Singapore’s multi-disciplinary Checkpoint Theatre, already a repository of the territory’s best stage talent…Financial Times, UK
To create, produce and champion a canon of vibrant and important Singapore content that embraces and empowers our diverse voices and communities.
For every individual to experience the artistry and power of original Singapore writing, and to share their own unique stories with the world.
Established in 2002, Checkpoint Theatre is a company of multi-disciplinary artists who tell stories for the stage, print and screen. We produce and develop works that connect with, challenge, and inspire local and international audiences. We are the home of new Singapore playwriting and we nurture the next generation of Singapore theatre-makers and creatives.
We build and strengthen a community of people that value creativity, both as makers and consumers of art. Besides employing countless artistic professionals and aspiring artists, we cultivate a creative mindset amongst the young people that we mentor, equipping them with a resource that is valuable in any field.
Our landmark productions such as Normal, Recalling Mother and Atomic Jaya have been instant local classics. Our works garner critical acclaim, are well-loved by audiences, and are regularly nominated for awards. Most recently, The Fourth Trimester received the ST Life! Theatre Awards for Best Original Script and Production of the Year in 2023.
Checkpoint Theatre Ltd is supported by the National Arts Council under the Major Company Scheme and is a registered charity with IPC status.
Checkpoint Theatre’s values set the foundation for our artistic practice.
Curiosity: Curiosity, coupled with openness and humility, are important ingredients in our art-making. Good art often asks hard questions from a place of intelligent curiosity without necessarily providing answers.
Creativity: Our artist-led process allows our collaborators to explore, experiment and express themselves in the most creative way possible.
Courage: Crafting an idea to quality fruition demands courage. Creating work that is honest and vulnerable, which is nuanced and not formulaic, requires courage.
Compassion: We engage with people and make art with compassion. We are compassionate towards the characters we portray. This quality carries through our work and touches our audiences.
Community: Art-markers need a community, as do our young audiences who encounter role models they can aspire to and find a deep sense of connection and belonging in our original Singapore stories.
[Checkpoint Theatre is] in the business of telling real stories about the people, for the people.The Everyday People, SG
[Checkpoint Theatre] gives young practitioners an equal footing with the established artists guiding them, and the confidence to one day take the reins of Singapore’s theatre and arts scene.The Straits Times, SG
Board of Directors
- Paul Anthony Drayson
- Huzir Sulaiman
- Phan Ming Yen
- Teo Teck Weng
- Claire Wong
- Annabelle Yip
- Joanne Yoong
Company Registration Number (Unique Entity Number – UEN): 200209251R
Charity Registration Number: 01660