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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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Fantastic theatre with lots of ticketed shows plus an outdoor free area

Theatre, comedy and opera goers are delighted to share this world class facility to watch and enjoy their hobbies. Prices are reasonable but you have to book in advance to get... read more

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Theatre, comedy and opera goers are delighted to share this world class facility to watch and enjoy their hobbies. Prices are reasonable but you have to book in advance to get the early discount. There is an outdoor area where free concerts and events are planned. Watch the calendar for events.

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Los Angeles, California
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The Concert Hall at the Esplanade is, simply, a beautiful venue. Singapore is often knocked for uninspiring architecture - the formless functionality of its Soviet-style high-density housing blocs for instance. But I think there are many instances throughout the island where functionality and aesthetics have been blended in bold and innovative ways. And the Esplanade, part of a major development... More 

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Quezon City, Quezon City, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are looking for a free view of Marina Bay, this is the place to go. Just go to the top floor. As a bonus, you get to have a picture with Marina Bay Sands in the background - which you wont get it you are on the Marina Bay Sands Skypark.

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Mangalore, Karnataka, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Da:ns festival was on when we were there which featured works of great dance companies indulging in classical and contemporary dance forms. A lot of them were free dance performances on the open stage. It was a pleasure to watch them perform.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are Regular free acts at the public areas...It is a world-class theatre with many renowned musicals such as Les Mis, The Phantom of the Opera etc often playing here

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Noida, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Espanade is such a beautiful structure from outside. We saw the building far away, almost the opposite side of lake and made up our mind to visit this beauty. It host some best theatre and concert halls of Singapore. It has a great indian restaurant inside and you can also get a good view of Marina Bay Sands from its... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are lucky enough to attend a concert at Theatres on the Bay you will be amazed at this amazing facility. But also come back the next day when it is quiet and nothing is on and walk up to the rook top for amazing views of marina bay. Well worth the leg work!

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Selangor, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to Esplanade on August 2016, didn't enter the esplanade theatre, just roaming around. The architecture quite nice and the view surrounding the building was amazing. Must go !

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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must visit to witness the iconic Merlion and to be at the heart of Singapore. The theaters are well architect-ed and beautifully exhibited to make you culturally motivated. The shows at the bay makes your soul groove to their tunes while the aromatic dishes slips your taste buds into a fantasy land.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

I saw this site very day outside my hotel window and I thought that it was great waking up every morning seeing this view! It made me want to stay a bit longer!

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