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Address: 1 Esplanade Drive Esplanade - Theatres On the Bay, Singapore 038981, Singapore
Phone Number:
+65 6828 8377
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Affectionately known among locals as the "durian", Esplanade is...

Affectionately known among locals as the "durian", Esplanade is one of the busiest arts centres in the world with about 3,000 performances presented yearly. Spot our prickly cladding in the middle of the central arts and cultural district, and take in the view from the Marina bay waterfront where our Outdoor Theatre is situated. Coming to Esplanade means that you're in for a complete lifestyle experience, from enjoying a night out at a show, to shopping and dining. And whether you're a first-timer, an ardent patron or fellow arts lover, you're most welcome here and we'll do our best to give you a great experience with the arts.

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every building seems to be competing with the next for the most jaw dropping architecture in the city. the Theatres on the Bay are no exception. spectacular installation on the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Nick D
Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

every building seems to be competing with the next for the most jaw dropping architecture in the city. the Theatres on the Bay are no exception. spectacular installation on the Bay

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is one amazing thing about Singapore. If you want to experience shows for free, they do just that, not to mention the view that you can spot whilst watching the shows. Kudos for great shows!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our very first visit to the esplanade Was excited to know there was sensory friendly performance esp for the asd kids We watched fatimah and her magic socks Is ok to be different Performance was great Very interactive and nice story line Sitting on the floor was comfee and relax Tent tat has shadow effect was special Thank you esplanade... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Modern and shining theater by the bay. Very elegant and smart place. Astonishing architecture. A very traditional art temple with a very modern disguise

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in Singapore the first thing to do is check out what's happening at Esplanade art centre - they have a very good website. If your heart beats to an art rhythm you will find some form of soul food there. They are a non-profit organization so there are ticketed performances and if you're lucky you may see... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can check on their website about what concert, when and where it'll be held. Not every performance will suit your taste, but hey i'am in no position in complaining since it's free. I was with my friend watching chinese orchestra in indoor auditorium. The sound system was really amazing, it's on world class level. And something to notice, you... More 

Thank Kurnia M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you like performing arts, this is one place to head for. It has variety of indoors and outdoors performances, occasionally workshops in each month. Some are free while others are not. You may want to check out their website before heading down.

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Reviewed 18 April 2017

Very nice with shops and cafes. It's not easy to get around by car. However once there it is a nice experience.

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Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Our family attended Japanese pianist Makoto Ozone's Rhapsody in Blues concert at Esplanade. It was a joyful experience. The music theatre is in great shape closing in on 20 years. The sound is beautiful and the audience is enthusiastic. My kids lasted the entire two hours enjoying the performance. The landscape outside the theatre has been revised but I prefer... More 

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Reviewed 6 April 2017

A very nice place with many shows and plays throughout the year. There are some nice restaurants in esplanade and if you're lucky enough, there will also be some free shows in the evenings, just outside the building.

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