Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay (Singapore)
Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay is Singapore’s national performing arts centre, hosting a year-round line-up of about 3,500 performances and activities, of which more than 70% are presented free for all to enjoy. As a centre for everyone, Esplanade creates opportunities for seniors, youth, children and underserved communities to experience the arts. It supports the creation of artistic content by commissioning and producing new Singapore and Asian work for the international stage. It also develops technical capabilities for the industry nationally.
Esplanade is operated by The Esplanade Co Ltd, which is a charity and not-for-profit organisation.
Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying) (Taiwan)
Located next to the Weiwuying Metropolitan Park, the Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying) measures 9.9 hectares wide and is the world’s largest single-roof building. Inspired by the banyan trees from the park, Weiwuying’s sound wave-like streamline appearance symbolises the openness and freedom of performing arts. Regarding the Weiwuying Banyan Plaza, it features the Opera House, Concert Hall, Playhouse, and Recital Hall; and an open outdoor theater that uses the sky as its curtains and grass as its chairs. The ideas of openness, penetration, and tolerance conveyed by the banyan trees were incorporated in the overall architectural design, inviting visitors to enter the facilities and enjoy art at every corner. The Center opened on October 13th 2018 and is now operating all-year round, developing and bringing local as well as international talents to southern Taiwan.
Taichung Theater (Taiwan)
The Taichung Theater, Taiwan is dedicated to the vision of creating a theater for the extraordinary and awesome arts, and to let the perception and appreciation of art become an integral part of everyday life. Through 3 annual branding festivals and house hiring, the theater embraces the diversity of programs. The Taichung Theater also regularly organises a variety of activities for all citizens.