About Us

An arts centre for everyone

Whether you're a first-timer, an ardent patron or fellow arts lover, we welcome you and we will do our best to give you a great experience with the arts.

The love and passion for the arts goes beyond a beautiful building. It is the smile of the cleaner, the handwritten ‘thank you’ from the executives. It is the human touch and the spirit that makes for that elusive connective tissue that keeps artists going and keeps the audience returning.

Rani Moorthy, writer and performer

Who we are

Image of claddings on the exterior of Esplanade’s building.

In 1989, the creation of a world-class performing arts centre was recommended, with input from the arts community. The project took shape as Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, an architectural icon recognised all over the world that shaped the arts and culture in Singapore.


Image of claddings on the exterior of Esplanade’s building.

We are the first striking architectural feature on the Marina Bay that is beautiful inside and out. Discover the architects and what makes our performance venues world-class.


Black and white image of Esplanade being built.

50,000 performances, millions of visitors, 20 years and counting. See how we got here.

The Esplanade Co Ltd

The national performing arts centre is operated by The Esplanade Co Ltd, a not-for-profit organisation, a registered Charity and an Institution of a Public Character. Here’s more about how we work.


Become a member

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Great arts experiences begin with Esplanade&Me. Join this membership to enjoy ticket specials on shows at Esplanade, early bird specials, promotions at Esplanade Mall, unlimited access to Offstage and more.

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