Esplanade - Theatres by the Bay is one of the busiest arts centres in the world with about 3,000 performances annually. Presenting the best in the performing arts, its world-class venues have hosted a diverse range of dance, music and theatre performances, notably the Kalaa Utsavam festival of Indian art and culture held every year since the venue was opened in 2002. Connected to India has covered a multitude of events and performances at this venue.

The show goes on at Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay with special offstage programmes

Every Friday, Esplanade will release never-before-seen footage of a performance from its archives as part of The Show Goes On…Line series.


A passionate journey with music: Dr Rajkumar Bharathi

Veteran South Indian classical musician Dr Rajkumar Bharathi speaks to Connected to India about his musical journey, his impressions on...

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Five things to do in Singapore over the weekend of March 7-9

This weekend, catch veena legend Rajhesh Vaidya or try your hand at the traditional art of Lippan Kaam at Esplanade.


Esplanade’s Raga 2020 brings alive the legend of Shakuntala as modern day Shaku

Written by playwright Hemang Nandabalan Yadav, the dramatised reading of Shakuntala is Brown Voices Collective first event of 2020 and will...


Kalaivani and Aarthi channel strength and grace for the Raga 2020 Odissi performance

Connected to India speaks to dancers Kalaivani Kumareswaran and Aarthi Subhash in this special Spotlight interview on their upcoming...

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Multi-talented Srividya and Vaishnavi's dance compositions to take centrestage at Raga 2020

Srividya Sriram, accomplished Carnatic violinist and vocalist and Vaishnavi Anand talented Bharatanatyam dancer and vocalist, speak about...

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Esplanade’s Raga series enters 11th edition

With the burgeoning arts scene in Singapore, the Raga series gives another second chance to Indian artists in Singapore to showcase their...


Five things to do in Singapore over the weekend of January 17-19

Look forward to a cultural and musical feast this weekend.


5 best places in Singapore to countdown to 2020

If you are looking for some live fireworks action for the countdown to the new year on December 31, here are some not-so-secret places to...


Five things to do in Singapore over the weekend of December 20-22

It's the opening weekend of the Great Circus of Europe at the Bayfront Event Space, and we are SO excited!


Five things to do in Singapore over the weekend of December 13-15

This weekend, enjoy an arts performance happening at Esplanade, or head to Sentosa for a stunning display of lights at the annual Sentosa...


Five things to do in Singapore over the weekend of December 6-8

Nothing says love like a handcrafted gift. With Christmas round the corner, pick up some new hobbies and create personalised presents for...


Five things to do in Singapore over the weekend of November 29-December 1

This weekend, pick up some unique gifts at the Etsy Craftivist market, or join in the fun at Singapore Media Festival's festive village.


In Pics: KU2019 concludes with a bang, featuring Amit Trivedi and Agam

As Kalaa Utsavam 2019 draws to a close, we are already excited about what the next edition will bring!

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In Pics: Kerala indie band When Chai Met Toast performs first international show in Singapore

Indie pop-folk band When Chai Met Toast brought their energetic live show to Singapore, at Esplanade's Kalaa Utsavam 2019.

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Five things to do in Singapore over the weekend of November 22-24

Connected to India highlights some free programmes you wouldn't want to miss at Kalaa Utsavam this weekend.

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In Pics: A delightful Indian arts feast at the first weekend of Kalaa Utsavam 2019

In case you missed the first half of Kalaa Utsavam 2019, here are some highlights.

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Energy and excitement of Indian fans abroad pumps me up, says Amit Trivedi

Connected to India speaks to popular Bollywood music composer, songwriter and singer Amit Trivedi about participating in Kalaa Utsavam 2019.

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Get set for an adventure with the King of Elephants Airavata at Kalaa Utsavam 2019

In Kalaa Utsavam 2019, Esplanade presents an engaging kids theatre piece Airavata and his Mammoth Tasks that is set to take both children...


11 member band to launch debut album Swarhythm at Kalaa Utsavam

As part of Kalaa Utsavam 2019, Swarhythm will be launching their first recorded album – titled Swarhythm – at the Esplanade. Connected...

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Marabu: Tracking Indian roots in Southeast Asia

In a special interview with Connected to India, Santha Bhaskar shares some insights from her creative process, her thoughts on traditional...

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The Great Circus of Europe to perform in Singapore for the first time this December

As 2019 draws to a close, get ready to leap into the new year in style!


Passionate about arts: Rajeswari Ramachandran

Connected to India in conversation with Rajeswari Ramachandran, Producer at Esplanade Co. Ltd. as she leads Kalaa Utsavam for the...

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Your one-stop video guide for Kalaa Utsavam 2019

As Esplanade’s official media partner for Kalaa Utsavam 2019, Connected to India presents this one-stop video guide to help you plan your...

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Five things to do in Singapore over the weekend of November 1-3

This weekend, join Man Booker Prize winner Marlon James at the Singapore Writers Festival as he ruminates on the power of language and...