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10 Best Theatre Companies in Singapore [2023]

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Best Theatre Company Singapore
Best Theatre Company Singapore

If you’re looking for a night out that’s full of culture, look no further than the theatre.

Singapore is home to some of the best theatre companies in the world, and they offer everything from classic plays to new works by up-and-coming writers. Whether you’re a fan of Shakespeare or prefer something more contemporary, there’s sure to be a theatre company in Singapore that will appeal to you.

We’ve compiled a list of the top 10 theatre companies in the country, based on their artistic excellence and contributions to the theatre scene.

These companies are dedicated to bringing the best possible theatre experiences to audiences in Singapore, and we recommend that you check them out!

Let’s get started! Here are 10 of our favorites!

1. Singapore Repertory Theatre

Singapore Repertory Theatre - Theatre Companies Singapore (Credit: SRT via Facebook)
Singapore Repertory Theatre – Theatre Company Singapore (Credit: SRT via Facebook)
Key ServicesNonprofit Organization
AddressKC Arts Centre – Home of SRT
20 Merbau Road
Phone+65 6733 8166
Operating HoursWeekdays: 10AM–6PM

For 25 years, the Singapore Repertory Theatre has delighted theater-goers with a variety of stage shows.

Forbidden City: Portrait of an Empress and Tuesdays with Morrie, as well as critically praised plays like Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, are just a few examples of the company’s work. It also produces the Shakespeare in the Park series.

Key Differentiators

  • Code of Governance when working with Minors
  • Guide to Best Practices
  • Financial Policies
  • Risk Management Policies

Client Testimonial

Accompanying my grandson Bryan to SRT to Gingerbread man performance. He enjoy the show very much and applaud when e performers perform their antics.

Christina Lye

2. Teater Ekamatra

Teater Ekamatra - Theatre Companies Singapore (Credit: Teater Ekamatra via Facebook)
Teater Ekamatra – Theatre Company Singapore (Credit: Teater Ekamatra via Facebook)
Key ServicesTheater company
Address02 10 199918, 28 Aliwal St, Singapore 199918
Operating HoursWeekdays:

Lut Ali, a playwright, dramatist and director, and his wife Rubie Lazim founded the company in 1988 as a Malay theatre group. Since then, it has grown to be one of Singapore’s most successful experimental theatre troupes.

Teater Ekamatra’s goal is to highlight various ethnic groups and their stories, as seen in its stage adaptations of A Clockwork Orange and Berak. 

Key Differentiators

  • Playwright Mentorship Programmes
  • School Programmes
  • Highlights various ethnic stories

3. W!ld Rice

W!ld Rice - Theatre Companies Singapore (Credit: W!ld Rice via Facebook)
W!ld Rice – Theatre Company Singapore (Credit: W!ld Rice via Facebook)
Key ServicesTheater company
Address107 North Bridge Rd, Level 4, Singapore 179105
Phone+65 6292 2695
Operating HoursWeekdays: 10AM–6:30PM

This stage hotshot is known for shows with a Singaporean flavor yet also global in terms of narrative, which makes it one of the city’s top theatre companies and producers of the annual Singapore Theatre Festival.

This Singapore theatre group has also made appearances at global arts festivals in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand, and Russia as part of the W!ld Rice international tour.

Key Differentiators

  • Award-winning productions
  • Entertains and moves
  • Challenge and inspires

Client Testimonial

Went to Wild Rice to watch Straight Acting and was really impressed by the skill of the actors and actresses. The play was funny, heartwarming and also helped me reflect on my own experiences. Would definitely return for another show.

Tu Chang

4. The Necessary Stage

 The Necessary Stage - Theatre Companies Singapore (Credit: The Necessary Stage)
The Necessary Stage – Theatre Company Singapore (Credit: The Necessary Stage)
Key ServicesTheater company
Address278 Marine Parade Rd, Singapore 449282
Phone+65 6440 8115
Operating HoursWeekdays: 10AM–6PM

The Necessary Stage is a Singaporean theatre company that was founded in 1987. It has produced over 60 unique works, many of which have received rave reviews both locally and internationally.

The Singapore Fringe Festival is one of the country’s largest annual arts events, and it is organized by this non-profit theatre organization. Every year, on average, two plays are put on during the season proper.

Key Differentiators

  • International exchange and networking
  • Produced unique shows
  • Organizes one of Singapore’s annual arts event

Client Testimonial

Their plays are usually exciting and intriguing! Always reminds me of the power and purpose of theatre! 🙂

Jasmine Low

5. Andsoforth

Andsoforth - Theatre Companies Singapore (Credit: Andsoforth)
Andsoforth – Theatre Company Singapore (Credit: Andsoforth)
Key ServicesImmersive Dining Company
SINGAPORE (332010)
Phone+65 8891 8146
Operating HoursBy appointment

Andsoforth is famous for its immersive theatrical dining experiences at a hidden location, where you dine on stories throughout the meal. Don’t expect a typical dinner – it depicts events involving various characters throughout the meal.

The theatre group, however, has revised its business model and established a café in the middle of Jalan Besar as a result of Covid-19 limitations. The Asylum Coffeehouse is a coffee shop located in the city that offers visitors a brief rest from their hectic lives.

