Arts & Entertainment

Your complete guide to Singapore's art exhibitions, theatre plays, musicals, comedy, movie reviews and film trailers

Highlights of the Singapore International Photography Festival
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Highlights of the Singapore International Photography Festival

The last 10 years have seen local and international photographers reshape the medium through their works at this independent photography festival. These stunning visuals have given birth to critical thought and academic discussion. Whether you’re an obsessive Instagrammer, a DSLR devotee or an appreciator of fine art, fix your eyes on these highlights running from now until December 9 at various locations. RECOMMENDED: Must-see art exhibitions in Singapore this month

We interview Kinky Boot's leading actor Lance Bordelon
Theatre

We interview Kinky Boot's leading actor Lance Bordelon

With big wigs, sparkly frocks and thigh-high boots, things are about to get kinky at the Sands Theatre from October 5 to 14. No doubt, Kinky Boots gives Beyoncé a run for her money with dazzling costumes, impressive dance moves and catchy numbers written by 80s pop icon Cyndi Lauper. But more than seeing men in frocks and heels, it follows a partnership between Charlie, the son of a shoe factory owner, and Lola, a drag queen. We chat with lead actor Lance Bordelon who plays Charlie to find out more about the musical, and whether Singapore is ready for it. RECOMMENDED: Upcoming theatre and dance performances in Singapore Why should everyone see Kinky Boots?I love that there is this central, core message of acceptance of people that are simply different from you. This message transcends all social boundaries and simply reminds us that while we don’t all have to agree with each other, it challenges us to accept each other with respect, always. I think Kinky Boots is successful for many reasons, but I am most proud of the impact of this show because, much like in the spirit of Lola, this show is an open door, open arms, an open heart, and an open conversation about our shared human experiences. And it’s wrapped up in an incredibly witty book by Harvey, and driven by powerful music by Cyndi. It will entertain just as much as it will make you think.  How do you prepare your role as Charlie?The process of getting into these characters – much like the casting process and therehear

The best street art in Singapore
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The best street art in Singapore

There's more to this city than meets the eye. In between our shiny skyscrapers and towering metal cranes, there are plenty of Insta-worthy urban artworks that simply take our breath away. From the graffiti that’s hidden in plain sight to pieces that lurk away in the backstreets, we pick seven of our favourite murals and let you know where to find them. RECOMMENDED: The best urban art trails in Singapore and the best contemporary art galleries in Singapore

The best contemporary art galleries in Singapore
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The best contemporary art galleries in Singapore

With the city's top museums dominating itineraries, it’s easy to forget about the smaller,offbeat gems. Time to open your mind with these alternatives to the big hitters and dive into the world of art at these contemporary galleries that house renowned paintings, sculptures and installations. RECOMMENDED: The best museums in Singapore

The best theatre companies in Singapore
Theatre

The best theatre companies in Singapore

Theatre lovers know that when it comes to the thespian art, it goes beyond Broadway and West End shows. With local theatre companies regularly spotlighting their original productions and adaptations on stage, Singapore's performing arts scene is clearly thriving and there's always something to catch. If that's not enough, some of these companies take things up a notch with interactive shows in intimate settings with dinners provided and all. RECOMMENDED: Upcoming performing arts events in Singapore

Latest film reviews and releases

A Star is Born
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A Star is Born

In cinemas October 4

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
The Nun
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The Nun

Now playing

Time Out says
3 out of 5 stars
Venom
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Venom

In cinemas October 4

Private Life
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Private Life

In cinemas October 5

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
See more of the latest film reviews and releases

Top art museums and galleries in Singapore

National Gallery Singapore

National Gallery Singapore

The former City Hall and Supreme Court buildings have been refurbished to become the National Gallery

Users say
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STPI Creative Workshop and Gallery
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STPI Creative Workshop and Gallery

A dynamic creative workshop and contemporary art gallery 

ArtScience Museum
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ArtScience Museum

Art and science coexist in the same space at Marina Bay Sands

Objectifs Centre for Photography & Filmmaking
Film

Objectifs Centre for Photography & Filmmaking

Regular courses and workshops at this filmmaking and photography hub

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Outdoor cinemas in Singapore
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Outdoor cinemas in Singapore

It’s time to escape those stuffy, cold theatre walls and hit up these alfresco movie spots around town

Singaporean photographers to check out on Instagram
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Singaporean photographers to check out on Instagram

Everyone’s a photographer these days. But we pick out four who are capturing our fair city in a very different light

Secret art spaces in Singapore
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Secret art spaces in Singapore

Who says you can only find art in galleries? A growing number of shops, cafés and restaurants are using art to draw in the crowds. Paintings, installations, photos and the like aren’t just tacked to the walls and forgotten about – they’re part of revolving exhibitions hosted by these venues, and some artworks are even for sale. We check out five ‘galleries’ that hit the mark.

Alternative cinemas in Singapore
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Alternative cinemas in Singapore

Five cinemas that don’t screen your typical Hollywood blockbuster

ArtScience Museum's permanent exhibition: 'Future World'
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ArtScience Museum's permanent exhibition: 'Future World'

Who says art always needs to be deep and serious? Japanese collective teamLab invite you to let loose at their new exhibition – and we join in on the fun