It’s August and it’s George town festival opening weekend in Penang. Shows to watch.

GTF 2018
George Town Festival 2018

It’s August and it’s arts Festival month in George Town.

Grab a copy of George Town festival booklet or visit the website to get tickets. for more information

There will be plenty to do with activities, performances, workshops, art exhibitions all through August so plan your trip early!

George town festival programme available at GTF office on Armenian Street and in selected venues across George Town.

Some highlights :

screenshot_2018-08-02-01-49-25-818_com5944212634159387938.pngKelantan opening show for George town festival in Penang. Aug 4th + 5th.

img_20180802_0140338674031880938807814.jpgWindow Shopping Art exhibition by George Town festival

Window shopping art exhibition at Mano plus ➕ store, 37 Lebuh Pantai featuring works by Penang artist Tiffany Choong.

Conductor: Ciaran McAuley Soloist: Yaron Kohlberg for George town festival


One of the world’s most acclaimed musicians, the “pianist with the golden hands”, will perform a classical music suite with Penang Philharmonic Orchestra.

Yaron Kohlberg is a celebrated pianist and the winner of over 10 prestigious international prizes. He has played in numerous international venues from the Moscow Kremlin to the Carnegie Hall in New York, and has performed as a soloist with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Beijing Symphony Orchestra, the Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra, and more.

Click here for tickets

George Town Festival is an annual, month-long celebration of culture, heritage, art, and community.

Inaugurated in 2010 in honour of George Town’s designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the festival transforms the city into a global stage, showcasing world-class performances, installations, and collaborations from international and local artists alike. With over one hundred unique events each year, the festival seeks to create new and vibrant connections between the traditional and the contemporary, the past and the future.

George Town Festival Booklet

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