Singapore’s Most Successful Musical “Forbidden City” Returns Next Month

Photo Credit: Singapore Repertory Theatre
Photo Credit: Singapore Repertory Theatre

Hailed as the most successful Singapore musical, Forbidden City: Portrait of an Empress is back to capture old and new audiences with its endearing take of a classic tale set in ancient China.

Filipino theatre actress Sheila Francisco will reprice her role as the Empress Dowager alongside Singaporean singer Kit Chan.

“It has all the right ingredients of a true epic tale—a young concubine in love, a dying Emperor, a heartless traitor, an idealistic artist and an empire that stands to fall. Forbidden City: Portrait of an Empress sets a new standard for Singapore musical theatre, with stylised sets and stunning costume design. Told through the eyes of Kate Carl who is commissioned to paint the Empress’ portrait, the musical recounts Cixi’s trials and tribulations from an ingenious concubine to a ruthless ruler to unmask the woman behind the painted face.”

The kaleidoscopic evening will consist of exuberant costume designs and enthralling music by local talent Dick Lee, making it a musical that will surely delight audiences of all ages.


Preview Show (8 – 10 Aug 2017)
Standard: S$108, S$78, S$68, S$48
VIP: S$118
Premier Box A & B: S$118
Restricted View: S$28

Tue – Thu Evening / Sat & Sun Matinee / Sun Evening Shows
Standard:S$118, S$98, S$78, S$58
VIP: S$128
Premier Box A & B: S$128
Restricted View: S$38

Fri & Sat Evening Shows
Standard: S$128, S$108, S$88, S$68
VIP: S$138
Premier Box A & B: S$138
Restricted View: S$38


Family Package of 4

15% savings for Sat and Sun matinees shows
[Valid from 26 Jan 2017 onwards]
[Applicable for Cat 1 & Cat 2 only]

Watch with friends Packages
Plan a great evening at Forbidden City for friends, colleagues or family – and you will come as our guest. Special “Watch with Friends” packages available for groups of five and more for all shows.
[Applicable for Cat 1 & Cat 2 only.]

Buy tickets HERE: 

Forbidden City: Portrait of an Empress is brought to you by the Singapore Repertory Theatre and Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay.


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