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Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay

1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore 038981, Singapore (Downtown Core)
(65) 6828-8389
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Ranked #32 of 336 attractions in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Owner description: Sitting on prime waterfront at Marina Bay, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay offers a complete lifestyle experience in dining, shopping and the... more » 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. « less
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67 reviews 67 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

The locals call the building "the durian" as it resembles the "king of fruits, the durian". But it house theatres and music halls.and its singapore's equivaent of the sydney opera house. Even if you cant find a concert or show which interests you, you can walk around the courtyard where there are live performances by local artistes and performers. There... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

This might be THE top art performance venue of Singapore but its appeal is not limited to only the art lovers. Do visit the roof top garden at level 4 during the day for a wonderful (and free) view of the skyline. There are also free performances going on in the concourse and outdoor performance venue almost every night. The... More

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Visited SIngapore during the Indian Arts and Culture Festival in Esplanade Hall in November 2013. Loved the shows outside - the live bands by the bayfront, the cultural show inside the hall. My Indian family took me to the Colonial Cousins Concert held at teh Concert Hall. The Concert Hall had amazing architecture. Food and drinks can be a bit... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

but the places to grab food and drinks are way overpriced! But then again it is in Singapore!!! I have seen several shows here. My favorite shows and performances are in the lobby - local musicians do cool gigs and out in the Waterfront, which I find much more exciting. Lots to experience and to titillate the senses! On a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This building has lots to offer. From food to concerts to free live music. Could get crowded on weekends but you get to see free music concerts or art exhibition. Also it has well maintained media library. Must visit if you are in Singapore.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Is a nice building from outside but it is more fascinating in the inside. Check the cultural events going on during your visit and just have some time inside. You won't regret it.

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Sao Bernardo Do Campo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I couldn't go inside, but it is interesting externally and you can check it as you walk around Marina Bay.

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Singapore has shown a great sense of architectural beauties and brilliance through the ages but this Dorian shaped theater has gone surpass everything. It looks great during the day and even more splendid at night. It is one among five popular Esplanade in the world. Enjoy the view! You are even more lucky if there is a free show running... More

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Tamworth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

this uniquely shaped art theater is the fruit, Durian, also look like king of fruits. which is supposed to have a strong smell, but this smells alrighr

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

It is a very nice building. Look like a diamond under the blue sky. But we have no chance to go inside this.

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