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

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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