The Singtel Waterfront Theatre is a purpose-built, mid-sized, multi-format performance venue situated along the bustling Esplanade waterfront. The theatre can fulfil a range of staging and seating requirements with its ability to transform into six configurations.
It can accommodate up to 600 people in its traditional proscenium theatre end-on setting and up to 700 people (standing) in a flat floor setting. Equipped with a manual fly system, and adaptable staging, lighting, and sound systems – it is purpose-built to meet the demands of a variety of events and performances.
The addition of this new theatre to Esplanade’s existing stable of large performance halls and smaller studio spaces is a dream come true not just for the national arts centre, but also for Singapore’s next generation of artists and audiences. It will enable Esplanade to commission, produce and present more productions, especially those that tell Singapore and Asian stories. In addition, this new theatre will also support the arts centre in developing and presenting a greater diversity of productions. It will enable homegrown artists and arts groups to scale up their productions for bigger audiences, both in Singapore and overseas, playing a key role in nurturing our talents and bringing people from all walks of life together through the arts.
Events at Singtel Waterfront Theatre
29 – 31 Dec 2022
Directed by Safuan Johari
Featuring Azrin Abdullah (oud), Andy Chia (dizi, didgeridoo, electronics), Cheryl Ong (percussion), Safuan Johari (electronics), Rizman Putra (vocals), weish (vocals), with guest artist Nova Ruth (vocals) and visuals by Brandon Tay.
Singtel Waterfront Theatre at Esplanade
Esplanade has always been a place for everyone. Where else can you see performances of all kinds, from international productions to new talent, all in one weekend? I hope that the new waterfront theatre will continue to give these kinds of opportunities to everyone.
Siti Khalijah, Award-winning Singapore actress
We welcome venue hire bookings for the new Singtel Waterfront Theatre from 2023.
Flat Floor Capacity (Standing): 700
End On Capacity: 611
Traverse Capacity: 565
In-The-Round Capacity: 495
Theatre and dance productions
Musicals and operas
Live house music performances
Seminars / conferences / product launches
Gift a Seat
As a charity and not-for-profit organisation, we need your support and generosity to carry us into our next stage as an arts centre for everyone. Through this initiative, you can leave a legacy and develop the space with us for the next generation of artists and audiences.
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