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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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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... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we love this stretch of the esplanade. the views across to the CBD, at night, are amazing. grab a drink at one of the bars and sit back, relax, and watch the world go by

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well, what can I say? It's iconic, cool place to be in and with so many happenings, paid and free. Gastronomical treats aplenty, interesting retail therapy opportunities to satiate before and after a show. Last Sunday, I was again treated to a dose of Esplanade happenings when I was treated to the famous Beijing People's Art Theatre play - Top... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I appreciate that they give importance to Arts and Theatre. This is a very good place to catch free shows and concerts then stroll and relax later.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Some evenings when there are programms, then this is the place to be, and relax. And enjoy the entertainment.,

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Reviewed 25 March 2017

Whether you are here to enjoy a nice concert or performance, you can still walk around the theatre outside to get some good photos on the bay and surrounding skyscrapers.

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