Our Story

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In its early years, Drama Centre was based at Fort Canning Park and was where many pioneering local theatre companies began in the early 1980s, staging Singaporean classics such as Lao Jiu, Army Daze and Mail Order Brides.
 
Today, Drama Centre is located at the heart of the culturally vibrant Bras-Bugis district within the compounds of the National Library building, enjoying a synergistic adjacency to arts facilities, tourist attractions, cultural institutions and bustling commercial centres.

Drama Centre has bloomed from its humble beginnings into one of Singapore’s prime performing arts spaces. The centre now offers a wide range of spaces which comprises of its 615-seat proscenium theatre,  a 120-seater black box, as well as spacious  function rooms and a VIP lounge. These spaces not only cater to the diverse  forms of contemporary arts events, but have also been transformed for multi-disciplinary and multi-purpose gatherings & events.  

Drama Centre, a National Arts Council arts venue, is managed by Arts House Ltd.
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Our Story

Built at Fort Canning Park on the site originally for the Singapore Council for Adult Education, Drama Centre was the key platform for local companies starting out in the early 1980s, staging Singapore plays like Lao JiuArmy Daze and Mail Order Brides.

The location of Drama Centre in the National Library building creates an unprecedented synergy with the arts facilities, attractions, institutions and the commercial sector to enliven the surrounding area.

Drama Centre adds to Singapore’s performing arts spaces with its 615-seat proscenium theatre. It also offers an intimate 120-seater black box, VIP lounge and function rooms to meet the diverse demands of today’s arts events – from mid-sized theatrical presentations, to intimate performances, talks and exhibitions.

Drama Centre, a National Arts Council arts venue, is managed by Arts House Ltd.