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Address: 1 Esplanade Drive Esplanade - Theatres On the Bay, Singapore 038981, Singapore
Phone Number: +65 6828 8377
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Affectionately known among locals as the "durian", Esplanade is...

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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live music and lots of interesting carachters to see

we happened to be there while a well known Singapore band was playing inside the theatre. as there were lot of people around it was hard to get to see them but we certainly heard... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

we happened to be there while a well known Singapore band was playing inside the theatre. as there were lot of people around it was hard to get to see them but we certainly heard them. everyone was dressed up going to the theatre and most of who is who of Singapore's High society was there as the cameras were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had a few enjoyable evenings of performances. Esplanade is beautiful and look very well-designed. It is also quite well located and has a few places to eat nearby. I was also lucky enough to be around when they had free Jazz performances over the summer, which was lovely.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed music art and plays here. Every weekend and on some weekdays local groups have events both inside and out of this grand facility. The shape on the outside has sharp points that duplicate that of the famous durian fruit. The Artwork has both local and international artist displaying their pieces. Check their schedule before you go to see... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to this stunning building to see the Singapore Dance Theatre perform - Materpiece in Motion. We went by MRT via Esplanade station and walked underground to the Theatre. Inside there a range of restaurants, shops, etc. The buildings roof lights up at night, the performance theatre is 5 levels and buying tickets is easy, we bought off the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to see a beautiful evening panoramic view of the CBD buildings and the Marina Bay Sands, this is the place to be. And later in the evening, you can enjoy a free concert.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was there for Les Miz while it was in town. The theater was amazing. By car, cab or public transportation, you can get there and go back easily. It's not as grand as the recently built ones but the perfect place for live theater. Large enough to seat many but not large enough that you can't see the performers without... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went here to see sunset and the view of the bay from the top. There are many piano from Play me I'm your program so I could listen to so many street piano player and it was so nice. There were some shows inside the theater too both in and outside. There is a library on the 3rd Floor... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are in theatres, you must join the show in there. The seat are comfy and enjoy the show as your convenient.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

what a wonderful architecture the theatre is! besides, you can have chance to enjoy free esplanade show outside on some special day

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wonderful iconic building with an equally excellent acoustics inside. The venue boasts a fantastic array of programmes from all over the world. book on line and pick your choice before you arrive, On weekends catch free entertainment in the concourse and live bands outside. a fantastic place to be entertained and is surrounded by bars , eateries and excellent... More 

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