SIFA 2020

** The festival is cancelled. **

About the Singapore International Festival of Arts 2020 (SIFA 2020)

As Singapore’s annual pinnacle performing arts festival, the Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA) presents captivating and diverse works across theatre, music, dance, film and visual arts. First launched as the Singapore Festival of Arts in 1977, the festival has gone through several evolutions and inspired generations of arts lovers and practitioners. Today, the highly anticipated festival is a high point on Singapore’s arts and cultural calendar.

Under the helm of Festival Director Gaurav Kripalani from 2018–2020, SIFA continues its festival mission to champion the creation and presentation of Singaporean and international works. At SIFA 2020, The Arts House will once again be transformed into the Festival House. With meaningful engagement opportunities from artists talks, workshops, discussions and the festival bar—House Pour, the Festival House breaks down the walls between artists and audiences to create unique experiences and inspiring artistic encounters.

  • Ensemble Intercontemporain

    Music, Festival 31 May 2020 In a tribute to the natural world, Parisian group Ensemble intercontemporain make their Singapore debut in a mesmerising evening of...
    Chamber, Festival House (The Arts House)Chamber, Festival House (The Arts House)
  • Podcast Live: Wrap Up of SIFA 2020

    Talk/Workshop, Festival 30 May 2020 The ArtsEquator Podcast, a platform for regional arts reviews and news, is back again with another episode to round off...
    House Pour, Festival House (The Arts House)House Pour, Festival House (The Arts House)
  • 100% Singapore

    Theatre, Festival 29, 30 May 2020 Staged in over 35 cities around the world, Berlin-based performance group Rimini Protokoll's ground-breaking 100% City series now arrives in...
    Esplanade TheatreEsplanade Theatre
  • As The World Tipped

    Theatre, Festival 29 - 31 May 2020 As the World Tipped arrives at an urgent time for climate change – performers act out a real-life disaster movie...
    The Meadow, Gardens by the BayThe Meadow, Gardens by the Bay
  • Three Sisters 三姐妹

    Theatre, Festival 29 - 31 May 2020 The award-winning ensembles of Singapore's Nine Years Theatre and the SITI Company of NYC join hands to present this multi-lingual...
    Drama Centre TheatreDrama Centre Theatre
  • Oiwa – Ghost of Yotsuya

    Theatre, Festival 28 - 30 May 2020 With an innovative ensemble of puppeteers and actors, this age-old Japanese ghost story of betrayal and revenge is magically reinvented...
    Victoria Theatre Victoria Theatre
  • Points of View 2020: Critical Frames for Performance Engagement

    Talk/Workshop, Festival, Open Call 26 - 31 May 2020 Points of View 2020: Critical Frames for Performance Engagement invites young performing arts practitioners to explore various ways of viewing...
    Blue Room, Festival House (The Arts House)Blue Room, Festival House (The Arts House)
  • Panel: Public Participation and Art Making

    Talk/Workshop, Festival 24 May 2020 Traditional notions of making art have always made a distinction between the artist and the audience. While the relationship between...
    Blue Room, Festival House (The Arts House)Blue Room, Festival House (The Arts House)
  • Source x Audible Lands

    Music, Film, Festival 24, 25 May 2020 Curated by iconic Singaporean band The Observatory, Source x Audible Lands is a one-of-a-kind film and music performance featuring musicians...
    Play Den, Festival House (The Arts House)Play Den, Festival House (The Arts House)
  • Queen Blood

    Dance, Festival 23, 24 May 2020 Playfully brash and in-your-face, Queen Blood's exploration of femininity showcases sharp house dance moves and a charismatic female squad. With...
    SOTA Studio TheatreSOTA Studio Theatre
  • A Dream Under the Southern Bough: Existence 《南柯一梦》之辱梦

    Theatre, Festival 22 - 24 May 2020 An imaginative tour de force, A Dream Under the Southern Bough: Existence is the final installation of this fantastical tale...
    Drama Centre TheatreDrama Centre Theatre
  • Critics Live!: The Year of No Return

    Theatre, Talk/Workshop, Festival 22 May 2020 Created by ArtsEquator to offer a platform for critical dialogue independent of the art makers, Critics Live! is a critics-led post...
    Victoria TheatreVictoria Theatre
  • No Longer Gagok: Room 5↻

    Music, Festival 22 - 24 May 2020 No Longer Gagok: Room 5↻ is an intimately poetic and utterly contemporary experience of a traditional Korean art form, conceived...
    Living Room, Festival House (The Arts House)Living Room, Festival House (The Arts House)
  • Taylor Mac - A 24-Decade History of Popular Music

    Theatre, Music, Festival 22, 23 May 2020 In a fabulous hybrid of performance art, music, theatre and social commentary, American theatre artist, Taylor Mac performs a dazzling...
    KC Arts Centre - Home of SRTKC Arts Centre - Home of SRT
  • The Year of No Return

    Theatre, Festival 21 - 23 May 2020 Rising sea levels. Melting polar ice caps. Biodiversity loss. Food shortages resulting in war, strife and refugee crises... Every day,...
    Victoria TheatreVictoria Theatre
  • Revisor

    Theatre, Dance, Festival 16, 17 May 2020 An audaciously funny piece of dance-theatre, choreographer Crystal Pite and writer Jonathon Young present a stunningly original take on Nikolai...
    Esplanade TheatreEsplanade Theatre