Light to Night Festival Returns Bigger, Bolder and Brighter at Singapore’s Civic District

Spearheaded by National Gallery Singapore, it will be the largest precinct-wide interdisciplinary arts festival in Singapore to date. It will be held from the 19 to 28 January 2018

Light to Night Festival returns and looks set to paint Singapore’s Civic District in a dazzling array of colours as it transforms iconic cultural institutions and parks into a creative canvas with spectacular works of art. Do not miss this amazing event held over 10 days.

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Areas that are included in this spectacular include The Art House, Victoria Theatre and Victoria Concert Hall, Asian Civilisations Museum and The Esplanade.

The Festival will take visitors on a captivating, multi-sensorial journey through the changing colours of the precinct from day to night with the various commissioned works, including interactive light projections, immersive colourscapes, illusionary play with mirrors, and participatory indoor works and performances that span seven programme zones in the precinct – making it the largest precinct-wide visual, literary and performing arts festival in Singapore.

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As part of the Light to Night Festival, National Gallery Singapore has also commissioned five artists who are richly informed by their own history and experience of the region to create indoor participatory art works, of which two will be unveiled at the Festival.

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Festival-goers can look forward to an endless evening of fun and enjoyment with more than 30 programmes in 10 days that have been specially put together by the Civic District precinct partners.

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Right at the centre of all the action, be prepared to soak in the Festival atmosphere at Art X Social, as the Padang will turn into a sprawling picnic ground with more than 80 food and craft stalls, complementing the experience of watching the light installations and projections unfold across the Civic District. With a wide variety of programmes, from dramatised readings, music performances, poetry recitations and artist talks, there is something for everyone to kickstart the brand new year.

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The Festival runs for 10 days from 19 to 28 January 2018, and starts from 5pm till midnight on weekends (Fri & Sat), and visitors can still enjoy the outdoor light art installations from 8pm till 10pm on weekdays (Sun – Thurs). The installations inside National Gallery Singapore follows the institution’s opening hours, except Friday and Saturday when it will close at midnight.
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It is also proudly supported by development partner Tote Board, and strategic partner, National Arts Council.

Admission to the Festival is free. St Andrew’s Road will be closed during the two weekends on Friday and Saturday from 4pm till 1am. For more information about the Festival, please visit