Civic District Events

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Arts in the Civic District aggregates arts programmes in the Civic District every month and presents the precinct as an arts and culture destination in Singapore. It will feature both free and ticketed programmes by Asian Civilisations Museum, The Arts House, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, National Gallery Singapore and Victoria Theatre and Victoria Concert Hall. Enjoy arts programmes ranging from museum visits and activities for the whole family, to live performances and picnics on the Empress Lawn.

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ASIAN CIVILISATIONS MUSEUM

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Enjoy everyday activities from the comfort of your home. Explore, discover, and have fun with trails and videos for everyone.
Online
Free
 

Listen to descriptions of key objects in our collection from the comfort of your home.
Online
Free
 

Let’s Learn About…is a series of monthly online resources perfect for children and grown-ups to enjoy together. This month, let’s learn about how ceramics are made and why they are more special than...
Online
Free
 

Did you know that we have a motley crew of heroes and villains in our galleries? Go on a virtual trail to discover these characters and uncover ancient stories and secrets of Asian civilisations....
Online
Free
 

Get ready for the Hindu festival of light, Deepavali! Cheer on Rama as you listen to how he vanquishes demons and wins great battles in a podcast based on one of the episodes from the Ramayana....
Online
Free
 

This month, Let’s Learn About…Deepavali! Find out more about this festival of lights and play a memory game based on ACM’s collection of oil lamps.
Online, ACM website
Free
 

Children’s Season is back with both online and self-guided activities at the museum! For this Season, we reflect on hope, kindness, and resilience, values which can help us stay connected with our...
Online, ACM website
Free
 

This month, Let’s Learn About… the Spirit of Giving! Celebrate Christmas with us by playing our online quiz, and discover what meaningful “presents” we have picked for you this holiday season.
Online, ACM website
Free
 

THE ARTS HOUSE

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We would like to invite you to write your own Sherlock Sam story at the comfort of your own home! Join the author of the popular Sherlock Sam series, A.J. Low, as they guide and share tips on how...
Online
Free
 

Enjoy the Sorta Scary Singapore Stories now from the comfort of your home as these horror stories come to life through 360 illustrations, accompanied by clips from audiobooks by Storytel.
Online
Free
 

Join us in experimenting with serialised fiction, around since the days of Dickens, and create a heavily collaborative work via crowdsourcing, livestreaming, and upvoting.
Online
Free
 

For the very first time, world-renowned and revolutionary football manager Arsène Wenger tells his own story.
Online
$30 - $46
 

The name 'Raden Saleh' is not just found at the beginning chapters of most Indonesian art history books. His paintings regularly fetch a premium in auction houses and currently, adorn the permanent...
Online
Free With Registration
 

Power Play is a newly established independent biennial festival that explores the manifold dimensions of power through the playful possibilities of contemporary art.
Online
 

Ghosts, goddesses, mystics, mountaineers, poets and parley. Every evening, The Arts House transforms into the festival's radio station with a series of podcasts and vodcasts.
Online
$20
 

Catch a glimpse into the lives of Singapore’s Indian community as portrayed by three seminal Tamil writers whose prolific careers span short stories, novels, poetry, and radio.
Online
Free
 

ESPLANADE – THEATRES ON THE BAY

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Join PIP and friends in a fun-filled online children’s parade, with interactive activities that you can take part in from the comfort of your home.
Digital
Free
 

Little moments of doodling and scribbling set against a curious and calming DJ mixtape for the family.
Digital
Free
 

Three characters meet by chance one day on Batu Bulat, and something good… and bad happens.
Digital
Free
 

An immersive table-top, toy puppetry performance specially filmed for online audiences. Follow a pair of siblings as they discover how an ordinary everyday journey home turns magical through the...
Digital
Free
 

A series of concerts that offer a burst of nostalgia every first and third Monday of the month from Aug to Oct 2020, with English and Chinese golden hits and evergreen favourites presented by...
Online
Free
 

Small Talk – Arts for Young Audiences aims to engage educators, parents, caregivers and anyone enthusiastic about bringing young audiences to the theatre on the not-so-small topic of diversity.
Digital
Free
 

Get introduced to voguing, a highly stylised form of dance originated by Black and Latino communities in Harlem.
Online (Esplanade Offstage & Youtube)
Free
 

Learn the basics of Balinese dance from Irving Johnson and Elly Evyana, the founders/artistic directors of Eka Suwara Santhi.
Online (Esplanade Offstage & Youtube)
Free
 

Get off the couch and take up the #dans2themax challenge! Learn to move from dance artists from around the world.
Online (Esplanade Offstage & Youtube)
Free
 

Experience the expressive beauty and contagious energy of Bollywood’s most stylized dances with Lavania and Sneh of Dance Embassy!
Online (Esplanade Offstage & Youtube)
Free
 

