The Substation is Singapore’s most renowned independent contemporary arts centre encompassing both a physical (theatre, gallery, studios & classrooms) and spiritual space in the country’s cultural landscape. Established in 1990 with a mission to develop, nurture and present Singapore artists across all genres, The Substation has constantly been at the forefront of change in the community, both in the arts world and in the development of civil society.
Founded by the late great dramatist Kuo Pao Kun, The Substation has traditionally been a platform for all (including alternative) voices. Musicians, visual artists, film-makers, actors, poets, educators and experimental artists have always worked closely with The Substation in various stages of their careers.
Known for ‘pushing boundaries’, The Substation stages events which encourage dialogue, self-criticism & analysis. Never focusing on pure ‘entertainment’, The Substation challenges artists and the community alike to review history, question the status quo, improve the present and expand the future.
The Substation’s Patron, and a friend of Kuo Pao Kun, Ambassador-at-Large Professor Tommy Koh has long admired the work of The Substation, even at times when The Substation’s work has directly challenged the state. In an appeal to supporters, he says:
“The Substation is a success because it is welcoming and inclusive…it has become, truly, a home for many of our young artists. The diversity of The Substation is remarkable”
Contact Audrey (tel: 633 77 535) for details.