Arts & Entertainment

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

The best theatre companies in Singapore
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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

Must-see art exhibitions in Singapore this September
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Must-see art exhibitions in Singapore this September

Thinking of broadening your horizons this week? Get your culture on with our roundup of the best art exhibitions and showcases happening around town – from Southeast Asian art to contemporary design, we'll have you sorted in a jiffy. RECOMMENDED:  Upcoming performing arts events in Singapore

The best local illustrators to keep on your radar
Art

The best local illustrators to keep on your radar

It's no secret – modern-day illustrators are expanding their toolkits, techniques and canvases way beyond the classic sketchpad. Pushing the medium forward with distinct personal touches and unique niches, these Singapore illustrators are definitely worth keeping on your radar. RECOMMENDED: Must-see art exhibitions and the best urban art trails in Singapore

Crazy Rich Asians: What they got right (and wrong)
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Crazy Rich Asians: What they got right (and wrong)

See it or don't see it, you can't escape the hype that is the blockbuster summer rom-com Crazy Rich Asians. For once, Singapore's not just being portrayed as a fancy stopover on a long haul flight. While it certainly puts us on the map (of Hollywood at least), there are some flaws we have to pick on. RECOMMENDED: Interview: the cast of Crazy Rich Asians and the ultimate crazy broke Asians guide to Singapore 

The best Singapore films to watch
Film

The best Singapore films to watch

What separates the hidden gems from the big box office sensations? Step aside Hollywood, Singapore’s film scene deserves recognition, too. Though titles like Ah Boys to Men and I Not Stupid are popular in the mainstream media here, the city has birthed several essential indie films that have garnered awards after awards. Don’t let these films fall through the cracks! For a palate cleanser, here’s our Singapore film checklist filled with must-see titles that prove the film scene here is thriving well with no signs of slowing down. RECOMMENDED: Upcoming films in Singapore and alternative cinemas in Singapore

Latest film reviews and releases

The Nun
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The Nun

In cinemas Sep 6

Time Out says
3 out of 5 stars
Crazy Rich Asians
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Crazy Rich Asians

In cinemas August 22

Time Out says
5 out of 5 stars
The Meg
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The Meg

In cinemas August 9

Time Out says
2 out of 5 stars
The Spy Who Dumped Me
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The Spy Who Dumped Me

In cinemas August 2

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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

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5 out of 5 stars
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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
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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