Theatre & Shows

The Studios 2017: With/Out from Thu 23rd Mar to Sun 26th Mar
For the Esplanade's 'Studios 2017' series, this modern interpretation of a 1990s monologue has been conceptualised by Loo Zihan, and was first presented in 2015 as part of the M1 Fringe Festival. The subject matters concerns life as an HIV sufferer living in Singapore.Performance times: Thu-Sat 20:0...
ITSY - The Musical from Fri 24th Mar to Sun 2nd Apr
A musical puppetry show using nursery rhymes to tell the story of a menacing spider, and the characters who set about overthrowing his cruel regime.Performance times: Fri & Sat 20:00, Sun 15:00
Normal from Thu 23rd Mar to Sun 16th Apr
Drama written by Faith Ng and directed by Claire Wong, about schoolgirls who are struggling with their path through the education system. The play stars Julie Wee, Claire Chung and Audrey Teong.Performance schedule: Tue-Fri 20:00, Sat 15:00 & 20:00, Sun 15:00
La Cage Aux Folles from Wed 19th Apr to Sat 13th May
The latest colourful stage production from W!ld Rice is the classic tale of a nightclub owner whose business is in danger of being shut down. Close to 35 years since it premiered on Broadway, winner of 11 Tony Awards, W!LD RICE's Readers' Choice Award for "Production of the Year" 2012 La Cage Aux Fo...
Comedy at Kallang Theatre, as the UK's Russell Howard picks up the mic for his grand 2017 tour. You might now Howard better for his part writing and starring in his own BBC Three show Russell Howard's Good News, as well as other starring comic roles and travelogues. Brace for a night of laughs!
As part of the Esplanade's SIFAS celebrations, this solo Carnatic recital by Ramakrishnan Murthy is presented in English, Tamil and Hindi.
Cirque du Soleil: Koozia from Thu 13th Jul to Sun 13th Aug
The stunning circus troupe is back at the Big Top next to Marina Bay Sands, bringing the usual mix of amazing stunts and high-flying spectacles. Kooza comes from the Sanskrit word 'Koza', which means box or treasure. This treasure chest contains more than 50 players, entertaining the audience to a b...
Being Haresh Sharma from Thu 29th Jun to Sun 2nd Jul
Showcase of the poet's best works over three decades, by The Necessary Stage, directed by Natalie Hennedige. Programme times:Thu-Fri 20:00  /  Sat 15:00 & 20:00  /  Sun 15:00
Pinocchio: A Whale of a Tale! from Sat 8th Jul to Sun 30th Jul
At Far East Square's Pavilion, ArtBeatz presents this childrens' stage show based on the story of the wooden boy with the long nose. Look out for the brilliant stage props made from upcycled items. Performance times Fri 18:00, Sat 15:00 & 18:00, Sun 15:00Email here for weekday or school boo...
Geronimo Stilton Live In The Kingdom Of Fantasy from Fri 26th May to Sun 28th May
Kids and families will love this stage show of the classic book series at Mediacorp's Theatre. The musical show takes the audience on an adventure through the Kingdom of Fantasy, as he attempts to rescue the Queen of the Fairies.
The Great Wall Musical from Fri 14th Jul to Sun 30th Jul
Dramatic theatrical production of the story about a woman who brought down The Great Wall - with her tears. Stars Na-Young Jeon, George Chan and local star Nathan Hartono.Composer David Shrubsole, Director Darren Yap, Playwright Jean Tay.
Forever Young by Sing'Theatre from Wed 11th Oct to Sat 21st Oct
Directed by Hossan Leong, this musical drama is set in the future, where an old folks' home is populated by a bunch of music-loving oldies, determined to prove that they are anything but ageing.Taken from an original Swiss show, the story is a society comment - and a chance to hear some great pop tu...
Laugh You Long Time from Thu 20th Apr to Sat 22nd Apr
The girls take up the Marina Bay mic for this all-Asian night of mirth, featuring Jenny Yang, Joanne Kam and Sharul Channa, entertaining the audience with anecdotes on family life, love and more.Rated 16+. Tickets from Marina Bay Sands Singapore or sistic.