In this mini-documentary, deep dive into No.60 – Pichet Klunchun’s seminal dance creation and life’s work.
Online (Esplanade Offstage and Youtube)
Free
 

This documentary follows ballet star Friedemann Vogel around the world while offering a glimpse of his everyday life.
Online (SISTIC Live)
Ticketed
 

Filmed before the lockdown, Dancing at Dusk captures the final rehearsal of Pina Bausch’s iconic dance creation The Rite of Spring.
Online (SISTIC Live)
Ticketed
 

Let loose in a fun session at our first ever virtual dance party hosted by the one and only Elastic Plastic Crew, world famous right here in Singapore.
Digital
Free
 

Sri Warisan presents Tari Melayu, a collection of works that builds on Serampang 12 - a North Sumatran duet.
Online (Esplanade Offstage and Facebook)
Free
 

Experience the beautiful interplay of vigour (Tandava) and grace (Lasya) in Odissi, one of India’s pre-eminent classical dance forms.
Online (Esplanade Offstage and Facebook)
Free
 

Ming Poon invites you to slow dance with him and others online to re-examine our notion of touch in a pandemic-stricken world.
Online (SISTIC Live)
Ticketed
 

Inspired by 1,500 years of heritage, this performance features three Myanmar dance forms: Ta-Bin-Tine, Duang Aka and Shwe Sa-Ga-War Myay.
Online (Esplanade Offstage and Facebook)
Free
 

Experience a presentation of classical Balinese dances and contemporary pieces by dance group Eka Suwara Santhi.
Online (Esplanade Offstage and Facebook)
Free
 

This digital presentation is the culmination of an open call process and features diverse performances created by seven Singapore-based artists and their collaborators.
Online (SISTIC Live) and Live Streamed on Esplanade's YouTube
Free
 

Join an online creative programme centred on choreographer Wayne McGregor’s work Living Archive, which was created using an A.I tool.
Online (Open to Singapore-based participants only)
Ticketed
 

Choreographer Ming Poon, designer Jonathan Florez and dramaturg Dandan Liu share their process of creating a collaborative performance over Zoom.
Online
Free
 

Premiering exclusively at da:ns festival 2020, s**t kingz’s new dance film shoots for comedy gold with a treasure-hunting adventure.
Online (SISTIC Live)
Ticketed
 

Examining gender roles and cultural custodianship in their respective disciplines, two dancers attempt to resolve their ambivalent relationships with their art.
Online (SISTIC Live)
Free
 

Singapore’s Tania Goh and Indonesia-based artists Angela López and Adien Fazmail come together to share their journeys in Flamenco.
Online
Free
 

Take part in a dialogue with Soultari Amin Farid and Nirmala Seshadri on the notion of failure in their practice.
Online
Free
 

Join a dialogue where artists from Open Call discuss their processes and the challenges of creating work for the screen.
Online
Free
 

Presenting nine 10-minute plays in Tamil, Pathey Nimidam takes audiences on a thought-provoking journey through vignettes that explore freedom, wishful thinking, identity, self-discovery, the...
SISTIC Live
$15
 

A centuries-old Telugu shadow puppetry theatre tradition, tholu bommalatta will delight you with performances of stories from the Ramayana and Mahabarata.
Esplanade Offstage
Free
 

A rarely seen ritual theatre drama, Mudiyettu depicts the mythological battle between the demon Darika and Kali, the Hindu goddess.
Esplanade Offstage
Free
 

A synergy of bodies and movements, Disha – A Vision offers a breathtaking interpretation of bharatanatyam through crisp complex choreography.
Esplanade Offstage
Free
 

Embrace the stillness of the night as Arshad Ali Khan sings evocative night ragas, lulling us to tranquil rest.
Kalaa Utsavam Facebook and Esplanade Offstage
Free
 

Embrace the magical hours of evening twilight with lyrical late-evening ragas performed by Debasmita Bhattacharya singing through her captivating sarod.
Kalaa Utsavam Facebook and Esplanade Offstage
Free
 

Unwind with softly glowing evening ragas on the shimmering santoor which lead us from bustle to calm with the setting of the sun.
Kalaa Utsavam Facebook and Esplanade Offstage
Free
 

Evoking the bustle of early afternoon, Sangeet Mishra rouses with her lively and bright early afternoon raga on the sarangi.
Kalaa Utsavam Facebook and Esplanade Offstage
Free
 

Celebrate the energy of the sun with morning music - swara prabath - performed by Manish Pingle on the mohan veena.
Kalaa Utsavam Facebook and Esplanade Offstage
Free
 

Experience soulful and energising music at dawn, pratah sangeet, as Anupama Bhagwat performs scintillating sunrise melodies on the sitar.
Kalaa Utsavam Facebook and Esplanade Offstage
Free
 

