Watch a theater performance, concert, or dance presentation at Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, a performing arts center with thousands of shows per year. The theater is located near the beautiful Singapore River so guests can stroll by the water before or after watching a show. Another tourism feature is the theater’s overall design. Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay is made up of two rounded glass domes with triangular aluminum cladding which gives it a spiky outer appearance. It is known affectionately as the “durian” after the spiky, tropical fruit it resembles.