Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay is Singapore’s national performing arts centre. Its year-round line-up of about 3,000 performances presented by Esplanade, its collaboration partners and hirers include a diverse calendar of ticketed and non-ticketed programmes featuring dance, music, theatre, visual arts and more, making the arts accessible for everyone. The centre works in close partnership with local, regional and international artists to develop artistic capabilities and content, push artistic boundaries and engage audiences. It also develops technical capabilities for the industry nationally.
This architectural icon, with its distinctive twin shells, houses world-class performance spaces complemented by a comprehensive range of professional support services. Its two main venues are the 1,600-seat Concert Hall and a Theatre with a capacity of 2,000. In May 2015, Esplanade was chosen as one of SG Heart Map’s 50 special places.
Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay is operated by The Esplanade Co Ltd, which is a not-for-profit organisation, a registered Charity and an Institution of a Public Character.
Visit www.esplanade.com for more information.
UNESCO-NIE Centre for Arts Research in Education (CARE) is a clearing-house of research on the instrumental benefits of arts in education in Singapore and the Asia-Pacific region. It generates, collects and disseminates high-quality research which promotes education in and through the arts through a strong collaborative network between NIE, UNESCO and like-minded individuals. CARE’s vision is to be the hub for Arts Education research in Singapore and a continued beacon of light within the UNESCO network of observatories in the Asia-Pacific region.
Special thanks to :
Our supporters National Arts Council, Arts Fund and National Youth Council
Catholic Junior College, Hwa Chong Institution (College), Nanyang Junior College, National Junior College and Raffles Institution (Year 5-6) for the effort and resources put into the staging of the performances
Michele Lim for co-designing and facilitating ChatAbout Theatre
Our panelists on ChatAbout Theatre for inspiring us with visions of your dream youth theatre festival
Natalie Hennedige for being a panelist for TalkAbout Theatre
All our wonderful facilitators of the post-performance dialogue sessions
All the playwrights for allowing their works to be performed
Roger McGough for permission to reproduce his poem, The Identification for WalkAbout Theatre
library@esplanade for venue support for ChatAbout Theatre
The Necessary Stage, especially Melissa Lim and Yusri ‘Shaggy’ Sapari for their generous support and encouragement
UNDR for the wonderful design work on the collaterals and website