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Victoria Concert Hall

The Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall that was gazetted as a national monument on 14 February 1992 and it is located in the civic district of Singapore. It started off with the building of a town hall in 1862, with the foundation stone laid in 1855. However, the completed town hall became too small for its functions which was the home to Singapore’s Symphony Orchestra.  In 1901, it was decided that a memorial hall was to be built to commemorate Queen Victoria, who passed away in January that year. 

The Victoria Memorial Hall was built next to the Town Hall where both the facades were unified in the Palladian architectural style and a clock tower was built to join the two buildings together. The Town Hall was then renamed as Victoria Theatre. In 1979, a gallery was added, the Victoria Memorial Hall was renamed the Victoria Concert Hall and the Singapore’s symphony orchestra took up residence there after the recent renovation in June 2010 that improved acoustics and facilities while preserving façade and heritage elements. Today, The Victoria Concert Hall stands as an iconic landmark in Singapore’s city centre.