Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay

Singapore

One of the most important performing arts complexes in Asia, this 80,500 square meter center promotes multi-cultural exchange between East and West. The 1,600-seat concert hall features adjustable acoustics to accommodate a wide range of music. The 2,000-seat horseshoe-shaped multipurpose theatre features an adjustable proscenium and an orchestra pit and can accommodate drama, dance, and opera. The center also includes a 245-seat recital hall, a 220-seat studio theatre, an outdoor performance venue, and rehearsal and practice rooms.

Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay
Credit: Tim Griffith
Credit: Tim Griffith
Credit: Tim Griffith, courtesy of The Esplanade Co. Ltd.
Owner

Ministry of Information, Communication & the Arts, Singapore

Architect

Michael Wilford and Partners | DP Architects

Acoustician

Artec

Users

Touring performances

Seat count

220, 245, 1600, 2000

Construction type

New construction

Theatre type

Arts center, Concert hall, Flexible theatre, Multipurpose theatre, Recital hall

Services

Preliminary development including design brief, programming, concept design, theatre planning, theatre equipment systems, and stage engineering

Completion

2002

Venue website

esplanade.com

Credit: Tim Griffith
Credit: Tim Griffith, courtesy of The Esplanade Co. Ltd.

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