George Town Festival

George Town Festival

Upcoming Shows

Isle to Isle - Documentary Screenings 岛屿岛 - 人文纪录片放映会
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Isle to Isle - Documentary Screenings 岛屿岛 - 人文纪录片放映会

2 - 7 October 2021
Film

Past Shows

Past
Kamerata String Ensemble Performance
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Kamerata String Ensemble Performance

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

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

Jul 10–18, 2021
Theatre
Past
Perspectives
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Perspectives

11 Jul
Film
Past
Down the Melting Pot
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Down the Melting Pot

13 Jul
Film

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).