"A Festival for Everyone"
With the theme “A Festival for Everyone,” the Festival maintains its dedication to making the arts accessible to everyone, regardless of age, ethnicity, or background, including festival attendees, the art communities, the general public, and the underprivileged. It also aims to inspire future generations of art practitioners and lovers. It promotes uniqueness and creativity by giving creative individuals a forum to display their efforts.
Throughout the 16-day celebration, be on the lookout for impressive performances and activities centred around different themes in unexpected locations all over George Town and beyond, from indoor performing spaces to hidden spots and unique venues. You can also expect to have an unforgettable experience learning about and appreciating George Town’s arts and cultural heritage in a brand-new way through a variety of ticketed and free programmes.
What's happening this year?
This year’s festival will feature:
- The Senses at The Habitat Penang Hill’s Curtis Crest
- Mozart at the Mansion, at the Blue Mansion
- ‘DEWA INDERA INDERA DEWA’ – a Teater Tradisional Makyung performance of Malay Mak Yong style.
- Ibu – Teochew puppet theatre performance
The majority of the program will be free of charge!
This will include:
- Angin OMbulan, a modernised rendition of Malay traditional healing performances, SERENITY
- A Glimpse Through the Traditional Lenses, which will be a screening, a performance, and a brief workshop, fusing traditional art forms with modern dance techniques.
In addition, there will be Come Play With Me: A Piano Concert for Families and Cahaya XR: First Edition, an immersive XR art show.
Feel free to check out the full calendar of the festival here
Ticketing and Prices
Some of these shows will have their global debut in Penang, while others will debut here!
The Festival’s tickets will generally be 30% to 50% less expensive than comparable offerings elsewhere, allowing attendees to see high-end performances for reasonable pricing.
Getting to and Enjoying Penang
Driving to Penang is just as fun as Penang itself! There are many cool things to see and eat, and most importantly there is a very long list of cars that you can check out on TREVO.
When you get to Penang, make sure to search for Eclimo bikes within the TREVO app.
Eclimo is an official TREVO Host with numerous Eclimo ES-11 Electric Scooters available for rent to TREVO Guests.
The Eclimo ES-11 is a Malaysia made electric scooter.
While you’re in Penang, make sure to check out some legendary durian spots, especially Bali Kuplau, where the country’s most popular durians are grown!
Durian’s not your thing? Not a worry!
Rest assured that Georgetown itself is a great place full of attractions, so you can be confident that your weekends will not get dull for a minute during your Penang trip.
Here are some cool TREVO Blogs about Penang: