SOTA: School of the Arts Singapore
Your well-being and safety are important to us. Mandatory precautionary measures such as SafeEntry, temperature screening and physical distancing will be implemented. Please enter the main building of SOTA via Zubir Said Drive. All other access to the building is currently closed until further notice. Read our FAQs here.

A. Accessibility

Please note that most entrances will be closed for crowd management purposes. Visitors may enter the main building via the following entrances:

Opening Hours:
Mon - Fri: 7.00am to
  1. Drop-of at SOTA Round-about via Zubir Said Drive

Opening Hours:
Mon - Fri: 7.00am to 7.45am Wed: 7.00am to 8.45am
  1. Access from the Loading and Unloading Bay
  2. Access from the Bus Stop facing Selegie Road

Opening Hours:
Mon - Sun: 24/7 via lift
  1. Access from Carpark
Visitors on wheelchair arriving via public transport, may may drop off at the roundabout, or take the wheelchair access ramp next to our big steps. If you are dropping off at the carpark, you have access the venues via the lift.

B. Public Spaces & Facilities

SOTA has a variety of retail outlets (etch&bolts, Häagen-Dazs, 7-Eleven, I'm KIM Korean BBQ and WeBarre) catering to the different needs of its visitors! Find out more here. Kindly check in with the outlets on their opening hours.

C. Performances and Venues

For more information on renting a space with us, click here.

D. Frequently Asked Questions by Patrons

The general advice we give our patrons is to arrive at least 20 minutes before the published show time. This is to ensure that you have time to use the washrooms, clear the admission lines and be seated before the event begins.

It is important to note that once the doors are closed, any admission or readmission is subject to the nature of the event. There may be a chance that you would not be allowed admission at all if you are late. This is to ensure that both performers and audience already seated are not disrupted by the constant movement of people. As we say in live theatre, there are no rewind buttons in theatre; so don’t be late!
 
SOTA’s carpark is open for public parking and can be accessed via Zubir Said Drive. See here for details.
 
All tickets sold are non-exchangeable and non-refundable. You may wish to contact the event organizer for more details on the terms and conditions of ticket sale.
 
Yes. The general rule of thumb for most events is that all patrons will require a ticket for admission, this includes infant in arms. It is always advisable to check with the event organizer on the minimum age allowed for admission before purchasing any tickets.
 
If you have purchased tickets to watch the productions but you are unable to make it, you are able to pass your (original) tickets to a friend or any family members. It is always good to check in with the event organiser or authorized ticket seller if you are unsure.
 
Our venues have a finite number of seats, and seats are assigned at the point of purchase for fixed seating events. You would not be allowed to change your seats after purchase as the other seats would have been purchased by another patron. You may approach the ushers onsite if you require any assistance with your seating, and we will assist you to our best ability.
 
It is always advisable to always purchase tickets from authorized sellers only. There have been occasions where tickets sold on third party websites were lost or stolen tickets. Once the original ticket holder reports his/her tickets as being lost or stolen, the lost/stolen tickets will be voided, and if you happen to be holding on to these tickets, you would not be allowed admission.
 
Photography and videography are not allowed in the venues, unless otherwise stated by the event organisers.
 
Booster seats are available and on loan at a first-come-first-served basis, and are only available to persons below a certain height. You approach the ushers for help in obtaining one.
 
This means that your view of the stage will be partially obstructed. You will know which section of seats has a restricted view when you book your tickets as these seats will be indicated as such by the promoters or event organisers.
 
Food and beverages are not allowed in the venues.
 
In the event of a cancellation or postponement, the event organizer will notify all affected patrons via their selected choice of communications. Refunds are managed directly by the event organizers and/or the ticketing agent the event organizers have chosen to work with.
 
Unless there is some sort of audience participation segment to the performance you are attending, talking should be kept at a bare minimum. Conversations are distracting to both the performers and other audience members.
 
Wheelchair users are required to inform the ticketing agent that you will be purchasing your tickets for your requirements at the time of bookings so that special arrangements can be made.
 
No, we do not provide lockers at our venues.
 
We have lift accesses at all floors.
 
