George Town Festival (GTF) is back and is expected to be more exciting. Now in its thirteenth year, the Festival is set to present a scaled-back – but equally exhilarating – physical format from 9 to 24 July 2022, with more than 80 programmes covering visual art, theatre, music, dance, film, photography, and more.

Themed “A Festival for Everyone”, the Festival continues its commitment to making arts accessible to everyone – from the festival-goers to the art communities, the general public and the underprivileged, regardless of age, ethnicity or background – all while aiming to inspire generations of art lovers and practitioners. It also encourages creativity and originality by providing a platform for creative talents to showcase their works.

Expect to uncover impressive performances and activities revolving around various themes in unlikeliest settings across George Town and beyond, from indoor performing spaces to hidden spots and unique venues and be prepared to discover and appreciate George Town’s arts and cultural heritage in a brand new way through numerous ticketed and free programmes.

George Town Festival 2022 is a project by George Town World Heritage Incorporated (GTWHI), organised by TLM Event, endorsed by the Penang State Government and fully supported by the Penang State EXCO for Tourism and Creative Economy (PETACE), City Council of Penang Island (MBPP), and Penang Global Tourism (PGT).