George Town Festival 2024

Taking place over 10 days from 19th to 28th July and embracing the theme “Here & Now”, George Town Festival (GTF) 2024 boasts over 70 programmes from homegrown and international acts. Encompassing a wide array of categories: performing arts, visual arts, film, workshops, family fun, community engagement and more, the spread of free and ticketed programmes promises to engage, educate and entertain audiences from all ages and backgrounds.

Featured Shows

Double Bill of Jingju Magic 魔幻雙齣

2021/07/2024·戲劇

House of Mask & Mime

2021/07/2024·戲劇

Waktu Batu. Rumah yang Terbakar (Time Stone. Our House is on Fire)

2728/07/2024·戲劇

Alle Armi

2628/07/2024·戲劇

Switchblade Op: A World in the City 過站不停:城市狂想曲

1921/07/2024·舞蹈

Performing Arts

Je m'évanouis

2728/07/2024·戲劇

Romancing Penang 傾城槟城

1920/07/2024·音樂

Plant/Human Duo

1921/07/2024·音樂

Close to You Festival @ GTF 超親密小戲節:檳城篇

2024/07/2024·戲劇

/// 1 0 /// (One Zero)

2628/07/2024·音樂

They All Die At The End

2628/07/2024·戲劇

Chacko Vadaketh: Songs & Stories

1820/07/2024·音樂

Sortilegio

2028/07/2024·戲劇

PEON

2021/07/2024·戲劇

The Story of My Wedding

2028/07/2024·戲劇

Free Lunchtime Organ Recital

2027/07/2024·音樂

Site-Specific

Southeast Asian Choreolab

27/07/2024·舞蹈

Dancing in Place

2728/07/2024·舞蹈

Pengalaman Prangin

1928/07/2024·活動

Yam Seng Lah!

2028/07/2024·戲劇

Journal of Her House 女居

1928/07/2024·戲劇

Family Fun

The Kingdom of Childhood 童年王国

2028/07/2024·活動

Hiss and Arf: Extended Family Edition 《嘶嘶嗷嗷:親子特別版》

27/07/2024·戲劇

The Story Traveller 《故事旅人》

2028/07/2024·活動

Forum/Sharing

Theatre and (the process of) Democracy : Sharing by Artistic Director of Teater Garasi, Yudi Ahmad Tajudin

25/07/2024·活動

Roundtable Discussion: The Penang Art Ecosystem: Its Past, Present & Future

20/07/2024·活動

CloudJoi Connect Ep. 4: Seeing Beyond the Curtain 2

22/07/2024·活動

Asian Producers' Platform (APP) X GTF

19/07/2024·活動

Show me the money! Expectations of a Producer

26/07/2024·活動

An Extraordinary Journey in Everyday Spaces: A Close to You Festival Sharing Session 日常空間的非常旅行-超親密小戲節分享講座

23/07/2024·活動

Workshop

The Moments When You Suddenly Remember You Can Swim's Workshop conducted by Artist Ting-Ting, Cheng

27/07/2024·活動

Caring for your body, Empowering your mind – Exploring self-care through the Alexander Technique

28/07/2024·活動

Introductory Workshop of Innercise — An Approach of Macrobio-Somatic

27/07/2024·活動

63-65: Notes from a Separation Performance Workshop

1920/07/2024·活動

Women's Film Screening

Women's Film Screening: Before, Now & Then

26/07/2024·影像

Women's Film Screening: The Boys Club

27/07/2024·影像

Women's Film Screening: Mian Bao Nv Hai 面包女孩

27/07/2024·影像

Women's Film Screening: Into the Night

28/07/2024·影像

Women's Film Screening: I Am The Beauty Of Your Beauty, I Am The Fear of Your Fear

28/07/2024·影像

Women's Film Screening: Hidden Letters

28/07/2024·影像

Women's Film Screening: Teacher, The Tradition Bearer

28/07/2024·影像

Women's Film Screening: Children of the Mist

27/07/2024·影像

Women's Film Screening: In Her Words: The Journey of Indian Women

27/07/2024·影像

Visual Art

The Dye(ing) Resistant Process: A Preview Into Dato Tay Mo Leong

25/07/2024·影像

"Jalan Balik" SENI KANJI Sharing and Music Performance By Muhammad Irfan “Popish”

20/07/2024·音樂

Taking place over 10 days from 19th to 28th July and embracing the theme “Here & Now”, George Town Festival (GTF) 2024 boasts over 70 programmes from homegrown and international acts. Encompassing a wide array of categories: performing arts, visual arts, film, workshops, family fun, community engagement and more, the spread of free and ticketed programmes promises to engage, educate and entertain audiences from all ages and backgrounds.

Amongst the programme lineup are five featured shows, which transcend language barriers and invite audiences to experience the unlimited possibilities of the performing arts. Encompassing contemporary Jingju, contemporary theatre, dance theatre, visual theatre and mime, GTF 2024 brings celebrated international acts and innovative local artists to Malaysian audiences. 

George Town is abound with architectural charm. GTF 2024 will transform its well-worn spaces into stages for intimate site-specific performances and public art, embedding the arts into the very spatial fabric of the city. Not bound by conventional perceptions of what an arts space should be, the GTF 2024 team embraces the vision that anywhere can be a stage. With artistic events present in places such as alleyways, restaurants and parks, the festival will stimulate the imaginations of the public. 

Community engagement and meaningful collaborations are at the core of GTF 2024’s mission, to cultivate Malaysia’s arts and culture ecosystem, foster industry networks and deepen intercultural ties in the arts across borders. 

By organising an outreach project for remote communities and artist residencies, GTF 2024 will strengthen community ties with the festival and the city from different angles and on a deeper level. We are also providing platforms to nurture fresh ideas and emerging artists, sowing the seeds for new talents to bloom and bring global attention to Malaysian art.

Simultaneously, the festival will not only look at Penang, but will also expand its worldview by fostering collaboration and exchange between regional and international artists. These partnerships will elevate the festival’s position as an influential creative hub, and will allow George Town to soar to greater heights as a thriving creative city. 

Here and now, get ready to embark on 10 days of celebrating arts and creativity. The time is ripe to immerse yourself in the arts—the language of our shared humanity. 

George Town Festival 2024 is a project by George Town World Heritage Incorporated (GTWHI), organised by Kerson Media Global Sdn Bhd, and endorsed by Penang State Government, Penang2030 and Penang State EXCO Office for Tourism and Creative Economy (PETACE). The festival is supported by Penang Island City Council (MBPP), Penang Global Tourism (PGT) and National Department for Culture and Arts Penang (JKKN Pulau Pinang). International partners include Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Malaysia (TECO); Embassy of Spain in Malaysia; Directorate General of Culture, Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology of Republic of Indonesia; as well as Japan Foundation Kuala Lumpur.


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