Singapore’s first portable, pop-up theatre goes overseas

SINGAPORE: This month, theatre group Drama Box will be presenting its brand of community theatre to Europe – and it’s bringing its very own pop-up tent, too.

After travelling around various estates in Singapore, the company’s portable GoLi – The Moving Theatre is making its overseas debut at the International Community Arts Festival (ICAF) in Rotterdam, which kicks off on March 29.

Touted as Singapore’s first portable theatre venues, the three quirky green-and-white bubble-shaped inflatable tents that comprise GoLi were first unveiled in 2015. They have since popped up at Drama Box performances in Toa Payoh, Serangoon and Dakota Crescent.

Read the full report on Channel News Asia here.

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Kathy Rowland is the Managing Editor of, a registered charity that she co-founded with Jenny Daneels in 2016. The site is dedicated to supporting and promoting arts criticism with a regional perspective in Southeast Asia. Kathy has worked in the arts for over 25 years, working in the areas of critical writing and arts advocacy, with a special interest in media platforms for the arts. She is the Project Lead for ArtsEquator’s Southeast Asian Arts and Culture Censorship Documentation Project, launched in 2021. She has written extensively on censorship of arts and culture in Malaysia. She was a member of the International Programme Advisory Committee of the 8th World Summit on Arts and Culture, 2019.

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