Singapore’s pioneer contemporary arts centre known for working with some of Singapore’s most respected artists.

As Singapore’s first independent venue for experimental contemporary arts, this is where local art lovers come for edgy performances and alternative art shows, from dance, theatre and music to literature and visual arts. Founded in 1990, it was built in a former power substation—hence, its name. Dance classes and theatre workshops are also held here (visit the website for more information). Don’t miss Timbre® (, the bar and bistro in The Substation’s open-air garden, which hosts live-music gigs till late every night.