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National Gallery Singapore - Shadows IN the Walls

Shadows IN the Walls by GroundZ-0

Join us on an exciting after-hours adventure and uncover hidden tales behind every step and stone of the Gallery’s magnificent building. As you travel through its passageways, encounter a host of characters from the past––from those who had a hand in designing and building the City Hall and Former Supreme Court, to significant historical figures who inhabited the space in all its former glory. Listen to their tales and bring a piece of history home with you.

Creative Team
Creator/Director/Co-writer: Zelda Tatiana Ng
Co-Creator/Researcher/Co-writer: Sonya Wong
Cast: Joel Low, Tan Weiying, Yazid Jalil, Catherine Wong and Umi Kalthum Ismail.
Sound Designer: Jing Ng, Ctrl@freak
Costumes Designer: Anthony Tan
Make-up Artist/Designer: Cherylynn Poh

GroundZ-0 原。空間, is a Singapore-based, multilingual, intercultural and inter-disciplinary space initiated by Zelda Tatiana Ng, which aims to explore, research, promote and produce cross-genres/cultural/nationalities/disciplines works. GroundZ-0 原。空間 is interested in the experimentation of traditional arts forms (especially Chinese Opera & Japanese Noh) in contemporary theatre, surrounding its aesthetics, history, principle, philosophy, form and training. It also seeks collaborations with various international artists in order to share research and learn knowledge across nationalities/races/cultures. Through explorations and experiments, GroundZ-0 原。空間 aspires to find/define/re-define its identity(ies) as Singaporean as well as a Global Citizen.

Start Sales Date

3 Jan 2019, 9am

Other Channels:
3 Jan 2019, 10am




Approximately 60 minutes

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Rating / Age Limit

  • Admission is subject to tickets produced at the entrance.
  • Not suitable for 16 years and below.

Photography / Video Recording Rules

  • No flash photography or videography is permitted in the galleries.
  • Still photography (no flash) for non-commercial use is permitted.
  • Photography may not be permitted in the special exhibition galleries.
  • Use of selfie sticks and tripods is also not permitted in the galleries.

Additional Info

  • No food and drink (including bottled water) is permitted in the galleries.
  • Tickets are only valid on the stipulated date, and for one entry.
  • Tickets cannot be refunded, sold or exchanged, and are void if altered.
  • Concession tickets are only valid for visitors who meet the concessionary requirements.

Through All SISTIC Channels
S$17 per ticket for Standard - Concession

This theatre experience involves walking, negotiating steps and stairs. Please wear comfortable shoes and refrain from bringing large and heavy items like bags.

For interested audiences with mobility or accessibility needs, please contact us at programmes@nationalgallery.sg using the email subject line “Shadows IN the Walls – Accessibility Needs”.


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Event Date
Tue, 29 Jan - Thu, 21 Feb 2019

7.30pm - 8.30pm
9pm - 10pm

Ticket Pricing

Standard - Adult : S$20.00