News magazine Elsevier posted an article about the new Singer Theatre, focusing on the way the Singer Foundation dealt with the current decline in public funding. The funding for the project is found in a very close relation between the theatre and the community. Almost 80% of the project's funding is raised by the citizens, showing its involvement with the cultural institution in the relatively small village of Laren.
The close relation between the SInger institution, Laren's citizens and the design team is also felt in the intensive dialogue about the public space, the village's architectural heritage, its green character and the direct contact with the theatre's neighbours. Everybody is involved and has a saying. A theatre built and funded by the community.