George Town Festival

George Town Festival

Upcoming Shows

Kamerata String Ensemble Performance
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Kamerata String Ensemble Performance

10, 11 Jul
Orchestra
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"Immerse" Concert 《沉淀》音乐会

Jul 10–18, 2021
Music
BODY X The Culprit
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BODY X The Culprit

Jul 10–18, 2021
Theatre
Perspectives
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Perspectives

11 Jul
Film
Down the Melting Pot
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Down the Melting Pot

13 Jul
Film
Paper Moon: Jazz in the City Purnama
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Paper Moon: Jazz in the City Purnama

13 Jul
Music
Paper Moon: Jazz in the City Murakami and Jazz
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Paper Moon: Jazz in the City Murakami and Jazz

14 Jul
Music
Make Penang Laugh Again!
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Make Penang Laugh Again!

15, 16 Jul
Comedy
IMAGINARIUM 想象场
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IMAGINARIUM 想象场

15, 16, 17, 18 Jul
Experimental
Mozart at the Mansion
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Mozart at the Mansion

17, 18 Jul
Opera
All Together Now
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All Together Now

17, 18 Jul
Dance

 

 

About George Town Festival

In Penang, July means only one thing – the return of the annual George Town Festival! First held in 2010 in honour of the city’s designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Festival returns for its 12th edition this year from 10 to 18 July 2021, reimagined and curated as a hybrid festival!


Themed “A Festival for Everyone”, the Festival continues its commitment to making arts accessible to everyone – from the festival-goers to the art communities, the general public and the underprivileged, regardless of age, ethnicity or background – all while aiming to inspire generations of arts lovers and practitioners. It also encourages creativity and originality by providing a platform for creative talents to showcase their works.


Festival-goers can expect to uncover impressive performances and activities revolving around various themes in unlikeliest settings, from indoor performing spaces to hidden spots and unique venues as well as on virtual platforms. By integrating traditional forms of onsite entertainment with modern virtual elements, the Festival will take you to experience the state’s diverse arts and culture scene encompassing visual art, theatre, music, dance, film, photography and more in a brand new way.


George Town Festival 2021 is a project by George Town World Heritage Incorporated (GTWHI), organised by TLM Event, endorsed by the Penang State Government and fully supported by the Penang State EXCO for Tourism and Creative Economy (PETACE), City Council of Penang Island (MBPP), and Penang Global Tourism (PGT).