Singapore Theatre Company (STC), formerly Singapore Repertory Theatre, just celebrated its 30th anniversary. STC is one of the leading English language theatre producers and presenters in Asia, including musicals, critically acclaimed plays, and innovative educational programmes.
STC’s mission is to enrich, engage, and entertain audiences by collaborating with the best talents from Singapore and around the world. In addition to its repertoire of original musicals like Forbidden City: Portrait of an Empress, the company has produced a number of critically acclaimed plays including The Pillowman, Disgraced and most recently 2:22 - A Ghost Story. STC was the first Singaporean theatre company on Broadway in 1998 as Associate Producer of Golden Child, which went from Singapore to New York and earned three Tony Award nominations. STC’s international collaborations include Royal Shakespeare Company’s King Lear and The Seagull starring Sir Ian McKellen, Oscar-winning Sam Mendes’ The Bridge Project (2009-2011) as well as 3 Titans of Theatre – a season of works directed by Simon McBurney, Yukio Ninagawa and Peter Brook.
STC produces the very successful Shakespeare in the Park season and STC’s The Little Company is one of the biggest producers of children’s theatre in Southeast Asia with shows like The Cat in the Hat, The Ugly Duckling and The Three Little Pigs.
STC is proud to launch the Centre for Creative Learning for children, youth, and adults, as a further development of the learning and engagement programmes that we have delivered over the past decades. This initiative will be built upon a bedrock of 21st century learning skills to enhance critical thinking, communication, storytelling, and creativity in the community.
Singapore Theatre Company is supported by the National Arts Council under the Major Company Scheme for the period from 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2026.
STC’s values are based on our passion for telling great stories and telling them well, to build a more caring and engaged society.
We are passionate about what we do and we put the art at the centre of everything. We strive to deliver artistic excellence.
We strive to live up to the highest level of professionalism in everything we do. We are trustworthy, reliable, accountable and honest and we want to keep improving the value we bring to our stakeholders year on year.
We have the drive, curiosity and the courage to lead. We are ambitious in our goal to build communities as well as reach more people through theatre and theatre-based learning – and we dare to go new ways in doing so.
We truly believe we make lives better through our work. We care about the stories we tell, the people we tell them to and the people we work with. Inclusivity and sustainability are central to us.
Singapore Theatre Company is a Registered Charity and relies on voluntary contributions from its audience and other funders. Donations and sponsorship help every element of STC’s work both on stage and off. From the creative teams that produce our most awe-inspiring shows to the creation of our remarkable Centre for Creative Learning programmes, voluntary contributions enable us to continue working to the highest possible standards.
We are committed to fundraising best practices and abiding by the Code Of Governance For Charities And IPCs. We have been awarded the Charity Council’s Transparency Award in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, and have the following policies in place:
Code of Governance when working with Minors
Guide to Best Practices
Risk Management Policies
Social Media Policy
Code of Conduct for Staff
Code of Conduct for freelancers
Code of Conduct when working with Minors
OUR COMMITMENT TO THE PLANET
Singapore Theatre Company (STC) is committed to being part of creating solutions and fostering dialogue towards a more sustainable future. Our planet is suffering and the consequences of our way of living can no longer be ignored. STC is working towards minimising our environmental footprint in different ways. Our goal is to be carbon neutral by 2050 in alignment with the Paris Agreement and changes to ensure our operations are increasingly sustainable are underway. We also understand that building a more sustainable future goes beyond environmental action. We have a unique platform to put the spotlight and raise awareness around a number of issues including gender equality, inclusivity, health, and wellbeing. We know that building a sustainable future requires collective action and innovative partnership so we invite our stakeholders to join us on this journey towards a better tomorrow.
KC ARTS CENTRE – HOME OF STC
Electricity: In 2020, we have shifted to a carbon-neutral electricity supplier. We are constantly seeking to reduce our electricity consumption at the venue by changing how and when we work.
Plastic: We are limiting the use of plastic from our bar and productions and striving to eliminate single-use plastic in the bar.
Paper and other materials: Our goal is to only have e-tickets by 2021 and to eliminate printed tickets entirely. We will print marketing materials only on recycled paper or FSC approved suppliers and promote the use of electronic versions of our show collaterals like flyers and programmes.
We are learning from creative and other industries in Singapore and abroad on how we can best reduce the environmental impact of our productions. We do our best to work with local suppliers and we engage our suppliers to find environmentally friendly solutions and to ultimately build sets from sustainable and recycled materials.
We will partner with organisations, who can help STC and our patrons offset our carbon footprint in innovative and impactful ways.