Singapore International Festival of Arts 2018 is the 41st edition of this annual event. It began in 1977 as a biennial event that showcased of the vibrant art forms found within Singapore’s diverse communities. This year’s festival is staged under a new Festival Director, Gaurav Kripalani, who is introducing the S$10 front row tickets for students, among other new policies.
For three weekends, audiences can choose from various showcases in music, dance, literary arts, and visual art, across more than 10 performance spaces.
Among the highlights of Singapore International Festival of Arts 2018 is the Southeast Asian Premiere of George Orwell’s “1984”. This stage adaptation of the literary classic was created by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan. “1984” is a Headlong, Nottingham Playhouse and Almeida Theatre production, presented by Singapore International Festival of Arts, GWB Entertainment in association with State Theatre Company of South Australia.
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- Festival House
- Esplanade Theatre
- Empress Lawn
- Victoria Theatre
- Victoria Concert Hall
- SOTA Studio Theatre
- SOTA Drama Theatre
- Armenian Church
- KC Arts Centre
- The Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage
Huayi – Chinese Festival of Arts is an annual cultural festival in Singapore that celebrates its multi-cultural heritage. The event coincides with the Lunar New Year and for two weekends, Chinese artists from different genres showcase their talent.
This year, “I Came at Last to the Seas” headlines the festival. It is a stage play that tackles Chinese diaspora, the impact of displacement, and the six roots of sensation in Buddhist philosophy. Top local actors will work together with those from Hong Kong and mainland China to bring this theatre show to you.
Kick off the Lunar New Year celebration with the 11th International Lion Dance Competition! Drown in the rhythmic beat of the drums and witness the amazing stunts by competitors from Singapore and Asia Pacific. This annual event is one of the top crowd drawers in Chinatown every Chinese New Year so don’t miss it!
Imagine a series of performances and art installations against the backdrop of Marina Bay. That’s what Let’s Walk is all about. It is a modern take on art and performance which was started by Singaporean artist, Amanda Heng. In 2018, Let’s Walk will be adopted as the theme for the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival. Amanda Heng will conduct a Walking Workshop with art and design students from different institutions. The public is free to join the walk which will begin at The Substation and end at Merlion Park.
The week-long SVBC event will culminate with a celebratory concert with the Vienna Boys Choir. The singing group is considered to be the youngest ambassadors of Vienna, serenading the world with their angelic voices. Singaporeans will get a chance to interact and learn from the Vienna Boys Choir during SVBC Week and hear them sing at the finale concert. The choir will be accompanied by the Kids’ Philharmonic Orchestra.
Affordable Art Fair returns to Singapore this November! Products from Urban Uprising, You Hong Gallery, Galerie Envie D’Art, Cascade Art Space, Tay Gallery, The Cat Street Gallery, Yinogo Contemporary Art etc. will be showcased in over 65 galleries. The display has everything from traditional ink painting, abstract canvases, stunning sculpture, editioned prints to eye-catching photography for you to enjoy.
Yamaha Music brings back the Asia-Pacific Electone Festival this October at the Capitol Theatre in Singapore. 23 contestants from China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand will compete for a chance to attend the Yamaha Electone Concours Final in Japan this December.
The first Electone Festival was held in Japan in 1964 and was originally named All Japan Electone Concours. It became an international competition in 1974 and was later renamed to its current festival name.
Singapore Night Festival is now celebrating its 10th year of bringing together the best in music, culture, and art in the heart of Singapore’s art and museum district. Choose from a variety of performances which include music, dance, improv theatre, and magic, among others. This annual festival is presented by the National Heritage Board.
Films at the Fort is presented by Chile’s top wine brand, Casillero del Diablo. Film enthusiasts can enjoy award-winning masterpieces in an open-air cinema setting with gourmet food and wine. Film lineup includes classics like “Grease”, “Thelma & Louise”, and “Life is Beautiful”. Catch this year’s Oscar Best Picture Winner, “Moonlight”, on August 1, 2017.