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Address: 1 Esplanade Drive Esplanade - Theatres On the Bay, Singapore 038981, Singapore
Phone Number:
+65 6828 8377
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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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Quirky attraction that features many things to see. on the pricey like most things in Singapore. worth visiting though

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Quirky attraction that features many things to see. on the pricey like most things in Singapore. worth visiting though

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There are free performances in the Esplanade concourse and outdoor theatre which are well worth checking out. It's a fantastic concept because it offers up and coming musicians a stage in which to perform to a live audience, who get to see it for free. There's a programme which you can pick up at the Esplanade to see what's on.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We really appreciate this space full of happiness and well decorated for Xmas 2016. we will come back

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fantastic theatre-seating perfect for arts performance lovers, also there's free performance for shoppers. Lots of eatery places.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is located near Merlion Park and Marina Bay Area. There is outdoor theatre there that performs the free concert. It is also nice to walk around in the afternoon before the sun set, to enjoy exotic view of Merlion statue and the view of Baysands Hotel.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the site several occasions including ballet performance, children's day events, Spanish music/dance free performance and etc., I found many staffs are not really kind and know the customer services. Well, they can follow the rules but they do not know how to make customer happy... The site is easy to access and location is between main road and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the Outdoor theatre which has the free concerts as well. attended a great orchestra by NUH students. Awesome live performance and atmosphere!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is nearby Marina Bay area and Merlion Park. It's one of the must see places to stop by. It's very easy to visit by bus or MRT.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went there to watch Nutcracker performed by Singapore Dance Theatre. It is a very grand place with many eateries within the building. One may mistook it for a shopping centre. At the ground level, there are some free performance occasionally. The concert consist of 4 levels. Cat 1 seats at the ground level offer the best view. Personally, the differences... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed walking here. As the kids described it : heaven. They loved it alot and we have to pass by again soon before travelling back

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