Theatre fans are in for a treat! Sit back and catch these plays, comedy acts, musicals and theatre shows in Singapore.
We’re thrilled to have more local and international theatre shows, fun musicals and comedy acts back on stage. This year, we’ve got award-winning musicals, modern adaptations of celebrated classics, premises that hit close to home, and talented ensembles waiting to wow us with their acting and singing chops. Presenting the most exciting upcoming theatre shows in Singapore.
Theatre shows in Singapore to watch
1. Kumar Guilty
6 – 23 July 2023
After selling out shows like Kumar Unmasked and Kumar Locks Down, our favourite local comedian returns for humorous acts that’ll leave you in splits. Kumar lets intrusive thoughts win with a completely unhinged act that’ll unravel the secrets and desires around you. Prepare to answer the question, ‘Are you guilty or not?’
Kumar Guilty, Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands, B1, 4 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018973
3 – 19 August 2023
Join Anya on a hilarious and eye-opening journey as she confronts the expectations placed upon her by her tech CEO fiancé and her pastor father. Armed with animated infographics of her menstrual cycle, Anya sets out to prove her worth and save her relationship. But as she delves deeper into her own truth, she uncovers the complexities of toxic relationships and gender power dynamics. Psychobitch, written by Amanda Chong with dark wit and searing insight, and directed by Pam Oei, is a thought-provoking one-woman show starring Sindhura Kalidas. Get ready to laugh, reflect, and explore the secrets we keep for love and self-acceptance.
Psychobitch, Wild Rice @ Funan, Level 4, 107 North Bridge Road, Singapore 179105
3. Four Horse Road
4 August to 3 September 2023
After rave reviews from its 2018 run, this enthralling theatre production is set to take the stage again. Four Horse Road delves into buried stories and forgotten people, following real historical events that happened along Bras Basah Road. In this immersive show, audiences will follow one of six routes across two heritage shophouses where they’ll come face to face with an eclectic mix of characters from different time periods. Expect a range of genres from slapstick comedy to crime fiction to spooky suspense.
Four Horse Road, The Theatre Practice, 54 Waterloo Street, Singapore 187953
11 August – 13 August 2023
If you’re a sucker for ‘will they, won’t they’ types of romance, this show is right up your alley. After a memorable one-night stand in Singapore, Sue proposes they never meet again, but fate has other plans. Fuelled by an irresistible urge, Bruce follows Sue to George Town, determined to win her over. As their journey unfolds, they confront challenges and discover new possibilities. Based on the play ‘Phoenix’, written by Scott Organ, and directed by Siddhant Lahiri, Somewhere is a dramedy that explores the power of love and courage.
Somewhere…, Drama Centre Black Box, 100 Victoria Street Level 5, National Library Building, Singapore 188064
5. 2:22 – A Ghost Story by Danny Robins
From 15 August 2023
Tick-tock, tick-tock – something strange is happening in Jenny and Sam’s new dream home and the occurrences happen exactly at 2.22am every night. What’s the story behind the haunting and how does the couple react as tensions rise? Catch this award-winning thrilling tale directed by Daniel Jenkins, coming in hot after its successful runs in London and Los Angeles.
2:22 – A Ghost Story by Danny Robins, KC Arts Centre – Home of SRT, 20 Merbau Road, Singapore 239035
6. Tender Submission
17 – 27 Aug 2023
Veteran actors and real-life couple Neo Swee Lin and Lim Kay Siu take the stage for this play. They play Catherine and David, whose decades-long marriage is put to the test as they await the results of an important vote. What happens when values change, and faith and purpose clash? Putting relationships at the forefront, Lucas Ho’s new play grapples with the tensions between the institutional and the individual.
Tender Submission, Drama Centre Black Box, #03-01 National Library, 100 Victoria Street, Singapore 188064
7. Cosentino: Decennium – The Greatest Live Magic Show
24 August – 3 September 2023
The master of illusion is back with his biggest performance yet. Brace yourselves for a rollercoaster of emotions as he presents death-defying escapes, mind-boggling stage illusions and cutting-edge street magic with his signature dance and magic acts.
