As the COVID-19 situation in Singapore evolves, measures will be updated in accordance to the latest advisories issued by the Singapore Government. For the latest advisories, please refer here.
Pre Event Testing at selected shows
The results will be valid for 24 hours. Do ensure that the time you arrive at the event for the test is no more than 24 hours to the end of your event, e.g. if your event is from 9am-5pm, you should only do the test after 5pm the previous day.
PCR tests detect the presence of viral genetic material in a sample. The process can take one to two days. This may not be feasible for pre-event testing. It can also be costly, and requires trained personnel and specialised equipment to administer. Swabs are taken from the back of nose, or the back of throat. PCR tests remain the most accurate tests available today.
You may then proceed to join the queue for the swab. The swab will be done within 1-2 minutes and you'll leave the station with the form.
You may then scan the same QR code on the form in 20 - 30 minutes time and results will be flashed.
Please ensure to keep the registration form with you until you have been cleared to enter the venue.
As the PCR turnaround time is a day, we will not be able to provide certification for attendance at the event. You will have to isolate yourself at home prior to the release of the PCR test results.
The event will not be affected and may continue as per scheduled.
Alternatively, you may opt for the PCR test which will take 24-30 hours for report turnaround. The cost of the PCR test will be charged in full and is not subsidized.
This means that they will be able to pick up at least 96.52% of individuals who are infected with COVID-19, and will show a result of 1% false positives in healthy individuals.
You are exempt from PET if you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (i.e. 14 days have passed since the date of your second required dose to the date of the performance ).
Your vaccination status will be displayed in your updated TraceTogether app on your mobile phones. On the day of your performance, please bring your mobile device with the updated TraceTogether app to show proof of vaccination.
If you do not have a mobile device, please bring along your working TraceTogether token. Please also bring your original Government-issued photo identification document, e.g. NRIC, employment pass, passport, etc., on the day of the event for identity verification purposes.
Please note that being fully vaccinated means that 14 days have passed to the date of the performance. You will still have to be tested if you received your last required shot 13 days before your scheduled performance.
If you have received the Sinovac vaccine, you will have to undergo PET. This is in line with government regulations – find out more here.
Invisible Opera will be held at the steps in Funan Mall with a maximum capacity of 30 participants. The performance area will be cordoned off, and patrons will be seated on single one-metre apart spaces demarcated by seat markers. This programme is also free with registration.
Musical Swings will be closed till further notice.
The rest of the live performances and experiences, including those at the Festival House will proceed as planned.
At the moment, only the 8 festival commissions will have VODs. However, SIFA is in discussions with the relevant stakeholders and artists, and will be able to share more details shortly.
VODs are available only to one single log-in.
SIFA on Demand
Festival Commissions: 5-20 June
1. The Commission
2. A Song for Louis
3. The Year of No Return
4. Three Sisters
5. A Dream Under The Southern Bough: Existence
6. Oiwa - The Ghost of Yotsuya
7. The Rhythm of Us
9. Be Comforted Now: Bach Cantatas
10. Before Life and After
11. Echoes of Fire and Water
12. Healing Rhapsody
13. Ghosts of Yesteryear
14. SIFA v2.020: The Wandering
15. SIFA v2.020: Entity
16. SIFA v2.020: Of Nature and Technology
17. SIFA v2.020: Did you want more sleep?
Singular Screens: 31 May - 12 June
1. The Mole Agent
3. There are no False Undertakings
4. Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets
5. If it were love
6. The year of the Disvoery
E-ticket holders are responsible for all Internet access costs and landline costs. It is expected that the data usage will increase due to the live stream. SIFA recommends using a stable and high-speed internet connection (Wi-Fi etc) to enhance the quality of the holder’s viewing experience.
The copyright of the video for live streaming distribution and recorded distribution belongs to Arts House Limited. Viewers are not allowed to use or record any contents (video, image, audio , or other copyrighted materials) without permission from Arts House Limited.
SISTIC and SIFA will do our very best to prepare for high-quality live streaming performances. However, due to the nature of live streaming on the Internet, there may be temporary pausing and/or disruptions caused by unexpected technical problems.
SISTIC and SIFA are not liable for any viewing or browsing problems caused by the e-ticket holder's internet connection or technical hardware or software issues or any cause beyond the control of SISTIC and SIFA.
Ticketing & Refunds
- The Commission
- A Song for Louis
- Be Comforted Now
- Healing Rhapsody
- Ghost of Yesteryear
SIFA is made possible because of passionate individuals like yourself who love and wish to contribute to the arts.
SIFA 2019 is currently recruiting Festival Ambassadors who will be instrumental in making the festival a success.
To be a Festival Ambassador, do register your interest or share your questions about the programme at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date for SIFA Festival Ambassador registration will be on Friday, 27 March 2020.
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If you have further enquiries, you may send an email to us at email@example.com.
Alternatively, you may write to us at Singapore International Festival of Arts 2020, 28 Aliwal Street, #03-05, Singapore 199918. We strive to get back to you as soon as possible.