Opening hours

Mon – Sun: 11am – 6pm

(Closed for cleaning from 2pm – 3pm)

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Level 4


Admission is free and for Esplanade&Me members.

A dedicated space for children and families to discover, imagine and play!

This children’s arts space includes a cosy loft, a roomy arts and craft area, a reading corner filled with books by Singapore writers and illustrators, as well as an outdoor play area. In conjunction with Esplanade’s festivals and series, we host a range of activities in this space, from storytelling sessions to self-guided craft activities.

The mural on the wall is created by artist Lee Kow Fong (Ah Guo). Look out for his books in PIP’s PLAYbox!

Things to note before your visit

  • Please register at the entrance to PIP’s PLAYbox. Every human, big or small, needs to be registered, including infant-in-arms.

  • Registration is open to all Esplanade&Me members. If you’re not a member yet, please sign up for your free Esplanade&Me Discover membership ahead of your visit. 

  • Entry is only for children accompanied by adults.

  • While mask-wearing is optional, visitors are encouraged to continue to exercise responsibility and caution.

Plan your family day out

Façade of Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay from the Forecourt Garden

Find out what you’ll need to note before your visit, including useful information such as facilities available for you and your kids.

Be kind, play nice

  • Grown-ups, please keep an eye on your kids at all times.

  • Shoes off before you enter PIP’s hideout. Please do not bring in food and drinks.

  • Park your strollers at the designated stroller parking area on level 4. Your kids’ bikes and scooters should also be parked here.


Stories & videos about the arts for kids

Esplanade Presents

What’s on for children