The Esplanade

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About

 

37,000 shows, 26 million guests, 15 years and counting
We are one of the busiest arts centres in the world with about 3,000 performances presented by Esplanade, our collaboration partners and hirers yearly. Presenting the best in the performing arts, our world-class venues have hosted a diverse range of dance, music and theatre performances, in addition to captivating visual arts exhibitions and more.

We believe in making the arts accessible for everyone. As a not-for-profit arts centre, we are driven by our mission to entertain, engage, educate and inspire through the arts. Our social motivations guide our programmes so that there is always something for everyone to enjoy.

As a team of dedicated arts professionals who are also arts advocates, we recognise that everyone matters and that every single role is important. As Singapore's national performing arts centre, we aim to continue inspiring audiences and cultivating the arts scene.

Whether you're a first-timer, an ardent patron or fellow arts lover, we welcome you and we will do our best to give you a great experience with the arts.
The love and passion for the arts goes beyond a beautiful building. It is the smile of the cleaner, the handwritten ‘thank you’ from the executives. It is the human touch and the spirit that makes for that elusive connective tissue that keeps artists going and keeps the audience returning. Rani Moorthy, writer and performer, Curry Tales, The Studios, Jun 2013

Concert Hall
Thank you for making a dream of mine come true – to have my very own concert in your very beautiful Concert Hall. Dick Lee, composer and musician, The Adventures of the Mad Chinaman UPSIZED, Sep 2015
The Concert Hall is Esplanade's crown jewel, which seats 1,630 and another 197 in the gallery. Chosen by Hamburg-based building data company Emporis in 2014 as one of the 15 most beautiful concert halls in the world, the hall boasts superb acoustics. It is one of only five such halls in the world with similar state-of-the-art features, which include reverberation chambers and an acoustic canopy that adapts the hall for different musical performances, producing optimum sound at every concert.

Suitable uses:

Orchestral and Choral concerts
Amplified performances
Seminars/ Conferences/ Product launches
Award ceremonies

Theatre

 

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
The 1,950-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.

Suitable uses:

Musicals and operas
Dance and music performances
Dramas
Film screenings
Seminars / conferences / product launches
Award ceremonies

Recital Studio

 

The fan-shaped 245-seat Recital Studio is ideal for performances, from chamber music and solo recitals to amplified concerts. In addition to its timber flooring, the studio's wall and ceiling furnishes are specially designed to ensure superb acoustics.

Suitable uses:

Chamber music
Solo recitals
Amplified performances
Film screenings
Seminars / conferences / product launches

Theatre Studio

 

An intimate setting for experimental theatre and dance presentations, the Theatre Studio is a highly flexible performance space. It offers various configurations with retractable seating that can accommodate up to 220 people. Equipped with highly adaptable staging, lighting and sound systems, it can meet different staging demands.,

Suitable uses:

Theatre and dance productions
Film screenings
Seminars / conferences / product launches

Rehearsal Studio

 

Similar in size to the Theatre Stage, the Rehearsal Studio is specifically designed for full rehearsal opportunities for major productions, such as in dance or theatre, and it can also be used for various types of workshops. Hirers of the main performing venues (Concert Hall, Theatre, Recital Studio and Theatre Studio) have priority booking for the Rehearsal Studio.

Suitable uses:

Theatre productions and workshops
Dance productions and workshops
Seminars/ conferences/ product launches

Annexe Studio

 

The Annexe Studio is a 7,400 sq ft multi-disciplinary venue with a standing room capacity of 450 across two floors. A raw and flexible space ideal for experimentation, its informal and intimate setting aims to offer both artist and audience new experiences.

Suitable uses:

Live house music performances
Theatre & dance productions
Club nights
Cabaret & comedy
Seminars / conferences / product launches

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