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Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay

Esplanade - Theaters on the Bay, an iconic landmark in Singapore’s Marina Bay, is a tourist attraction that offers visitors the chance to dine, shop, and see artistic performances.

Esplanade – Theaters on the Bay is composed of a multi-purpose arts center which includes a theater, concert hall, and a performance area that brings together a plethora of entertaining performances from songs of local bands, to dances inspired by the Malay and Thai cultures. Right next to Marina Bay’s waters, Esplanade – Theaters on the Bay is blessed with a picturesque location where tourists can relax, enjoy the sights, and indulge in the culinary masterpieces that are rich in flavors of Southeast Asia. Don’t forget to drop by at The Esplanade Mall, where you can find a variety of unique souvenir items. 



Esplanade – Theaters on the Bay is located at 1 Esplanade Drive, near the mouth of the Singapore River.  


Opening Days and Hours

Esplanade – Theaters on the Bay opens from 8:00 to 2:00.


Entry Fee and Bookings

Admission to the performances is usually free.  


How to Get There

  • From the center, take the MRT to City Hall and follow the signs leading to Esplanade Theater 
  • You can also take the yellow line and get off at Esplanade. Follow the signs to Esplanade.  


Suggested For

  • Solo Travelers/ Backpackers 
  • Couples 
  • Families 
  • Group of friends 


Time to Spend

You can spend at least three hours in Esplanade dining, shopping, and seeing performances. 


Popularity and Best Time to Go

The best time to visit Esplanade – Theaters on the Bay is during late afternoon to night, when establishments open and performances start. 


Nearby Attractions

  • Merlion Park 
  • Gardens By The Bay 
  • Clarke Quay 



There is a considerable number of restaurants available near Esplanade. Choose from Asian and Western delicacies served by restaurants like Harry’s, OrgoTomo Izakaya, Labyrinth, and Gajalee. 


Visitors can find accommodations at hotels near Esplanade like Five Stones Hostel, Fragrance Hotel, Park Hotel, and Fairmont SIngapore that have rates ranging from USD 80 to USD 280. 

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