Phare Goes to Singapore!

  • When: 24 – 26 May, 2019
  • What: Flipside Festival
  • Where: Esplanade, Theaters on the Bay
  • Cost: FREE!!

What comes to mind when you think of the arts? Something up on a pedestal, something serious and which you need some background knowledge to appreciate? Well, Esplanade’s annual Flipside festival invites you to flip that notion. From 24 May to 2 June, we dive into physical comedy, puppetry and circus arts, to celebrate play and innovation in performance as they intersect in some of the most unexpected ways.

Indulge in your inner child and open your mind to alternative ways of seeing our world and break free for a moment rules and expectations. 

Shireen Abdullah

Producer, The Esplanade Co Ltd

About the festival

Esplanade’s most playful festival returns with 10 days of laugh-out-loud, imaginative and unexpected performances and encounters. Celebrate creativity and life through physical theatre, puppetry, comedy, music, and visual art and design, as they intersect in surprising ways. Experience art and sound installations with free and ticketed performances by local and international artists.

Esplanade is one of the busiest arts centres in the world having presented about 3,000 performances. Presenting the best in the performing arts, the world-class venues have hosted a diverse range of dance, music and theatre performances, in addition to captivating visual arts exhibitions and more.

Esplanade believes in making the arts accessible for everyone. As a not-for-profit arts centre, we are driven by our mission to entertain, engage, educate and inspire through the arts. Our social motivations guide our programmes so that there is always something for everyone to enjoy.