We present a wide range of productions and concerts, and some shows may be more relaxed, depending on what you’re watching. This is a quick guide about the things you need to know before your show.

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Silence your mobile devices and tune into the show.


Place plastic bags and bulky items at the Baggage Cart.


Any noise you make could distract the others around you from what is happening on stage! Wait for a suitable break or the intermission to share your excitement.


Is there a dress code?

No need to fuss over what to wear. Come dressed up or down, it doesn’t matter as long as you are comfortable throughout the show and can enjoy yourself! It can get chilly in the venues, so bring a jacket, just in case.


Can I bring in young children?

The majority of our shows admit audience members aged six and above. Certain shows admit pre-schoolers and toddlers too. Do note that tickets are required for all audience members, including infants-in-arms!


Once the show has started, can I leave the venue?

Generally, no. There are shows that allow you to enter and leave as you wish. There are also shows in which re-entry is only permitted at suitable points during the show. Look out for the posters at the entrances of our performance venues, or check with one of our ushers.


Can I take photos?

Photography is generally not allowed during shows, but there are some performances in which you can snap and share freely, without flash. If you’re unsure, don’t fret! This will usually be announced before the show begins. For shows that do not allow photography or recording, do keep those devices tucked away. That phone screen is brighter than you think.


Can I eat or drink during the show?

Generally, food and drinks are not permitted inside the venue. You can eat during the show only when you see the food-friendly icon. If you’re short on time, you can grab a bite at the foyer bars at the Concert Hall or Theatre, before the show begins or at intermission.

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