School of The Arts (SOTA)

Description
Seminar Rooms & Auditoriums - Singapore

School of the Arts is situated in town near Dhoby Ghaut.

1. Concert Hall

Maximum Seating Capacity: 560 + 68(restricted view seats)

Designed with a box-in-box construction and crafted using minimal applied interior finishes, the Concert Hall offers exceptional acoustics for classical recitals and choral works.The enclosing upper walls of the Concert Hall are formed out of rhythmic rows of precisely shaped mustard coloured precast concrete pillows, complemented by the warm solid white oak of the splayed inner lower walls that are detailed with finesse to achieve fine acoustics.The auditorium is equipped with comprehensive audio-visual infrastructure and also hosts a dedicated recording room.

2. Drama Theatre

Maximum Seating Capacity: 421

Embraced by layered curved walls of steel mesh enclosed panels, the Venetian red interiors of the Drama Theatre is kept animated by the randomly pixelated shades of the fabric seats, emanating a lively atmosphere amid vibrant hues.

Featuring a traditional proscenium stage with full-height fly tower and motorised forestage elevator, the Drama Theatre is a cosy space with a 421 audience capacity over two tiers of seating in a compact horseshoe arrangement.

The Drama Theatre's forestage elevator may be configured to provide audience seating, a forestage extension or an orchestra pit, depending on requirements. An adjustable proscenium provides flexibility for a variety of performance types, including dance and musical productions.

A pair of spiral staircases tucked neatly along the sides connects the stage with the fly tower, lighting bridges and all levels of seating, providing convenient internal access for technicians, performers and audience alike.

The theatre has a comprehensive audio-visual system and dedicated loudspeaker hoists over the forestage.The fly-tower incorporates a fully motorised flying system for the rigging of scenery and lighting. Front of house lighting positions include two lighting bridges, a rear perimeter gallery and a follow-spot room, all accessible without ladders. Additional lighting positions are provided on the circle gallery and side walls.

3. Studio Theatre

Maximum Seating Capacity: 240

The interiors - a textured material palette of matt black off-form concrete walls with highlights of blackened steel along the balustrades - exudes a sense of raw aesthetics that incites the imagination and evokes creative self-expression.A combination of 200-person retractable seating unit and additional loose seating offer flexibility for multi-configurational theatre formats.

Built using a box-in-box construction, the enclosure of the Studio Theatre is carefully isolated to minimise transmission of structural borne vibration and air borne noise.

The room is equipped with a complete audio-visual and production lighting infrastructure to facilitate performances in any configuration.

A mezzanine gallery all round affords added flexibility for stage production set up while technical access at high level is via a tension wire grid, allowing for safe access to production lighting and scenery rigging without the use of ladders.

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