Afternoon of comedy at SOTA Singapore, as Indian stand-up duo Talwar and Upamanya treat the audience to a comedy act in English and Hindi. Tickets from sistic
Participants in this afternoon workshop will learn how to carry out public rehearsals, pick out good monologues, and take positive feedback. Bring a friend an have fun!More details hereRSVP here
A Peter Rabbit Tale from Fri 24th Feb to Fri 14th Apr
Classic tale of the naughty rabbit who steals from a garden. This musical take on the story makes a fun hour for the whole family. Performance times: Weekends 11:00 & 14:00. Weekdays 10:00
Ponniyin Selvan from Fri 28th Apr to Sun 30th Apr
Based on a classic novel, the story is a complex love story set in 960 AD Thanjavur, around Chola king Sundara Chozhar.Performance times Fri 28 Apr 19:00, Sat 29 & Sun 30 Apr 18:00
Constellations from Wed 8th Mar to Sat 25th Mar
This beautiful story centres around two characters, a parallel universe, a classic love story with a might-have-been spin.Tickets from sistic.
I Want My Hat Back from Sat 25th Mar to Sun 2nd Apr
From The Players Theatre comes this brilliant stageplay based on the childrens' book by Jon Klassen, about a bear with a missing hat. Hopefully the audience can help him find it!
An Esplanade performance of the Hindustani piece for vocal and flute by Kaushiki Chakraborty and Rakesh Chaurasia.In English, Tamil and Hindi.
N Ravikiran presents a Pradarsini concert at the Esplanade's Recital Studio with the Chitraveena.In English, Tamil and Hindi.
An Esplanade performance of Kathak recital Rachna by Indian classical dance artist Rajendra Gangani .In English, Tamil and Hindi.
Noose & Kakis 2... My PSLE Is Better Than Yours from Fri 19th May to Sun 21st May
Theatre comedy from four Singaporean comedians – Kumar, Fakkah Fuzz, Rishi Budhrani and Sam See - has Noose characters wowing the crowds at MES Theatre, Mediacorp, for a three-day run.Perforamance times: Fri 20:00, Sat 14:30 & 20:00, Sun 15:00
Raga - Pallavi in Time by CHOWK Productions from Thu 20th Apr to Sat 22nd Apr
For this pallavi (repeated refrain in music or dance), CHOWK Artistic Director Raka Maitra continues her own journey of exploring music, mood and movement.
Positive thinking from Lilly Singh, who is out to teach the audience that they can achieve her dreams. Singh introduces ideas from here book How To Be A Bawse: A Guide to Surviving Conquering Life.
RAW: Precise Purpose of Being Broken from Thu 13th Apr to Fri 14th Apr
At the Esplanade's Theatre Studio, a stageplay from writings by Haresh Sharma, in which various characters go back down memory lane. Performed in English with some Malay, Chinese and Tamil.
A mentallist like no other - Friedrich claims to be able to read minds, and control and influence thoughts. Witness his amazing magical skills at the Esplanade's Theatre.Tickets from sistic
Sister Act from Tue 9th May to Sun 21st May
Classic comedy with a failed diva hiding out in a convent after being witness to a crime. Expect singing, dancing and plenty of laughs!Performance times:Tue-Fri 19:30Sat 14:00 & 19:30Sun 13:00 & 18:00Tickets from sistic
What's Done is Done Fri 26th May
At the Esplanade's Theatre, Shakespeare's classic drama Macbeth gets a modern twist thanks to Bollywood director Rajat Kapoor. This time the action centres around 'Macky B', his wife, and three strange sisters.
Top Restaurant: Beijing People's Art Theatre from Thu 23rd Mar to Sun 26th Mar
In the Qing dynasty, a restaurant owner retires and leaves the business to his two sons, but since neither of them have an interest, they leave the place in the hands of capable restaurant assistant Wang Zixi, who sets about turning the business into a thriving success. Then the sons decide to retur...
The Studios 2017: Hope (Harap) from Thu 6th Apr to Sun 9th Apr
Author Haresh Sharma's play, co-produced with Teater Ekamatra for the Esplanade's 'Studios 2017' series and adapted from the 1994 original. The story concerns a family, and the various dramas running through their lives.Performance times: Thu-Sat 20:00, Sat & Sun 15:00
The Studios 2017: This Chord And Others from Thu 30th Mar to Sun 2nd Apr
For the Esplanade's 'Studios 2017' series, a comedy concerning the friendship between three young colleagues. The production is written by Haresh Sharma and directed by Timothy Nga.Performance times: Thu-Sat 20:00, Sat & Sun 15:00
Finally She Spoke Thu 27th Apr
Evening performance at the Goodman Arts Centre Black Box, showcasing a series of monologues and dialogues about feminism, from all over the world.
