1. The Manganiyar Classrom

The Manganiyar Classroom features 35 students as young as eight, and they relive tales and folk songs of the Manganiyar community. Watching the children’s buoyant performance will get the audiences reminiscing about their schooling days.

Date & Time: 5 – 6 August 2017 (8.30pm – 9.30pm)

Venue: Dewan Sri Pinang

Ticket from RM25, RM65, RM85, RM125


2. A Simple Space


Seven acrobats push their physical limits without reservation; this performance is simultaneously raw, frantic, and delicate. Supported by driving live percussion and presented so intimately that you can feel the heat, hear every breath, and be immersed in every moment. Sounds interesting right?

Date & Time: 11 August (8.30pm – 9.30pm)

12 August (3.30pm – 4.30pm)

Venue: Dewan Sri Pinang

Ticket from RM25, RM65, RM100


3. Hakanai


Hakanai is a solo choreographic performance that unfolds through a series of images in motion. In Japanese, Hakanai denotes that which is temporary and fragile, evanescent and transient, and in this case something set between dreams and reality. It is a show that worth to watch and you should not miss it!

Date & Time: 18 August (8.30pm)

19 August (3.00pm & 8.30pm)

40 minutes without intermission

Venue: Loft 29 @ Gat Lebuh Gereja

Ticket from RM25, RM100


 4. Anthar Agni

Anthar Agni, led by 2011 Young Artist Award recipient Nawaz Mirajkar from the Temple of Fine Arts, is a music and dance tribute to the sacred fire (Agni), The show celebrates deep spiritual significance of the integration of various cultures.

Date & Time: 30 – 31 August 2017 (8.30pm – 10.45pm)

120 minutes with 15 minutes intermission

Venue: Dewan Sri Pinang

Ticket from RM25, RM65, RM85, RM125


5. Yangon Echoes

Immerse yourself into the lives and the culture of the people of Yangon (Rangoon), the former capital of Myanmar (Burma) as you witness the Yangon Echoes.

Photographer Tim Webster’s work not only captures time and space, it also captures every fabric of life and history, showcasing the change between the past and present while exploring the wider social, cultural and political context of Myanmar.

Date & Time: 28 July – 3 September 2017 (11.00am – 6.00pm)

Venue: Sekeping Victoria

Free Admission


6. CELL – Smoking Apples & Dogfish

CELL features charming puppetry, physical theatre, and an original score to tell the story of one man’s final adventure to create enough memories to last a lifetime. It is humorous, heart-warming and hopeful.

If you don’t have any planning for your weekend, it is good to go and join this show!

Date & Time: 4 August (7.30pm, workshop)

5 – 6 August (8.30pm – 9.30pm, show)

Venue: Loft 29 @ Gat Lebuh Gereja

By registration for workshop, show tickets from RM65, RM85


7. Craft Market

Do you love handmade goods? If yes, then you should check out this craft market as there will have many unique handcrafted goods made by budding artisans and entrepreneurs of Southeast Asia. If you come along with your darling, they will make perfect gifts for you and your loved one too!

Date & Time: 29 – 30 July (All Day)

Venue: Penang State Museum (Macalister Road)

Free Admission


8. The Italian Restaurant

Naohiko Umewaka, a grand master of the Japanese traditional Noh theatre, teams up with the innovative performer and choreographer, Aida Redza, to present a new production of The Italian Restaurant.

The story is about the destiny of a man and a woman who meets in a restaurant is retold in the art form of the Japanese Noh. The performance presents the life of a man who is forced to live between non-fiction and fiction.


Date & Time: 26 August (3.00pm & 8.30pm)

27 August (8.30pm)

90 minutes without intermission

Venue: Loft 29 @ Gat Lebuh Gereja

Ticket from RM25, RM65, RM75


9. Good Good Fortune

Good Good Fortune is a live performance installation that engages the audience in a reflection upon the role of fortune in our lives, and considers our accountability in creating our own experiences and circumstances.

Date & Time: 5 August (1.00pm & 5.00pm)

6 August (9.00pm & 2.00pm)

Free Admission


10. 6 & 8 – TAO Dance Theater

Beijing-based acclaimed choreographer Tao Ye brings you the two of his “Straight Line Trilogy” series, 6 and 8.

8 would mark the last dance in the series. This ground-breaking dance, literally has eight dancers lying on the ground, exploring the possibilities of the body movement when it is restricted to floor.

It is a must-watch show in George Town Festival 2017!

Date & Time: 25 – 26 August 2017 (8.30pm)

75 minutes with 15 minutes intermission

Venue: Dewan Sri Pinang

Tickets from RM25, RM65, RM85, RM125