Nestled on the waterfront at the heart of Singapore's vibrant Downtown Core, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay stands as a beacon of cultural vibrancy.
This iconic architectural marvel, often referred to as the "Supertree" due to its resemblance to towering trees, is Singapore's national performing arts centre, hosting a dazzling array of performances from theatre and dance to music and opera. Nearby, you’ll find another beacon, one of culinary delight and flavour: the iconic Burger & Lobster!
Plenty to do at Esplanade
Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay stands as a magnificent icon of Singapore's cultural landscape. This architectural masterpiece is nestled on the waterfront of the Downtown Core and is a vibrant hub of performing arts, attracting visitors from all corners of the globe.
Step inside Esplanade and immerse yourself in a world of mesmerising performances. The centre's four performance halls, each with its unique character and acoustics, host a diverse range of productions, encompassing theatre, dance, music, opera, and more. Beyond the main halls, the Esplanade offers a variety of outdoor spaces for performances and events. The Esplanade Outdoor Theatre, with its captivating waterfront setting, hosts a calendar of free events throughout the year, while the Esplanade Mall provides a stylish shopping and dining destination, offering a delightful mix of local and international cuisine.
Additionally, The Esplanade's architectural design is as captivating as its artistic offerings. Designed by DP Architects, the centre's twin domes, enveloped by 7,000 triangular aluminium sunshades, create a mesmerising interplay of light and shadow. The reflective surfaces of the domes also transform the Esplanade into a dynamic backdrop for the cityscape, reflecting the vibrant energy of Singapore.
Anyone visiting the Esplanade will marvel at the gorgeous interior, marvellous architecture and the bounty of cultural performances held regularly. The Esplanade caters to a diverse audience, from avid theatregoers and music lovers to families seeking cultural enrichment and those simply looking for an enjoyable experience in Singapore. Its extensive program features both local and international productions, showcasing the rich tapestry of cultures that converge in Singapore. Whether you're a lover of traditional Chinese opera, contemporary dance, or jazz fusion, the Esplanade has something to captivate you.
Where is Esplanade?
The Esplanade is located at 1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore. It is situated on the waterfront at the heart of Singapore's Downtown Core, with plenty of great restaurants near Esplanade!
What luck that one of the best restaurants near Esplanade is just a 0.25 miles (or a short 6 minute walk) away.
You’ll find the short walk leads you to Burger & Lobster at Raffles Hotel. Burger & Lobster was born as an English culinary delight serving up only the finest surf and turf, and now you can enjoy the same delicious menu choices just minutes away from the iconic Esplanade. The Burger & Lobster menu will certainly delight. Get stuck into something spectacular like the perfectly seasoned Lobster Tail Laksa, or perhaps the more iconic Whole Lobster. Better still, the burgers are equally incredible. The Mayfair includes a 6oz beef patty with pickles, onion, tomato, lettuce and B&L’s secret burger sauce. All served in a sesame seed brioche burger bun. Another classic off the menu is loved across continents: the Lobster Roll. Served with chilled lobster meat dressed in lemon mayo and topped with fresh chives. Served in a toasted brioche roll with a lemon & garlic butter sauce. Or the California Lobster Roll. Chilled chunks of lobster and prawn meat tossed in a spiced avocado sauce with lettuce, cucumber and cherry tomatoes. Topped with fresh chives and served with lime.
The menu also includes a delightful selection of sides and starters, the most crispy fries, and a drinks menu perfect for pairing with your burger, or delicately sipping after a day at the Opera. You’ll find a choice of wines, be it a ravishing red or a delicate white. Delicious signature cocktails such as the Singapore Sling or refreshing Aperol Spritz. Of course, there’s also plenty of beers on tap too should you crave one on your short walk to one of the best restaurants near Esplanade in Singapore.