Followers of Esplanade’s long-running Chinese arts festivals Huayi – Chinese Festival of Arts and Moonfest – A Mid-Autumn Festival should not miss this tour by Mimi Yee, our Head of Community (Cultural Programmes). She is a treasure trove of stories on how the venues were transformed for landmark productions such as Kun Opera's The Peony Pavilion, where the Theatre stage became a lavish outdoor pavilion with a pond. Let her tell you what it takes to put a programme together including managing artists’ varied needs and more.
Backstage Pass with…
Specially for our 15th anniversary, in collaboration with arts publication The A-List, we present eight special tours led by celebrated artists who have performed at our venues and Esplanade staff who are responsible for keeping the arts centre running like clockwork.
Explore the backstage areas and uncover the technical wizardry of a world-class performing arts centre, guided by individuals who know it best. See the Durian through their eyes!
Each tour can accommodate up to 20 people and will include a tea reception. All proceeds go towards fundraising for the construction of a new 550-seat theatre on Esplanade’s waterfront. With a minimum donation of $100 per pax, you can help bring the arts to the next generation of artists and audiences!
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