Theatre, Festival, Zabbalang

Open Homes

Organised by: Singapore International Festival of Arts
  • Date:
    5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20 Aug 2017
  • Time:
    Various times
  • Duration:
    30min, no intermission
  • Venue:
    Various locations
    Various locationsVarious locations
  • Admission:
    $15 (no further discount)


You walk around your estate and catch a glimpse of your neighbours in their homes eating, laughing, quarrelling, playing mahjong... What are the stories that play out behind those doors, the dramas unfolding behind those drapes?

Your curiosity is about to be satisfied with Open Homes, one of the most unique theatre experiences of SIFA 2017. Returning after a successful run in 2015, the theatre concept this time will enter HDB public housing estates, as well as private condominiums and landed residences.

The doors of 30 homes will be flung open over three weekends and their residents will invite us into their private spaces to enchant with stories they wish to share.

Mentored by theatre-makers, this intimate experience promises to take audiences around Singapore and into the warmth of open homes. In each short, snappy 30-minute show, you will get an up-close-and-personal view of the heartbreak and humour, comedy and chaos, domestic dramas and dreams that rule in our apartment buildings, estates and neighbourhoods across the country.

What is to discover? Maybe it's that no matter whether rich or poor, single or married, young or old, we still share the capacity to care for one another and to dream big.

Performed in the multiple languages of Singapore.

Pre-booking is essential as spaces are limited in these living-room theatres.

Open Homes