This artistically daring performing arts center has altered Singapore’s skyline forever. Esplanade Theatres on the bay, a top-notch performing arts center constructed of two circular glass domes equipped with more than 7,000 triangular aluminum sunshades, is one of the most striking structures in Singapore.
Due to its twin towers’ resemblance to the prickly tropical fruit that is specific to this region of the world, the venue has been called “the Durian” by locals.
The area’s striking design has made it iconic with the nation and a quirky counterpoint to the surrounding Marina Bay Sands and Singapore Flyer‘s symmetrical architecture.
The 1,600-seat Concert Hall, which was created by renowned local firm DP Architects, is where the Singapore Symphony Orchestra and other national, regional, and worldwide musical artists frequently play. The 2,000-seat Theatre next door is likely to provide what you’re looking for whether you’re in the mood for some Shakespeare or possibly a performance of modern dance.
The center’s other facilities for the arts include a Recital Studio, a Theatre Studio, an Outdoor Theatre, an Annexe Studio, and areas for visual art exhibitions. The multitudes of theater and concert visitors that have made this one of the busiest and most beautiful performing arts centers in the area are supported by a plethora of cafés, restaurants, and stores.
|Address||1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore 038981|
|Contact||+65 6828 8377|
|Opening Hours||Daily: 12 pm – 6 pm|
I had an incredible time at Esplanade in Singapore! The public performance featuring Indian and Western music fusion was pure magic. The musicians’ talent and synergy were awe-inspiring. The blend of ragas and Western melodies created an unforgettable symphony. The venue’s acoustics were top-notch, enveloping us in a mesmerizing musical journey. A must-visit for any music lover! – Alphestanley
One of the best experiences in Singapore. With a touch of a classical music concert, Singapore symphony orchestra. Don’t forget to check the area before or later. We came earlier and spent 1 hour walking around, get to the 4th floor and roof terrace! Looks very quiet and hidden spot for perfect photos! – Vilija Uld
Nice building, a nice acoustic. Even if we’re only strolling around the outdoor area we still get a beautiful view of Singapore’s landscape. A lot of people jog around here esp during the afternoon to sunset. – Nerisha Arviani