How Your Donation Makes a Difference
Your donation of $50 will go towards the purchase of Marley mats to prevent injuries for our actors during rehearsals. Thank you for helping us create a safer and more conducive rehearsal space for ou
Your donation of $100 will go towards funding acoustic curtains in our new home to reduce reverb. Thank you for helping us ensure our space is well suited for us to create and rehearse work!
Your donation of $200 will go towards funding our lighting system within the rehearsal space. Thank you for literally lighting up our lives with your generosity!
Your donation of $500 will go towards the purchase and installation of our air-conditioning system for the entire space. Thank you for making our new home conducive for long hours of rehearsals and wo
About Campaignends 15 Apr 2022, 11:59 PM
We became aware that TNS will be evicted from our current premises at Marine Parade Community Building in June 2019. Despite protracted negotiations, we will not be able to return to Marine Parade Community Club post-renovations, effectively losing our home where we have created and staged many iconic works such as Gemuk Girls, Best Of, and Underclass. This will be a monumental moment in TNS' history, seeing as we've been housed at the same location for the last 21 years. Over the years, we have also supported numerous artists by free use of our space for their work, so our eviction has a wider impact on the general performing arts scene.
After a long search for a new home, we are happy to share that TNS has found a suitable space of about 4,000 sqft in a light industrial building, which we can transform into a rehearsal and workshopping space as well as storage.
We need your help to make our space rehearsal-ready, to reach our fundraising goal to offset the hefty renovation costs. Any amount would be much appreciated, but as a guide, we've broken down the overall campaign amount into the following items:
Marley Mats: $4,000 total
Acoustic Curtains: $5,000 total
Lighting System: $10,000 total
Air-conditioning System: $18,000
General Works (Walls, Flooring, Electrical): $72,000 total
Total goal amount: $112,000
Your generosity will go a long way in helping us build our new home. Thank you!
About the Charity
Formed in 1987 by our current Artistic Director Alvin Tan, The Necessary Stage (TNS) is a non-profit theatre company with charity status. Our mission is to create challenging, indigenous and innovative theatre that touches the heart and mind. TNS is a recipient of the National Arts Council's Major Grant FY2017-FY2019, and is also the organiser of the annual M1 Singapore Fringe Festival. TNS also has the honour of being the only arts company in Singapore helmed by two Cultural Medallion recipients: Artistic Director Alvin Tan and Resident Playwright Haresh Sharma.
2022 sees TNS celebrating its 35rd anniversary. Having presented more than 120 original plays in Singapore and abroad, TNS remains focused on breaking new ground in original local content and intercultural exploration.
For more information, visit necessary.org or our online archives at tnsarchives.com.