Fare thee well: The Substation's legacy will endure

The patron of the iconic arts centre says he accepts the decision to close the arts centre, which was struggling over finances and retaining relevance in recent years


The announcement by the board of directors of arts venue The Substation on Tuesday to close the company permanently has caused much unhappiness in the arts community.

Why did the board take such a drastic decision? In July, the building at 45 Armenian Street will be taken back by the National Arts Council (NAC) to undergo a two-year renovation.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 06, 2021, with the headline 'Fare thee well: The Substation's legacy will endure'. Subscribe