The Theatre will be closed for upgrading works from April to October 2025.


The 1,948-seat theatre is modelled on traditional horseshoe-shaped performance arenas, creating an intimate space that draws the audience and artists on stage closer together. The audience area comprises four levels of seats that face Singapore's largest performance stage, designed for the presentation of Asian and Western performing arts as well as multi-media presentations. The Theatre features an adjustable proscenium arch, two accompanying full-sized ancillary stages that allow for swift changes, a 30m-high fly tower and an adjustable orchestra pit that can hold up to 100 musicians.

Thank you for inviting us, caring for us in such a splendid theatre and bringing in such intelligent and enthusiastic audiences. It has been an unforgettable week at Esplanade.

Ian McKellen, actor, King Lear and The Seagull, Jul 2007

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For Hirers

Maximum capacity

1,950 people


Suitable uses

  • Musicals and operas

  • Dance and music performances

  • Dramas

  • Film screenings

  • Seminars / conferences / product launches

  • Award Ceremonies

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