The Flying Inkpot

The Flying Inkpot was launched in 1996 to create an online platform for writing about the arts in Singapore. Over the years, it has amassed the largest archive of theatre and dance reviews in Singapore. ​​​​​​

Despite being staffed by volunteers, The Flying Inkpot established itself as the longest-running theatre and dance review journal in Singapore over 19 years, with around 1000 reviews in their archive. They also provided comprehensive listings of shows, auditions and workshops. Their writers have been invited to write for The Straits TimesThe Business Times and Today, and have facilitated review-writing workshops for the National Arts Council, The Substation, LASALLE College of the Arts, etc. The Inkpot also sits on the national Life! Theatre Awards judging panel.

Last Updated: March 2023

Archiving The Flying Inkpot Reviews and Website

2016 - 2022

Beginning in 1996 and ending in 2015, The Flying Inkpot Theatre and Dance was a landmark collection of critical writing created by Matthew Lyon, Kenneth Kwok and other Flying Inkpot writers. From 1 January 2016 to 2022, the website was maintained by Centre 42 Limited and kept as close to its original state to archive the collection of past reviews for Singapore theatre and dance.



As of June 2022, theatre reviews from The Flying Inkpot Theatre and Dance have been republished on the C42 Archive of Singapore Theatre. To search for reviews by The Flying Inkpot, click here and search for reviews.

In January 2023, a copy of the original website was captured on the Web Archive of Singapore at this link. To find specific pages, use the search function on the WAS Website.

The look and feel of the website is also archived in the PDF document below. Click here to download the PDF document.

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The Flying Inkpot website.