The Theatre Practice (TTP) is the longest-standing professional bilingual theatre group in Singapore. In 1965, theatre doyen Kuo Pao Kun and dancer/choreographer Goh Lay Kuan founded Singapore Performing Arts School, The Theatre Practice’s earliest incarnation.
Over the years, TTP continues to dedicate itself to critique life objectively; to entertain the audience respectfully; to explore new frontiers in art unceasingly through its strong repertoire of local productions and overseas works. Over the last 51 years, TTP has presented and collaborated in over 300 productions ranging from classics embodying Singapore’s diverse cultural backgrounds, to lauded Chinese musicals and experimental works focused on exploring an alternative voice in theatre. TTP also produces the Chinese Theatre Festival which showcases local and overseas black box theatre works, playing an active role in strengthening the foothold of Chinese theatre on an international arena.
TTP is also the earliest group to offer arts education in Singapore. In 1994, it started the Student Theatre Exposure Project which was later renamed as TTP Education Project. This programme focus on bringing the theatre arts into the schools, inspiring students to think creatively and critically. TTP is also the organizer of National Story Challenge - an original improvisational storytelling competition on a national level.
In 2013, TTP launched The Practice Lab - a branch of the main company; a motley crew of artists focusing on pushing artistic boundaries, and exploring the fringes. At the heart of The Practice Lab is experimentation, devising and practice. It comprises of Actor’s Lab, Director’s Lab, Playwright’s Lab and Reviewer’s Lab.
As a bilingual theatre group in Singapore, TTP strives to embrace the diversities of the local multicultural landscape, bringing you theatrical works which are entertaining, original and thought-provoking.
The Theatre Practice is a recipient of the National Arts Council’s Major Grant 2014-2016.
The Theatre Practice is a member of the Singapore Chinese Language Theatre Alliance (SCLTA).
The Theatre Practice was founded in 1965. Join us in retracing our steps on this artistic journey...
Our Board of Directors who provides us with their professional opinions.
The people behind The Theatre Practice!
Our past years' financial and annual reports.
An experiment in the arts, I feel, it’s about not repeating – Not repeating yourself, your predecessors, and to be brave enough to challenge yourself, the existing structures, processes, laws, rules… Since it is about not repeating, and is about challenging the existing, there will not be any prediction of failure or success.
Liu Xiaoyi | Lab Director