Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay

Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay

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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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Chang Percy
Taipei, Taiwan49 contributions
Oct 2022
It is definitely one of Singapore's architectural marvels! Constructed in the shape of durians, the structure is amazing. The view is beautiful.
Written 17 October 2022
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Adventure Diva
Manchester, CT1,842 contributions
Sep 2022 • Friends
Located in the Esplanade Mall, this state of the art concert hall, recital studio for jazz concerts and an open-air concert space are all here. Check online their varied, upcoming events.
Written 14 October 2022
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Annie S
2 contributions
Oct 2022
Saw swan lake ukrainian ballet last night. VIP seat J row which was 7 or 8 rows from stage. Floor is not elevated, so someone in front of us was tall, blocked our view, and us blocked the view of those sitting behind people. Terrible designed of MBS theater seating.
I think only was far back perhaps 30 rows from the stage , the floor elevate a little.
Written 14 October 2022
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Andrew D
Singapore, Singapore201 contributions
Oct 2022
Most visitors to Singapore should definitely not leave Singapore without a selfie outside the durian structure. The place hosts quite a number of ticketed performances, so if you are here for one of the shows then it is fantastic due to its intimate acoustic. However, if you are just a traveler dropping by, there's not much impressive architecture to admire once you are inside.
Written 10 October 2022
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_sn
Bengaluru, India2 contributions
Aug 2022
Amazing place. Booked thru TUORR app, made my day. Specially recommended for those who are looking to book at short notice.
Written 7 September 2022
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Liwei82
Singapore, Singapore117 contributions
Aug 2022
Visited the spick-and-span Esplanade for a recital.
Its outdoors offers a splendid view of the MBS, Fullerton Hotel, CBD skyline, Helix Bridge and so on and so forth.
Easily accessible via Citylink Mall as well.
Written 25 August 2022
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Ivan T
Singapore, Singapore923 contributions
Jul 2022
A walk around the bay during dust ~4km will greet you with the MBS, Double Helix bridge, and the Esplanade, to name a few. However, cyclists abound on the same Broadwalk as pedestrians. So do watch out while you enjoy the awesome night view.
Written 22 August 2022
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David M
Singapore, Singapore13 contributions
Jul 2022
Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay is tourist attraction who love to watch theatres and operas or just to take some selfie
Written 3 August 2022
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Anand1351
Singapore, Singapore2,639 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
A must visit place in SG.
Make sure to take a stroll on promenade, go on rooftop for a drink and some good pictures.
There is a library at level 3, a must see how well maintained Singapore public libraries are.

There is a so called food street that opens at 4pm till late selling local food, more of a tourist trap.
Better to go Lau Pa Sat for more authentic experience.
Written 7 May 2022
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Jingpei
Singapore, Singapore1,120 contributions
Apr 2021 • Couples
I'm reviewing on the halls instead of the whole esplanade itself. Honestly I didn't expect the grandeur of this scale as I thought it was more of a stage setting having watched 1 or 2 plays at this location. This time round I attended a piano recital piece, and I was in awe of the setting.
Written 9 May 2021
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