed performance experience

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.


  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)

Tuesdays with Morrie

Please note that Tuesdays with Morrie is contingent upon the prevailing safety advisories in November, allowing for the resumption of live performances and will be subject to safe management measures.

Based on Mitch Albom’s best-selling memoir, Tuesdays with Morrie is a play so touching, powerful and celebratory it may change your outlook on life.

Sixteen years after graduation, career-obsessed journalist Mitch reunites with his former college professor and mentor, Morrie, who is battling Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS). What starts as a simple visit turns into a life-changing weekly pilgrimage – always on Tuesdays – that enables Morrie to teach his final and most important lesson – how to live.

This exploration of friendship, life and death will make you cry, think, feel…but above all it will make you laugh.

The role of Morrie will be performed by Remesh Panicker (Art, Romeo & Juliet, Merchant of Venice) while Benjamin Chow (Romeo & Juliet, The LKY Musical) will perform the role of Mitch. Directed by Samantha Scott-Blackhall.

Date: 4 November 2020 - 6 December 2020
Time: 3 pm (Sunday matinees) / 6 pm or 9 pm (Weekdays and Saturdays)
Duration: 90 minutes
Specific Accessibility Show Date: 21st November 2020, 6 pm

Introduction to Sensory Stories by Joanna Grace

Interested in creating a more inclusive classroom, performance space, or home? Then join us for an hour to discover how to create sensory stories! Sensory stories can break down barriers to learning and understanding for children with different educational needs.

In this lecture, Joanna shares how you can use sensory stories to support an engagement with narrative for differently abled children. Drawing on years of experience working with children in mainstream and special settings, she will also suggest ways sensory stories can be used therapeutically to support people preparing for new experiences, exploring different sensations, going to hospital, and as an aid to sleep and nightime positioning.

A note on sensory stories.
Sensory stories hold particular benefits for children with profound and multiple learning disabilities, sensory processing disorder, autism and other forms of special educational needs.

Date: 1 July 2021
Time: 4pm
Duration: 1 hour

The Importance of Being Earnest

Two romeos bend the truth to spice up their love lives. Jack has invented a brother, Ernest, whom he uses to escape his dull country life and to woo the ravishing Gwendolyn. His best friend, Algernon, also decides to take the name ‘Ernest’ to cosy up to Jack’s beautiful ward, Cecily, in the country. But things spin hilariously out of control when their deceptions are discovered, threatening to spoil their romantic pursuits.

Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest is one of the world’s most popular comedies, boasting some of the funniest lines in the English language. In WILD RICE’s award-winning production, celebrated theatre and film director Glen Goei puts a joyous spin on this comic masterpiece by casting an all-male ensemble – revealing fresh insights into this classic tale about courtship, hidden identities and the foibles of high society.

With a sensational international cast, dressed to the nines by renowned fashion doyen Frederick Lee and accompanied live by The Concordia Quartet, The Importance of Being Earnest promises to lift your spirits with an evening of sparkling wit, laughter and love.

Date: From 7 Feb 2020

Captioned and Audio-Described Performance
23 Feb 2020, Sun 2.30pm

Time: 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (with a 20-minute interval)
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

True Colors Festival THE CONCERT 2022

90 internationally acclaimed performers. 12 countries. 2 unforgettable hours.

Presenting a stunning multimedia concert experience featuring an international line-up of diverse singers, dancers and musicians from around the world.

The two-hour concert will present more than 20 groups and soloists from 12 countries, performing together on a single stage. Stellar performances, powerful moments of connection and original film content – together they’ll present a first-of-its-kind concert experience.

A celebration of beautiful diversity, THE CONCERT 2022 will shine the spotlight on the uniqueness of each artist while bringing to the fore the very things that make us human.

See you on 19 & 20 November 2022, as the True Colors Festival message of One World, One Family comes to life at Japan’s Tokyo Garden Theater and will be livestreamed for free globally.

Date: 19 & 20 November 2022
Time: Saturday: 5pm, Sunday: 4pm
Duration: 2 hours

M1 Peer Pleasure Youth Theatre Festival 2020: Dialogue with the creators of Riley’s Rain

M1 Peer Pleasure is a youth theatre festival with a social conscience. This year, we are taking a closer look at how people with disabilities live in Singapore. Where are their voices and stories in our everyday? In a country that prizes efficiency, productivity and material success, can people with disabilities have a place in our economy, schools and community?

Unable to stage live performances as usual at the Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay, because of the Coronavirus pandemic, we will be presenting the festival online from 4 - 16 August; with majority of the programmes offered for free!

Dialogue with the creators of Riley’s Rain
Engage with the creators, Gloria Tan and Samantha Bounaparte, as they share approaches to designing a sensory world by breaking down the multi-sensory aspects of story-telling and the considerations that go into crafting a narrative.

Date: 15 August 2020
Time: 2.30pm
Duration: 60 Minutes
Ticketing Info: Session is free of charge
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

ABCs of Care and Play

Some of us colour outside the lines, but that does not mean we shine any less brilliantly! Join us as we colour in your own Koinobori and find out more about the Japanese carp windsock through a story-telling session!

This programme is organised to celebrate World Autism Awareness Day and children of all abilities are invited to play together and create artworks via their artistic expressions.

Date: 3 April 2021
Time: 11am-11.45am, 3pm-3.45pm & 4.30pm-5.15pm
Duration: 45 minutes

D'Tour by RSCLS

Experience Kampong Gelam through the stories and anecdotes by RSCLS and other artists in this alternative walking tour of the street art that is iconic to this trendy and yet deeply cultural neighbourhood.

Last presented in 2019 and 2020 to full-capacity attendance, D’Tour now presents an up-to-date iteration of the well-loved tour for the inaugural AliWALL Festival, where RSCLS documents the changing landscape of graffiti art and murals in Kampong Gelam. Listen to a de-facto parallel history of the neighbourhood as told by artists, and see recently completed works such as Southeast Asia’s first graffiti Hall of Fame which was unveiled in April 2021.

If your idea of street art is simply about an artist with a spray can, think again!

Sign up now for D’Tour for an artistic peek into Singapore’s vibrant urban arts scene.

Date: 23 January 2022, Sunday
Time: 4pm
Duration: 60minutes

Miss Julie

It’s Chinese New Year and celebrations are in full swing across post-war Singapore. Julie, daughter of a British tycoon, crashes the servants’ party downstairs. But what starts as a game descends into a fight for survival, as sex, power, money and race collide.

Playwright Amy Ng’s adaptation of August Strindberg’s Miss Julie transports us into a tumultuous era, where the disintegration of the British Empire is set against the rising consciousness of nationalism sweeping across Asia. Co-produced by Singapore Repertory Theatre and Hong Kong Arts Festival, this is a startlingly provocative play where differences of class and race rub against each other like tectonic plates, resulting in an eruption of sexual powerplay and class manipulation. Gripping to the very end, Miss Julie challenges preconceptions about racial supremacy, sexuality and taboo relationships.

Our audio-described performance and captioned performance will take place on 12th February 2022 and 19th February 2022 respectively. More details below!

Date: 12th February 2022 (Audio-described performance) | 19th February 2022 (SgSL-interpreted Performance)
Time: 6pm
Duration: Approximately 70 minutes

Kafka's Ape by Phala O. Phala & Tony Bonani Miyambo

An adaptation of Franz Kafka’s A Report to an Academy, Kafka’s Ape is a solo performance about a primate’s struggle to overcome the confines of captivity. The hard-hitting play presents a metaphorical view on South African society, highlighting the complexities of identity in post-apartheid South Africa as well as in the human race.

