About Wild Rice
Wild Rice was founded in 2000 by Ivan Heng, an internationally acclaimed and award-winning theatre practitioner, and is recognised today as one of Singapore’s leading professional theatre companies.
Our mission is to provide an open forum for the shared experience of theatre: celebrating our diversity; reflecting on the problems and possibilities of our times; and presenting productions that inspire, challenge and entertain.
A commitment to the highest standards informs every aspect of Wild Rice’s creative work, which is first and foremost a celebration of Singapore’s theatrical talent. By producing and touring productions that are distinctively local in flavour and yet universal in vision and concerns, the company creates memorable experiences for audiences in Singapore and across the world.
The company’s exciting and varied programming for the main stage includes:
- New and original works
- New productions of the Singapore repertoire
- New interpretations of world classics
The company’s mission to build a theatre culture also extends to the wider community through the following divisions:
- Wild Rice Academy and First Stage, which offer drama and training programmes to nurture young talents from the ages of 5 to 12
- Singapore Youth Theatre, which develops and empowers young people aged 13 to 17 through theatre
- Young & Wild, which identifies and develops Singapore’s young theatre professionals from the ages of 18 to 30
Wild Rice is committed to touring our shows internationally to raise the profile of Singapore theatre, to create an international awareness of our unique productions, and to engage our artists and collaborators in creative dialogues with the international arts community. Our distinctively Singaporean productions have won great acclaim in major international arts festivals in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia, New Zealand and Russia.
Wild Rice @ Funan is our new home in the heart of Singapore’s civic and cultural district, featuring the country’s only dedicated thrust stage within The Ngee Ann Kongsi Theatre. Our groundbreaking performing arts complex promises to be an iconic destination theatre for Singapore – one committed to leaving a legacy of artistic excellence for future generations by creating and presenting the best of Singapore theatre, as well as nurturing the artists and audiences of tomorrow.
Wild Rice is a not-for-profit Singapore Registered Charity (Institution of a Public Character No. 000122) and a recipient of the National Arts Council’s Major Grant.
Charity Regn No: 01579
Charity Regn Date: 1 JULY 2002
Constitution: COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE
Date of Establishment: 10 February 2001
ROC/RCB Regn No: 200100891D
Effective Date: 1 December 2020 to 31 May 2022
A Member of Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth