Artist's impression, Capitol Theatre
Best for: Marquee occasions such as awarding ceremonies, gala nights, large seminars and conferences, film premieres and other high-profile red-carpet events.
Background: First built in 1929 at the heart of Singapore's civic district, Capitol Theatre has undergone a renaissance of late. Now, this Art Deco icon has been revived as part of Capitol Singapore, the country's first integrated lifestyle development. Designed by Pritzker Architecture Prize-winning architects Richard Meier and Partners, the whole development comprises of The Patina, a luxury hotel; Eden Residences Capitol, a residential development; and Capitol Piazza, a retail and food & beverage hub. Capitol Theatre is the crown jewel of this exciting lifestyle destination.
Amenities: There are many, starting with the foyer with its dome-shaped ceiling and sculptures of winged horses. The space is perfect for pre-event cocktails and red-carpet entrances. The theatre itself is a marriage of luxury and old-world glamour as well as state-of-the-art facilities:
- The theatre can accommodate 977 guests.
- The proscenium stage is perfect for big-ticket, high-profile events.
- Boasts an advanced rotational floor system for different configurations for any event.
- Modern lighting, staging and soundproofing systems — it is equipped to screen films as well as live performances.
Additional advantages: The whole development is situated in the middle of Singapore's vibrant civic district. It is minutes away from the Marina Bay Financial Centre and the Central Business District, so delegates will have no trouble going to their meetings. Heritage sites such as St Andrew's Cathedral and the National Gallery are nearby. It also connects to the City Hall MRT interchange station, making it easy for delegates to catch the train to different parts of Singapore.