An ape named Red Peter is captured. In his quest to break out of his confinement, he learns to imitate humanity and contests identity based on outward appearance. Through his journey, Kafka’s Ape questions the understanding of otherness.

Date: 12 - 14 January 2023
Time: 8pm
Duration: 60 minutes
Specific Accessibility Show Date Open captions in English for all shows. STTI available for post-show dialogue on 13 January 2023.

Gallery Signs: Storytelling with Gohpi

Enjoy a masterful retelling of Lorraine Tan’s beloved storybook, Karang Guni Boy, by deaf storyteller Gohpi Nathan. Gohpi is a well-known deaf mime performer and storyteller, and has been captivating children and audience alike with his performances for years. He believes that storytelling through sign language is crucial in helping young children exercise their imaginations and create their own stories.

This programme welcomes children of all abilities, whether deaf, hard-of-hearing, or hearing. The programme will be conducted in Singapore Sign Language interpreted into verbal English. Recommended for ages 6 – 12.

Date: 16 Nov
Time: 2:30PM - 3:00PM
4:00PM - 4:30PM
Duration: 30 minutes
Venue: National Gallery Singapore

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

Sensory Story Time

Join us for a special story time tailored to engage the different senses. This programme is designed for children with special needs. Families with typically developing children aged 4 to 6 years old are also welcome. Each registration is a parent-child pair.

To view or download the Social Story, please visit: https://www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary/SocialStory_WRL_29_Feb_2020.pdf

Date: 29 Feb 2020
Time: 3pm - 3.30pm
Duration: 30 Minutes
Ticketing Info:  Session is free of charge
Venue: Woodlands Regional Library, Everest Room (at level 4)

The Anywhere of Everything, No Matter the Time

The Anywhere of Everything, No Matter the Time, is a choreographed performance and installation for pre-walking babies and neuro-divergent young children with additional mobility needs. It aims at diverse sensory experiences by interlacing movement, dance, music, visual art and light design.
Our intention for this production is to create a safe space for audiences who might not usually have access to the theatre - eg, babies (who have not started to walk actively) and/or atypically developing children who have physical challenges to go into a theatre and experience a performance.

This 2-hour durational piece is the first of its kind for young audiences in Singapore, where there is no fixed beginning or ending for the performance.

For parents with neurodiverse children with additional mobility needs, we hope that this accessible work will minimise any of the anxieties that social norms and conventions may arise from a typical theatrical setting.

Date: 15 - 30 October 2022
Time: 9.30am to 11.30am, 1pm to 3pm, 4pm to 6pm
Duration: 2 hours
Specific Accessibility Show Date 15 - 30 October 2022


In a world where social distancing is the norm, Sarah is approached in the street by a stranger passing by, who turns out to be much more than he seems. In 50 minutes, Sarah’s life will be forever changed by this extraordinary moment of C-O-N-T-A-C-T. A beautiful story of love, loss, catharsis, and redemption.

Become totally immersed in the world of our characters, as you plug into this joyous, poetic and liberating experience, literally. Delivered via an app created especially for this exciting new show, you will be swept-away by state-of- the-art 3D sound design as you use your smartphone and headphones to navigate the performance. Walk the path with the performers and share their sensations and thoughts, as the action unfolds before your eyes.

The audio description service is available for all performances.

Date: 16 February 2019
Time: 10am - 12pm
Duration: 50 minutes approximately

Call for Applications for SIF's Arts for Good Fellowship 2021

The Singapore International Foundation’s Art for Good Fellowship is a programme that brings together individuals from diverse sectors to foster a community of practice that harnesses the power of arts and culture to create positive social change, through learning, sharing and collaborating.

The 2021 edition of the Fellowship will be taking place digitally, and centre around Arts and Well-being for Children and Youth in a Digital Future. It will explore the intersections between the arts and technology in enhancing access and achieving social impact, and how the arts contribute to the mental, social and emotional wellness of young people in a digital age. If you are interested in being a part of a global network of practitioners that uses the arts to connect and collaborate for positive change, we invite you to apply to be a part of this year’s virtual Fellowship.

Fellowship Duration: September 2021 – February 2022
Application Deadline: Sunday, 18 July 2021, 23:59hrs GMT +8
Learn More & Apply Here: https://sif.org.sg/Our-Work/Cultural-Exchange/Arts-for-Good-Fellowship

M1 Peer Pleasure Youth Theatre Festival 2020: Riley's Rain

Devised and created by: Gloria Tan and Samantha Bounaparte
Created and performed by: Republic Polytechnic, Diploma in Arts and Theatre Management & Operation Theatre Interest Group
Video editing: Republic Polytechnic, Diploma in Media Production and Design

Riley the Raindrop is lost and needs help! Who can she go to for help and what will she find out along the way? Join Riley and her friends on a sensory windy adventure as she searches for the Great Downpour!

An activity kit incorporating sensory and interactive elements has been specially designed to include audiences on the autism spectrum, as well as those with sensory sensitivities, to enrich the story
experience from home.

Instructions on how to assemble your very own activity kit, using commonly found items at home will be shared later at www.peerpleasure.org.

Date: 7 August 2020
Time: 4.30pm
Duration: 35 Minutes
Ticketing Info: Session is free of charge

Forever Young

Hold on to your wigs and dentures as Sing’theatre brings back the hilarious sold-out jukebox musical Forever Young!

Written by Swiss playwright Erik Gedeon and adapted by Benjamin “Mr Miyagi” Lee, the Singaporean version of this European cult hit features a star-studded cast of local actors.

Set in the year 2071, Forever Young chronicles the life of a group of retired actors living in a nursing home. These zany nonagenarians – former pillars of Singapore’s Arts scene – are determined to prove that it is not all behind them. The residents do as they are told, but, once their no-nonsense caregiver Sister Sara leaves the room, the pensionable performers belt out musical theatre canons, rock classics and more – the way that only old people can!

Directed by Hossan Leong, Forever Young features prominent actors Karen Tan, Julian Wong and Leong himself who will reprise their roles. They will be joined by favourite Radio personality Denise Tan, Mark Waite, Kimberly Chan and Gurmit Singh, Singapore’s iconic funnyman, who makes a comeback to the theatre scene after a hiatus of 16 years.

Through the cast’s arthritic dance moves and renditions of familiar songs that include Jay-Z’s Forever Young, Amy Winehouse’s Rehab, Bruno Mars and Silk Sonic’s Leave The Door Open and Aqua’s Barbie Girl, this eponymous musical revue addresses dementia and other conditions associated with ageing.

Whatever you make of these issues, you can be sure this gaggle of geriatrics will never go gentle into that good night, but burn and rave and rock and roll at close of day.

Date: Tue - Sun, 22 Sep - 3 Oct 2021
Time: Tue & Wed: 8pm Thu & Fri: 6pm, 9pm Sat: 4pm, 8pm Sun: 3pm, 7pm
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Call for Applications! – SIF's Arts for Good Fellowship 2022

The Singapore International Foundation’s Arts for Good Fellowship is back with a hybrid format! Taking place online from 5 – 7 October, 11 November and 9 December 2022, and in person in Singapore from 9 – 13 January 2023, participating Fellows will be able to:

  • build capacity by developing skills and new perspectives in running effective Arts for Good initiatives
  • connect with professionals from an international ecosystem keen on using the arts for social change
  • join a global alumni network in supporting and collaborating with one another for future Arts for Good initiatives

Apply by 25 July here – https://sif.org.sg/Our-Work/Cultural-Exchange/Arts-for-Good-Fellowship

Perspectives Film Launch

This March, see the world through the eyes of a blind woman, take a walk in the shoes of a wheelchair user, and learn how disability brings new perspectives to artmaking.

