SINGAPORE - The Esplanade is re-opening for ticketed live performances this month with a Baybeats Backstage Experience and a new lunchtime concert series, Munch!.
This year's Baybeats will be an intimate experience for limited groups of 20, unlike previous years when the alternative music festival played to crowds of thousands across different stages at the performing arts complex.
Audience members this year will be taken on a backstage tour of the Esplanade before settling down at the Theatre for the performances, which will also be livestreamed for online audiences.
Due to safe distancing measures, each group of 20 will be sub-divided into five, and no mingling across groups will be allowed. This means friends attending the same event may be split into different groups.
There will be six ticketed performances from Nov 6 to 8, featuring .gif, Riot !n Magenta, Forests, Subsonic Eye, Cockpit and Opposition Party.
Tickets to each hour-long performance are priced at $25.
Munch! will launch on Nov 25, 12.30pm with a concert by duodentity, comprising pianists Gabriel Hoe and Adriana Chew. They will play songs from movies, musical theatre and animation.
Fans of live performances can also look forward to ticketed events for the Esplanade's Kalaa Utsavam - Indian Festival Of Arts, which is on from Nov 20 to 29. Ticketing details will be released soon for this festival while tickets for Baybeats and Munch! go on sale from Wednesday (Nov 4).
Where: Esplanade Theatres on the Bay
When: Nov 6 to 8, 7.15pm and 9.20pm
Admission: $25 from Sistic
What: Munch! Lunchtime Concert - duodentity
Where: Esplanade Concert Hall
When: Nov 25, 12.30pm
Admission: $10 from Sistic; receive a $10 Esplanade Mall voucher with every ticket purchased.