Esplanade Presents

We believe that the arts is for everyone. It is why we offer a diverse range of events that appeal to the broadest of audiences. Throughout the year, we present a diverse range of festivals and programme series, hence the name, Esplanade Presents.


Festivals take place annually and they last between three and 10 days. Programme series happen all year round, so there's always something happening at the centre.

As a cultural institution, our programmes mirror the diversity in modern society, celebrating the heritage and artistry of Chinese, Malay and Indian cultures. We feature home-grown and regional talents, providing them with a platform to hone their craft, alongside internationally acclaimed artists and arts groups. We also actively collaborate with other organisations and independent arts groups to increase and diversify our arts offerings. In doing all of these, we hope to catalyse the development of various art forms in Singapore, particularly in dance, music, theatre and visual arts.

The arts touches lives and we hope to touch as many people as we can through the arts. As a not-for-profit organisation, we programme and make affordable performances, talks, workshops and a host of other activities, for the young and old, for families, for newcomers, for arts lovers. This results in close to 3,500 performances and activities every year, and approximately 70% of these programmes are free.

Festivals, Series, Free Programmes & Collaborations

Image of artist Yung Raja performing at Esplanade to a crowd.

We break it down for you. Have a look and discover the programmes presented by Esplanade across cultures and genres.

Did you know?

Image of heavy rock band performing at the Concert Hall during Baybeats.

The Esplanade Concert Hall, designed by the late master acoustician Russell Johnson, can be acoustically "tuned" to create optimal conditions for a wide range of music performances, from delicate classical music to the loudest rock headbangers.

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