The short film is a disability-led effort by Lim Lee Lee (And Suddenly I Disappear: The Singapore ‘d’ Monologues), Stephanie Fam (And Suddenly I Disappear: The Singapore ‘d’ Monologues), and Victor Tan (acclaimed visual artist), with music by Harmony Community Choir.

Three monologues that capture the unique experiences of navigating life as a differently-abled person in Singapore.

Can a blind woman feel fear, anger and empathy? Why do some assume a wheelchair user is automatically intellectually disabled? Is it possible for someone with very low vision to create beautiful works of art that intimately capture the beauty of human anatomy?

Perspectives is audio described and captioned. The film is accessible for viewers with visual and hearing impairments.

Date: 25 March 2021
Time: 6:00pm and 7:30pm
Duration: 1 hour
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

Adapting Stories for Performance

This workshop aims to introduce participants to the process of adapting literary works to the stage, through a series of hands-on writing exercises. Learn the strategies of adapting a story to the stage and get an introduction to the basics of dramatic writing with playwright Jean Tay.

Date: 5 September 2020
Time: 9.30am
Duration: 3 hours
Ticketing Info: $80 (Eventbrite ticketing charges apply)

The Sound Inside

Intensely intimate and deeply moving, "The Sound Inside" is a haunting play that probes the question of what one person can do for another. Hailed by The New York Times as “an astonishing new play”, this scintillating two-hander looks at how two brilliant social misfits connect and bond with each other. Written by award-winning writer Adam Rapp, the beauty of this gripping drama The Sound Inside is that it’s never what you expect.

Audio-described performance: 3rd April 2021
SgSL-interpreted performance: 10th April 2021

Date: 3 / 10 April 2021
Time: 6pm
Duration: 90 minutes with no intermission

Seeing ______ Through the Eyes of Impermanence

Faced with relentless change, is our basic instinct to hold onto the familiar? Seeing ______ Through the Eyes of Impermanence asks a critical question about these extraordinary times: how do we embrace impermanence with bravery and compassion?

This upcoming double bill by The Human Expression (T.H.E) Dance Company surfaces hidden stories and perspectives in our struggle with change, bringing together acclaimed choreographer Albert Tiong and up-and-coming choreographer Anthea Seah, formerly a full-time artist with T.H.E immersed in the company’s HollowBody training.

Date: 3-5 December (Specific Accessibility Show Date: 4 December)
Time: 3pm and 8pm
Duration: Approximately 1 hour 30 minutes

Django in Pain by Por Piedad Teatro & The Play Company

A playwright wants to write a happy play, but he can't because his main character is so depressed that he wants to end his life. Hopefully the playwright will find a way to give Django’s journey a happy ending. Or is it the other way around?

Django in Pain is an astonishing, exquisitely detailed and healing piece about depression, creativity and love. Made and staged within the isolation of the early days of the pandemic in New York City, using only hand-made puppets and scrap materials found around their home, this feature-length table-top puppet show filmed on a cellphone chronicles the often-humorous with razor edges of grief misfortunes and adventures of Django—a puppet loosely inspired by Django Reinhardt, and a stray dog that keeps getting in his way. A deeply personal and at the same time universal, multi-layered tale of despair, loyalty and hope.

Date: 4 - 15 January 2023
Time: All day
Duration: 60 minutes
Specific Accessibility Show Date Closed captions in English. A version with audio description is also available.

TLC Children's Festival

SRT is excited to present a month of fun-filled activities that entertain, inspire and nurture growing minds. Wander around the festival's virtual playground, and discover amazing performances, inspiring games and activities, engaging talks and workshops that make this festival so special and unique. Join us from the comfort of your own home! 
All videos and content are captioned with SgSL interpretation.

Date: 5th September - 4th October 2020


"An incredibly moving reflection and depiction of death and bereavement."
– The Flying Inkpot

"Heartfelt, beguiling, and magical."
– The Straits Times

When a father takes his life, his wife grieves, his daughter wonders, and his mother laughs. Berak looks at the whimsical journey of a family dealing with mortality. Adapted from Chong Tze Chien’s award-winning Poop!, Berak stars the stellar cast of Siti Khalijah Zainal, Fir Rahman, Siti Hajar Abdul Gani, and Aidli ‘Alin’ Mosbit.

With its humorous musings on family, love, and grief, Berak promises to speak to your heart in unexpected ways, filling it with magic, laughter, and hope.

Creative Team

Director: Mohd Fared Jainal
Playwright (Malay adaptation): Zulfadli Rashid
Cast: Alin Mosbit, Fir Rahman, Siti Hajar, Siti K
Sound Designer: Safuan Johari
Visual Media Designer: Eric Lee
Set Designer: Wong Chee Wai
Lighting Designer: Alberta Wileo
Choreographer: Norisham Osman

Production and Technical Team
Producer: Shaza Ishak
Production Stage Manager: Khairina Khalid
Assistant Stage Manager: Anais Adjani
Surtitle Operator: Ezra Kamal

Date: 1 Sep - 4 Sep 2022
Time: 3pm, 8pm
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Specific Accessibility Show Date 2 Sep, Fri, 8pm

Nüwa Connect @ Affordable Art Fair

Nüwa 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 Affordable Art Fair who take pride in implementing their way of making contemporary art accessible to everyone. Their relaxed and friendlier approach to organizing Art Fairs has been very effective to attract first time buyers, families and seasoned collectors alike! Creating inspiring, fun and unique ways to enjoy Art as meant to be enjoyed.

Camilla Hewittson, Managing Director AAF Asia Pacific, and Alan Koh, Fair Director, will join us to tell the story so far, and what's in store for the future.

We will also introduce Nüwa members exhibiting at the fair and will hear from Studio-ID founder and visual artist Nidhi Samani, a British Indian artist living and working in Singapore. Nidhi is a trained Fashion Designer turned artist. In her current works, the artists oeuvre is characterized by her vivid depiction of nature represented in mixed media.

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.

Date: 22 Nov 
Time: 10AM
Duration: 1.5 hours
Venue: Art Education Space - Room E Level 3 - F1 Pit Building

The Virtual Enabling Festival 2020

The Enabling Festival 2020; Do You See What I See? invites you to see the world through the eyes of a person living with dementia and his/her caregiver; an online educational and creative festival happening September 25 to 16 October 2020. This series of talks, digital meetups, thought leaders’ interviews and video streamings, deliver key information on dementia and caregiving that we think everyone should have access to. A full programme of online events, all FREE to register at www.enableasia.org

Recalling Mother: Her Lines, My Lines

“Her hands, at 8, are washing grains of rice running the grains through her tiny fingers.

My hands, at 8, are grasping a pencil pressing the nib against the pages of my primary school exercise book.”

“Her hands, at 35, cook and clean, cook and clean, cook and clean.

My hands, at 35, type and text, type and text, type and text.”

Mother-daughter relationships are always complex. Their echoes spread across generations. How does time bring a new perspective to the way we relate to our parents? A vivid, affecting portrait of the ties between mothers and daughters, Recalling Mother: Her Lines, My Lines invites you to re-examine this special connection with tenderness, compassion, and empathy.

