|Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay|
Having had more than 31,000 performances and 22 million arts goers that frequent the venue, the Esplanade has recently launched the Esplanade&Me Programme in July, hoping to bring arts closer to the masses, and to engage with the art lovers.
Esplanade&Me Programme offers 2 types of membership: White and Black at S$50 and S$500 annual fees respectively.
- Receive a personalized card
- Enjoy savings on tickets for selected programmes at Esplanade**
- Enjoy special price for Esplanade Guided Walk/ Tour
- Get exclusive invites to members only events and opportunities to go behind the scenes**
- Be in the know with the e-newsletters from Esplanade
- Receive special promotions at the Esplanade Mall
- Receive 10 x$20 Ticket e-vouchers (Exclusive to Black Card Members)**
- Priority Queues at Esplanade Box Office (Exclusive to Black Card Members)
- Save 10% on parking (Exclusive to Black Card Members)
Still can't decide which card best cater to your needs? Here's a quick glance to the list of benefits of the 2 cards for your comparison.
The Esplanade&Me is not just simply a card for arts lovers, but rather, a special pass to experience the arts, to go behind the scenes and be entertained, but also for the Esplanade to get to know you better - to be engaged with you.
Together with several other bloggers, we get to experience for ourselves, some of the activities of which the Esplanade&Me programme members can look forward to.
We had a tour around the Esplanade Theatre and Esplanade Concert Hall, guided by Joy, whom is a customer service there. We get to learn about why the horseshoe design of the Esplanade Theatre and how the design of the concert hall ensure a good surround sound which that audience can enjoy acoustic music at its best.
|Curator Joy showing us the backstage of the Esplanade Theatre|
|Esplanade Concert Hall|
Followed by the curated tour, is casual dining at Past 2 Present, #02-14, which serves Italian and Singaporean cuisine, as well as fusion dishes like the Italian Ba Chor Mee or Chicken in Masala Wine. Members of Esplanade&Me program get to enjoy savings for limited periods at selected outlets in the Esplanade Mall, by showing their cards; be it for dining or shopping!
|Past 2 Present Dining Outlet|
We then proceed to the concert of Indonesia alternate rock band, NOAH. Despite not understanding what they are singing, I have enjoyed myself very much, as the saying goes, music has no boundary.
|Indonesia Rock Band NOAH|
Followed by a rocking hard concert, there was a Meet and Greet session with NOAH, which is exclusive to Esplanade&Me cardholders and limited to eighty Category One ticket holders of this concert. Audience who get to attend the post-show Meet and Greet had the chance to get up-close with the artistes. Beside, they also receive a poster that was specially printed for this concert, to be autographed by the members of NOAH. What a treat to the fans!
|Group Photo with NOAH (Photo by courtesy of Esplanade)|
Having experienced what the Esplanade&Me cardholders get to enjoy, I believe it is definitely worth a consideration for the art lovers to sign up for the membership.