Welcome to Practice Tuckshop- a conceptual F&B space and storefront of The Theatre Practice (TTP).
Located at the heart of the Waterloo Street Arts Belt, Practice Tuckshop was started as part of our commitment to bring the arts to the community and to provide a collaborative creative space for all. Cosy and welcoming, it is a place for friends, families and creatives to gather over a cup of tea, cosy up with a selection of books about Singapore arts by celebrated playwrights. Discover something new with our series of curated programmes or just drop by to chill. All are welcome!
There are no prices for drinks here at Practice Tuckshop. Simply select a blend of tea, kindly provided by our good friends and tea merchants at Pek Sin Choon and decide how much you would like to contribute. Everyone gives, trusting that there is always enough to go around. A selection of local snacks and old-school biscuits will also be available for purchase.
Practice Tuckshop aims to be a creative playground and experimental arts space. It hopes to bring people together through programmes that marry food and drinks, with storytelling. Every quarter, Tuckshop will curate a series of exciting events and programmes based on a singular vision. Bring your curiosity and join us to explore various themes through art installations, dialogues, performances and more!
Calling all dreamers, creatives and romantics! In celebration of TTP’s 52 year legacy of nurturing dreamers, Practice Tuckshop kicks off our first quarter with the theme: Space of Dreams! Immerse yourself in our participatory art installation, “Dreams” by Associate Artist Hao Wei Kai or drop by for a series of dialogues about chasing dreams, featuring theatre practitioners, local artistes and more. Be inspired to make your craziest dreams come true!
Next up, it is the time to start talking about some things we do not usually talk about. Everyone knows that the most important conversations often take place in the kitchen. Question everything and get provocative with our theme: Space of Taboos.
Delve deeper into the history of TTP and the Singapore theatre scene through our selection of books and show programmes displayed at the tuckshop. These include a library of writings by late theatre doyen and TTP co-founder Kuo Pao Kun, along with works from other theatre artists.
Want to revisit some of your favourite TTP shows? We’ve even got that covered with our selection of merchandise, available to patrons at a special price!
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