Immensely moving and funny, Checkpoint Theatre’s Recalling Mother: Her Lines, My Lines celebrates the joys, trials and intricacies of mother-daughter relationships. A living work that has seen many successive versions, the piece has resonated deeply with global audiences in Singapore, New York, Brisbane and Adelaide since it began its journey in 2006.

Now, in 2022, the conversations evolve further, with changing times, bodies, and relationships creating new bonds and stories. Dynamics shift, love and care become inextricable. Daughters find themselves renegotiating their roles as they grow up and grow old with their parents.

Shared with verve, generosity and wit, acclaimed theatremakers and friends Claire Wong and Noorlinah Mohamed open an intimate, safe space for all to listen to their stories and recall mother in their own way.

Writers, Directors, Performers: Claire Wong and Noorlinah Mohamed
Set Designer: Johanna Pan
Lighting & Multimedia Designer: Elizabeth Mak
Sound Designer: Shah Tahir

Date: 15 Sep - 18 Sep 2022
Time: 3pm, 8pm
Duration: 1 hour 10 mins
Specific Accessibility Show Date 17 Sep, Sat, 3pm


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

Into The Woods - Dance Workshop 2

Come May 2021, Maya Dance Theatre’s Diverse Abilities Dance Collective (DADC) descends on Woodlands Regional Library with Into the Woods, a visual exhibition from their recent production, Mighty Mousedeer of the Forest; a dance theatre production of how the cunning mousedeer, Sang Kanchil, who uses her wits to outsmart the ferocious tiger bent on eating her.

Watch the animals come to life as they dance along with you through the interactive videos and a featured special dance workshop on 2 May 2021 from 2:00pm-2:30pm and 3:00-3:30pm.

Date: 2 May 2021
Time: 2:00-2:30pm and 3pm-3:30pm
Duration: 30 minutes

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

Masterclass and Lecture with Joe England Drama and Autism (JEDAA)

SRT Learning & Engagement is partnering with Joe England Drama and Autism (JEDAA) to provide hands-on professional development for artists and teaching professionals in Singapore.

Joe England is an expert in drama provision within Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) settings and will provide his best strategies accumulated over many years. Over the course of the masterclass, you will be prompted to begin thinking about inclusivity when conducting drama sessions.

JEDAA presents an action-packed workshop filled with top tips on integrating inclusive drama practice within an ASC setting.

Working with Joe, you will:

Breakdown elements of a session plan to implement with your learners
Build confidence in your own teaching practice
Explore JEDAA principles such as
Defining the Space
In-role and demonstrating
Use of Music
Work through and take away ideas on how to start a class.
Who Should Apply?

Teaching Artists and Teaching Professionals looking to gain more knowledge and skills in Drama and Autism — No previous training required.

Applicants with disabilities are welcome to apply as well. SRT encourages all teaching artists to share any additional needs so we may support and facilitate their learning experience for this workshop.

Date: 22nd July 2022, Friday
Time: Workshops — 10am to 12pm, 2pm to 4pm. Lecture — 5 to 6pm
Duration: 2 Hours, Workshop and 1 Hour, Lecture.
Price: $20 for Workshop. Lecture is free.

Demystifying Technology - A Laboratory Project

We would like to invite all artists and technologists to our newest programme in March 2021 - "Demystifying Tech" - another international collaboration between us, Singapore Repertory Theatre, Republic Polytechnic, and Nathan Geering at Rationale Arts (UK).

This is an exciting event which looks at how cutting edge technologies can be used to enhance accessibility within theatre. It is a space for you to learn about a variety of technologies and how they can be used within a theatrical context to not only enhance accessibility, but to enrich theatrical experience. During the event you will be able to pose questions to Nathan and the experts at RP about working with technology to create productions that maximise storytelling capabilities – without compromising on artistic integrity.

In the interest of ensuring an inclusive and dynamic environment for collaboration, both disabled and non-disabled persons are strongly encouraged to register for the workshop.

Date: 23rd / 24th / 25th March 2021
Time: 4 pm - 9 pm
Duration: 5 hours (including an hour's break and light refreshments)

Rethinking Autism

The autism spectrum is often viewed through a lens of bias and misunderstanding, resulting in people on the autism spectrum being pressured to conform instead of the encouraged to thrive.
Join us as we discuss autism acceptance and learn about the misconceptions surrounding the autism spectrum from a panel of experts. Are the barriers that stop people on the autism spectrum from succeeding in mainstream society necessary or artificially enforced by society? Why is the prevalent narrative focused on passing as non-autistic? and what can people without autism learn from those with autism?

Date: 1 April 2021
Time: 8pm - 9pm
Duration: 1 hour

Creative Captioning Training for Arts and Cultural Events

As part of their commitment to accessibility, Singapore Repertory Theatre is glad to be able to offer comprehensive training in captioning for the arts, led by their partners at Access Path Productions.

The full-day workshop (18th November / 19th November) will introduce participants to the basics of creating creative captioning for a theatre performance, with hands-on practice on an upcoming theatre production at SRT. The sessions will prepare you with the knowledge and skills needed to utilise captioning in a professional context, and in supporting access to events for diverse audiences.

Date: 18th November / 19th November 2021
Time: 10 am - 6 pm
Duration: 8 hours (including lunch and refreshments)

Mother of Compost

We live in an ecologically precarious time. Some of us don’t want to bring children into this world, others are worried their children won’t have a world to grow old into... but we’ve still got a whole lot of love to give. Rethink what it means to give birth and be birthed, and dance along with us in this gooey, camp and interactive subversion of family portraits, birthing classes, and evolutionary biology.

Over the course of the performance, the audience transforms from strangers to the beginnings of a family. Mother of Compost is a queer and unruly family gathering and a communal grieving for what is being lost and everything left to fight for.

From the minds of queer performance-makers Noémie Huttner-Koros and director Andrew Sutherland, Mother of Compost asks you to roll up your sleeves this Fringe Festival… Change only comes from getting your hands dirty.

Date: 4 - 6 January 2023
Time: 8pm
Duration: 60 minutes
Specific Accessibility Show Date Open captions in English for all shows. STTI for post-show dialogue on 5 January 2023 available upon request.

Sweeney Todd

Tony and Olivier Award-winning actress Lea Salonga (Miss Saigon) returns to Singapore to star in one of the greatest musicals of all time – Sweeney Todd. This tasty, thrilling, theatrical treat has simultaneously shocked, awed and delighted audiences across the world since it first opened on Broadway, where it won eight Tony Awards (including Best Musical).

2019 celebrates the 40th anniversary of this spectacular musical, written and composed by the legendary Stephen Sondheim - winner of an Academy Award, eight Grammy Awards, eight Tony Awards, a Pulitzer Prize and a Laurence Olivier Award. Some of his best known works include West Side Story, Company, Pacific Overtures, Sunday in the Park with George and Into the Woods.

This is the infamous tale of an unjustly accused barber who returns from exile seeking vengeance against the lecherous Judge Turpin who framed him. The road to revenge leads Sweeney Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop. Mrs. Lovett's luck sharply shifts when Todd's thirst for blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her meat pies that has the people lining up... and that’s just the beginning of the carnage!

Sweeney Todd will be staged in Singapore for the very first time this November. Don’t miss this masterpiece that is sure to both thrill and delight audiences.

