Esplanade's crown jewel boasts superb acoustics and is one of only five halls in the world with similar state-of-the-art acoustic features. These features allow the Concert Hall to be adapted for different musical performances, be it orchestral, choral, cultural, or even a rock concert, producing optimum sound at every concert.Read more
Some theatres offer a stage. Others aspire to offer more. They build a bridge from the auditorium to distant planets, inviting their audience on a journey of unlimited possibility. Tonight I have the opportunity to play in such a theatre, to present my team from half the world away. And for that dearest Esplanade, I'm deeply grateful. Soumik Datta, composer and musician, King of Ghosts at Kalaa Utsavam, Nov 2016
Modelled on the traditional horseshoe-shaped performance arenas, the Esplanade Theatre creates an intimate space that draws the audience and artists on stage closer together. Four levels of seats face the stage designed for the presentation of Asian and Western performing arts, with an adjustable orchestra pit that can hold about 100 musicians.Read more
Similar in size to the Esplanade Theatre stage, the Rehearsal Studio is an ideal rehearsal space for major productions. It is designed for dance rehearsals and pre-performance warm up sessions. Its location within Esplanade offers natural light and a spectacular view from within the studio.Read more
Located next to Esplanade Mall, the Annexe Studio is a raw and flexible two-storey space, suitable for artist residencies and development programmes, rehearsals, workshops and masterclasses. Converted from a dance club, the studio is another versatile performance venue in Esplanade.
Also used as a hospitality space for private events, the Bay Room is also a cosy venue for some of our programmes and workshops.
Dubbed as one of the best locations to take in the breathtaking view of Marina Bay, the Roof Terrace is a popular spot among Singaporeans and foreign visitors. There is landscaping with manicured lawns, shrubbery and small trees, complemented by seating areas, so that visitors can rest or find the perfect photo opportunity.
Situated prominently along the waterfront at Marina Bay and overlooking the stunning skyline, the Outdoor Theatre is hard to miss. The venue has hosted a range of performances from music to dance and theatre, attracting many visitors, especially those who happen to be passing by.Read more
With the Marina Bay waterfront as its backdrop, The Edge is an open-air space often used for festivals and special events and is suitable for medium or large-scale performances.
Our twin domes now sit amid lush greenery as the roomy expanse of our entrance has been transformed into a wild garden landscape. Here, you'll find the Gelam Tree, Sea Tristania, Yellow Rain Tree (which line most of the roads in Singapore), and Rainbow Gum Tree with its colourful bark. Along the pathways, you’ll see tall grasses that were once found in kampongs. Rest on the wooden benches, admire the minimalist water features and take in the scents and colours of 26 plant species that help enhance our garden’s biodiversity.
Jendela (Visual Arts Space)
This is the only dedicated visual arts exhibition space at Esplanade, which features a dramatic view of Marina Bay. Located on the second floor, it is unique for its distinctively curved gallery with louvered windows. Singapore and international artists have shown their works here. Some have explored the uniqueness of this space through creating site-specific works.
The Concourse, fronting the main entrance to Esplanade, is a central meeting point for many visitors to the centre. The flexible space is often home to captivating visual arts installations and in the evenings, the Concourse transforms into a performing space for talented amateur, semi-professional and professional artists from Singapore and around the world.
A dedicated space just for young arts lovers and their families to discover and participate in imaginative play. This children’s arts space includes a reading corner and outdoor play area, and hosts a range of activities including storytelling sessions and self-guided craft activities.Read more
This 85-metre long passageway connects the centre to Citylink Mall and City Hall MRT, allowing visitors easy access to Esplanade. To enhance one's journey to the arts centre, the Tunnel often showcases visual arts installations and creative works. These exhibitions and installations are updated regularly.
Located at the Upper Concourse, Passages is an exhibition space that is open to the public. Visit the exhibition to find out more about Esplanade's history and its place in the development of the arts in Singapore.
Designed as a flexible space that caters to the changing character of the festivals and series that happen here all year round, the Festival Corner is a welcoming public area that hosts a wide range of events and activities. You can expect anything from workshops and talks, exhibitions and meet-the-artists sessions in this cosy space at the Concourse.
Theatre Street Cones
Theatre Street is the passageway between the Esplanade Mall and the Concourse. Lining this street are Skylight Cones, which allow sunlight to pass through and function as unusual exhibition spaces for visual arts.
Located at Level 3, the Community Wall showcases visual arts exhibitions by artists.