In order to raise the remaining S$9 million needed for the S$30 million Esplanade Waterfront Theatre, the Esplanade is launching a series of fundraising initiatives for the cause.
The Esplanade Waterfront Theatre has raised S$21 million so far – S$10 million was donated by Singtel, which is why the theatre will be called the Singtel Waterfront Theatre for 15 years after its launch in 2021, S$10 million from the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY), with another S$1 million being raised through various events Esplanade events.
Esplanade has launched three main initiatives to raise the remaining S$9 million needed – Ground Up, Gift a Seat, and Adopt a Space.
Ground Up is an online game where players can help to "break ground virtually". In the game, 5,000 plots of one-sqm land can be dug virtually, for a donation of $10 per plot. Gift a Seat allows donors to adopt or gift a limited number of seats in the Waterfront Theatre starting from a minimum donation of S$2,800 per seat. Adopt a Space is targeted towards philanthropists and companies that wish to make a lasting contribution to the arts in Singapore, and allows them to adopt spaces of the theatre such as a waterfront linkway, the green room, and dressing rooms.
The 550-seat Waterfront Theatre will add on to the current 1,600-seat Concert Hall and 2,000-seat Theatre, the 220-seat Theatre Studio and 245-seat Recital Studio.
More information about the Esplanade Singtel Waterfront Theatre can be found here.