Theatre Arts Conference

All past Theatre Arts Conference programmes can be found here.

Past Events

All past Theatre Arts Conference programmes can be found here.


Theatre Arts Conference 2023 - Rooting Deep, Branching Wide: Strengthening Practices and Expanding Possibilities

Inviting artists, educators, practitioners and researchers to think about their work through the lenses of Practices & Pedagogies, Spaces & Places, and/or Causes & Communities, this conference will feature a range of presentations, workshops, lectures, and performances. 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. The SDEA Theatre Arts Conference 2023 aims to examine  these current and evolving ways, especially within education, community, and performance


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.


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 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.

Engagement Event: June & July are jumping with drama and the arts!

Join representatives from SDEA, The O.P.E.N., IDIERI and Drama Box as they share what’s in store for the educator, the practitioner and the man on the street this June and July.


SDEA Theatre Arts Conference 2013

Join us from 30th May to 2nd June 2013 for a line-up of electrifying workshops, inspiring presentations, stirring papers, and life-affirming performances that revolve around Education, Community, and Performance.


SDEA Theatre Arts Conference 2011

SDEA brings together critically acclaimed theatre practitioners who teach, create, heal and enable through theatre arts in a 3-day event in association with the Singapore Arts Festival.