*Extracted from the Esplanade Opening Info Booklet*
Esplanade - Theatre on the Bay opens on 12 October 2002. Come celebrate this historic day with us!
A rousing carnival along Esplanade Waterfront to welcome everyone to Singapore's new performing arts centre. Esplanade Waterfront and Marina Promenade @ 5pm-10:15pm
Official Opening Ceremony
Espalanade will be officially opened by President SR Nathan. Esplanade Forecourt @ 7:30pm-7:45pm
The celebrations culminate with a scintillating 30-minute show inspired by the space around Esplanade. This unique performance brings together a host of artists including abseiling acrobats, Legs on the Wall from Australia (on Maybank Tower), Canadian company Theatre de la Dame de Coeur, known for its imaginative giant puppets, and Groupe F from France, creators of the millenium fireworks on the Eiffel Tower. The pyrotechnics of these "sculptors of light" illuminate the unfolding story, including choreographed bumboats on the waters of Marina Bay. A fitting finale to a memorable night. Marina Bay @ 10:15pm-10:45pm
Party on till the early morning at the waterfront. Marina Promenade @ 10:45pm-1am