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Having largely shaped the art-based landscape of the country, the Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall is nestled in the heart of Singapore, and is one the most coveted jewels of the City. Dubbed as the 'grand old dame' of Singapore’s performing arts scene, the theater and concert hall is made up of two elaborate buildings and a glorious clock tower. Built in 1862, this elegant structure has received many facelifts. Having braved the ravages of time, it stands today as an invigorating canvas bathed in the finer nuances of Neoclassical style. Designated a national monument in the February of 1992, this ornate building retains its colonial architectural heritage while offering state-of-the-art facilities for concerts and theater performances. Said to be one of the oldest performing art venues of the country, this pristine white building sits amid rolling green lawns, in striking contrast with its surrounding contemporary edifices. The building is crowned by a gleaming turquoise dome, and also houses the sophisticated Sinfonia Ristorante which serves up delectable Italian fare amid finely-crafted interiors.
Esplanade Concert Hall is housed within the complete lifestyle and entertainment experience, the Esplanade (Theatres on the Bay). A major tourist attraction and landmark in Singapore, the place is an out-an-out entertainment venue as well as arts center. Its Esplanade Concert Hall is one such venue. It serves host to various music concerts, live performances, ceremonies, seminars, conferences and so on. The hall provides for gallery seating and has a total seating capacity of around 1800. With state-of-the-art acoustics, the hall is one of the only such five halls in the world to have such superb acoustic features. Esplanade Concert Hall adds glitter to the already charming Esplanade (Theatres on the Bay).
The Singapore Conference Hall (SCH) was built in the 1960s and was the city’s first large venue for international events. Many bigger and better venues have opened in the 50 years since, and the SCH has been refurbished as a concert hall, sectional practice hall, and exhibition space. Its 869-seat concert hall is the home of the Singapore Chinese Orchestra and the other spaces are used to host press conferences, product launches, art exhibits, and other events. The SCH is located in the heart of the Financial District and was declared a National Monument in 2010 for being an early example of urban architecture.
This magnificent structure by Kenzo Tange is a fine example of the blend of modern concepts with traditional and Asian architectural features. It is an indoor venue for sports, entertainment and community events. Since its opening in 1989, it has seen tennis tournaments, badminton matches, ice skating performances, circus acts, even pop concerts by Tina Turner and Elton John. The seating capacity ranges from 7,000 to 12,000 and includes 2,660 retractable and 1,200 portable seats. It has food and drink kiosks as well as function and meeting rooms which may be converted into theater, classroom or banquet facilities.
Opened in 2014, the 55,000 capacity National Stadium is a multi-purpose arena used to host a multitude of sports events, concerts, and family entertainment shows. Part of the multi-purpose Singapore Sports Hub complex, the stadium is the only one of its kind in the world designed to host rugby, cricket, and football matches.
The Star Performing Arts Centre is home to multiple venues including The Star Theatre, The Star Gallery, The Star Loft and The Star Terrace. The first is a 5000-seat performing arts venue with ultra-chic decor and excellent audiovisual facilities, used for large-scale concerts and dramas. The second is a smaller auditorium for banquets and presentations. The Star Loft is a rooftop space with breathtaking views, which can be rented for hosting lavish events, while The Star Terrace is an amphitheater for interactive performances. Besides, this center also has 9 state-of-the-art conference and function rooms for private events.