Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay

X July 11, 2012
 
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Being an arts lover, the best part of appreciation of the arts would come from the lovely ambience the studios of the Esplanade. Be it any recital or performance, the Esplanade never fails to enhance the acoustics of soothing music, the brightness of the sound, or the richness of the tone. Although the ticket prices may be a little pricey, the performances that are showcased are usually internationally or locally acclaimed artistes. The quality of the shows are definitely worth it.

As a performer having performed in the largest studio previously, the experience of the backstage is truly spectacular. The grandeur of the audience from the stage is truly remarkable and an unforgettable experience for me.

Shops wise, the esplanade seems more like a chill-out place for people who are willing to spend a little more for the peace and quiet that you don't usually get in the heartland malls. The food choices are slightly limited in the day as most of the bars and cafes start and get busy later in the evening.

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Serenity
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4.5
I use to have trouble pronouncing the name of this place; I could never figure out whether it is called Es-pla-Narde or Es-pla-Nate. I'll copy Circle Line just stick to Esplanade like Lemonade for now :D

Esplanade is a wonderful, peaceful place. I enjoy all the small, little details about the architecture. The exterior design, the fountain in front of the main entrance and the ever changing artwork at the main lobby. There is something mysteriously grand about a theatre which host many small and large concerts and musical. Some might say it's an artsy fartsy place, but I think Esplanade is a great place for a dinner date, a relaxing drink or even an amazing performance by the outdoor theatre. Who says best things in life don't come free?

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Hidden Treasures
(Updated: November 12, 2012)
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4.5
The esplanade holds a million treasures and one of which is it's library. I have been to countless of libraries in Singapore but the library@esplanade is probably one of the best where it not only has a recording studio it also has a vast collection of movies and mediums related to the fine arts.I went there to study and the environment was very conducive. The only thing that is wrong with the library is that the air-conditioning is on at full blast so if you wish to stay there long it's best that you bring along a jacket lest you freeze to death. Oh! There is also a cafe located within the library Just in case you get a little hungry too (:
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The Right Atmosphere
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4.5
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4.5
I have been to the Esplanade a couple of times to watch plays, as well as simply to admire the scenery from the rooftop.

The interior of the esplanade is really quite stunning, and I always feel like I have been transported to a western country traditional theatre. The strange thing is the arrangement of some of the seats are in quite weird places, there were a few single seats in the theatre that I watched a play in, lining the side of the railing and it looked like they were just trying to squeeze in the last few seats since there was space available. Apart from that, the place had just the right ambience for any kind of play.

I have watched a Twist of Fate, Forbidden City and The Phantom of the Opera at the esplanade. All of these have different touches to them and all were thoroughly enjoyed within this theatre.

Plays aside, the exterior of esplanade also has a scenery to behold. The waterfront provides a beautiful backdrop for phototaking or simply admiring the view. Many couples like to go to the rooftop where you can enjoy some quiet times. Once I also saw a rainbow while I was up there so it was really a pretty sight!
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A magical place to chill
(Updated: October 26, 2012)
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4.5
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4.5
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4.5
When you first enter Esplande the classy interiors immediately catches your attention. On top of that, there are many activities that caters to the interests of everyone. Occasionally, the Esplanade also holds visual Art events so Art Lovers can definitely look forward to that. For musical lovers, the Esplanade shows a large variety of both local and international musicals throughout the year. Not forgetting the less artsy people, taking a walk along the river can be a really relaxing experience. It is especially relaxing at night. With the night lights, soothing music being played by the outdoor band and cool breeze blowing at visitors walking along the river, it is safe to say that it is an experience that almost anybody will enjoy.

There is also a library at Esplande which boasts a large collection of old movies and books. For a minimal fee, users can sign up for the Esplanade membership which entitles them to borrow the movies and books at the Esplanade. The Esplanade library is a place I would definitely recommend other to check out.

I managed to catch the Phantom of the Opera a few years back and I had enjoyed it immensely. The theatre hall in the Esplanade boasted a fantastic audio system which further enhanced my musical experience. If there had to be place which I would recommend anybody to watch concerts or musicals, it would definitely be at the Esplanade!

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Artsy & Romantic
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4.5
Was at the Esplanade last night for the Marie Digby concert. It was at the Esplanade Concert Hall 1 and we were sitting at row G. It was of close view of the singer and there was great acoustics. The lighting and decor of the concert hall was amazing!

For those who have not been to the Esplanade, there is actually a library where people can borrow music scores and movie-themed books. Orgo at the top level serves really good warm chocolate cake. For couples, visit the area outside Orgo for a quick romantic stroll - Scenic view of Marina Bay Sands and Fullerton. (Even the Merlion!)

The outdoor theatre is also a must-go for free concerts.
Quick tip: If you're taking the MRT walk through Citylink mall to the Esplanade for an art gallery (various themes, changes quite frequently)

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