Key Differentiators

  • Entertainment and surprises
  • Tickles all your senses 
  • With over 300 creatives

6. The Theatre Practice

The Theatre Practice - Theatre Companies Singapore (Credit: The Theatre Practice)
The Theatre Practice – Theatre Company Singapore (Credit: The Theatre Practice)
Key ServicesArts organization
Address54 Waterloo St, Singapore 187953
Phone(65) 6337 2525
Operating HoursWeekdays: 10AM–5PM
Saturday: 9AM–3PM

The Theatre Practice, Singapore’s long-standing and bilingual theatre company, promotes high-quality material that reflects the country’s many cultural differences.

The organization is dedicated to developing Singapore’s cultural landscape through theater and artmaking. According to the idea of always entertaining respectfully, it has a highly regarded collection of over 350 works, including musicals, classics, and originals.

Key Differentiators

  • Embodiment of fearless experimentation of play
  • A cultural bridge between Asia and the world
  • Pioneers in Arts Education in Singapore

Client Testimonial

Cool place! Watched a show there and It was pretty cool. The actors were very funny and I had a very fun time there. Highly recommend this place!!

Jun Xi

7. Buds Theatre Company

Buds Theatre Company - Theatre Companies Singapore (Credit: Buds Theatre Company via Facebook)
Buds Theatre Company – Theatre Company Singapore (Credit: Buds Theatre Company via Facebook)
Key ServicesPerforming arts theater
Address1003 Bukit Merah Central, #06-19
Singapore 159836
Phone9760 0795

Buds Theatre Company is a not-for-profit organization that was founded in 2007. It’s a place for young theatre graduates to practice their craft and hone their skills.

The goal of Buds is to build a community of socially aware artists that tackle contemporary issues. The organization’s objective is to generate social change through theatre-making by providing a global perspective to its scripts.

Key Differentiators

  • Aims of producing YOUNG and RELEVANT theatre
  • Aims to bridge cultural gaps within the region
  • Uniting ties for future progression in the arts

Client Testimonial

Great place to learn theatre, especially for youths!

Bani Muhamad Iyad

8. Dream Academy

Dream Academy - Theatre Companies Singapore (Dream Academy)
Dream Academy – Theatre Company Singapore (Dream Academy)
Key ServicesPerforming arts group 
Address203a Henderson Rd, #02-01, Singapore 159547
Phone+65 6278 0377
Operating HoursWeekdays:
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Dream Academy is a theater company started by well-known Singaporean actress Selena Tan. The majority of the funds for Dream Academy come from ticket sales made by audience members and die-hard fans.

Plus, it’s also well-known for its hilarious stand-up comedy: Meenah and Cheenah, Revenge of the Dim Sum Dollies, and Broadway Beng are just a few examples. When it comes to hilarious jokes, this trumps all others.

Key Differentiators

  •  Dream Studio Rental 
  • Hiring Dream Artists 
  • Dream Champions Membership

9. Sing’theatre

Sing’theatre - Theatre Companies Singapore (Credit: Sing’theatre via Facebook)
Sing’theatre – Theatre Company Singapore (Credit: Sing’theatre via Facebook)
Key ServicesPerforming arts theater
Address21 Tan Quee Lan St, #02-10 Heritage Place, Singapore 188108
Phone+65 6334 6397
Operating HoursMonday to Saturday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Whatever your feelings on the matter, Sing’theatre will intrigue you. Nathalie Ribette started Sing’theatre, a non-profit professional Singaporean drama group with a French twist, in 2006.

With the goal of promoting cultural exchange, Singtheatre produces shows based on French cultural heritage and features music, folklore, and more. Past shows have included well-known French and European singers. Forever Young, the sold-out 2017 musical, is back to tickle your funny bone!

Key Differentiators

  • Performing for a better society
  • Community Outreach
  • Giving access to music and theatre to everyone

Client Testimonial

Really great school to learn Musical Theatre, be it for fun or for professional needs. I would recommend TJ Taylor for professional training as he is very well trained in Musical Theatre. If you are looking for a simple try out in Musical Theatre, go for their showstopper classes that they have twice a year. It’s also great for kids especially.

Zac Denver Lee

10. The Finger Players

The Finger Players - Theatre Companies Singapore (Credit: The Finger Players via Facebook)
The Finger Players – Theatre Company Singapore (Credit: The Finger Players via Facebook)
Key ServicesPerforming arts theater
Address126 Cairnhill Road 03-01/02 ONE-TWO, SIX Cairnhill Arts Centre, Singapore 229707
Phone+65 6738 6061

The Finger Players are a unique hybrid of puppet theatre and various art forms that combine to form an entertaining whole.

The firm’s distinct style is seen in its 16 multidisciplinary productions, which have won a slew of honors throughout the years. Time to put those hands to good use!

Key Differentiators

  • Best known for inventively fusing puppetry
  • Visually-arresting productions
  • Strong advocacy of puppetry

Theatre Company Singapore

We hope you enjoyed our list of theatre companies in Singapore!

If you’re looking for a night out full of culture, we recommend checking them out. Whether you’re into classic theatre or want to see what’s new on the scene, there’s sure to be something that appeals to your interests. We’ve compiled a list of some of the best theatres on the island so you won’t miss out!

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