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About SRT

Vision:  To inspire, engage and entertain audiences of all ages


Mission: To stage theatre of the highest calibre, developing and collaborating with the best talent in the world, and to be known as the most professional and progressive theatre company in Asia

Singapore Repertory Theatre (SRT) has established itself as one of the leading theatre companies in Asia. We reach out to over 125,000 people annually through our productions and programmes.

SRT’s seasons include original works for a wide audience range, classic plays and bestsellers from leading stages especially from London’s West End and Broadway. Past productions include The Pillowman, Mies Julie, Peter Brook’s Battlefield, Sam Mendes’s The Bridge Project featuring Kevin Spacey in Richard III and the Royal Shakespeare Company’s King Lear featuring Sir Ian McKellen.

We have produced outstanding new musicals such as A Twist of Fate, Sing to the Dawn and Dick Lee’s Forbidden City: Portrait of an Empress. SRT also stages Asia’s largest Shakespeare in the Park, having brought together over 250,000 people during the nine productions staged in the series.

For younger audiences, SRT’s The Little Company (TLC) stages popular titles such as Red Riding Hood, The Three Little Pigs and Charlotte’s Web. Over 65,000 children, parents and teachers experience the magic of our TLC productions every year, making us a leader in children’s entertainment in Singapore. Every year, SRT’s Student Education Fund (SRTSEF) enables over 1,500 children to come and watch our TLC productions.

Our Education Department conducts impactful programmes that encourage holistic learning among students, teachers and the industry. We work with some of the best drama educators and theatre practitioners in Singapore and offer learning platforms through collaborations with partners such as Frantic Assembly and The Royal Shakespeare Company. Current programmes include our Corporate Training with Theatre Series, Holiday Drama Camps for children and our Master Class series.

SRT is also committed to industry development. Through SRT’s The Young Company (TYC) and Residency Programme, we provide aspiring theatre actors, directors, designers and playwrights the chance to learn from and work alongside industry veterans from Singapore, the US and the UK.

Singapore Repertory Theatre Ltd is supported by the National Arts Council under the Major Company Scheme for the period 1st April 2017 to 31st March 2020.

Our journey:

1993

SRT was established.

1997

SRT stages the first production in our Shakespeare in the Park series – Hamlet.

2001

SRT moves into our home at Robertson Walk, previously known as the DBS Arts Centre.

2002

SRT’s The Little Company (TLC) was founded to create quality theatre for children ages 2 to 12. TLC is now one of the leaders in children’s theatre and entertainment.

2002

Commissioned to produce Forbidden City: Portrait of an Empress for the opening festival of Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay. The musical by Dick Lee features Kit Chan and has been seen by over 100,000 audiences over three sold-out runs.

2007

SRT was the first and only Asian stop on the RSC's world tour of King Lear and The Seagull, directed by Sir Trevor Nunn and starring Sir Ian McKellen in 2007.

2009

Presented and co-commissioned Sam Mendes' The Bridge Project - The Winter's Tale in 2009 where Singapore was the first and only Asian stop.

2010

The Bridge Project tour staged The Tempest in 2010 and Richard III starring Kevin Spacey in 2011.

2011

SRT’s Student Education Fund (SRTSEF) was conceived to underwrite the cost of bringing underprivileged children to the theatre. Every year SRTSEF enables over 1,500 children to come and watch our TLC productions.

2013

Collaborated with Esplanade, Theatres on the Bay to present 3 Titans of Theatre: Shun-kin, Musashi and The Suit directed by three legendary directors, Simon McBurney, Yukio Ninagawa and Peter Brook respectively.

2014

SRT produced the smash hit The LKY Musical for Metropolitan Productions.

2015

Co-commissioned Peter Brook's Battlefield, which premiered at the Theatre des Bouffes du Nord in Paris and had its international premiere in Singapore from 17 - 21 Nov 2015 before it went on a world tour.

2016

Our home was renamed the KC Arts Centre, in gratitude for the generous support of the Kewalram Chanrai Group.

 

Current & Upcoming Productions

 

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