Theatre in Chinatown & the CBD

Toy Factory Productions

Originally focussed on puppetry, this bilingual (English and Mandarin) theatre company is now best known for its intercultural collaborations and envelope-pushing local work, performed in various venues across town.…
Opera in Chinatown & the CBD

Chinese Theatre Circle

Teahouse evenings organised by this nonprofit opera company are a wonderful, informal introduction to Chinese opera. Every Friday and Saturday at 8pm there is a brief talk on Chinese opera, followed by a 45-minute e…
Classical Music in Colonial District, the Quays & Marina Bay

Singapore Symphony Orchestra

The 1800-seat state-of-the-art concert hall at the Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay is home to this respected orchestra, which also graces the Victoria Theatre & Concert Hall. It plays at least weekly; check the …
Cinema in West & Southwest Singapore


Next door to the Science Centre and Snow City, this IMAX cinema is home to Asia's largest seamless dome screen and shows stunning 45-minute documentary films.
Cinema in Chinatown & the CBD

Screening Room

If your idea of a good night involves sinking into a sofa and watching classic flicks, make some time for Screening Room. Expect anything from On the Town to Sex, Lies and Videotape, projected onto a pull-down scree…
Classical Music in Colonial District, the Quays & Marina Bay

Singapore Chinese Orchestra

Using traditional instruments such as the liuqin, ruan and sanxian, the SCO treats listeners to classical Chinese concerts throughout the year. Concerts are held in various venues around the city, with occasional co…
Live Music in Colonial District, the Quays & Marina Bay

Crazy Elephant

Anywhere that bills itself as 'crazy' should set the alarm bells ringing, but you won't hear them once you're inside. This touristy, graffiti-pimped rock bar is beery, blokey and loud. Music spans rock to deep funky…
Live Music in Little India & Kampong Glam

BluJaz Café

Bohemian pub BluJaz is one of the best options in town for live music, with regular jazz jams, and other acts playing anything from blues to rockabilly. Check the website for the list of events, which includes DJ-sp…
Live Music in Little India & Kampong Glam

Going Om

Right on Haji Lane, Going Om is a raffish, free-spirited cafe with nightly live music. It's an atmospheric spot, with candlelit tables, smooth acoustic sets (mostly well-executed covers) and no shortage of carefree …
Cinema in Sentosa Island

Sentosa 4D Adventureland

Three attractions here offer slightly different variations of the same theme – a 4D movie, a 4D virtual roller coaster, and a 4D Wild West shoot-out game. Virtual reality is well and truly kicking. Check the website…