Lao Jiu: The Musical from Thu 6th Apr to Sun 23rd Apr
This classic tale, whose titles translates as "the ninth child", is a story about a boy torn between family loyalty and his own dreams and ambitions.Performances at 14:30 (Fri-Sun) & 20:00 (Tue-Sat)Adult rating. In Mandarin with English subtitles
The Tiger Who Came to Tea from Fri 19th May to Sun 21st May
From the West End to the Red Dot, this is the classic children's stage production about the hungry tiger who turns up at Sophie's house - just in time for a meal. 
Forbidden City - Portrait of an Empress from Tue 8th Aug to Sun 20th Aug
From Singapore Repertory Theatre, a grand and hugely successful musical about life in The Forbidden City, legendary Empress Dowager Cixi and young concubine Yehenara. Starring Kit Chan and Cheryl Tan, with music by Dick Lee, as well as West End and Broadway stars.Performance times: Tue, Th...
This solo Bharatanatyam recital by young artist Mythili Prakash uses traditional techniques and is played out in English, Tamil and Hindi.
The Golden Cangue from Fri 31st Mar to Sat 1st Apr
Drama and intrigue between families, as Tsao Chi-Chiao marries into the well-heeled Jiang family and enters a world of trouble, only for things to get increasingly worse.Performance times:Fri 31 Mar 20:00  /  Sat 1 Apr 14:30 & 20:00
The Golden Cangue from Fri 31st Mar to Sat 1st Apr
When a girl marries for business not love, the marriage is not a success and the ensuing repercussions have a lasting effect for all the family.Performance times:Fri 31 Mar 20:00, Sat 1 Apr 14:30 & 20:00
Stand-up comedy from the South Indies? This is the programme at SOTA as Naveen Richard, Karthik Kumar, Rahul Subramanian, and Bhargav (aka Baggy) team up to bring you a night of laughs.
Pangdemonium's Tango from Fri 19th May to Sun 4th Jun
Singaporean playwright Joel Tan's gritty tale of two men and their adoptive son is the second title in the Pangdemonium 2017 season, playing out at Drama Centre Theatre between May and June. This is a new stageplay, commissioned by Pangdemonium and inspired by true blog events.
NUS Arts Festival 2017: Brave New Worlds from Fri 10th Mar to Sat 25th Mar
Taking place around various venues, the annual arts event comes to town with shows, talks, music, drama, films and art. Don't miss ROCKFEST 2017 - visit the Facebook page to find out more.
Hand to God from Wed 19th Apr to Sat 6th May
From Broadway comes this fast-paced comedy, rated 18 and lots of fun! A teenager coping with the dead of his dad gets roped into helping in the family puppet show, with unusual consequences...Performance times: Wed-Fri 20:00  / Sat 15:00 & 20:00Tickets from sistic
Poultry Tales from Sat 29th Apr to Sun 14th May
For the Year of the Rooster, a timely performance from three stars of classic childrens' stories - a goose, a hen and a chicken all of whom sing and dance their way through an hour of fun.Performance times 10:30 & 14:00
A chance to see Korean actor Lee Dong Wook, heading to Singapore for a live show at Marina Bay Sands Grand Theatre. Tickets entitle holders to a lucky draw entry, to have a photo session with the actor and get an autographed pic.In Korean with English translation.
Giselle from Wed 26th Apr to Sat 29th Apr
Famous opera about the girl who falls for a nobleman, without know that he is betrothed to someone else. The enusing drama plays out with all the classic hallmarks of love, betrayal, deception and drama.Performance times: Wed-Fri 20:00. Sat 15:30 & 20:00Tickets from sistic
One Man, Two Guvnors by The Stage Club from Wed 24th May to Sat 27th May
Richard Bean's West End and Broadway comedy gets The Stage Club treatment. This is a modern take on an 18th-century comedy, this version being about an out-of-work musician caught up in a complicated web involving two different temporary careers.
SOTA Open House Sat 8th Apr
Join this Open House for a chance to see around Singapore's School of the Arts - enjoy workshops, talks, tours of the campus, the curriculum exhibition and arts showcases.Register here
Brace yourself for impact, as funnyman Sorabh Pant presents his mammoth rant on all topics under the sun, from religion and social issues to drugs and gay rights. In English and Hindi. Tickets from sistic
Taking place at two venues - The Fullerton Hotel's Post Bar and Hotel Vagabond - international comedians entertain the audience in these stand-up sessions hosted by Scott Mitchell. Comedians include David Alfie Ward, Aidan Killean, and Phil Kay.Tickets from sistic
The MES Theatre at Mediacorp hosts this one-night-only performance from actor So Ji Sub Fan - see the show and get the chance for a spot of interaction.Performance in Korean.