Here is a different view of the National Theatre in 1963 on a S.E.A. (South East Asia) Cultural Festival First Day Cover issue;
The S.E.A. cultural show was the first show hosted in the National Theatre.
Here is another stamp with the National Theatre landmark on it issued in 1973;
It’s such a beautiful landmark in the past located at the River Valley Road. It was built to commemorate Singapore’s self-government costing about S$2.2m and completed in 1963. The public also contributed through “a-dollar-a-brick” campaign via song requests made on radio then.
Here is a photo of it when it was almost completed in 1963;
Also see those old advertisements at the Snack Bar at the National Theatre;
Above both photos credit : National Archives of Singapore, PICAS.
Now how many of us know that the five-pointed facade represented the five stars of the Singapore flag while that unique fountain was supposed to represent the crescent moon. There was a revolving stage and the theatre inside was actually semi-open air at the rear.