Esplanade theatre is the national performing arts center of Singapore and of course one of the busiest arts centers in the world. The center has drawn an audience of about 92 million and 26 million visitors and patrons respectively, having presented over 37,000 performances since its opening in 2002.
The Esplanade with its distinctive twin shells is an architectural icon and has world-class performance spaces with good professional support services. The Esplanade has two main venues which are the 1600 seat concert hall and a 2000 capacity theater.
The Hamburg-based building data company listed the Esplanade’s concert hall as one of the 15 most beautiful concert halls in the world in 2014. It is worthy of note that over 70 percent of the shows that take place at the center every year are non-ticketed.
The Esplanade theater on the bay is a wonderful place to visit in Singapore laced with exciting and fun-filled activities for you and your family. Are you visiting Singapore as a foreigner and wondering where to go and what to do in the country? Head straight to the Esplanade Theater on the bay to enjoy your tour to Singapore.
What to do and where to go at the Esplanade Theaters on the bay
Shop and Dine
Before you attend any of the shows at the Esplanade theaters on the bay consider having a dinner or coffee in any of the restaurants or cafes at the three-story Esplanade Mall, which includes the Esplanade Annexe which is a recent addition.
You can also try doing some shopping at the retail outlets to get different good ranging from a customized hand lotion to one or two violins.
You can also explore the Esplanade more by taking the Esplanade walk which is about 45 minutes guided tour where you get to visit the concert hall, the Theater as well as other facilities in the building.
During the tour, you will get the chance to know the venue’s acoustics, its history and the architecture including the contribution of the Esplanade to the art scene of Singapore.
While you shop for nice things you find attractive, your kids can enjoy painting with their fingers in an art class studio. You can as well get a good massage at the spa or enjoy the evening show as artists take the stage to perform for the audience at the Concourse or Outdoor Theater.