Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay

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Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay

Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Theatres
About
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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1-2 hours
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Marina Centre
How to get there
  • Raffles Place • 10 min walk
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Jingpei
Singapore, Singapore1,114 contributions
Inspiring Piano recital in grandeur
Apr 2021 • Couples
I'm reviewing on the halls instead of the whole esplanade itself. Honestly I didn't expect the grandeur of this scale as I thought it was more of a stage setting having watched 1 or 2 plays at this location. This time round I attended a piano recital piece, and I was in awe of the setting.
Written 9 May 2021
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ytlouise
Singapore, Singapore115 contributions
Interpreting the roof
Oct 2020
Esplanade- Theatres on the Bay remains one of the most intriguing space on this sunny island.
When the building model was first unveiled to the public, some thought it resembles insect eyes. Of course some of us are food crazy locals who prefer to associate it with durians.
Yet the architect originally depict it as a pair of microphones (aerial view).
Art is very much open to interpretation, and re-interpretation. Often, there is no absolute answers, just like life itself.
Written 6 November 2020
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aloha4418
Singapore, Singapore71 contributions
Unique Building Structure
Jan 2020
A very unique structure for theater. You can enjoy the art of acting and there are time you can enjoy the music performed by professional musicians.
Written 15 May 2020
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shypixie
27 contributions
Very different experience!
Mar 2020
Both interior and exterior were both amazing! Love the architecture, atmosphere and coziness in there.
Love the night lights! And there are some restaurants in and outside the building.
Written 10 May 2020
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zebragorda
Zihuatanejo, Mexico281 contributions
Do it at night
Mar 2020
Amazing architecture and light shows at night. Alive with colors and light all in a super clean environment.
Written 26 April 2020
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Shresthanjan Nath
Guwahati, India576 contributions
Great architecture
Feb 2020 • Couples
The architecture of the building is spell binding. It has many theatres showcasing many international and local shows. Outdoor theatre are free to enjoy by the bay side.
Written 12 April 2020
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Grover R
Pensacola, FL13,376 contributions
Architectural showpiece of Singapore
Feb 2020
We did not have a chance to see the interior. However, we did get to enjoy its exterior design many times as we visited Marina Bay and the waterfront. The exterior is an interesting design the provides shade from direct sun and light indirectly and changes as the sun moves across the sky. It is accomplished by a series of pointed accents on the exterior skin that give the building a distinctive shape, similar to the regional fruit, the durian. It is truly a great and distinctive feature for the city.
Written 8 April 2020
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insertnamerighthere
Singapore, Singapore233 contributions
Check out their weekend and nighttime free shows!
Aug 2019
they have a regular schedule of free performances in the outdoor area and indoors too. worth checking out. good views of the bay too!
Written 20 March 2020
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Paul B
Algaida, Spain778 contributions
"One more for the city"
Feb 2020
Here another high value destination for tourists visiting the city, offering visitors a further option for arts and entertainment . great design fits in well with all the new projects in the bay area
Written 29 February 2020
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Srishti
Mumbai, India18 contributions
must visit
Oct 2019
had a great time watching an authentic dance by some lovely ladies dressed up in their traditional attire.
Written 23 February 2020
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