Chinatown Arts Belt

Chinatown (Smith Street and Trengganu Street)

In 1998, National Arts Council acquired the upper storeys of a row of 8 buildings along Smith Street and 2 buildings at Trengganu Street in the historical conservation area of Kreta Ayer Street for arts use. These spaces have been allocated to arts groups that specialise in Cantonese Opera, Beijing Opera, Teochew Opera, music, theatre, calligraphy as well as literature. Arts groups housed in this area include the Chinese Theatre Circle and Toy Factory Theatre Ensemble.