Date: 28 Nov - 8 Dec 2019
Time: Tue - Fri: 8pm
Sat: 3pm & 8pm
Sun: 1pm & 6pm
Duration: Approximately 2 hours 45 minutes (including a 20-minute interval)
Venue: Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands

Arts & Disability Forum 2020

The Arts & Disability Forum 2020 (ADF2020) returns on 7, 8 & 9 October 2020 as a fully virtual event*! With its focus this year on "Cultivating Collaborations, Increasing Access", ADF2020 will spotlight discussions on bridging authentic collaborations and harnessing access as a creative asset.

Jointly organised by Very Special Arts Singapore and the National Arts Council Singapore, partnered by Singapore International Foundation and supported by British Council, ADF2020 brings together more than 10 speakers from Australia, India, Malaysia, Singapore and the United Kingdom to share their varied experiences and perspectives. Delegates from Singapore and overseas comprising of arts practitioners and organisations, social sector professionals and key agencies, will also be invited to interact and exchange ideas on arts and disability inclusivity within the arts.

*Captioning will be provided during the Forum.

Date: 7,8 & 9 October 2020

Acting Mad

Mental illness does not discriminate. Although there is more access to information, many still suffer silently or face stigma when they come out with their illness. What is this experience like for actors in Singapore? Are they expected to just deal with their mental health issues because they are seen as “tortured artists” and “so full of drama”?

As part of The Necessary Stage’s exploratory platform, The Orange Production in 2019, the company first presented the work-in-progress showing of Acting Mad, a verbatim play based on interviews with 20 actors who have experienced or are going through mental health issues. This iteration, commissioned by Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay for The Studios 2022, incorporates new interview texts and testimonies, as well actors’ responses to the pandemic and its impact on them.

Can sharing our stories and creating theatre be a form of solace and support?

Writer/Director: Haresh Sharma
Performers: Ghafir Akbar, Karen Tan, Masturah Oli and Tan Guo Lian Sutton
Choreographer: Edith Podesta
Assistant Director: Deonn Yang
Set Designer: Vincent Lim
Lighting Designer: Yo Shao Ann
Sound Designer: Te Hao Boon
Support Facilitator: Rosie McGowan
Assistant Choreographer: Ryan Ang
Dramaturg: Sindhura Kalidas
Multimedia Designer: M. Nurfadhli Jasni
Multimedia Consultant: Brian Gothong Tan

Date: 25 Aug - 28 Aug
Time: 3pm, 8pm
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

The Launch of the Inclusive Young Company (iYC)

SRT is partnering with Access Path Productions to launch their very first theatre training programme for diverse needs and abilities. iYC is a holistic acting programme for young persons and adults between the ages of 16 – 35, who identify as persons with disabilities. Sharing its goals with SRT’s acclaimed The Young Company (TYC) acting programme, it aims to equip and nurture selected actors-in-training with the confidence, transferable employment skills, and communication techniques that they will need to shine onstage, as well as in their career of choice. It features professional masterclasses and mentorship – led by international artist Grace Lee-Khoo – which will provide a platform for the development of participants' creative potential as independent performers and theatre-makers. 

Express your interest in joining us here: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=UHgks5zCuUCyWsP-vobxDQ2mmYg840lGnWfVhjCl5SZUNjJKWk1aOFVUWDVDVTVRNkhYSTNTQzNHViQlQCN0PWcu.

The Lifespan of a Fact

Jim Fingal is a fresh-out-of-Harvard fact-checker for a prominent but sinking New York magazine. John D’Agata is a talented writer with a transcendent essay about the suicide of a teenage boy—an essay that could save the magazine from collapse. When Jim is assigned to fact check D’Agata’s essay, the two come head to head in a comedic yet gripping battle over facts versus truth.

Featuring Ghafir Akbar (Shakespeare in the Park – Julius Caesar and Guards at the Taj), Janice Koh (Hand to God) and Jamil Schulze. Directed by Daniel Slater (Shakespeare in the Park – Romeo & Juliet).


25 Feb - 14 Mar 2020

Audio Description
Saturday, 7 March 2020, 7PM (inclusive of Touch Tour)

Sign Language Interpretation
Saturday, 14 March 2020, 8PM

Time: Mon - Fri: 8pm
Sat: 4pm, 8pm
Duration: 85 Mins (No Intermission)
Venue: KC Arts Centre - Home of SRT

Into The Woods - Dance Workshop 1

Come May 2021, Maya Dance Theatre’s Diverse Abilities Dance Collective (DADC) descends on Woodlands Regional Library with Into the Woods, a visual exhibition from their recent production, Mighty Mousedeer of the Forest; a dance theatre production of how the cunning mousedeer, Sang Kanchil, who uses her wits to outsmart the ferocious tiger bent on eating her.

Watch the animals come to life as they dance along with you through the interactive videos and a featured special dance workshop on 2 May 2021 from 2:00pm-2:30pm and 3:00-3:30pm.

Date: 2 May 2021
Time: 3pm-3:30pm
Duration: 30 minutes

Deadline Extended: Open Call for SIF's Arts for Good Projects 2022

We’ve extended our deadline! The Singapore International Foundation (SIF)'s Arts for Good Projects is looking for arts-based proposals that:

- Connect Singapore and global communities creatively for social good through the arts in view of social distancing practices and travel restrictions
- Facilitate active engagement with or participation by different communities across borders
- Feature hybrid means of production, presentation, collaboration or community engagement
- Promote cross-cultural understanding, international collaboration and positive social change.

This year, priority will be given to Arts for Good Projects that:
- Involve persons with disabilities, and/or
- Address the theme of environmental and urban sustainability.

Apply by 15 May here - https://www.sif.org.sg/Our-Work/Cultural-Exchange/Arts-for-Good-Projects.

What is a Merdeka History? (Live webinar)

Why did Singapore mark the Bicentennial of Raffles' landing on the island?

Alfian Sa'at's play "Merdeka / 獨立 / சுதந்திரம்" explores the history of colonial rule, overlooked episodes of trauma, anticolonial resistance, as well as the difficulties of getting rid of its hold on our minds.

In this webinar, historians and researchers will propose the writing of a Merdeka (independence) history that will deepen the understanding of our past, and progress towards a more open and inclusive future.

This webinar will be free to watch on the Ethos Books Facebook page on Saturday, 6 Feb, 10.30AM. Sign language interpretation (SgSL) will be provided.

Date: 6 Feburary 2021
Duration: 10.30am-12.00pm

M1 Peer Pleasure Youth Theatre Festival 2020: What If

What If
A new media experience co-created by a multidisciplinary group of performers, designers and directors. Amid a pandemic, where time and space are warped, and how we exist and connect feels alienating, What If explores being human.

Presenting to you 4 original works that will each be accompanied by a short animation.
Audience participation is welcomed in all the shows.

Date: Various dates
Time: 8pm
Duration: Vary with show
Ticketing Info: $5 per ticket for each show (excluding $0.50 SISTIC fee)

Audition for the Inclusive Young Company (iYC)!

A partnership with Access Path Productions, SRT’s Inclusive Young Company (iYC) is a holistic acting programme for young persons and adults between the ages of 16 – 35, who identify as persons with disabilities. Sharing its goals with our acclaimed The Young Company (TYC) acting programme, it aims to equip and nurture you with the confidence, transferable employment skills, and communication techniques that you will need to shine onstage, as well as in your career of choice. It features professional masterclasses and mentorship – led by international artist Grace Lee-Khoo – which will provide a platform for the development of your creative potential as an independent performer and theatre-maker.