Cosentino: Decennium – The Greatest Live Magic Show, Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands, B1, 4 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018973
8. Ronny Chieng Live
13 September 2023
Get ready for a night of laughs as the quick-witted Ronny Chieng drops by our city for a one-night-only performance. Aside from starring in the American satirical news TV program, The Daily Show, Ronny has also kept himself busy on the silver screen, with cameos in Marvel’s Shang-Chi, M3gan, and more. We’re thrilled to see what’s in store during his homecoming live performance.
Ronny Chieng Live, tickets on sale from 19 July, Star Theatre, #04-01, 1 Vista Exchange Green, Singapore 138617
9. Vir Das: Mind Fool Tour
22 September 2023
Indian comedian and actor Vir Das is set to embark on his Mind Fool Tour, a hilarious journey spanning seven months and multiple countries. After the success of his fourth Netflix comedy special, hailed as a top seller in India and globally, Vir Das has become one of the 21st century’s most adored comedic voices. With his latest Netflix special Landing touching on themes of freedom, home, and global citizenship, Vir Das brings a universal comedy experience that resonates with audiences worldwide. Brace yourself for a laughter-filled, thought-provoking ride with the comedian.
Vir Das: Mind Fool Tour, Esplanade Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore 038981
10. & Juliet
21 September – 8 October 2023
Picture this: imagine a life where Juliet swaps out her tragic ending for a journey of self-discovery. This adaptation of the Shakespeare play gives us a witty reimagining of his most popular love story. The Tony Award-winning musical also highlights overarching themes including empowerment for women and men and inclusivity, remixed with pop anthems from the last three decades. Think along the likes of ‘Baby One More Time’, ‘I Kissed A Girl’, ‘It’s My Life’, ‘I Want It That Way’ and more.
& Juliet, Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands, B1, 4 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018973
11. Madagascar the Musical
18th – 28th January 2024
Do you like to ‘move it, move it’? Get those dance moves ready as Madagascar the Musical takes the stage. The live adaptation of the smash hit DreamWorks animation takes you down memory with stellar sets, fun storytelling, upbeat choreography, iconic tunes, and of course, your favourite characters Marty, Alex, Gloria and Melman.
Madagascar the Musical, Esplanade Theatre, Theatres on the Bay, 1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore 038981
What you missed!
We Will Rock You
5 – 22 January
Are you a fan of the rock band, Queen? Catch this rock concert-slash-musical. The reimagined production, directed and choreographed by Olivier Award nominee Nick Winston, presents 24 of Queen’s greatest hits. Sing along to favourites like Killer Queen, Under Pressure, We Are the Champions, Radio Ga Ga and, of course, We Will Rock You. The premise? Follow two revolutionaries as they go on a quest to save rock ’n’ roll music in a post-apocalyptic world. Expect a spectacular set, cool costumes and amazing vocals in this high-octane production.
We Will Rock You, book your tickets online
Disney’s Frozen The Hit Broadway Musical
5 February – 19 March
Frozen fans, strap on for a theatrical experience unlike any other. Watch the characters you love come to life on stage complete with magical sets, intricate costumes and show-stopping special effects. Expect popular songs like Let It Go and In Summer along with an expanded score of more foot-tapping numbers. We got a naughty little sneak peek last year and let’s just say you’re in for a treat!
Disney’s Frozen The Hit Broadway Musical, Sands Theatre at Marina Bay Sands, B1, 4 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018973
An Inspector Calls
From 2 March
Director Glen Goei reimagines the 1945 play ‘An Inspector Calls’, originally written by English dramatist J.B. Priestley. A middle-class family’s celebratory dinner is cut short thanks to the unexpected arrival of an inspector. Tensions arise as he investigates the death of a young woman. This results in a clash of morality, class and conscience. Undoubtedly, the play is still relevant today as it makes us reflect on the disparities of power and privilege. Quite a poignant play to catch.
