Opening hours

Mon – Sun: 11am, 2pm & 4.30pm

(1h 30mins per session)

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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, even your 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.

  • Mask-wearing is optional for all events. However, visitors are encouraged to continue to exercise responsibility and caution, such as wearing masks when in crowded places, or when interacting with vulnerable persons, as advised by Ministry of Health.

  • Each time slot is 1hr 30mins. You may arrive and leave anytime, and stay for as long as you want during your allotted time slot of 1hr 30mins.

  • All books, toys and craft materials will be sanitised after each session. You may choose to bring your own colouring materials, such as coloured pencils, for self-guided activities. PIP’s PLAYbox is cleaned and disinfected thrice a day.

Plan your family day out

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

Your well-being is important to us. Learn about our safe management measures and 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