Asian Culture & Music Series: A Night at the Chinese Opera


Spend a night at the Chinese Opera with us, and dive deep into the theatrics and spectacle of this cultural treasure! For two nights only, the museum plays host to a kaleidoscopic showcase across song and dance, live music, martial arts, film, colourful costumes, and more. Go backstage with a pioneering opera troupe, or be transformed into a Chinese Opera superstar through workshops, elaborate costumes, and the iconic stage make-up. Enjoy 50% off our newest special exhibition, Guo Pei: Chinese Art and Couture, during festival timings on 28 and 29 June.

From traditional performances to modern renditions, be swept away by the dynamic colours and theatre of the Chinese Opera!

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! Be one of the first 50 visitors to turn up on Friday, 28 June, between 6 to 9pm, to receive an exclusive ACM totebag at our Lobby. Each registration is valid for the collection of one totebag.

Workshop and tour spaces for the programmes listed below are limited, and registration is required at the links below.

28 June, Friday
6pm: Exclusive Opera Backstage Tour hosted by Chinese Opera star Nick Shen Weijun and the 155-year-old Lao Sai Yuan Teochew Opera Troupe (Fully subscribed)

29 June, Saturday
3pm: Mask-querade! A fun-filled mask colouring workshop with Nam Hwa Opera
4.30pm: Learn to Wayang! Parent-and-child friendly workshop with Nam Hwa Opera
6pm: Exclusive Opera Backstage Tour hosted by Chinese Opera star Nick Shen Weijun and the 155-year-old Lao Sai Yuan Teochew Opera Troupe (Fully subscribed)

No registration is required for the rest of the programmes.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is Asian Culture & Music Series (ACMS) about?
ACMS celebrates Asia's rich intangible cultural heritage through performances, installations, workshops, and craft activities. Each session focuses on a different theme that we think might be interesting for audiences of all ages to explore. This month's theme – A Night at the Chinese Opera – highlights a multi-dialect opera performance (a first for the museum!), an all-female wushu team, as well as a live performance by an artist who will paint to Chinese music.

2. What is the best time to pop by?
If you love free cultural performances, pop by after 7pm on Friday. If you’re coming with the family and kids, spend your late afternoon and evening here at the museum – catch the free workshops and exclusive backstage tour all happening after 4pm.

3. Are there any eating places around the museum?
Privé café and Empress Chinese restaurant are closest – both inside ACM. And both offer unbeatable views of the Singapore River. Alternatively, there are plenty of cheap eats at Raffles Place MRT station and along Circular Road.

4. I have more questions!
We'd be happy to answer them for you! Drop us a note via peatix or email us at nhb_acm_prog@nhb.gov.sg.

  • The event description was updated. Diff#447939 2019-06-27 06:55:35
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Jun 28 - Jun 29, 2019
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