This is a continuation of our visit to explore the innards of the Capitol Theatre of Singapore. You can read the first part of the writeup here.
On one of the visits we decided to venture backstage, which was accessible via a door from the outside of the building. Nothing much to see here, apart from some scaffolding and supports.
Venturing upstairs, we arrive at the control room. Lots of switches, wheels and stuff which probably control the lights and curtains. Being a very old theatre, a lot of the equipment is manually operated.
Taking the stairs all the way up leads us to a corridor facing the back of the stage. From here, we can see the hoisting equipment, cables, and other gear for controlling curtains and other stage gear.
After this trip, we tried to gain access to the theatre again. However, this time there’s a security guard who chased us out and we were unable to continue shooting. There were also another group of photographers doing model shoots inside.
By this time, some of the chairs have been removed as are most all the wall panels. It’s sad to see it in such a state which is worse off than when I first discovered the theatre.
Outside the theatre, we did a stitched shot of the building. The one below is made up of 22 individual shots and stitched in Photoshop.
Nearby, demolition works has begun on the Capitol Centre, which once housed private schools and a Gramophone CD shop which I used to frequent. It was also once the home of the Design Centre.
Leaving the location, I hope that whatever work is done to restore it can bring it back to its former glory.
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Thank you so much for this!!!