Terence Lau


Terence Lau

Lecturer, Diploma in Theatre Production and Management
  • BA in Recording Arts, SAE Institute, Middlesex University

Terence Lau is a technical theatre professional and educator with over two decades of active engagement in Singapore’s theatre and dance scene. With a strong passion for both the arts and education, Terence has worked with several renowned arts companies, including T.H.E. Dance Company, The Necessary Stage, Wild Rice, Pangdemonium, Dream Academy, TENG Ensemble, Sing’Theatre and SLO.

Prior to joining LASALLE, he worked at The Substation as a technical manager, NUS University Cultural Centre as a production co-ordinator/AV head and ITE College Central as a senior lecturer.

Beyond his professional commitments, Terence is a sound musician who has played across various countries such as the Philippines, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Malaysia and Hong Kong and performed at festivals such as WSK 2010/2011/2015, Kalaidesoup 2015, Live Fact 2015 and Live Loop Asia 2018.

Terence's teaching and research efforts are focused on the technical theatre and production management industry in Singapore. He explores various pedagogical methods, styles, and philosophies, and advocates for sustainability and culture within the technical theatre and production industry through his pedagogy.

Professional Practice

Technical Manager/Consultant for various Theatre and Dance Companies (select)

  • Arts Fission
  • Decadance
  • Dream Academy
  • Pangdemonium
  • TENG Ensemble
  • Theatreworks
  • T.H.E. Dance Company
  • The Necessary Stage
  • Singapore Lyric Opera (SLO)
  • Sing'Theatre
  • Wild Rice
  • Appointed production mentor for experimental staging of Woman In Black (2014) at Sculpture Square under NAC’s MATCHBOX support scheme for young artists
  • Basic technical theatre for Prison Inmates as part of Yellow Ribbon Project by Mastereign Academy Pte Ltd
  • Production and Technical Manager for various LASALLE College of the Arts shows
  • Production and Technical Manager for various shows by NUS Dance Ensemble and NUS Dance Synergy
  • Set builder for various Channel U and Okto programmes
  • Technical Manager for various shows as part of Singapore Arts
Festival (2011)
  • Technical Manager for World In Singapore Concert III
  • Production and Technical Manager for Nightfest at The Substation (2010)
  • Technical consultant for various events at Objectifs, Centre for Photography and Filmmaking
  • Notable productions

    Dream Academy

    • Dim Sum Dollies (2022)
    • Kumar (2020 – 2022)
    • Meenah and Cheena (2019, 2022)
    • Broadway Beng (2019, 2023)


    • A Singapore In Paris (2022)


    • Into The Woods (2023)

    T.H.E. Dance Company

    • As It Fades (2011, 2012, 2014, 2017)
    • Mr. Sign (2013, 2019, 2022)
    • Infinitely Closer (2022, 2023)
    • Contact Festival (2010 – 2013)

    Wild Rice

    • Grandmother Tongue (2016, 2017)
    • Supervision (2010)
    • Fag Hag (2018)
    • Boeing Boeing (2010)
    • The Importance of Being Earnest (2013, 2015)
    • Singapore Theatre Festival 2016/2018
    • Rice Ball (2018, 2019)
    Research Interests
    • Arts sustainability in the technical theatre industry through pedagogy
    • Community and culture in technical and production for theatre
    • Curriculum development