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“Esplanade Concert Hall: Beautiful Venue for a Symphony Performance” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay

Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay
1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore 038981, Singapore (Downtown Core)
(65) 6828-8389
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Ranked #22 of 279 Attractions in Singapore
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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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“Esplanade Concert Hall: Beautiful Venue for a Symphony Performance”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

I went to see the Singapore Symphony Orchestra perform in the Esplanade Concert Hall on a weeknight. The incorporation of dark wood and gold plating in a modern design is really something to see.
I didn't experience any problem with the acoustics, but we were sitting front and center so I hesitate to make a judgement.

True to Singaporean form, the dress code was relatively lax. Also, for a venue as large as it is, it was shockingly empty for an evening performance. The concert was good and the pianist fantastic, but I guess I missed a little of the concert atmosphere.

Visited July 2013
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“For Concerts and Theatres mainly, but also for Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I like the spacious of this place. The smell of the unique shops here. Restaurants and cafe. I like the theatre and acoustic. For those who visit and want to know the history, please do not forget to check out the area where the history of this stated ( at the level of the theatre). Tell the taxi driver the " Durian head place " or " Bee eye place " and most of them will know it is the Esplanade.

Visited November 2012
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“First class venue”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

For great entertainment, food and views of the city come down to the esplanade especially on the weekend where you can enjoy free entertainment both at their indoor and outdoor stages.

If you would llke to have a higher view of the city go up to the rooftop garden for a great view !

Visited July 2013
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“The Esplanade, the Pride and Joy of Singapore”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The Esplanade - Theatres by the Bay was built 11 years ago.

yet each time I visit the Esplanade, I would be excited and there's always something to look forward to...

the Esplanade has its own beauty and charm for me...

there are so many things to do and places to explore within this uniquely Singapore building - to me, it is a special presence in Singapore - and it enjoys a special place in my heart.

depending on your interests, the Esplanade is a one-stop place to enjoy the arts and culture - be it a ballet performance, choral performance or to visit the library@esplanade with its unique collection of books, music CDs and DVDs on arts and music.

the ambience of the Esplanade remains constant - it has an air of dignity which I would consider unique, dignified and very captivating for those who love arts and music and cultural performance.

there is never a dull moment for me each time I visit the Esplanade.

why don't you pay a visit to the Esplanade, new and creative windows and horizons, and bring home with you a special part of Singapore?

enjoy your time spent at the Esplanade!

Visited July 2013
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“Classic to rock'n'roll !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The architecture of this theatre is probably the most enjoyable , concerts for everyone, young and old, all styles of music and dance. Beautiful hall.

Visited August 2012
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