Singapore’s premier performance venue overlooks the super-sleek Marina Bay Waterfront. Esplanade-Theatres on the Bay consists of a 1,600-seat concert hall and 2,000-seat theater. The complex has waterfront and open-air venues and hosts more than 3,000 performances annually.The Basics
The best way to experience Esplanade-Theatres on the Bay is to prebook a ticket to a performance. Even without a ticket, you can still see the performance space on a tour, which takes you behind the scenes at one of the world’s busiest art centers. Alternatively, admire the modern architecture of the theater from the outside on a hop-on hop-off bus tour or a Crazy Rich Asians
excursion, which covers filming locations of the blockbuster movie.Things to Know Before You Go
How to Get There
- The Esplanade offers free Wi-Fi throughout. There are also restrooms, ATMs, and lockers.
- The performance venue is completely wheelchair- and stroller-accessible; you can also hire a wheelchair from reception free of charge.
- During performances, photography is prohibited.
The easiest way to reach Esplanade-Theatres on the Bay is by public transport. The closest MRT stations are City Hall on the red line or Esplanade MRT on the green line. More than 20 buses stop at the Esplanade bus stop, a few minutes from the theater.When to Get There
In general, Esplanade-Theatres on the Bay is open from early morning until after midnight; shows, performances, and exhibitions run their own independent hours. The theater box office is open from lunchtime until midevening.Beauty on the Bay
Allow for ample time to explore Marina Bay on your Singapore vacation. In addition to the theater, highlights include the super-modern Gardens by the Bay, home to the otherworldly Supertree Grove; sci-fi-style ArtScience Museum, designed in the shape of a lotus flower; and Marine Bay Sands Skypark, from which you can take in views of Singapore’s sleek skyline.