About Stamford Arts Centre

Located within the vibrant neighbourhood of the Arts & Heritage District and Waterloo Arts Belt, Stamford Arts Centre (SAC) is a multidisciplinary arts centre with a focus on traditional arts. It serves as an arts space that is dedicated to the development of traditional arts content and artistic collaborations, bringing traditional arts closer to the community. SAC aims to keep this rich and diverse intangible cultural heritage of Singapore alive and relevant, and transmit it to future generations.

Our Story

Japanese students prepare for sports meet, 1939. The Japanese Association Singapore Collection, courtesy of National Archives of Singapore.
Completion of the building by the Japan Club as Japanese Elementary School.
Third storey extension added to the building.
Many Japanese left Singapore due to the Sino-Japan War with only 3 tutors and several students left by 8 December 1941.
School re-opened as First National People’s School.
Building used as temporary recreation centre for British soldiers called the Shackle Club.
Gan Eng Seng School.
Stamford Girls School, 1982. Courtesy of Lee Kip Lin Collection, National Library, Singapore.
Stamford Girls School.
Stamford Girls School combined with Waterloo Girls School to form co-ed Stamford Primary School.
Converted to Stamford Arts Centre under the former Ministry of Community Development's Arts Housin
Stamford Arts Centre awarded conservation status.
Commencement of redevelopment works of Stamford Arts Centre.
Completion of redevelopment works of Stamford Arts Centre.
The newly renovated Stamford Arts Centre
Opening Celebrations at Stamford Arts Centre.
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