The first semester of our 2022 programme will take place from January – April 2022, and the second semester from July – October 2022. The participation fee is SGD200.00 per semester.
Participants will be given a choice between auditioning for us in person, or online via Zoom, on Sunday 28th November. The deadline for applications would be Thursday 25th November 2021, 11:59 pm.

Date: 28th November 2021
Time: 10 am - 3 pm
Duration: Each audition slot is 20 minutes long.

Drawing for a Living

If you are an aspiring illustrator, or someone who already illustrates but wants to break into the exciting business of freelance illustration, this fun and interactive course is designed for you. Unlike other instructional courses on this subject, here you will hang out with an internationally published illustrator who will share her tools, tips and trade secrets to not just survive but enjoy life as a freelance illustrator.

Date: 12 September 2020
Time: 9.30am
Duration: 3 hours
Ticketing Info: $60 (Eventbrite ticketing charges apply)

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

Sensory Storytime @ Woodlands Regional Library

Join us for a special storytime tailored to engage the different senses. This programme is designed to support children with special needs.

Families with typically developing children are also welcome.

Limited to 7 parent-child pairs and each registration is a parent-child pair.

Date: 2 May 2021
Time: 9:30am-10:00am
Duration: 30 minutes

The 9 Fridas by Kaite O’Reilly

The Inclusive Young Company presents The 9 Fridas, a performance text by award-winning playwright and disability arts icon Kaite O’Reilly. The 9 Fridas is a mosaic, with many representations of Frida Kahlo - disabled, Mexican and currently the most famous female artist in the world. Monologues delivered by specifically non-Frida figures/characters tell contemporary stories that parallel aspects of her biography as F journeys through memory and the Mayan afterlife.

Date: 15 & 16 October 2022
Time: 2pm & 7pm
Duration: Approximately 1hour 30 minutes
Specific Accessibility Show Date 15 & 16 October 2022

Quiet Hour

Woodlands Regional Library will be opening at 9am exclusively for people with special needs. Do come and enjoy a very quiet library experience with us on the 4th Tuesday of each month, 9:00am-10:00am. Registration is required and admission will be at 9:00am-9:15am.

To view or download the Social Story, please visit: https://www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary/SocialStory_WRL_v2.pdf

Please note that registration for the next month will open at the end of the current month.

Sweeney Todd will be staged in Singapore for the very first time this November. Don’t miss this masterpiece that is sure to both thrill and delight audiences.

Date: 28 Jan - 22 Dec 2020
Time: 9am - 10am
Duration: 1 Hour
Ticketing Info: Session is free of charge
Venue: Woodlands Regional Library

Giving Tuesdays

Playeum, Children's Centre for Creativity is excited to introduce Giving Tuesdays. This unique initiative aims to support the role of play in the lives of children with special needs/disabilities. The programme will take place every Tuesday* afternoon between 1:30pm to 5:30pm at Playeum. Admission is FREE for all children recognized special needs & their siblings. Peers without special needs are welcome too, but will be charged admission fees.

Giving Tuesdays:

The programme encourages children with special needs to explore their world through play, express themselves and engage with peers. Play is important in the holistic development of children. Open-ended play gives voice to the child and allows for the development of 21st century skills, and encourages creativity, problem-solving, communication, collaboration and critical thinking. The programme is led by Dr. Esther Joosa, Playeum's Director of Pedagogy, who will provide guidance and expertise advice to parents and teachers.

Date: Tuesdays

Accessibility Show Date:
21 Jan, 28 Jan, 4 Feb, 11 Feb, 18 Feb, 25 Feb, 3 Mar 2020

Time: 1.30pm - 5.30pm
Duration: 4 Hours (flexible artful play exhibition)

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

Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

3 Actors. 37 plays. 97 minutes. It’s Shakespeare at its funniest!

Experience Shakespeare like never before as SRT presents London’s longest-running comedy, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). An irreverent, fast-paced romp through the best bits of the Bard’s plays. From Elizabethan England, to a power station in Pasir Panjang, watch as three actors weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare’s 37 comedies, histories, and tragedies in one wild 97-minute ride that will leave you breathless with laughter.

Audio-described performance: Saturday 13th November 2021, 6 pm - 7:30 pm
Captioned performance: Saturday 20th November 2021, 6 pm - 7:30 pm

Date: 30 October 2021 - 14 November 2021
Time: Various
Duration: Approximately 90 minutes
Specific Accessibility Show Date: 13th November 2021, 6 pm (AD) | 20th November 2021, 6 pm (Captioned)

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

Happy Owl @ Woodlands Regional Library

The library opens early for persons with special needs to roam and explore the library without the buzz of the crowd! We usually open at 10am.

Come and enjoy the calmer experience compared to typical opening hours, and feel free to invite any friends with special needs too!

Registration will be required and admission will be from 9.00am - 9.15am.

Registration is free.

Date: 2 May 2021
Time: 9am-10am
Duration: 1 hour

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

Animal Farm

“All animals are equal. But some animals are more equal than others.” Something is going on at Manor Farm. The animals have overthrown Farmer Jones and, with the pigs as their leaders, have created a new state for themselves called Animal Farm.

Vowing to eliminate the terrible inequities in the system, the pigs write a set of commandments as a guide for animal life. However, cunning propaganda hides their true agenda, as the ideals of the revolution are gradually subverted. Animal Farm, George Orwell’s most celebrated novel, is a timely reminder that absolute power corrupts and that totalitarian regimes inevitably betray the trust of ordinary citizens. Combining physical theatre, live and original music, and innovative design, Wild Rice’s 20th-anniversary production of Animal Farm is more than just a tale of barnyard betrayal. Vital, sexy and wickedly funny, it invigorates a world classic with humour, integrity and clarity – proving that Orwell’s dark fairy tale is as relevant today as it was 80 years ago.

Date: From 18 September 2022
Time: 2.30pm (Touch Tour Starts at 1.15pm)
Duration: 1 hours 30 minutes without intermission
Specific Accessibility Show Date 30 August 2022 (CC), 3 September 2022 (AD)

A Monster Calls

Based on the novel by Patrick Ness and inspired by an original idea by Siobhan Dowd, devised by Sally Cookson, Adam Peck and the Company

'Stories are wild creatures', the monster said. 'When you let them loose, who knows what havoc they might wreak?'

Patrick Ness' piercing novel is brought vividly to life in this Olivier Award-winning production by director Daniel Jenkins and performed by the graduation class of The Young Company 2022.

Thirteen-year-old Conor and his mum have managed just fine since his dad moved. But now his mum is sick and not getting any better. His grandmother won't stop interfering and the kids at school won't look him in the eye.

Then, one night, Conor is woken by something at his window. A monster has come walking. It's come to tell Conor tales from when it walked before. And when it's finished, Conor must tell his own story and face his deepest fears.

From the critically acclaimed bestseller, A Monster Calls offers a dazzling insight into love, life and healing.

Date: From 15 to 17 December 2022
Time: Thursday – Friday: 7.30pm, Saturday: 2pm & 7.30pm
Duration: Approximately 90 minutes (no intermission)
Specific Accessibility Show Date 17 December 2022

Open Call: Singapore International Foundation’s Arts for Good Projects 2021

The Singapore International Foundation’s Arts for Good Projects is a programme that brings together artists and different sectors of society to collaborate on arts-based initiatives for social good.

