Published on 22 April 2017
The Esplanade to add new mid-sized waterfront theatre by 2021.
BY PAMELA HO
Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay will see a brand new mid-sized theatre come 2021. Situated along the Esplanade Waterfront, this new 550-seater will not only meet the immediate needs of the Singapore arts community, but also enable the Esplanade to commission more medium-sized, made-in-Singapore works that can travel internationally.
Designed to be functional, flexible and porous, this 3,000sqm venue will also enable the development of a wider range of programmes for schools, community and traditional arts. Construction will commence in 2019 at a projected cost of S$30million.
The Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth has pledged S$10million to the project, while the Esplanade – a not-for-profit organisation and registered charity – will have to raise the other S$20million. Fundraising will likely kick-off in October this year.
To find out more, visit www.esplanade.com.