SINGAPORE: The Telok Ayer Performing Arts Centre (TAPAC) will be shutting its doors in March 2013, as the Urban Redevelopment Authority will develop the land for other purposes.
The centre currently sits on prime land in the Central Business District, and tenants said they have been told to move to other venues, such as the National Library or community centres.
However, they are hoping for a dedicated space for their groups.
Meanwhile, the National Arts Council (NAC) said it has identified a site for its new arts centre which will be ready by 2013. It will call for applications from all interested groups, including tenants from the Telok Ayer Performing Arts Centre.
Savinder Kaur, managing director of The Writers' Centre, said: "All of us in TAPAC have come together to create a series of events, performances. We are calling it 'Goodbye TAPAC', to celebrate the spirit here.
"And we are hoping that we'll create enough awareness, and hope that the NAC will relocate all of us to new premises. And that premises should be something similar to this."