Theatre Arts Conference

An international theatre arts conference with a special focus on practices in South East Asia.

Creatives, by nature, observe, raise questions, stimulate thought, and develop agency. As we dig our roots deeper to find meaning in our current contexts, practices, and environments, we branch wide to explore new ways of doing and ways of being in an increasingly complex world. Themed Rooting Deep, Branching Wide: Strengthening Practices and Expanding Possibilities, the Theatre Arts Conference 2023 examined these current and evolving ways, especially within the realms of education, community, and performance. 

Artists, educators, practitioners, and researchers presented a diverse range of presentations, workshops, keynotes, and masterclasses through the lenses of Practices & Pedagogies, Spaces & Places, and Causes & Communities.

From 30th June to 2nd July 2023, the SDEA Theatre Arts Conference was conducted both on and offline - transcending geographical boundaries in order to reach our international friends and partners. 

We would like to take this time to extend our utmost appreciation to our Keynote speakers, Conference delegates and presenters for making this Theatre Arts Conference possible! It was truly an enriching time of discovery, learning, inspiration and growth through the vibrant exchange of ideas and perspectives. It is heartening to know that we are not alone in this mission of advocating for the practice and value of drama and theatre in performance, education and community.

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Conference Schedule

View the full programme here.


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How to Buy

Conference Passes

3 Day Conference Pass

  • Non-SDEA Member: SGD600
  • SDEA Member: SGD560
  • Student: SGD280

3 Day Conference Passes are non-transferable.

School and Corporate Bundles are available. Please email for more details.

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1 Day Conference Pass

  • General: SGD250

Masterclass Pass

  • Per Masterclass: SGD150

    (SGD100 for 3 Day Conference Passholders)

Buy your Conference and Masterclass Passes here.

An invoice will be emailed to you along with payment instructions after registration.

Venue Details



  • Livestream available via Zoom, details given to Conference Passholders only


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Featured Programmes

Find out about Theatre Arts Conference's programmes and join their upcoming sessions.


SDEA Theatre Arts Conference 2015

After two successful conferences, the SDEA Theatre Arts Conference is coming back at The Arts House from 26th - 28th June 2015. The theme, “Standing Still: Still Standing” challenges presenters to reflect on the changing landscape of drama and theatre practices in the Asian region and further afield.


SDEA Theatre Arts Conference 2017

The 4th edition of SDEA Theatre Arts Conference takes place from 30th June to 1st July 2017 at Goodman Arts Centre. Its theme Future Generations: Projecting Playful Possibilities’ invites diverse arts communities to imagine possibilities in the field of theatre for young people in the region and beyond.


SDEA Theatre Arts Conference 2021 - Creative Disruption: Exploring New Ground

Challenge your ideas of inclusivity, community, and creativity at the SDEA Theatre Arts Conference 2021 - Creative Disruption: Exploring New Ground


Past Projects

All past Theatre Arts Conference programmes can be found here.