SIFA 2017

Inaugurated in 1977, the annual arts festival went on a hiatus after 2012 and returned in 2014 under the baton of Festival Director Ong Keng Sen. With the mission to artistically reinvigorate and transform the festival, Ong renamed it Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA). He initiated The O.P.E.N., a pre-festival of ideas to engage diverse audiences with the ideas, issues and themes of SIFA. Today, SIFA is the premier national performing arts festival managed by the Arts House Limited and commissioned by the National Arts Council. It aims to inspire through great international and Singapore artistic experiences in performance, theatre, dance and music.

  • Red Carpet GALA: Lizard On The Wall, The Film

    Film, Festival 9 Sep 2017 Lizard On The Wall is the much-awaited, completed film of an exciting mode of movie-making pioneered by SIFA with the...
    The Projector, 6001 Beach Road, #05-00, Golden Mile Tower, Singapore 199589The Projector, 6001 Beach Road, #05-00, Golden Mile Tower, Singapore 199589
  • Trojan Women

    Theatre, Music, Festival 7 - 9 Sep 2017 Trojan Women is a contemporary Asian musical created from K-pop and pansori, the 400-year-old Korean genre of musical storytelling anointed...
    Victoria Theatre, 9 Empress Pl, Singapore 179556Victoria Theatre, 9 Empress Pl, Singapore 179556
  • And So You See… Our Honourable Blue Sky And Ever Enduring Sun… Can Only Be Consumed Slice By Slice…

    Dance, Festival, Zabbalang 6 - 9 Sep 2017 South African iconoclastic choreographer Robyn Orlin...
    SOTA Studio Theatre, 1 Zubir Said Drive, Singapore 227968SOTA Studio Theatre, 1 Zubir Said Drive, Singapore 227968
  • An Evening With Kronos Quartet

    Music 2 Sep 2017 For more than 40 years, San Francisco's Kronos Quartet – David Harrington and John Sherba (violins), Hank Dutt (viola) and...
    Drama Centre Theatre, 100 Victoria Street, National Library, Singapore 188064Drama Centre Theatre, 100 Victoria Street, National Library, Singapore 188064
  • Vegetative State

    Theatre, Festival, Zabbalang 1 - 4 Sep 2017 Vegetative State is a polyphonic, ramified and exuberant performance. Its main character is a woman, who is not an individual,...
    SOTA Studio Theatre, 1 Zubir Said Drive, Singapore 227968SOTA Studio Theatre, 1 Zubir Said Drive, Singapore 227968
  • Germinal

    Theatre, Festival 31 Aug - 2 Sep 2017 If you had the chance to start from scratch, in a space of 8 metres by 10 metres, how would...
    SOTA Drama Theatre, 1 Zubir Said Drive, Singapore 227968SOTA Drama Theatre, 1 Zubir Said Drive, Singapore 227968
  • My Lai

    Theatre, Festival, Zabbalang 31 Aug, 1 Sep 2017 Composed by Jonathan Berger Libretto by Harriet Scott Chessman On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the horrific 1968...
    Drama Centre Theatre, 100 Victoria Street, National Library, Singapore 188064Drama Centre Theatre, 100 Victoria Street, National Library, Singapore 188064
  • The Nature Museum

    Visual Arts, Festival, Zabbalang 31 Aug - 7 Sep 2017 The Nature Museum is a fascinating exploration of Singapore's natural history through historical and fantastical narratives created by the Institute...
    72-13, 72-13 Mohamed Sultan Road, Singapore 23900772-13, 72-13 Mohamed Sultan Road, Singapore 239007
  • Guilty Landscapes III

    Film, Festival, Zabbalang 31 Aug - 9 Sep 2017 In an interactive video installation, the protagonist on the evening news looks directly at the viewer, providing a framework for...
    72-13, 72-13 Mohamed Sultan Road, Singapore 23900772-13, 72-13 Mohamed Sultan Road, Singapore 239007
  • Henrico's Farm (Ang Saka Ni Henrico)

    Film, Festival 26 Aug - 6 Sep 2017 Film is commonly perceived as the most enchanting medium of expression today, casting its spell on audiences from all walks...
    72-13, 72-13 Mohamed Sultan Road, Singapore 23900772-13, 72-13 Mohamed Sultan Road, Singapore 239007
  • Le Syndrome Ian

    Dance, Festival 24 - 26 Aug 2017 If you have ever enjoyed joyous, heady nights at a club – and especially if you remember the first time...
    SOTA Drama Theatre, 1 Zubir Said Drive, Singapore 227968SOTA Drama Theatre, 1 Zubir Said Drive, Singapore 227968
  • Dragonflies

    Theatre, Festival 24 - 26 Aug 2017 The year is 2021. Climate change is wreaking havoc across the globe, "Brexit" is causing chaos all over Europe and...
    Victoria Theatre, 9 Empress Pl, Singapore 179556Victoria Theatre, 9 Empress Pl, Singapore 179556
  • The Making Of Enchanted Moments

    Film, Talk/Workshop, Festival 24 Aug - 9 Sep 2017 The Lav Diaz Retrospective continues a major showcase of pioneering master artists from Southeast Asia with this independent genius of...
    The Projector, 6001 Beach Road, #05-00, Golden Mile Tower, Singapore 199589The Projector, 6001 Beach Road, #05-00, Golden Mile Tower, Singapore 199589
  • MARK

    Dance, Festival 23 Aug - 2 Sep 2017 A chance encounter. Dancing in the city. Occupying public space as the sun sets at the end of a hectic...
    Various LocationsVarious Locations
  • Art Studio

    Theatre, Festival 17 - 19 Aug 2017 Set against the backdrop of Singapore's changing landscape from the 1960s to the new millennium, Art Studio begins with the story of a young school drop-out...
    Victoria Theatre, 9 Empress Pl, Singapore 179556Victoria Theatre, 9 Empress Pl, Singapore 179556
  • Becoming Graphic

    Theatre, Visual Arts, Festival, Zabbalang 17 - 20 Aug 2017 Hot on the heels of the New York Times Bestseller and Singapore Literature Prize-winning The Art of Charlie Chan Hock...
    72-13, 72-13 Mohamed Sultan Road, Singapore 23900772-13, 72-13 Mohamed Sultan Road, Singapore 239007