Timings : The Arts House: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM Visitor Centre: Monday - Sunday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM Closed on Public Holidays
Time Required : 1 - 2 hours
Entry Fee : No Entry Fee
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The Arts House is a venue for literary, performing, and visual arts located at Old Parliament Lane, Singapore. Known to the locals as the Old Parliament House, the Arts House occupies the 200-year-old building that housed Singapore’s first parliament. Now a gazetted national monument, this space presents a brilliant juxtaposition of colonial architecture, historically significant venues, and the performing arts.
Originally built in 1827 as a residence, the Arts House building has undergone numerous changes in design from Tuscan/Palladian styles to Victorian. The architectural integrity and brilliance of design are only rivalled by the art shows and exhibitions regularly conducted at the venue – ranging from film festivals, painting exhibits, theatre performances, and recitals. The Arts House Singapore is a must-visit for history buffs looking to learn about the country’s colonial past, and nifty tourists on a budget – entry to the venue is free.