The Finger Players is one of Singapore’s leading theatre companies, best known for inventively fusing puppetry elements into its visually-arresting productions, and its strong advocacy of puppetry.
Founded in 1999, The Finger Players strives to be a centre of research and development for the creation and performance of puppetry in Singapore.
In 2019, The Finger Players became the first arts collective in Singapore to operate on a rotating artistic director model, with each Artistic Director helming the fort for a stipulated tenure. The Artistic Director is supported by a team of core members who are integral to The Finger Players since its inception.
The company currently operates three branches:
The company’s annual offering of edgy and original works, that adopts an interdisciplinary approach and:
- pushes the envelope of puppetry
- expands the imagination of puppetry
- with puppetry at the core of its creation.
The company is one of Singapore’s most prolific international touring companies, and has actively been touring its productions since 2000, promoting Singapore’s brand of puppetry internationally.
Using puppetry, the company reaches out to an average of 25,000 students and members of the public annually, through performances and workshops with schools, communities and institutions.
The Finger Players is a non-profit organisation with Institution of Public Character (IPC) status, a recipient of the National Arts Council’s Major Grant for the period from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2023, and a member of the Singapore Chinese Language Theatre Alliance.