ARTS & CULTURE
VICTORIA THEATRE & CONCERT HALL
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.
9 Empress Place, Singapore 179556
Tel:+65 6908 8810
10am – 9pm
HOW TO GET THERE
(Supreme Court, bus stop no. 02181)
75, 100, 107, 130, 131, 167, 640
(opposite Singapore Cricket Club, bus stop no. 02029)
City Hall (EW13 / NS25) & Raffles Place (EW14 / NS26)
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.
1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore 038981
Tel: +65 6828 8377
HOW TO GET THERE
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
City Hall MRT (North-South (red) or East-West (green) line)
Esplanade MRT (Circle Line)
THE ARTS HOUSE
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.
1 Old Parliament Lane, Singapore 179429
10am to 10pm Daily
CHINATOWN HERITAGE CENTRE
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.
48 Pagoda Street, Singapore 059207
Tel: 6224 3928
Daily 9.00am to 8.00pm
( Closed on every first Monday of the month)
Located near Chinatown MRT Station NE4/DT19.
Take Exit A to Pagoda Street.
INDIAN HERITAGE CENTRE
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.
5 Campbell Lane, Singapore 209924
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.
MALAY HERITAGE CENTRE
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.
85 Sultan Gate, Singapore 198501
Tel+65 6391 0450
HOW TO GET THERE
Alight at Bugis (EW12) station. MHC is about 10 minutes walk from the train station.
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.