Yes, you may bring flowers for the performers, but you will be required to leave them outside at our baggage counters before entering the auditorium. This prevents any allergy attacks from patrons who may be allergic to flower scents or pollens etc.
 
We thank you on behalf of our ushers for the compliment! However, as a respect to all our staff, we will not be able to give any contact details of our staff under any circumstances and would appreciate it if you did not approach our ushers for personal reasons as well.
 
We do have WiFi available backstage for event usage only. We do not have any WiFi for the public to tap on.
 
We cannot guarantee admission, however, we will attempt to admit find a suitable point in the performance for admissions if required.
 

E. Frequently Asked Questions (SMM) by Patrons

Due to the ongoing SMM guidelines and admission checks, we recommend patrons to arrive at least 30 mins before the published performance start time to ensure you enough time to use the washrooms, clear admission checks and be seated before the performance begins.
 
All SMM guidelines that SOTA practice are in line with national guidelines. With regards to event specific requirements i.e PET and/or vaccinations status requirements, kindly check in with the event organizer prior to purchasing any tickets.
 
Yes, you will need to check in at the venue that you will be watching the performance at! We will have ushers onsite to guide and assist you with the checking in should you require assistance. As for modes of check in, you are able to check in with your TraceTogether (TT) Token, TT app and/or by scanning the QR codes onsite.
 
Once you have been vaccinated, your TT app should show the latest vaccination status. It is likely the app needs to be updated if the status does not show.

Do note that from 1 January 2022, there will no longer be a concession for unvaccinated individuals to perform PET in lieu of being fully vaccinated. All audience members will have to be either fully vaccinated, recovered, medically ineligible individuals, or children aged 12 years and below. Voluntarily unvaccinated individuals with PET will not be able to enter the venue. 
 
In the event of a cancellation or postponement, the event organiser will notify all affected patrons via their selected choice of communications. Refunds are managed directly by the event organisers and/or the ticketing agent the event organisers have chosen to work with.
 
Yes! Under SMM guidelines, all audiences will need to remain masked while they are in the auditorium and foyer spaces. We seek your cooperation in helping to keep our venue a safe environment for all audiences.
 
It would be good to note that all our venues are sanitized before and after each performance, once a seat has been taken, it will no longer be considered sanitized for the next patron. We seek your kind understanding and cooperation to not change your seats in the auditorium once you have settled down.
 
Under current guidelines, there is no need for safe distancing between each group of masked audience members. Unmasking is not allowed within the venues.
 
Under current guidelines, there may be intermissions during this period depending on the event organizer. Please contact them or check out the details.
 

F. Theatre Etiquette

A live performance is a unique experience shared between performers and the audience. Unlike television or movies, the actors on stage can hear noise from the audience. So, as a courtesy to the performers and the others around you, here are some general theatre etiquettes you may wish to take note of:

  1. Please arrive on time, at least 20 minutes before the start time on your ticket.
  2. Do not bring any food or drinks with you into the theatre.
  3. Flowers and bulky items will need to be deposited at the baggage area outside the concert hall or theatre.
  4. Kindly approach the ushers if you need help finding your seats or the washrooms.
  5. Once seated, you may talk quietly until the performance begins.
  6. Keep your feet off the seats and do not step over the seatbacks.
  7. Do not lean over balcony railings or attempt to throw or drop anything from the balconies.
  8. Turn off or silence all handphones and beeping devices before the performance begins.
  9. Photography, video recording and audio recording are not allowed in the concert hall and theatre.
  10. Once the performance has started, kindly remain in your seats and/or minimize movements to avoid disturbing other patrons.
  11. Do note that audiences are not allowed to go onstage unless specifically invited by the performers.
  12. At the end of the performance, kindly ensure that you have all your items with you and leave the auditorium in an orderly fashion.
  13. Please do not crowd around stage and/or backstage areas to wait for the performers.

 

Finally, and most importantly, please treat our staff with respect. While we aim to provide you with our best service, we can only do so with your cooperation. We reserve the rights to protect our staff from any verbal or physical abuse.

Please enjoy yourself, going to the concert hall and theatre is FUN!