Children’s Day Activities – Esplanade presents: Octoburst! 2013


mOOn balloon
Directed by Ian Loy
adapted from Patch Theatre Company’s (Aus) production, The Moon’s a Balloon

mOOn ballOOn image 2

Look up into the night sky. Is the moon a balloon? It just might be.

A balloon can be anything you want it to be. This simple shape filled with air brings so much joy and glee when it is loved and shared and a cloud of gloom when it is lost and broken.
Join us at mOOn ballOOn and discover how amazing possibilities can come from the simplest of things.

The Moon’s a Balloon was collaboratively created by Josh Bennet, Dave Brown,  Morag Cook, David Gadsden, Rob Griffin, Roz Hervey and Katrina Lazaroff.

mOOn ballOOn features Singaporean actors Bright Ong and Seong Hui Xuan, musicians Serene Tan and Joseph Chiam who adapted the production with the support of Patch Artistic Director, Dave Brown.


4-6 Oct, Fri-Sun
Fri, 3.30pm
Sat, 11.30am & 4pm
Sun, 11.30am & 4pm
(50mins, no intermission)
Esplanade Theatre Studio

Tickets $18
Package of 4 $64
School Special $12


A Prince’s Journey
By Ding Yi Music Company and Nanyang Polytechnic

a prince journey

The prince is a naughty little boy who spends his days coming up with clever ways to hide from his music teacher and to escape from the boring old palace. The adventure begins when he makes a break for it and runs away to the village beyond the palace walls!

Music and animation come together in A Prince’s Journey to spin a yarn that takes you through the world of the famous Song Dynasty painting, Along the River During the Qing Ming Festival <<清明上河图>>. Follow the prince on this amazing journey and be enthralled by the sights and sounds of this ancient painting!


Recommended for children aged 7 to 9 years old.

* This production was staged for Feed Your Imagination (F.Y.I.) in 2011.


5 & 6 Oct, Sat & Sun
Sat, 11.30am & 2.30pm
Sun, 2.30pm
(1hr, no intermission)
Esplanade Recital Studio

Tickets $15
Package of 4 $50
School Special $10


Dance Appreciation Series
Introduction to The Nutcracker

dance appreciation ballet nutcracker

As a lead up to Singapore Dance Theatre’s December production of The Nutcracker with music by Tchaikovsky, we have condensed this festive favourite into an hour long special for young audiences! Experience the magic of this classical ballet through narration and dance excerpts. Join Clara and the Nutcracker as they journey through the dazzling Land of Snow and the fascinating Kingdom of Sweets.

For children aged two and above.

6 Oct, Sun
4pm (1hr, no intermission)
Esplanade Theatre

Tickets $10

TOTE Board Arts Grant
Schools may use the TOTE Board Arts Grant subsidy of up to 50% (excluding GST) of the ticket price. Applicable to Primary, Secondary, Junior College and Centralised Institute and Institute of Technical Education (ITE) levels.



*Limited capacity. Each child must be accompanied by at least one adult during the workshop


Making Stories, Telling Tales
Conducted in English by Kamini Ramachandran

Making Stories Telling Tales by Kamini Ramachandran

No one spins a yarn quite like Kamini Ramachandran! Spend the afternoon with this storyteller and you’ll not only get to listen to stories but make your own shadow puppets and perform! This parent-child workshop includes a 30min storytelling and shadow puppetry performance after which, participants will get to craft shadow puppets and spin a story with their moms and dads.

Recommended for children aged  5 – 9 years old.

4 Oct, Fri
2pm & 5pm (1hr 30mins, no intermission)
Esplanade Bay Room
(Meeting point at the Concert Hall entrance 15mins before the workshop)

$25 per parent-child pair
Package of 3 $30


Take a Walk with Me
Conducted in English by Sarah-Lee Wong

take a walk with me storytelling

Have you ever thought to yourself, “What can I talk to my child about?” Learn to engage your little one in conversation as you join Sarah on an interactive visual arts and architectural tour around Esplanade. Be captivated by the stories of old Singapore told through storigami and discover how life, history, nature and visual art are intertwined.

This parent-child workshop includes games and activities at every step of the journey so be prepared to have your senses tickled by the creative, beautiful and fun.

Each family gets a special take-home activity kit full of ideas to help you continue the arts experience with your child anywhere and everywhere.

Recommended for children aged  6 – 9 years old

5 Oct, Sat
10.30am & 4.30pm (1hr 30mins, no intermission)
Various locations around Esplanade
(Meeting point at the Concert Hall entrance 15mins before the workshop)

$25 per parent-child pair
Package of 3 $30


<<我的幸福家庭 手工制作工作>>
My Family Portrait

Conducted in Mandarin by Lee Kow Fong aka Ah Guo

My Family Portrait illustration

Create simple 3D art with your child at this workshop! Spark your imagination and creativity as you draw, colour, cut and paste different family members to create a family portrait! This fun craft activity will help your child to express the quirks of each family member through art.



适合6 至 12 岁的儿童参与
Recommended for children aged 6 – 12 years old.

6 Oct, Sun

早上10时与下午2时30分(时长2小时30分, 无中场休息)
10am & 2.30pm (2hrs 30mins, no intermission)

Esplanade Bay Room (Meeting point at the Concert Hall entrance 15mins before the workshop)

$30 per parent-child pair
Package of 3 $35


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