The Arts House (formerly Old Parliament House) is a building in Singapore. It is currently a multi-disciplinary arts venue which plays host to art exhibitions and concerts. Built in 1827, the Old Parliament House is the oldest existing government building in Singapore. The building was home to the Parliament of Singapore from 1965 to 1999, when it moved to an adjacent new building.
The Arts House at the Old Parliament opened in 2004 as an arts and heritage centre. The old building was restored, and the furnishings and the design were preserved. The Chambers were converted into a function room where music performances could be held. Art exhibitions and other functions are also regularly held at the gallery, which has Tuscan style-columns and cornices.
Occupying the almost 200-year-old building that was Singapore’s first Parliament House, The Arts House has played an active role in the Singapore arts and creative scene. The House promotes and presents multidisciplinary programmes and festivals such as literary arts, film, performing and visual arts.
10am - 10pm daily
Level 1, The Arts House
Mon - Fri : 10am - 8pm
Sat, Sun and Public Holidays : Closed
(For programmes on weekends and Public Holidays, the Box Office will be opened 60 minutes before the programme)
How to get there:
City Hall (5-min walk)
Clarke Quay (10-min walk)
Raffles Place (10-min walk)
75, 100, 107, 130, 131 and 167 (Victoria Concert Hall, bus stop no. 02011)
61, 63, 80, 124, 145, 166, 174, 197, 851 and 961 (Opposite The Treasury, bus stop no. 04249)