We are looking for projects that

  • Connect Singapore and global communities creatively for social good through the arts in view of social distancing practices and travel restrictions
  • Facilitate active engagement with or participation by different communities across borders
  • Feature digital means of production, presentation, collaboration or community engagement
  • Promote cross-cultural understanding, international collaboration and positive social change

Projects should commence after 1 July 2021 and be completed by 31 December 2021. Successful applicants may receive up to $20,000 per project. Applications close on 6 May 2021.

Date: 8 April - 6 May
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

Pulau Ujong / Island At The End

Pulau Ujong, or “Island at the End”, is one of the oldest recorded names for Singapore. But what was it like at the beginning, before humans started transforming the landscape? What lifeforms once filled its rainforests and rivers, and which ones are now extinct? With temperatures soaring twice as fast as the rest of the world, what will this island’s future look like?

Written with heartfelt insight by award-winning playwright Alfian Sa’at, Pulau Ujong / Island at the End is a riveting piece of documentary theatre featuring interviews with climate scientists, botanists, zoologists, environmental historians and activists. Their words, wishes and worries for the world take centre stage alongside the more-than-human voices we all need to hear – from zoo mascot Ah Meng to Singapore’s last tiger. Brought to thrilling, kaleidoscopic heights by director Edith Podesta and a brilliant ensemble cast, Pulau Ujong is both an elegy and a cry of hope. At a time when we can no longer afford to turn a blind eye to climate change as it ravages the entire planet, Pulau Ujong invites audiences to re-acquaint themselves with the miracles and mysteries of the natural world.

Date: From 15 September 2022
Time: 2.30pm (Touch Tour Starts at 1.15pm)
Duration: 1 hours 45 minutes including intermission
Specific Accessibility Show Date 1 October 2022

Never the Bride by The Necessary Stage

Three queer Singaporean men cast a little gay spell, don their bridal veils, and embark on a whirlwind journey towards matrimony. They dream through the past, the present and an imagined future to discover what a big, fat, fabulously gay wedding would look like for them!

In a country where the legal right to marriage is denied to the queer community, these individuals navigate the political, social, cultural, and personal reality of their lives, along with saying “yes” to whimsical wedding fantasies. “Always the bridesmaid, never the bride.” Is that the ultimate ultimatum, or is there a possible way to find marital bliss amidst the chaos?

Date: 4 - 8 January 2023
Time: 3pm & 8pm
Duration: 90 min

TRIP 2023: I am just trying to say something true

After smashing her work computer in the office pantry in an uncharacteristic fit of rage, Risa is now sat in a room with Dr Robert, her newly acquired therapist. She cannot go back to how she was living before. Risa must look back on her own life to look forward. What caused her to end up at this exact spot?

Was it her Catholic ah ma whose funeral she skipped, her ex-girlfriend whom she loved deeply but broke up with, or her tendency to feel too much? Or maybe... something else entirely?

So instead, this is a story about distance: the spaces between people and places, the gaps between past and present; and about living in the gulf between what we know and what we feel.

First commissioned for the 2018 season of The Studios, Michelle Tan’s deeply intimate script explores the complexities of personal truth and emotional vulnerability.

A programme of TRIP—a platform to showcase work by early-career directors.

Director: Renee Yeong
Playwright: Michelle Tan
Performer: Sabrina Sng
Lighting Designer: Gabriel Chan
Sound Designer: Jing Ng
Set Designer: Petrina Dawn Tan
Production Manager: Lam Dan Fong (The Backstage Affair)
Stage Manager: Celestine Wong (The Backstage Affair)
Assistant Stage Manager: Chong Wee Nee (The Backstage Affair)

Photo Credit: Crispian Chan

Date: 8 & 9 Apr 2023
Time: 8 Apr Sat - 8pm, 9 Apr Sun - 3pm & 8pm
Duration: 1hr 30mins
Specific Accessibility Show Date 26 November 2022, 3pm

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

"French Piano Series" - Hayato Sumino "Cateen" Piano Recital

Hayato Sumino Singapore debut. Join us as we witness one of the finest pianist of the new generation LIVE at the Victoria Concert Hall.

Born in 1995, Hayato Sumino won the Grand Prix of the Special Class of the PTNA Piano Competition while he was a graduate student at the University of Tokyo in 2018. This was the start of his full-fledged musical career.

In 2019, he won the third prize at the Lyon International Piano Competition, and in 2017, he won the gold medal at International Chopin Competition in Asia, and many other prizes. He has performed with Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra, Gunma Symphony Orchestra, and FILARMONICA BRASOV.

Date: 12 October 2022, Wednesday
Time: 7.30pm to 10pm
Duration: 2.5 Hours
Price: Free


In the frame of Giving Week organized by the National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre – NVPC, Sing’theatre is launching its third edition of SINGATHON on Sunday, 4th December 2022 after 2 very successful editions in 2020 and 2021.

” If people can run a Marathon for a cause, why not sing for a cause, for a Singathon? Especially when the cause is to support Sing’theatre’s community outreach programs to bring music to underserved communities,” explains TJ Taylor, Associate Artistic Director of Sing’theatre, who came up with the idea in 2020.

From 10 am to 10 pm, singers from all walks of life, age, and race will take turns every 20 minutes to perform all music styles, reflecting the multi-ethnic and multi-cultural aspects of Singaporean society.

Date: 4 December 2022
Time: 10am -10pm
Duration: 12 hour concert
Info No tickets are required. It will be held at ITE College Central, IlluminITE Theatre, 2 Ang Mo Kio Dr, Singapore 567720.

Gretel & Hansel (Mandarin) – 糖果屋历险记



Gretel & Hansel 糖果屋历险记改编自经典《格林童话》故事。一部诚挚、幽默及有趣的故事,叙述姐弟之间的纠纷和家人给予的爱与鼓励;了解身为家中长女该有的责任。姐弟俩将带领观众走入一场天马行空的惊险之旅。Gretel & Hansel 糖果屋历险记有助于让孩子们学着与人融洽相处、珍惜兄弟姐妹之间的情谊以及了解亲情的重要性。

Gretel & Hansel 糖果屋历险记首演于2019年,以英语进行演出。这部改编自经典《格林童话》的故事主要讲述在困境中,姐弟俩如何互相扶持,凸显出亲情的重要性。

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 & 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 & Hansel will help encourage children to work together, appreciate their siblings and understand the importance of family love.

First staged in English in 2019, this reimagined storytelling adapted from the well-loved fairy tale from the Brothers Grimm highlights the importance of sibling relationship amidst the rivalry.

Date: 27 July to 8 September 2022
Time: 2pm
Duration: 50 minutes, with no intermission
Specific Accessibility Show Date 13 August (AD), 21 August 2022 (CC), 28 August 2022 (RP)

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

TRIP 2023: No Particular Order

A despot has come to power. The population is anxious, submissive and scared. 

But beneath every violation of civil liberty, there are real human beings; behind every act of resistance, there is an individual willing to risk everything. And these people aren't heroic or remarkable – they're just like us. 

Through a series of vignettes involving the lives of bureaucrats, soldiers, artists and tour guides, No Particular Order charts the fate of a society in turmoil to ask at every step of the way: is it empathy, or power, that endures? 

Joel Tan’s No Particular Order  first debuted in May 2022 at London’s Theatre503. Described as “startling and apocalyptic”, the play was shortlisted for the Theatre503 International Playwriting Award as well as the 2022 George Devine Award. This performance marks its Singapore premiere.

