Arts and theatrical extravaganzas take front and centre stage this month – There’s also a whole lot of other exciting activities to look forward to, from tasty tipples at the Singapore Cocktail Festival to buzzing street culture at Sneakertopia.
Here’s our guide to all that’s happening in the month of May!
Discover the story of the sneaker at Sneakertopia, a colorful, larger-than-life exhibition where sneakers, street culture, and art intersect. Making its Asian premiere at the ArtScience Museum, the exhibition celebrates creativity, self-expression, and innovation across 10 immersive and dynamic zones.
Date: 25 February - 30 July 2023
Venue: ArtScience Museum
Van Gogh the Immersive Experience
Tap into the artist's world of wonder at the Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience, now at Resorts World Sentosa! Prepare to be inspired in a 360º multi-sensorial exhibition where art meets VR, surround yourself with over 300 artworks by renowned artist Vincent Van Gogh and even try your hand at creating your own masterpiece! Ranked as one of the top 12 best immersive experiences by CNN and having received over 5 million visitors since 2017, don't miss out on the exhibition's first time in Southeast Asia!
Date: 1 March – 1 October 2023
Venue: Resorts World Sentosa
Shakespeare in the Park – A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Discover the magic of theatre beneath the stars at Fort Canning Park, with the return of Shakespeare in the Park. Audiences can once again look forward to rolling out their picnic blankets under the night sky to enjoy this comedy filled with magic, mischief and romance.
Date: 3 - 28 May 2023
Venue: Fort Canning Park
Singapore Cocktail Festival
Raise a glass and celebrate the ninth edition of the Singapore Cocktail Festival (SGCF). The event opens with the biggest Festival Village yet at the iconic Bayfront Event Space from 5 to 7 May. This will be followed by a fortnight-long calendar that brings together the world’s best bartenders, mixologists, and spirits makers.
Date: 5 – 21 May 2023
Venue: Bayfront Event Space
Singapore International Festival of Arts
Creativity and inspiration await you at the Singapore International Festival of Arts. 2023’s edition of the festival is themed ‘The Anatomy of Performance’, and boasts a range of workshops, theatrical productions, and creative spectacles. Expect performances that touch on the themes of power, capitalism, and human emotion.
Date: 19 May - 4 June 2023
Venue: Multiple venues island wide