Skip to content

Theatre Venues

A list of popular theatre venues in Singapore (in alphabetical order):

ARTS HOUSE PLAY DEN

Web
(Photo: The Arts House)

Venue Info: The Play Den is an intimate and unique space that has been converted into a state-of-the-art Black Box theatre fully equipped with lighting and sound systems, as well as retractable seats that enhance the versatility of the space. A unique and fun theatre space for corporate events and seminars that will leave a lasting impression.
Capacity: ~ 120 seats
Address: 1 Old Parliament Lane, Singapore 179429
Website: www.theartshouse.com.sg/Visit/AllVenues/VenuePage.aspx?VenueID=20

***

DBS ARTS CENTRE (HOME OF THE SINGAPORE REPERTORY THEATRE)

DBSArtsCentre1
(Photo: The Singapore Repertory Theatre)

Venue Info: Our 380-seat theatre is ideally located in the entertainment hub of Singapore, the DBS Arts Centre is a stone’s throw away from leading hotels and the popular entertainment hub, Clarke Quay. Restaurants and cafes, art galleries and specialty shops are also located within the vicinity, thus making it a perfect spot for a fun evening’s worth of wine, good food and great entertainment. With a total seating capacity of 380, comprehensive lighting and sound facilities, the DBS Arts Centre is a cozy venue ideal for small and mid-sized performances, be it theatre, dance, concerts or musicals. The venue is equally suited for product launches, conferences, film screenings or even lectures.
Capacity: ~ 380 seats
Address: 20 Merbau Road, Singapore 239035
Website: www.srt.com.sg/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7&Itemid=67

***

DRAMA CENTRE THEATRE

DramaCentreTheatre1
(Photo: Drama Centre)

Venue Info: The Drama Centre adds to Singapore’s stable of world-class purpose built performing arts space with its 615-seat proscenium theatre. It also offers an intimate 120-seater black box, VIP lounge and function rooms to meet the demands of the diverse range of today’s arts events – from the mid-sized theatrical presentation with stringent technical requirements, to intimate performances, talks and exhibitions.
Capacity: ~ 615 seats
Address: 100 Victoria Street, National Library Building, Singapore 188064
Website: www.dramacentre.com/AboutDramaCentre/Venue.aspx

***

DRAMA CENTRE THEATRE BLACK BOX

DramaCentreBlackBox1
(Photo: Drama Centre)

Venue Info: The Drama Centre adds to Singapore’s stable of world-class purpose built performing arts space with its 615-seat proscenium theatre. It also offers an intimate 120-seater black box, VIP lounge and function rooms to meet the demands of the diverse range of today’s arts events – from the mid-sized theatrical presentation with stringent technical requirements, to intimate performances, talks and exhibitions.
Capacity: ~ 120 seats
Address: 100 Victoria Street, National Library Building, Singapore 188064
Website: www.dramacentre.com/AboutDramaCentre/Venue.aspx

***

ESPLANADE THEATRE

EsplanadeTheatre1
(Photo: The Esplande)

Venue Info: Esplanade’s 1942-seat Theatre is an adaptation of the traditional horseshoe form of European opera houses, which provides an intimate setting between the audience and the artists on stage. Spread over four levels, it houses Singapore’s largest stage, and is designed for the presentation of Asian and Western performing arts as well as advanced multi-media performances. The Theatre’s feature include an adjustable proscenium arch, two other full-sized ancillary stages which facilitate swift scene changes, a 30m high fly tower, and an adjustable orchestra pit that can hold up to 100 musicians.
Capacity:
~ 1,942 seats
Address: 1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore 038981
Website: www.esplanade.com/about_the_centre/venues/theatre/index.jsp

***

ESPLANADE THEATRE STUDIO

EsplanadeTheatreStudio1
(Photo: The Esplande)

