Year in Review: The Next Stage (Video)
Breaking new ground for our next generation

We’re moving into our next phase of growth as an arts centre, while building on the work we’ve done since we opened in 2002.

To do even more for our next generation of artists and audiences, we're building a new multi-format, 550-seat venue along our busy waterfront. The new waterfront theatre will fill the gap between our existing large venues and smaller studio spaces, and enable us to commission, produce and present more productions, especially those that tell Singapore and Asian stories. We broke ground for the theatre’s construction on 18 Jun 2019 and it is targeted for completion in 2022.

The three-week opening festival from 22 Jun – 10 Jul 2022 will feature three new works by Singapore and regional artists as well as a host of free performances, talks and other activities. Before that, Esplanade will be inviting various communities of supporters, audiences and artists in Singapore to help the centre finetune this new space through a series of free performances during the trial & orientation programme in early 2022.

A sneak peek into the

Singtel Waterfront Theatre at Esplanade

Artists’ impression

The Singtel Waterfront Theatre, designed by architects61, was awarded Honourable Mention at the 2020 edition of the S.Arch Design Awards that was held in Tokyo.