05 Feb '12, 10pm

Will Esplanade get its 'missing' mid-sized theatres?

Will Esplanade get its 'missing' mid-sized theatres?

Phase 1 of the Esplanade arts centre, comprising the 2,000-seat Theatre, 1,600-seat Concert Hall and small studios, was completed in 2002. But there had been no word on when Phase 2, consisting of mid-sized theatres, would be built. -- ST PHOTO: MUGILAN RAJASEGERAN By Clarissa Oon Will two mid-sized theatres - shelved in the original building plans for the Esplanade arts complex - finally be built? That is one key question that has emerged with Sunday's release of a new cultural policy review which recommends developing mid-sized performance spaces at Singapore's premier arts centre. The report of the Arts and Culture Strategic Review, tasked to map the development of the cultural landscape up to 2025, flags the dearth of mid-sized theatre venues of between 500 and 900 seats. While Singapore has had a boom in arts infrastructure over the last 10 years, there are relatively...

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