ARTS & CULTURE

THE THEATRE PRACTICE

ADDRESS:

54 Waterloo Street, Singapore 187953

Tel: +65 6337 2525

OPERATING HOURS:

9.30am – 6.30pm

HOW TO GET THERE:

By MRT:
Bras Basah Exit D (CC2) & Bencoolen Exit A (DT21)

 

Founded in 1965 by theatre doyen Kuo Pao Kun and dancer/choreographer Goh Lay Kuan, The Theatre Practice (Practice) is Singapore’s longest-standing professional bilingual theatre institution. Artist-driven and deeply progressive, Practice strives to be an arts space in Singapore that consciously nurtures and empowers people who care about humanity. Over the past 55 years, we have developed and presented a vast critically-acclaimed multi-genre repertoire that reflects the complexities of Singapore’s diverse cultures.
 

Located in the heart of Waterloo Arts Belt, Practice is a performing arts space and home to the annual Patch! A Theatre Festival of Artful Play (June – August). Housed within Practice’s premises is a 120-seater blackbox theatre - Practice Space, and a creative café - Practice Tuckshop where we celebrate the Practice kampung hospitality! We welcome all to drop by for a cup of tea or coffee! (Practice Tuckshop opens Tue – Sat, 10.30am – 5.30pm)

VICTORIA THEATRE & CONCERT HALL

ADDRESS: 9 Empress Place, Singapore 179556

OPERATING HOURS: 10.00am – 9.00pm


HOW TO GET THERE:

By Bus:
195, 961
(Supreme Court, bus stop no. 02181)
75, 100, 107, 130, 131, 167, 640
(opposite Singapore Cricket Club, bus stop no. 02029)

By MRT:
City Hall (EW13 / NS25) & Raffles Place (EW14 / NS26)


First established in 1862, the Victoria Theatre & Victoria Concert Hall is one of the most recognisable landmarks in Singapore. The heritage building located in the heart of the city’s Civic District contains a 614-seat Theatre and a 673-seat Concert Hall. Having played a role in the country’s history for over 150 years, the Victoria Theatre & Victoria Concert Hall continues to be an exciting mid-sized platform, supporting the growth of Singapore’s arts industry.

THE ESPLANADE

ADDRESS: 1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore 038981

HOW TO GET THERE:

By Bus:
Bus Stop No. 02061 (The Esplanade)
Buses stop outside Esplanade Mall entrance along Raffles Avenue. Bus service numbers 36, 56, 70M, 75, 77, 97, 97e, 106, 111, 133, 162M, 171, 195, 531, 700A, 857, 960, 961, 1N, 2N, 3N, 4N, 5N, 6N, NR1, NR2, NR5, NR6, NR7, NR8

Bus Stop No. 02111 (Esplanade Bridge)
Buses stop along Esplanade Drive. Bus service numbers 10, 57, 70, 128, 162, 196, 531, 652, 656, 660, 700, 850E, 868, 951E, 971E

By MRT:
City Hall MRT (North-South (red) or East-West (green) line)
Esplanade MRT (Circle Line)


The Esplanade is one of the busiest arts centres in the world with about 3,000 performances yearly. Presenting the best in the performing arts, their world-class venues have hosted a diverse range of dance, music and theatre performances, in addition to captivating visual arts exhibitions and more. They believe in making the arts accessible for everyone. As a not-for-profit arts centre, The Esplanade is driven by their mission to entertain, engage, educate and inspire through the arts.

THE ARTS HOUSE

ADDRESS: 1 Old Parliament Lane, Singapore 179429
OPERATING HOURS: 10.00am to 10.00pm Daily

Occupying the almost 200-year-old building that was home to Singapore’s first parliament, The Arts House continues in the distinguished tradition of this gazetted national monument and now plays a key role in the country's arts and creative scene. The Arts House at the Old Parliament, as it is affectionately referred to, promotes and presents multidisciplinary programmes and festivals within its elegant spaces. It focuses in particular on the literary arts, celebrating the works of written and spoken word artists from Singapore and beyond.

CHINATOWN HERITAGE CENTRE

ADDRESS: 48 Pagoda Street, Singapore 059207

OPERATING HOURS: Daily 9.00am to 8.00pm
(Closed on every first Monday of the month)


HOW TO GET THERE:
Located near Chinatown MRT Station NE4/DT19. Take Exit A to Pagoda Street.

The Chinatown Heritage Centre is the gateway for all visitors to trace the footsteps of Singapore's early pioneers and discover the personal stories of people who made Chinatown their home. Located within three beautifully-restored shophouses on Pagoda Street, the Chinatown Heritage Centre is the only place in Singapore that has recreated the original interiors of its shophouse tenants in the 1950s, offering a rare glimpse into the lives of Chinatown's early residents. The Chinatown Heritage Centre also traces the journey of Singapore's early pioneers who left their villages in China and made their way to Nanyang, the southern seas.

INDIAN HERITAGE CENTRE

ADDRESS: 5 Campbell Lane, Singapore 209924

OPERATING HOURS: Daily 9.00am to 8.00pm
(Closed on every first Monday of the month)


HOW TO GET THERE:
Tuesdays – Thursdays: 10.00am to 7.00pm
Fridays – Saturdays: 10.00am to 8.00pm
Sundays/Public Holidays*: 10.00am to 4.00pm
Closed on Mondays

*The Indian Heritage Centre is closed on Public Holidays that fall on a Monday unless otherwise stated.


The Indian Heritage Centre, under the management of the National Heritage Board and with support from the Indian community, traces the history of the Indian and South Asian communities in the Southeast Asian region. The four-storey building is an iconic, unique and sustainable building that blends both traditional Indian as well as modern architectural elements. The architectural design for the facade is inspired by the baoli (or Indian stepwell), and seeks to create an urban forum for the celebration and appreciation of Indian culture. It houses five permanent galleries, a museum shop as well as programming and activity spaces. Situated in Little India, the centre also serves as a springboard for visitors to explore and enjoy the sights, sounds and scents of the historical precinct.

MALAY HERITAGE CENTRE

ADDRESS: 85 Sultan Gate, Singapore 198501

HOW TO GET THERE:
By MRT:
Alight at Bugis (EW12) station. MHC is about 10 minutes walk from the train station.

By Bus:
From North Bridge Road:
Bus service no. 7, 32, 51, 63, 80, 145 & 197.


From Victoria Street:
Bus service no. 2, 7, 12, 32, 33, 51, 63, 80, 130, 133, 145, & 197.

From Beach Road:
Bus service no. 10, 14, 16, 70, 100, 107, 196 & 401.


The Malay Heritage Centre provides wonderful cultural exposure and learning opportunities for visitors of all ages and interests. Situated amidst the Istana Kampong Glam, Gedung Kuning and the surrounding Kampong Glam precinct, the Centre acts as a vital heritage institution for the Malay community in Singapore. Through its exhibits, programmes and activities, the Centre hopes to honour the past while providing a means for present-day expression.

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