Can’t wait to watch a live performance on stage again? Catch these upcoming theatre productions, comedies, dance performances and musicals in Singapore!
We are excited that Singapore’s theatres are buzzing again with plays for adults and shows for kids. Thanks to the pandemic we aren’t expecting Broadway and West End international tours but we do have some world-renowned theatre shows happening as well as lots of talented local theatre in Singapore. From a Shakespeare extravaganza to some fab local comedy acts, to an audio-guided theatrical street walk experience, and even an interactive theatre show (yes the audience gets to decide the next step!) there’s so much to look forward to! Here are the best upcoming dance performances, plays and musicals in Singapore to check out!
NB: Do note that attending theatres requires Pre-Event Testing, however, if you have been fully vaccinated 14 days before the show or have children under 12 years old, you will be exempted.
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1. Boom Boom Room LIVE!
Boom Boom Room, the legendary one drag cabaret club is back! Based on the original Boom Boom Room, the new show will be a variety show of lip-synching performances by drag queens, the wildly popular standup comedian Kumar the OG drag diva, live singing by Nat Ho and an updated line up of acrobats, dancers and even a mentalist.
When: 24 November – 19 December 2021
Where: Sands Expo And Convention Center
How much: $$98 – $188 Click here to purchase tickets
2. Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)
Laugh, cry, and have your head spin as three actors (Shane Mardjuki, Erwin Shah Ismail and Tia Andrea Guttensohn) recreate 37 plays in 97 minutes in Singapore Repertory Theatre’s Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). This musical performance directed by Singapore theatre veteran Daniel Jenkins, is set to be a wonderful mishmash of comedy, dance, song and madcap Shakespeare mashups. Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) is one of London’s longest-running comedies – we are super excited to experience this theatre production that will weave comedy history and tragedy in one whirlwind of a play!
When: from 30 October 2021
Where: KC Arts Centre – Home of SRT
How much: $75 – $85 Click here to purchase tickets.
3. Kalaa Utsavam – Indian Festival of Arts 2021
As the first Indian arts festival with a multi-genre focus in Southeast Asia, the Kalaa Utsavam festival has sought to be a catalyst for excellence by developing and supporting the creations of Singapore artists in debut performances and premieres. This year’s edition features newly produced Singapore works by bharatanatyam dance company Bharathaa Arts, fusion band Brahmastra, Indian contemporary dance company Chowk Productions, veteran singer composer Mohd Raffee, vedic metal band RUDRA, classical music ensemble SIFAS Alumni and thematic music showcases by Singapore Indian Orchestra and Choir and Temple of Fine Arts.
When: 19-28 November 2021
How much: Mix of free and ticketed events. Click here to purchase tickets.
4. New World’s End
Looking for something different to your usual theatrical production on a stage? OH! Open House’s new permanent immersive art experience, New World’s End involves a multisensory audio-guided walk around Jalan Besar. Pick up your headphones and prepared to be immersed into a different world as you walk the streets listening to an interesting combo of fiction and history surrounding the iconic New World Amusement Park, and the streets of Jalan Besar. You’ll traipse down back alleys and hidden rooms as a romantic story (voiced by Salif Hardie and Moira Loh) unfolds to a soundtrack produced by music duo NADA.
When: Now until 31 Dec 2022
Where: Walking tour starts at OH! Open House, 85 Desker Road
How much: $35 Click here to purchase tickets.
5. Momotaro and the Magnificent Peach
This holiday season, Wild Rice proudly presents a spectacular new musical adaptation of this beloved Japanese folktale. Taking inspiration from anime, J-pop and all things Japanese, this epic joy ride is the perfect festive treat for the entire family! For all of his young life, Momotaro has lived on Peach Paradise, an idyllic island so beautiful that it must have been blessed by the heavens above. But, one dreadful day, a poisonous wave of pollution engulfs Momotaro’s home and threatens the lives of everyone he loves. Cheeky and charming, Momotaro and the Magnificent Peach is the inspiring story of one boy who changes the world by standing up for what he believes in. It is also a heartfelt celebration of the power of family, friendship and community, and a timely reminder that we can all play our part in caring for our planet.
When: 25 November – 24 December 2021
Where: The Ngee Ann Kongsi Theatre @ Wild Rice, Funan
How much: $40-$80 Click here to purchase tickets.
6. LA Comedy Live Presents The Jolly X’mas Comedy Show
This Christmas, get into the holiday spirit as LA Comedy Live presents a night of jolly laughter with The JOLLY X’MAS COMEDY SHOW. Santa has put together 3 hilarious comedians for this merry lineup – Adrian Saw, Deepak Chandran, Orion Perez, and host, Sam See.
When: 5 December 2021
Where: Esplanade Concert Hall
How much: $55 – $60 Click here to purchase tickets.
7. Singapore Ballet Festival
Singapore Dance Theatre dedicates this performance to world-renowned international Singaporean choreographer Choo-San Goh, who was the inspiration for the formation of the company. The company will be performing six of his exquisite works – Variations Sérieuses, Double Contrasts, Configurations pas de deux, Fives, Momentum and Schubert Symphony.
When: 10-12 December 2021
How much: $40 – $80 Click here to purchase tickets.
8. Big Brown Girl by How Drama
Ruby is a big brown girl from Singapore (as her profile reads) who is looking for that special someone in her life. And she needs your help! Swipe left, swipe right. Swipe right, right, right, right, right. She will date several men in Singapore, Malaysia, Washington D.C and Paris through the course of the show. In this hybrid production with live and digital versions, help Ruby by choosing the story you want to hear. Both on-site and online audiences will determine which of these encounters Ruby will experience in this hour-long production packed with humour, vulnerability and heart. Matchmake Ruby live at the Esplanade Theatre Studio with a simulcast on Zoom. You hold the cards to turn each show, like every date, into a different experience!
When: 10-19 December 2021
How much: $30 Click here to purchase tickets.
So what’s your pick of these performances – comedy, ballet or musical? Or are you buying tickets to as many theatre shows as you can to take you through the full gamut of emotions?
Disclaimer: These theatre shows in Singapore are not owned or managed by Sassy Mama. Always check with the organiser for changes or cancellations before heading down.