Singapore Art Festival 2006 - To Begin Early Bird Sales This Week




24 February – 17 April 2006
Enjoy More Productions at Special Rates! 


The Singapore Arts Festival 2006 is set to once again offer the best from around the world, as ticket sales begin for 22 exhilarating music, dance and theatre productions, and the ever-popular KIDSFEST.


Special Discounts and Packages Patrons now have an early opportunity to seize the best seats in the house, with the introduction of extended Early Bird ticket sales starting on 24 February 2006. All early birds will enjoy 10% discounts off regular ticket prices for purchases made before 18 April 2006.


Special Bundling Packages for the adventurous are also available for the first time. Patrons who wish to immerse in a diverse arts experience will enjoy 15% savings for any single purchase of tickets to three or four performances, and 20% for five or more performances, during the Early Bird sales. Thereafter, discounts will be reduced to 10% for any single purchase to 3 or 4 performances, and 15% for 5 or more performances.


Said Mrs Susan Loh, Director for Market Development and Corporate Communications, National Arts Council (NAC), “In recent Festivals, we've found that Singapore audiences do respond to attractive packaging that motivates early ticket buying. This reflects an increasing level of sophistication and maturity among local audiences.”


“This year's extended Early Bird sales window allows patrons more time to consider their choices, mark their calendars early and get the best seats. With our new bundling packages, the public can also enjoy more choices and flexibility with greater budget savings. It's all about maximising their Festival experience,” Mrs Loh added.
(More details on discount and ticketing are found in Annex 2).

Programme Highlights

A truly international event with a distinctive Asian flavour, the Festival is the premier arts event in Singapore, which annually showcases the finest performing arts from around the world. With a tagline of ‘One Season. Many Faces’ this year, the Festival offers diverse facets of the arts that will inform, inspire, and intrigue audiences.


Some of the eminent international arts companies and artists performing in the Festival are: the prestigious Nederlands Dans Theater I (The Netherlands); the influential Rosas (Belgium); the theatre master Anne Bogart and the SITI Company (USA); the celebrated Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra (Norway) featuring violinist Sarah Chang; and the pristine baroque ensemble Collegium Vocale Gent.   


The Festival will also feature emerging artists and interdisciplinary forms in the contemporary performing arts scene, including Chamber Made Opera (Australia) and The Vegetable Orchestra (Austria). Special animation theatre using miniature sets and film will also be introduced through the work of Schauspielhaus Vienna (Austria) and Hotel Modern (The Netherlands).


Contemporary Asian works also abound in the Festival. The international lineup includes Jin Xing Dance Theatre (China) and French Vietnamese choreographer Ea Sola and Vietnam National Opera Ballet – Hanoi (Vietnam and France). Leading local arts companies Singapore Dance Theatre and Singapore Chinese Orchestra will also premiere their first ever collaborative work in Quest.  Other homegrown arts groups and artists featured in the Festival are theatre groups TheatreWorks, Drama Box and The Necessary Stage. Singapore artists and groups making their Festival debut are Young Artist Award recipient, flautist Ghanavenothan Retnam, who will perform with a group of talented musicians, and Singapore’s leading wind orchestra, The Philharmonic Winds.


Said Ms Goh Ching Lee, Senior Director for Performing Arts and Director for Singapore Arts Festival, NAC, “This year, arts lovers stand to enjoy works of the highest quality by critically acclaimed and world renowned artists, besides being treated to a range of surprising new finds. An explosive dance programme paying homage to Singapore and Asian choreography; a theatre programme with works viewing the world through both miniature lens and through global perspectives; and music that crosses and merges cultures, instruments and objects - these and more await audiences from novices to the very intrepid. There is much to encounter, explore and experience.  Singaporeans should not miss this unique opportunity to be moved, touched, inspired and entertained by this gathering of amazing talents during the Festival.”


(Programming details are found in Annex 1. The complete Festival lineup will be released at a later date.)


Patrons are encouraged to buy tickets early to enjoy greater savings. More information on Festival shows can be found in .


Please find the following annexes enclosed for information:


  • Information on Core Productions and KIDSFEST  
  • Discount and Ticketing details  
  • List of Festival Partners