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Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay

1 Esplanade Drive Esplanade - Theatres On the Bay, Singapore 038981, Singapore
+65 6828 8377
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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.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good42%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“concert hall” (36 reviews)
“durian fruit” (13 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1 Esplanade Drive Esplanade - Theatres On the Bay, Singapore 038981, Singapore
Marina Bay
+65 6828 8377
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is one of my favourite places in Singapore. The building is like two halves of a durian. You can watch performances from all over the world here. There are two art exhibitions which are changed periodically, one at the main entrance and the other...More

Thank Wu Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Theatres just located right beside Merlion Park, and the Free performance available for every Friday and Saturday night. Just enjoy the Water Fountain Music Show from Marina Bay the other side of the River while waiting for the Live Performance.

Thank Simon K
Reviewed 1 week ago

While there were no special shows in the theaters during our visit, the sheer size and shape of them was enough to satisfy us for a short visit. Don't miss the evening view of the bay from the theaters.

Thank TheShis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Esplanade, on the exterior, appears imposing and elitist, presumably presenting high arts. But, it is far from the case. The Esplanade Theatre offers free high-quality concerts in its theatre (yes, it's air-conditioned!) on select Sundays for the public, but on a first-come-first-served basis. The...More

Thank Peggy S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Found the park and the under road walkway. This area was nice and then it went into a high end store area, eateries and then out onto the water way.

Thank G L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There were free art/cultural/music performances of some type each time I found myself in the area. They were quite varied in style and appeal so easy to choose something I knew of or wanted to experience for the first time. The architectural appeal is also...More

2  Thank paug178
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's my first time to go concert at Esplanade, even I visited there in several times before. Gorgeous place with theatre, concert hall, arts shops, restaurants, etc. You can really enjoy your times there no matter you're an art lover or not. Highly recommend. :-)

Thank Ally C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went here many times with my husband! This location is a good place to chill, see some arts, culture and walk along Marlion Park

Thank Mona C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had an awesome experience in Singapore, the night life over there will carry away us to a different level of international experience, Theatres on the Bay is one such place and a must visit when we move to Singapore.. !

Thank Kaviyanathan
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

Thank Nick D
Marina Bay
More of a mini city than a neighbourhood in the
traditional sense, the iconic Marina Bay aims to
dazzle and entertain visitors of all kinds. This is
the Singapore found in glossy brochures, featuring a
world-class hotel, casino, shops, restaurants, bars,
and other attractions all geared towards pure
entertainment. The SkyPark at Marina Bay Sands
provides a stunning view of the city, a must-see photo
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Nearby Attractions
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.14 km away
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Happy T
It's my first time to see the musical at the Esplanade Theatre. We plan to see the day show on a Saturday afternoon. Is there a dress code ? If we dress casual or in jeans, will we look odd?
11 July 2016|
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Response from Esplanade_sg | Property representative |
Hey everyone! There's no dress code at Esplanade! You can wear whatever you like :)
I would like to ask about whether seat for cat 5 is able to let audience to view the play clearly ?
7 July 2016|
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Response from Esplanade_sg | Property representative |
Hi there! Yes, if the seats are not labelled (restricted view), you should have a clear view of the stage from Circle 1 all the way up to Circle 3. Hope this helps, thanks!
Hi, can you advise what its meant by "2 double beds" in the rooms?? I am travelling in grp of 2 adults and 2 children(10 n 12yrs), which room is best suitable?? Jennifer Tang
5 September 2015|
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Response from cianannalizavictoria | Reviewed this property |
one of the rooms has 2 pcs of double deck beds while the other room has a queen sized bed. Yes definitely this is spacious for your family