Discover captivating night performances and the Festival Village in Part 2 of Singapore Night Festival 2017 event guide!
For three consecutive nights, Singapore Night Festival will showcase a myriad of performances and street experiences. In this entry, you can read about some of the shows, as well as handy tips to maximise your enjoyment. Admission is free to all performances featured.
Showtimes are correct at time of publication. Singapore Night Festival reserves the right to make changes without prior notice.
GLOBE by Close-Act Theatre
24, 25, 26 August 2017
Venue: Cathay Green (opposite The Cathay)
Showtimes: 8:00pm, 10:30pm
See more photos at the GLOBE by Close-Act Theatre – photo tour →
Close-Act’s show at last year’s Night Festival set mythical world creatures free into Singapore. In this year’s GLOBE, you can let your imagination soar into Close-Act’s child-like fantasy world, as circus acts, pyrotechnics and other special effects build an immersive theatrical experience.
Performed within and around the sphere on Cathay Green, this show is definitely a must-see and expect massive crowds at all six shows.
During the media preview, we were only given a 5-minute teaser. Festival visitors will be enthralled with a full 45-min show, with performers coming from behind them… and even from above.
Things to note (Updated 24 Aug 9pm)
The performance area is barricaded and visitors will need to go through bag checks before entering the event venue. Travel light and arrive before the show starts for security screening.
The following items are NOT permitted at the performance venue (Cathay Green): Weapons, illegal substances, foldable chairs, luggages, pets, buggies and bicycles and mobility devices.
This show requires all viewers to stand, due to the nature of performance happening around the performance area. Visitors on wheelchairs may watch on a raised platform.
Tripods, monopods and similar devices are not allowed at the venue.
TIP: Express Lane is available for visitors who do not bring in any bags into the performance venue. So leave those bags at home, or in your car!
During the show, performers will move between the audience, on the boards placed on the Cathay Green. Be careful and follow directions of the event crew. Avoid standing on the boards if you do not wish to move around.
While it looks quite large here, Cathay Green has limited capacity. Be prepared to queue for a while if you’re too early or too late.
Night Festival Showdown by Grapple MAX Dojo
24, 25 August 2017
The Pit, SMU Green Amphitheatre
Showtimes: 7:00pm – 8:30pm, 9:15pm – 9:45pm. Refer to Grapple MAX Facebook page for the match card.
Experience pro wrestling in an intimate “fight club” this Night Festival! With drama, trash-talking, acrobatics and grappling – this physical theatre experience lets you catch the action up-close, and you can interact (by cheering, if you wish!)
During the preview night: Greg Glorious vs “Showtime” Val Senan! This bout will happen again on 24 Aug, 7:00pm.
For the full list of matches, refer to Grapple MAX Facebook page.
The Time Minders by La Galerie Mobile
24, 25, 26 August 2017
7:30pm – 8:00pm (National Museum of Singapore, SMU)
9:00pm – 9:30pm (National Museum of Singapore, Cathay Green and SMU)
10:30pm – 11:00pm (SMU & Armenian Street)
Wander through time with the bizarre Minders, in this work inspired by Salvadore Dali’s Persistence of Memory. You just might get lost in time as the performance unravels.
Behaving like automata, the Minders move in precise paces and a clockwork pattern of actions.
The Bulb Heads by Sans Compagnie Fixe
24, 25, 26 August 2017
7:30pm – 8:00pm (National Museum of Singapore and Singapore Art Museum)
9:00pm – 9:30pm (Singapore Art Museum and SMU)
10:30pm – 11:00pm (SMU and National Museum of Singapore)
This pair of giant filament ‘bulbs’ shine brightly as they roam about the festival grounds.
In between the shows and photo taking, you’ll want to fuel up (with hipster festival food, so that you can ‘conveniently’ buy it for the ‘gram) and chill out with some live music. You might even catch some roving performance acts here.
This year’s Festival Village is expansive, taking up much of the flat walking spaces at SMU Green since the entire area is now open (last year, some parts were under renovation).
TIP: Fast Lane for Apple Pay users. Select stalls at the festival village will have an dedicated lane for visitors who pay using Apple Pay. There is even an Apple Pay tent for you to charge your iPhone and iPad.
Festival Grounds (24 August):
Rainbow Works – grab your ‘grammable drink bottles.
The Raclette Factory – for your melty cheese cravings.
The Wicked Cream – ‘wicked’ marshmallows, roasted LIVE! Lots of delicious flavours!
Nights Lights at Night Festival 2017!
See the magical lights in Part 1 of our Night Festival 2017 coverage →
Additional photography and video by Lynette.
Singapore Night Festival 2017
24 – 26 August 2017
7:30PM ~ 12:00AM
Bras Basah.Bugis Precinct
Check out Part 1: Night Lights at Night Festival 2017 coverage →
Step into Close-Act Theatre’s GLOBE experience here! GLOBE by Close-Act Theatre – photo tour →
For a full list of night lights and upcoming programmes, visit the Singapore Night Festival website.
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