The Esplanade Story

34,000 shows, 24 million guests, and counting

We are one of the busiest arts centres in the world with about 3,000 performances presented by Esplanade, our collaboration partners and hirers yearly. Presenting the best in the performing arts, our world-class venues have hosted a diverse range of dance, music and theatre performances, in addition to captivating visual arts exhibitions and more.

We believe in making the arts accessible for everyone. As a not-for-profit arts centre, we are driven by our mission to entertain, engage, educate and inspire through the arts. Our social motivations guide our programmes so that there is always something for everyone to enjoy.

As a team of dedicated arts professionals who are also arts advocates, we recognise that everyone matters and that every single role is important. As Singapore's national performing arts centre, we aim to continue inspiring audiences and cultivating the arts scene.

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.

Art is a great unifying force. It is one place where people can forget their ideologies and differences, and sit down to enjoy a good show. A. Sachithananthan, Singapore Arts Administrator, Public Service Medal Recipient 2001