Other Online Performing Arts Resources

SG Theatre Archive is still growing, but if you can’t find the artefact you’re looking for right now, here are other platforms where you can continue your search


tnsarchives.com is an archival and documentation portal launched in conjunction with The Necessary Stage’s 30th anniversary celebrations. tnsarchives.com provides the public and researchers with information, writings, recordings and visuals from the company’s activities over 30 years and beyond.

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T:>Works Archive

T:>Archive is an archive of artworks, processes, research and discourse projects, and curations. This archive includes entries that are commissioned, produced, or managed by T:>Works, as well as those initiated, conceived, or directed by its artistic director Ong Keng Sen.

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Esplanade Offstage

Offstage is your all-access backstage pass to the performing arts at Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay. 

It is your insider’s guide to Singapore and Asian arts and culture, demystified for newcomers but also offering perspectives that are in-depth or off the beaten track. 

Produced by Esplanade, Singapore’s national performing arts centre, Offstage is for everyone, including families, schools and researchers.

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Located within the Esplanade Performing Arts Centre, library@esplanade is the only public library in Singapore dedicated to the performing arts.

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National Online Repository of the Arts

NORA is currently a database of digitised works in the literary, performing and visual art works by prominent Singapore artists. These works were previously unpublished, out-of-print or inaccessible to the masses. As part of Singapore’s digital heritage collection, NORA serves as a source of reference for people interested in Singapore arts, with the resources made available for the first time, through an online platform.

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Tanoto Foundation Centre for Southeast Asian Arts at NAFA (TFCSEA@NAFA)

Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) Library, with financial support from their benefactor, Tanoto Foundation, started establishing the Tanoto Foundation Centre for Southeast Asian Arts in April 2007, with the vision to become a regional resource centre for the study and research of Southeast Asian arts. Its mission is to promote Southeast Asian arts via the establishment of a physical resource centre as well as facilitating access to a digital web-based resource.

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The Singapore Theatre Bibliography

The Singapore Theatre Bibliography focuses on a broad range of materials related to theatre and drama in Singapore.

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National Archives of Singapore

The National Archives of Singapore (NAS) is the official custodian of Singapore's collective memory. Ranging from government files, private memoirs, historical maps and photographs to oral history interviews and audio-visual materials, the NAS is responsible for the collection, preservation and management of Singapore's public and private archival records.

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