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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 Jiu, Army 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.

Drama Centre was the key platform for local companies starting out in the early 1980s, staging Singapore plays like Lao Jiu, Army Daze and Mail Order Brides.