New "R18" rating for cabaret shows

Dated: 16 August 2006

The Media Development Authority (MDA) has introduced a new ""R18 (Cabaret)"" rating to cater for cabaret-type entertainment performances, which will be restricted to those aged 18 years and above. The new classification will take effect from 16 August 2006. 

However, the new classification will not mean a blanket approval for all types of cabaret or live entertainment acts. Each performance will still be assessed on its own merit.

In considering the new ""R18 (Cabaret)"" classification, MDA reviewed the Crazy Horse revue in Singapore, which has been performing for about eight months now. The new entry age limit is similar to the Crazy Horse revue in Las Vegas, which allows those 18 years and above to watch the show.

For more information, please contact:

Ms Phoebe Seow
Assistant Director, Communications
DID: +65 68379 369