As the night moves from deep slumber to the breaking of dawn, awaken to the auspicious sounds of the shehnai inducing positive vibrations to usher in a new day.
Kalaa Utsavam Facebook and Esplanade Offstage
Free
 

Plunge into the depths of night with the haunting sweetness of poignant night ragas on the flute as Rakesh Chaurasia plays Krishna’s divine musical instrument, the bansuri.
Kalaa Utsavam Facebook and Esplanade Offstage
Free
 

Riddles wrapped inside Indian folktales, Kamini Ramachandran’s Stories for Solving will tease your brain through the art of storytelling.
Esplanade Offstage
Free
 

Explore the Spanda Dance Company’s vision through this dialogue with its founder Leela Samson as she breaks down Bharatanatyam’s nuances.
Esplanade Offstage
Free
 

Find out what makes Devdutt Pattanaik a successful author and mythologist and learn more about his latest book Pilgrim Nation.
Esplanade Offstage
Free
 

Take a tour of Mumbai and Bangalore’s theatre landscape with Atul Kumar and Arundhati Nag in this podcast.
Esplanade Offstage
Free
 

Journey back with Md Raffee and step into Singapore’s Indian band scene from the 1940s until the present time.
Esplanade Offstage
Free
 

Let Zakir Hussain introduce you to the magic of the tabla and pick up playing techniques from the US-based maestro.
Esplanade Offstage
Free
 

Discover classical odissi dance distilled in its purest form in this production which reframes the pallavi through contemporary expression.
SISTIC Live
$15
 

Watch exquisitely sculpted yoginis and scenes from the Hindu epics carved on the walls of Angkor’s Banteay Srei temple come to life through dance.
SISTIC Live
$15
 

NATIONAL GALLERY SINGAPORE

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Dive into a digital playground to learn, play and create with art at #SmallBigDreamersAtHome! Enjoy over 30 fun-filled content and activities inspired by the art of Singapore and Southeast Asia.
Online
Free
 

In this episode of Stories With #SmallBigDreamersAtHome, join Sam and Shirley as they embark on a magical artistic journey of discovery inspired by Ruzaika Omar Basaree's artwork Dungun Siri II !
Online
Free
 

Create a blackout poem using texts from local artists and writers to offer words of encouragement to a loved one.
Online
Free
 

Experience the biennial Small Big Dreamers festival at the Gallery with An Artist's Tropical Landscape, an immersive installation for kids to unleash their inner artist through interactive and fun...
National Gallery Singapore, City Hall Wing, Level 1, Outside Keppel Centre for Art Education
Ticketed
 

This year, National Gallery Singapore's annual film festival goes online, presenting a series of thought-provoking Southeast Asian stories which reflect on the notion of "home"—both as a material...
Online
Free
 

Participate in an array of online art activities on Gallery Kids! Empower your children to take charge of their journey in learning about art and expand their creativity with National Gallery...
Online
Free
 

Embark on your very own INK-credible Adventure at Art Playscape and let loose! Literally! Let spontaneous movement and fun play a part in the creative process at our newest experience at Keppel...
Art Playscape
 

When you’re there, why not pop over to Ink Studio – a workshop space just next door – and experiment with the different ways to create an ink painting, from using brushes to unconventional tools...
Art Playscape
 

A world of rich and interactive virtual experiences awaits. Encourage exploration and creativity through games, art-making videos and much more. Also, sign up as a free member and unlock more...
Online
Free
 

Hear personal stories about the works of National Gallery Singapore, told by humans of the Gallery.
Online
Free
 

Uncover the fascinating story of Georgette Chen, whose exceptional life experiences studying and working around the world shaped her professional art practice in profound ways, and contributed...
National Gallery Singapore
Free for Singaporeans and PRs
 

VICTORIA THEATRE & VICTORIA CONCERT HALL

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The marimba takes centrestage at this concert with Singaporean percussionist Julia Tan. She will play the Marimba Concerto by prominent French composer-percussionist Emmanuel Séjourné.
SISTIC Live
Ticketed
 

The SSO's celebration of J.S. Bach begins with the splendour of strings in his Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, followed by two of his magnificent Orchestral Suites, home to his universally beloved “Air...
SISTIC Live
Ticketed
 

Immerse yourself in an evening of French music, some of the most remarkable and delicate gems in the classical repertoire. Ibert’s sparkling Divertissement plays alongside Ravel’s exquisite...
SISTIC Live
Ticketed ($10 - $50)
 

Singapore’s winsome darling of the violin, Chloe Chua, stars in Mozart’s lyrical Violin Concerto No. 2, accompanied by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra with Chief Conductor Hans Graf. The second...
SISTIC Live
Ticketed ($10 - $50)
 

Merry Christmas! Join the SSO and the Singapore Symphony Choruses in our special year-end celebration, featuring Baroque classics by Bach, Handel and Vivaldi as well as contemporary Christmas carols...
SISTIC Live
Ticketed ($10 - $50)