A programme of TRIP—a platform to showcase work by early-career directors.

Director: Sim Yan Ying “YY”
Playwright: Joel Tan
Performers: Arielle Jasmine Van Zuijlen, Karen Tan, Pavan J Singh and Shrey Bhargava
Lighting Designer: James Tan
Sound Designer: Lee Yew Jin (Ctrl Fre@k)
Set Designer: Hella Chan
Production Manager: Evelyn Chia (The Backstage Affair)
Stage Manager: Carolene Ruth Liew (The Backstage Affair)
Assistant Stage Manager: Irish Alcantara (The Backstage Affair)

Date: 1 & 2 Apr 2023
Time: 1 Apr Sat - 8pm, 2 Apr Sun - 3pm & 8pm
Duration: 1hr 30 mins

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

Playwrights' Cove 2022

The culmination of Playwrights’ Cove 2022 will see the participants present their newly developed works as live presentations of readings from 2 to 6 November 2022. Each playwright will have their play directed by veteran and emerging Singapore directors, and read by various actors from the industry. Each performance slot will feature up to two plays presented to a public audience at Practice Space, The Theatre Practice, followed by a post-show dialogue with the playwrights, facilitated by Haresh Sharma.

Date: 2 Nov - 6 Nov 2022
Time: Wed - Sat: 8pm, Sun: 3pm
Duration: 120 minutes

The LKY Musical

One of the most successful Singaporean shows of all-time, The LKY Musical, returns this September.

Presented by Aiwei and Singapore Repertory Theatre, this will be the first large-scale musical to take place here in over two years!

Watched by over 50,000 people during its first run in 2015, this home-grown musical tells Lee Kuan Yew’s story - from his student days in 1941 to Singapore’s independence in 1965.

Starring Adrian Pang and Kit Chan, with music by Dick Lee.

This is more than just one man’s story.

This is a tale of idealism, war, intrigue, betrayal, loyalty, determination, passion and love.

This is the story of Singapore.

The LKY Musical is an inspiring tale of facing hardship head-on, overcoming seemingly insurmountable challenges and rising from the ashes. With new musical arrangements and new songs, this is an ideal show to bring Singaporeans together after the challenging past couple of years.

This exciting project is the work of an international team of artists – with music by Singapore’s iconic musician and composer, Dick Lee; lyrics by Laurence Olivier Award winner Stephen Clark; book by Tony Petito; and story devised by Meira Chand. Directed by veteran London West End director Steven Dexter (Forbidden City).

Presented with subtitles for Mandarin-speaking audiences. 此音乐剧包含中文字幕.

Date: From 7 September 2022
Time: 2.30pm
Duration: Approximately 150 minutes (20 minutes intermission)
Specific Accessibility Show Date 24 September 2022

Hare & Tortoise

A modern take on Aesop's Fable - The Hare and The Tortoise - a fun, fast-paced play about friendship

Harri and Tatta have a race to win. The only problem they have is each other.

Forced to travel the route together, speedy Harri and steady Tatta become instant frenemies who can’t agree on anything - Harri is desperate to go faster, but Tatta can’t and doesn’t want to keep up. A host of colourful characters along the way offer new challenges until a wrong turn finds the pair stuck above the road in a construction site unable to move in any direction at all.

Can they find common ground? Will they make it to the finish line? And does slow and steady really win the race?

This contemporary adaptation explores the notion of speed in a literal and metaphorical sense. In today’s winner-takes-all world, it’s never been more essential to be able to keep up. But what does it mean to be fast or slow, and how can we make space for everyone’s talents and abilities?

Date: From 26 Oct 2022
Time: Weekdays: 9.30am and 11.30am, Weekends & Public Holiday(s): 11am, 2pm
Duration: 50 minutes
Specific Accessibility Show Date 20 November 2022, 2pm

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

The Almighty Sometimes

A heartfelt family drama about love, life and letting go, no matter what the consequences may be.

Anna has been on medication for so long she can't remember who she is without it. All she knows is that once, as a little girl, she was a prodigious writing talent, in possession of a thrilling imagination.

Now twenty-one, Anna wants to rediscover the talent and passions she believes were interrupted. She wants to know what life would be like without pills and prescriptions, but as Anna tries to find out who she really is, her mother, remains determined to protect her – but Anna’s treatment is no longer her decision.

Kendall Feaver's multi-award-winning play The Almighty Sometimes is a heartfelt family drama about loving someone with a mental illness. An intelligent and honest take on the difficult choices parents make in a child’s best interests, and what happens when you no longer have a say.

Brilliantly written, The Almighty Sometimes is an unflinching, exhilarating ride, filled with humour, pain and a little bit of magic.

Date: From 8 November 2022
Time: Monday – Friday: 8pm, Saturday: 3pm & 8pm
Duration: Approx 120 Mins
Specific Accessibility Show Date 26 November 2022, 3pm

An Inspector Calls

In a comfortable middle-class home, a family sits down to a celebratory dinner. But their evening is cut short by the unexpected arrival of an Inspector. He brings news of the tragic death of a young woman.

As the Inspector investigates, tensions escalate – threatening to shatter the very foundations on which entire lives and identities have been built. What crime has been committed here? Who is guilty? And who isn’t?

Written with startling prescience by J.B. Priestley in 1945, An Inspector Calls is more relevant than ever today. A riveting clash of murder and morality, class and conscience, Priestley’s classic play asks its characters – and today’s audiences – to take a good, hard look at the troubling disparities in the world brought about by power, privilege and poverty.

Join Wild Rice for this thrilling new production of An Inspector Calls, which has been daringly reimagined by director Glen Goei and his top-notch creative team of Singapore’s finest theatre-makers. What more is there to this family than meets the eye?

Date: From 2 March 2023
Time: 2.30pm/7.30pm
Duration: 2 hours including intermission
Specific Accessibility Show Date Captioned Performances: 14 & 15 March 2023/ Audio-Described Performance with Touch Tour: 18 March 2023


In this cheekily on-the-nose musical adaptation of the classic fairy tale, Wild Rice brings one of the world’s most beloved characters to the Singapore stage. Meet Pinocchio, a wooden puppet crafted with loving care by Geppetto – a kind, humble carpenter who has always dreamt of becoming a father.

With a wish and a touch of fairy magic, Pinocchio springs to life… but there are some strings attached! To become a real boy, Pinocchio must first prove himself to be brave, kind and true. It’s a challenge the little puppet is determined to overcome – until he is led astray by a pair of wily con artists, and swept up in a madcap misadventure that takes him from the tempting promise of the circus to the deepest depths of the fathomless sea. Directed by Pam Oei, Pinocchio is a brand-new, original musical written by Thomas Lim, with lyrics by Joel Tan and music by Julian Wong. Our fabulous cast includes Mae Elliessa as Pinocchio, Ebi Shankara as Geppetto and Siti Khalijah Zainal as G-Hopper, as well as the adorable First Stage Kids – making a welcome return to the stage after three long years!

A hilarious and heartwarming celebration of family, friendship and the importance of being true to yourself, Pinocchio is the perfect holiday treat for you and your loved ones. Wood we lie to you?

Date: From 17 November 2022
Time: 2.30pm (Touch Tour Starts at 1.15pm)
Duration: 2 hours including intermission
Specific Accessibility Show Date 3 December 2022 (AD), 4 December 2022 (RP), 7 & 8 December 2022 (CC)
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