Worldwide icon-chevron-right Asia icon-chevron-right Singapore icon-chevron-right Arts & Entertainment

Arts & Entertainment

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

The guide to OH! Open House presents Passport
Art

The guide to OH! Open House presents Passport

Grab your passport – OH! Open House is back with another unconventional, multi-sensorial treat. Last year, the independent arts organisation walked us through the untold tales and history of Emerald Hill. This year, it returns with an exciting art-slash-heritage trail from March 16 to 31 – Passport. Taking things indoors, visitors are invited into the sweet digs of six strangers adorned by six artists for an unrivalled opportunity to encounter six separate art experiences. Each pad is decked with artworks based on the homeowner, telling the intertwined stories of identity, citizenship and belonging. Tickets are available from $20 at ohopenhouse.org/passport. RECOMMENDED: The best art exhibitions in Singapore and 9 best heritage trails in Singapore

The best independent and alternative cinemas in Singapore
Film

The best independent and alternative cinemas in Singapore

If your after-work or weekend agenda includes going to the movies, Singapore has you covered. There's a multitude of venues in every corner of the city showcasing the biggest and latest blockbusters straight out of Hollywood. But if you're in the mood to see a black-and-white, a cult classic, an arthouse flick or the new indie release on the big screen, then pass the foreboding multiplex for the city's coolest alternative cinemas.  RECOMMENDED: The best outdoor cinemas in Singapore  

6 mural artists in Singapore you should know
Art

6 mural artists in Singapore you should know

Born in '70s New York, street art has since evolved from its humbler origins. Gone are the days of graffiti as vandalism. Instead, this worldwide phenomenon is celebrated through urban art festivals, commissioned murals and even Instagram where it continues to garner many likes and shares. And street art is showing no signs of slowing down as new works are constantly tagged, sprayed or painted on Singapore walls. To help you up your Instagram game, we've mapped out the visual stunners dotted around the city. While you're at it, be sure to check out an exclusive Sesame Street mural by ANTZ, Yip Yew Chong and Tiffany Yao at Bugis Junction from March 4 to 24 where the artists deliver their creative interpretations of the children's classic as part of its 50th-anniversary celebration. But don't just snap away. Get to know the street artists behind these masterpieces as well. Banksy, who? Time to get acquainted with six of Singapore's street art geniuses. RECOMMENDED: The best street art in Singapore and the best urban art trails in Singapore

Upcoming theatre and dance performances in Singapore
Theatre

Upcoming theatre and dance performances in Singapore

There's no business like show business. With a plethora of stage takeovers in Singapore, it's fair to say that the performing arts scene here is having a moment. From Broadway and West End international tours to high-quality productions by local theatre companies in our backyard, here are the best upcoming dance performances, plays, musicals and revivals bursting with glittery costumes, catchy scores, captivating choreography, and Grade A entertainment. RECOMMENDED: The best theatre companies in Singapore and upcoming stand-up and comedy shows in Singapore

7 reasons to catch this festival celebrating all things Sing Lit
Things to do

7 reasons to catch this festival celebrating all things Sing Lit

Fall in love with Singapore literature at Textures, happening March 7 to 10 at The Arts House. The literary festival houses over 40 events from kid-friendly programmes and writing workshops to art exhibitions and engaging activities that revolve around local literature. Learn to craft your own Sing Lit masterpiece, watch spooky stories come to life, get good at bullet journalling and more at Textures 2019. Brought to you by The Arts House and #BuySingLit, and supported by the National Arts Council, the festival returns for its second year. Taking on the theme of love and loss (and some things in between), it brings together a wide range of audiences to discuss topics close to everyone's hearts. Come get inspired, see things from a fresh perspective and spend some quality time with Singapore literature this weekend. For more information on this literary celebration, visit theartshouse.sg

Latest film reviews and releases

Captain Marvel
Film

Captain Marvel

In cinemas March 7

Time Out says
3 out of 5 stars
At Eternity's Gate
Film

At Eternity's Gate

In cinemas March 7

Time Out says
3 out of 5 stars
Wonder Park
Film

Wonder Park

In cinemas March 14

The Aftermath
Film

The Aftermath

In cinemas March 14

Time Out says
3 out of 5 stars
Arctic
Film

Arctic

In cinemas March 14

Us
Film

Us

In cinemas March 21

See more of the latest film reviews and releases

The best art and entertainment venues

The best museums in Singapore
Things to do

The best museums in Singapore

The best alternative cinemas in Singapore
Film

The best alternative cinemas in Singapore

The best contemporary art galleries in Singapore
Art

The best contemporary art galleries in Singapore

The best outdoor cinemas in Singapore
Film

The best outdoor cinemas in Singapore

The best free museums in Singapore
Art

The best free museums in Singapore

Explore these secret museums in Singapore
Things to do

Explore these secret museums in Singapore