An Inspector Calls, Wild Rice @ Funan, Level 4, 107 North Bridge Road, Singapore 179105
Sarah Millican “Bobby Dazzler” Live in Singapore
Award-winning English comedian Sarah Millican makes her Asian debut with a one-night-only comedy act in Singapore. Expect a no holds barred recount of her life events – she shares the highs and lows of ageing, her sex life, and her experience with… haemorrhoids. It’s going to get real!
Sarah Millican “Bobby Dazzler” Live in Singapore, The Theatre at Mediacorp, 1 Stars Avenue, Singapore 138507
Brown Boys Don’t Tell Jokes
23 March – 2 April
It’s not often that we explore the ebbs and flows of male friendships. Playwright Myle Yan Tay and director Huzir Sulaiman attempt to do so in this powerful play about the examination of friendship, race, and masculinity in our country. What happens when five friends – who are now a politician, a musician, an activist, an academic, and a therapist – reunite after years? Secrets are revealed, old conflicts are revisited, and loyalties are tested.
Brown Boys Don’t Tell Jokes, Drama Centre Black Box, #03-01 National Library, 100 Victoria Street, Singapore 188064
The Soldier & His Virtuous Wife
30 March – 16 April
Joanna Dong, MengFM’s Cavin Soh and Ric Liu, and Sugie Phua star in this Mandarin comedy-musical. This modern adaptation of the traditional Yuan opera ‘Qiu Hu Flirts With His Wife’ is packed with campy musical theatre flair and modern references. The lives of Qiu Hu (Cavin Soh) and Mei Ying (Joanna Dong) take a turn when Qiu Hu is called to be enlisted in the army. In the meantime, local tyrant Master Li (Ric Liu) has his eye set on Mei Ying instead. How will the events conspire when Qiu Hu returns after 10 years? You’ll have to watch it for yourself.
The Soldier & His Virtuous Wife, performed in Mandarin with English surtitles, Drama Centre Theatre, #03-01 National Library, 100 Victoria Street, Singapore 188064
Shaun The Sheep’s Circus Show
10 – 21 May
Your childhood animation series has turned into an acrobat show! Treat yourself to an entertaining spectacle of Aardman’s hilarious shenanigans and Australian circus ensemble Circa’s daredevil acrobatics and vibrant circus skills.
Shaun The Sheep’s Circus Show, Sands Theatre at Marina Bay Sands, B1, 4 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018973
Doubt: A Parable
2 – 18 June 2023
Doubt: A Parable is a play that puts faith to the test where the will of a conversation nun and a progressive priest clash. This 2005 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama is a rollercoaster ride of suspense that’ll keep you on the edge of your seat. Step back in 1964, Donald, the first black student at St. Nicholas Church School, finds himself caught in the middle. Father Flynn takes him under his wing, but Sister Aloysius, the no-nonsense principal, smells something fishy. Prepare to question your own moral compass, challenge your faith, and shake up those long-held beliefs.
Doubt: A Parable, Singtel Waterfront Theatre, 8 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039802
8 June – 8 July 2023
Step into a time machine as Wild Rice’s Hotel takes you on a whirlwind journey through Singapore’s history. Get ready for a multicultural adventure at a hotel set during the reign of the British Empire, where stories unfold and identities collide. This immersive theatre act explores nationhood, migration, and identity spanning a century. It’s a two-part spectacle – take note that weekday shows are spread across two days, so clear your schedule and prepare for back-to-back performances.
Hotel, Level 4, Wild Rice @ Funan, 107 North Bridge Road, Singapore 179105
30 June – 2 July 2023
Feel the rhythm of Rent ’cause Jonathan Larson’s iconic masterpiece is hitting the stage. The sensational musical debuted in 1996, carrying the legacy of its brilliant creator, even after his untimely passing. From off-Broadway to the bright lights of Broadway, Rent has garnered numerous awards and a cult following. Now, under the expert direction of TJ Taylor, known for his incredible work on I Love You You’re Perfect Now Change, Rent is set to rock the stage.
Rent, Sota Studio Theatre, 1 Zubir Said Drive, Singapore 227968
There you have it, the upcoming theatre shows in Singapore we’re looking forward to in 2022. Stay tuned as we update the list with more! *aaand scene*