Box Office

Here you will be able to purchase tickets for all performances currently on sale, along with relevant information like performance times, venue, seating availability and ticket prices. Our Box Office is fully online and provides 24/7 access for ticket purchase.

Kindly check the performance date, time and venue before making your booking.

Tickets to all George Town Festival 2023 performances and events are sold directly through CloudJoi’s ticketing platform, unless stated otherwise.

pulu’em and Luna

pulu’em & Luna are a music and dance performance that pays tribute to the cultural and spiritual significance of Taiwan’s indigenous musical, natural and cultural heritage. Together, the performances bring a profound experiential, cultural celebration of Taiwan’s indigenous narratives.

The Senses

The Senses invites us back to Penang Hill’s ancient rainforest for an evening of deep connection to our roots in indigenous, cultural, and natural heritage. Find rest within the surroundings of our Biosphere Reserve for a shared sensorial experience between two countries, four cities, and three UNESCO-designated sites.

Queens of Asia

Catch the star-studded lineup of Asia’s TOP Comedy Queens for a night of belly laughter of epic proportions! The two-hour special promises an invasion of hilarity and empowerment, only with the Queens of Asia.

Three's Company: Junji Delfino, WinnieHO, Kirana Kay

Three’s Company presents the best of Malaysia’s jazz vocalists – Junji Delfino, WinnieHO and Kirana Kay. Accompanied by the award-winning WVC Jazz Ensemble, expect to be inspired by the highest artistic standards and creative freedom of great skill and flair.

Renaissance & Baroque Gems

Bask in the tonal architecture of compositions from the Renaissance to Baroque with this musical exposition through voice and period instruments. Presented by the VerSeS Music Ensembles, join us to celebrate the simplicity and complexity of pieces from the era within the spaces of a 107-year-old chapel.

The Monkey King Adventures: Love of Onibaba

The Monkey King Adventures is a localised staging of the classic tale featuring the intangible heritage of string puppets (from Japan) and potehi glove puppets (from Penang). Witness the wonders of traditional puppet theatre through this collaborative production by team ITO (Japan) and Ombak Potehi (Penang).


bhumiMATA premiers with an evocative and thought-provoking narrative that (re)examines aspects of heritage and tradition across generations. Inspired by varied art forms and featuring a range of dancers, bhumiMata is a multidisciplinary production holding a vessel of the past and the present through the female lens.

Asia Pacific Youth Choir Concert

Experience a night of exquisite choral expression with the Asia Pacific Youth Choir, which will present a rich and diverse repertoire of choral music through the ages.

Music, Tea and Heritage: An Evening with Asia Pacific Youth Choir

The Asia Pacific Youth Choir brings an evening of ethereal choral music into the courtyard of one of Penang’s iconic heritage buildings, Cheong Fatt Tze – The Blue Mansion. Come and explore the range and depth of their gift with us, on July 22th.

A Night with Chelsea Guo

Experience the exceptional talents of Chelsea Guo as she weaves in her remarkable skills in piano and voice for a night which journeys through the breadth and depth of music of the Romantic era.

Panggung Semar

Immerse yourself in a traditional theatre performance that explores timeless tales and contemporary issues brought to life through the skilful blend of Makyong, Wayang Kulit and Dikir Barat. Journey into the heart of some of Malaysia’s traditional arts through Panggung Semar: Geliga Embun and experience a night rich in Malaysian-Malay history, heritage and culture.

BAKAWALI: An Atypical Journey

Framed by the notion of mindfulness, BAWAKALI: An Atypical Journey is an experimental production which draws audiences to explore the relationship between meditation, creativity, and knowledge. Produced by Lee Swee Keong, the production is a space for audiences to converse and interact with each other, known and unknown, creating pockets of ideas and suggestions on how meditation can be used to sustain the body and mind for creative outcomes.

Material Woman in the Beauty World

Material Woman in the Beauty World is a new one-actor play by veteran Malaysian playwright Leow Puay Tin. The play is a microscope into the life of women who embody courage and resilience, determined to survive amidst the harshness of the world. Performed by Ling Tang, an accomplished Malaysian actress, and under the compelling direction of Tung Jit Yang, Material Woman in the Beauty World challenges how we understand what it is to be a woman today.

My Ugly Duckling

My Ugly Duckling is about a little girl who finds companionship in a most unique way. Inspired by the well-loved fairytale “The Ugly Duckling”, the play is an endearing story for children and adults alike. Witness this heartwarming narrative of endurance, love, and reconciliation for the family to enjoy.

Inspirations from the Southeast — Penang, Malaysia

Date: 22 & 23 July 2023
Time: 2.00pm & 5.00pm
Venue: GSC Cinema, Gurney Plaza

Inspirations from the Southeast is a captivating documentary series featuring places in Southeast Asia, the region in the south of Taiwan. By blending the old with the new, the documentary captures the wisdom of Southeast Asia countries and their histories, providing insight into the significance of preserving one’s own culture. The current screening focuses on Penang, Malaysia, with an exposition on the city makers of George Town. As a UNESCO World Heritage city, the residents of George Town aim to make their city a living heritage. Whether it’s the stained walls of the street houses, the smells of various spices in the market, or the sound of the Songkok maker paddling the sewing machine, these essential historical and cultural elements of Penang are making the old city new. By portraying the stories of the living heritage, the documentary offers perspectives on everyday life and how city makers continuously shape and transform our experiences of tangible and intangible heritage within the city.

Dates & Times:

29 July 2023 | 8.00pm
30 July 2023 | 3.00pm
30 July 2023 | 8.00pm


Majestic Theatre


RM50, RM180 (Group of 4)

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