Want great ticket discounts and first pick of seats at this year’s Singapore Arts Festival? Savvy theatregoers know the best time for ticket booking: months before, through pre-ticket sales.

While the Singapore Arts Festival 2012 is still two months away, priority booking for Artsfest Club members starts from now until March 18. Book tickets to two or more performances to receive a 30 per cent discount; ticket sales open to the public on March 19.

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Théâtre du Centaure brings “centaurs” to Singapore at the Festival Village (featured right) and more spots in town

Held from May 18 to June 2, the Singapore Arts Festival 2012 also includes a gamut of free activities.

A huge festival village will be held at Esplanade Park: catch a diverse variety of acts while taking in the night sights and sounds. Watch waiters at a cafe randomly burst into song, enjoy live dance and music performances, and even spot “centaurs” roaming around Singapore.

In the meantime, make the best of this priority booking period and grab your Singapore Arts Festival tickets now. This year’s festival shares personal stories, fantastical scenes and places rediscovered: we pick five performances to see.