About Campaign

ends 27 Nov 2018, 11:59 PM
2017 has been a milestone in The Necessary Stage's history, as we celebrate our 30th anniversary in creating challenging, indigenous and innovative theatre that touches the heart and mind.

Our Main Season Productions--Actor, Forty, Those Who Can't, Teach, Being Haresh Sharma and Sanctuary--have been extremely well-received. This year, TNS also launched a brand new developmental platform, The Orange Production, which saw our artistic team working with emerging Singapore artists to create brand new works. Finally, besides our popular Theatre for Seniors programme and M1 Singapore Fringe Festival, we also platformed our online archival portal at tnsarchives.com, providing the public access to 30 years of theatre history.

As we forge ahead into our 31st year and beyond, we remain committed to creating Singapore theatre that demonstrate our creativity and innovative spirit. We want to reach out to new and current audiences through original plays of the highest calibre and nurture budding talents in the arts. We believe that theatre allows us to pose important questions about the world we live in, and celebrate diversity, resilience, and equal opportunities for all.

Be our partner to create a future for challenging and thought-provoking Singapore theatre.

We are appealing for your support to fundraise for our future. Our funding has been affected because of cuts made by the National Arts council. This year, more than ever, we are dependent on your support.

About the Charity

Formed in 1987 by our current Artistic Director Alvin Tan, The Necessary Stage (TNS) is a non-profit theatre company with charity status. Our mission is to create challenging, indigenous and innovative theatre that touches the heart and mind. TNS is a recipient of the National Arts Council's Major Grant FY2017-FY2019, and is also the organiser of the annual M1 Singapore Fringe Festival. TNS also has the honour of being the only arts company in Singapore helmed by two Cultural Medallion recipients: Artistic Director Alvin Tan and Resident Playwright Haresh Sharma.

2020 sees TNS celebrating its 33rd anniversary. Having presented more than 100 original plays in Singapore and abroad, TNS remains focused on breaking new ground in original local content and intercultural exploration.

For more information, visit necessary.org or our online archives at tnsarchives.com.


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