Venue Info: The Theatre Studio is an intimate setting for experimental theatre and dance presentations. The performance space is highly flexible, offering various configurations with retractable seating, and can take up to 220 people. Equipped with highly adaptable staging, lighting and sound systems, it is able to accommodate different staging demands. The studio is also similar in size to the Theatre’s main stage, allowing full rehearsal opportunities for major productions.
Capacity: ~ 220 seats
Address: 1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore 038981
Website: www.esplanade.com/about_the_centre/venues/theatre_studio/index.jsp

***

GOODMAN ARTS CENTRE BLACK BOX

GACBlackBox1
(Photo: Goodman Arts Centre)

Venue Info: The black box theater (or experimental theater) is a relatively recent innovation, consisting of a simple unadorned performance space and is usually a large square room with black walls and a flat floor. True to its name, Goodman Arts Centre’s interior of the Black Box is painted black, and has a capacity of 128 seats, with theatre sound and light systems.
Capacity: ~ 128 seats
Address: Block M #01-53, Goodman Arts Centre, 90 Goodman Road, Singapore 439053
Website: www.goodmanartscentre.sg/facilities/blackbox

***

LASALLE SINGAPORE AIRLINES THEATRE

SIATheatre1
(Photo: LASALLE College of the Arts)

Venue Info: The Singapore Airlines Theatre seats 495, is a venue for major public performances of theatre, music and dance. It has a fore-stage with an orchestra pit that can accommodate up to 25 musicians, full scenery flying facilities, the latest lighting and sound equipment, dressing rooms and fully-equipped workshops for scenery, props and costume construction.
Capacity: ~ 495 seats
Address: Basement 1, LASALLE College of the Arts, 1 McNally Street, Singapore 187940
Website: www.lasalle.edu.sg/About-Us/Our-Campus/Venues-For-Hire.aspx

***
SOTA DRAMA THEATRE

SOTALogo1
(Photo: SOTA)

Venue Info: Envisioned as jewels embedded within a gargantuan mass of stone, carved out and chiselled to reveal dynamic volumes in various proportions, are three main performing arts venues at School of the Arts, Singapore. The in-between cavernous voids define the theatre pre-function foyers of the Studio Theatre, Drama Theatre and Music Auditorium, set amidst several smaller informal performing spaces and art galleries. The raking horseshoe shell of the Drama Theatre is distinctly visible from its pre-function space, with a curved platform stage set in at its base to allow for planned or spontaneous performances. Comfortably cooled by natural ventilation and softly brushed by natural daylight, these tropical indoor/outdoor theatre pre-function foyers with their folded, moulded, flowing and faceted backdrop greet patrons with an inspiring and stimulating welcome, and offer a tantalising foretaste to the whole theatregoing experience.
Capacity: ~ 419 seats
Address: Level 2, School of the Arts, 1 Zubir Said Drive, Singapore 227968
Website: www.sota.edu.sg/VenueRental/SOTAPerformingArtsVenues/DramaTheatre/tabid/839/Default.aspx

***

SOTA STUDIO THEATRE

SOTALogo1
(Photo: SOTA)

Venue Info: Envisioned as jewels embedded within a gargantuan mass of stone, carved out and chiselled to reveal dynamic volumes in various proportions, are three main performing arts venues at School of the Arts, Singapore. The in-between cavernous voids define the theatre pre-function foyers of the Studio Theatre, Drama Theatre and Music Auditorium, set amidst several smaller informal performing spaces and art galleries. The raking horseshoe shell of the Drama Theatre is distinctly visible from its pre-function space, with a curved platform stage set in at its base to allow for planned or spontaneous performances. Comfortably cooled by natural ventilation and softly brushed by natural daylight, these tropical indoor/outdoor theatre pre-function foyers with their folded, moulded, flowing and faceted backdrop greet patrons with an inspiring and stimulating welcome, and offer a tantalising foretaste to the whole theatregoing experience.
Capacity: ~ 300 seats
Address: Level 3, School of the Arts, 1 Zubir Said Drive, Singapore 227968
Website: www.sota.edu.sg/VenueRental/SOTAPerformingArtsVenues/StudioTheatre/tabid/841/Default.aspx

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: