Road closures around Esplanade for National Day Parade 2022 Rehearsals
Every Sat, 25 Jun – 23 Jul 2022

The National Day Parade and its rehearsals will be held at The Float this year. Several roads around Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay will be closed to facilitate the rehearsals. Traffic congestion is expected and the road closures may cause significant travel delays. Visitors to Esplanade are advised to use public transport to get to the centre.

Access into Esplanade’s Basement Carpark, Esplanade Mall Driveway, Taxi Stand and Loading Bay will be closed to vehicular traffic from 3pm – 10.30pm every Saturday, from 2 – 23 Jul 2022. Our carpark exit along Connaught Drive (towards Stamford Road) will remain accessible during this period. Detailed road closures around Esplanade can be viewed here.

For more details, please visit NDP’s website or call Esplanade’s Customer Experience team at +65 6828 8377 (from 12pm – 6pm daily).

Your safety and well-being are important to us.

Here are the measures we have in place to keep the arts centre safe for everyone.

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You're always welcome. We are open from 6am to 3am every day.


Esplanade's public facilities, including the waterfront and garden space, are open daily. So are PIP's PLAYbox and our Visual Arts spaces. Guided tours are also available for booking.


Esplanade Mall is open for business. Check Shops & Restaurants for opening hours specific to any outlet.

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Practise good personal hygiene and follow our safe management measures in public spaces. Do stay at home if you’re unwell so that you do not put others at risk. Together, we can overcome COVID-19.

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Park your worries aside. Spend $30 at Esplanade Mall and enjoy free parking from 12pm – 3pm on weekdays (excluding public holidays).


The tunnel from CityLink Mall to Esplanade is open from 6am – 10pm daily. Refer to Getting Here & Parking for more details.

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We have increased the frequency of cleaning and sanitisation of common areas, washrooms, contact surfaces and countertops. Performance venues are sanitised in between sets and we seek your patience and understanding if and when you are waiting in line to enter these spaces.

There are also free hand sanitisers around the centre for your use.

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All patrons (except for children aged 12 and below) need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Mask-wearing is required for all indoor events. Patrons are also required to do SafeEntry check-in at the venue via the TraceTogether app or token.

Catching a show?

Please note the specific advisories for each event as there are guidelines on audience capacity and admission for every performance venue in Esplanade, in line with safe management measures. Unless otherwise stated or informed, audiences are not required to go through Pre-Event Testing (PET).

Generally, latecomers will not be admitted once the performance has begun. There may be exceptions to this depending on the nature of the performance.

We conduct checks on all bags and items brought into the performance venues for everyone’s safety. You’re encouraged to deposit your bulky items or plastic carriers at baggage carts outside the performance venue so that all audiences can get to their seats easily and quietly. Cameras and video recording equipment should also be deposited at self-service lockers outside the performance venues.

For safety and security reasons, these are not allowed within the Theatre or Concert Hall. In other performance venues, this is subject to the artists’ consent.

Esplanade is committed to being a performing arts centre for all, and to delivering the best service possible to everyone. We believe in a culture of mutual understanding and respect even as we have differing opinions and expectations, and are committed to the safety and security of our visitors, patrons and staff within the centre.

View Esplanade’s House Rules.


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