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Our Mission

To create challenging, indigenous and innovative theatre that touches the heart and mind.


Established in 1982, The Necessary Stage (TNS) is a non-profit theatre company that has presented more than 100 original plays in Singapore and abroad.


They remain focused on breaking new ground in original local content and intercultural exploration. The company is committed to international exchange and networking between local and international artists, and achieves this through staging the company’s plays abroad, embarking on creative collaborations with Singapore and foreign artists towards interdisciplinary productions, and organising dialogues, workshops and training opportunities—the latter including its Theatre for Seniors initiative.


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