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Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay

Address: 1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore 038981, Singapore (Downtown Core)
Phone Number: (65) 6828-8389
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Ranked #31 of 304 Activities in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: Sitting on prime waterfront at Marina Bay, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay offers a complete...
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Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: Sitting on prime waterfront at Marina Bay, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay offers a complete lifestyle experience in dining, shopping and the performing arts. It was completed in 2002 and is well-recognised for its “prickly” exterior similar to the durian, a popular local fruit.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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285 reviews 285 reviews
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303 helpful votes 303 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Amazing architecture, and the interior is nicely decorated. We were checking out the shows at the reception, and was told that we could visit the rooftop, no admission fee charged. Nice view on the rooftop, although it can be really hot.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

If you are a music lover and you love books, the esplanade has a library specifically for performing arts. It caught my attention and the view is awesome...

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Shanghai, China
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111 reviews 111 reviews
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

As a lot have mentioned bellow, the construction is definitely a beautiful one. Even though not interested in a theater it's worth a visit for the building it self. However, I also recommend the dining area on 2F, even though not a lot of choices, but the restaurants seemed delicious. We went in to one of them and a great... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

This construction has distinctive construction with the shape which may make you imagine about a durian. If you just want to take picture with this building, yes it is free and on the way of most of City tour in Singapore

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Singapore, Singapore
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Attended a local show at the theatres last Saturday. Being a local, I am proud of the Esplanade but felt let down by leg space at the theatres. The place was grand, acoustics great but the seating left much to be desired. Even though we paid for category 2 seating which was the 2nd most expensive tickets, we had to... More 

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New York City, New York
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We saw an evening concert ( violin, piano, and guitar ) staring 3 young up and coming local musicians who were extremely talented. The recital hall was quite impressive -- 3 story ceilings, amazing acoustics, beautiful wood floor, and raised stacked seats - not a bad seat the the house ( first come first serve ). This smaller venue within... More 

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Cebu City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Visited July 2014. The visit was part of a walking tour. The "Durian" looking roof was not planned. It was just supposed to have glass roof to have all the light. However the place was too hot according to the guide. So they installed the "Durian" roof. The place is wonderful for art lovers. I wish I can be there... More 

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Bandung,Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

An eye catching unique scale lookalike architecture , from a distance its kinda spiky ,resembles a durian fruit. Many times saw this structure from the distance and finally went inside during the Singapore Grand Prix on October 2014. Its a venue for performances for both local an foreign artist , many different performances daily. Some exhibits are showed regularly on... More 

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Pune, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

One of the great attractions in Singapore. View outside is picturesque. Enjoy the brightly lit buildings in Night. Paradise for Photographers

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

A big concert hall with unique Durian architecture. There are some restaurants with expensive price. Only had a quick visit here because I was going to Esplanade MRT station.

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