The Esplanade Story

37,000 shows, 26 million guests, 15 years 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.

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, Curry Tales, The Studios, Jun 2013