Do you have a penchant for appreciating music and the arts but unfortunately don't have a ton of spare cash to shell out for concerts and performances? Well, nobody says you have to be ultra wealthy in order to love and embrace all things artsy anyway. While Singapore remains the costliest city in the world, there are indeed free concerts in Singapore which you can attend if only you know where to look.
Here at GET.com, we are excited to share with you the 3 best places for free concerts in Singapore. Tempted to block out your calendar already?
3 Best Places For Free Concerts In Singapore
1. Yong Siew Toh Conservatory Of Music
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Did you know that despite training and educating incredibly talented musicians, composers and recording engineers in their musical journeys and development professionally, the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music brings to the public over 200 free concerts and masterclasses yearly?
Now, that's pretty interesting since many would have thought that the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music in National University of Singapore functions purely just like any other faculties in the institution with the only difference being the nature of the courses available.
Many of these free concerts and masterclasses are held at their Conservatory Concert Hall and Conservatory Orchestra Hall though some may be held in other venues such as the Asian Civilisations Museum or Esplanade.
Do note that most of these concerts and performances are first-come-first-serve and they do not admit children below the age of 6!
To find out more on the upcoming events by Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, click here.
Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music
National University of Singapore
3 Conservatory Drive
The Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music is located beside the University Cultural Centre (UCC) within the National University of Singapore campus.
2. Esplanade - Theatres On The Bay
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How can we not include the Esplanade in our list when it is Singapore's national performing arts centre? If you're on the hunt for very interesting and varied free performances, concerts, or even visual arts exhibits, the Esplanade is a truly wonderful place to start.
Boasting a diverse calendar of both ticketed and non-ticketed programmes ranging from dance, music, theatre, visual arts and more, the public has a whole host of options to pick from to satisfy their love for the arts no matter what form it comes in.
Just so you know, Beautiful Sunday is essentially a string of free concerts held once a month on a Sunday by homegrown musicians in the Concert Hall. Do head down early if you don't want to be disappointed!
Click here to find out all the fun and free activities available at the Esplanade when you're planning a trip there with your pals or loved ones.
Image source: Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay
Tucked at the waterfront along Marina Bay right beside the Esplanade, Esplanade's Outdoor Theatre is another place you could venture to if you're looking for an assortment of free performances ranging from music to dance to theatre under the beautiful starlit sky coupled with exceptional views of the Marina Bay and city skyline.
I've been there a couple of times personally and I absolutely love it! There's nothing quite as satisfying as enjoying free performances with your closest friends and family while letting the gentle cool breeze caress your face.
Esplanade - Theatres On The Bay
1 Esplanade Drive
3. Singapore Botanic Gardens
Image source: National Parks Board, Singapore
If you love basking in nature's arms as much as you enjoy musical concerts, the Singapore Botanic Gardens is possibly the best hangout spot you could chill at without forking out a single cent.
Our very own heritage garden is an expansive lush green space perfect for all who are looking for a respite from the daily hustle and bustle of city living. Not only do you get to explore and admire the flora and fauna here, you can enjoy the luxury of catching free concerts put up by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra and other established music ensembles and groups - all you need to do is lay out your picnic mats, pack some sandwiches or chips and don't forget the bug spray for those who're sensitive to bug bites like I am.
It is highly recommended that you visit the Singapore Botanic Gardens by public transport even for those who normally commute on wheels as it can get pretty crowded.
Click here to navigate and suss out a multitude of free performances at the Singapore Botanic Gardens.
Singapore Botanic Gardens
Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage
1 Cluny Road
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