Established in 1985, TheatreWorks (Singapore) is an independent and international performance company based in Singapore. It is an Institute of Public Character. It is currently led by Artistic Director, Ong Keng Sen and Managing Director, Tay Tong.
TheatreWorks’ mission is the pioneering of thought leadership in the arts focused on transdisciplinary, transcultural, and inclusive processes.
To this end, there is a strong educational perspective with research and discourse contextualising the histories, contemporary experiences, and art practices of South East Asia.
TheatreWorks also serves to investigate the current urgencies of being located in Singapore through different creative expressions in the public sphere.
For more information, visit the TheatreWorks website here.
A converted rice warehouse, 72-13 is the new home of TheatreWorks. The space is flexible enough to be a gallery, a cinema and a theatre. Its primary purpose, through SCAN (Singapore Creative Arts Nucleus) and the ICAA (International Centre of Asian Arts), is to encourage collaborations, house residencies from creatives around the world and to encourage hybrid creative expressions from young Singaporeans. TheatreWorks, responding to the needs of the creative scene in Singapore, has consciously created 72-13 to have a wider and a more inclusive agenda.
TheatreWorks (Singapore) Ltd is a recipient of the National Arts Council Major Company Grant for the period from 1 April 2019 – 31 March 2022.