The best way to experience the Singapore Night Festival is to start at the National Museum of Singapore, pick up a program, and see what is happening in each of the five zones that are spread over an area from Armenian Street to Middle Road.
One highlight of the festival is Les Aquamens (August 19-20th) by the French street theatre performers, the Machtiern Company. Les Aquamens is an exercise in surreal absurdism wherein two men whose heads are inside fish bowls full of goldfish walk around the festival area chatting with festival-goers who unwittingly become a part of the performance. The piece looks at questioning the barriers that people build around themselves, and how this impedes connecting with fellow humans. Find out here where Les Aquamens will be at different times during the festival.
Another traveling performance piece is set in a larger-than-life wheel. Darkly beautiful, The Wheel House, (August 19-20th) is a post-apocalyptic love story that takes place in a circular home that the audience must follow to in order to see the entire performance. Finally, the House of Curiosities (August 19-20th, 26-27th) follows the story of a father-son team who build a time machine that they use to explore subterranean caverns. During their exploration, they are attacked by a man-made octopus. Set against a steampunk background, this performance will enthrall audiences of all ages with absurd and unbelievable inventions, gadgets, and creations.
Singapore Night Festival 2016 will be held over the last two weekends of August (19-20th and 26-27th) from 7:30pm to 2:00am at the National Museum of Singapore and surrounding neighbourhood of Bras Basah.