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Octoburst! – A Children’s Festival 2021: Celebrate Children’s Day With Esplanade – Theatres On The Bay

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In conjunction with Children’s Day 2021 in October, Esplanade presents Octoburst! – A Children’s Festival – a festival that encourages play and family fun in a series of free and digital programmes.


Celebrate Children’s Day 2021 at Octoburst! – A Children’s Festival

PIP and everyone at Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay are excited for this year’s Octoburst! – A Children’s Festival.

Celebrate the joys of childhood through the arts with uplifting online programmes and selected performances over the Children’s Day 2021 weekend.


Online Programmes

Have artful fun with the whole family from wherever you are, at any time of the day, with this year’s digital offerings. From catchy tunes to stories that will bring you to enchanted places, there is something for everyone.

Date Time Description
Premiering 8 Oct (Fri) 9 am

Video Bon-Bon: Precious Planet
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Premiering 8 Oct (Fri) 9 am

PLAYtime! Playlist
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Video Bon-Bon: Precious Planet

Premieres online on 8 Oct, Fri, 9 am
Recommended for ages 3 years old and above

Esplanade's Octoburst 2021

During the Stony Gardener’s 100-year slumber, Precious Planet, our home, slowly became grey. The Sparkling Pond dried up and the Frolicking Field became a dusty desert. Help to wake the Stony Gardener up and bring life and colour back to Precious Planet! The secret to tackling this massive mission? Your enchanted stones.

It will be a rewarding journey of sights, sounds, music, dance, and touch as you help to bring our Precious Planet back to life! Get more details here.


PLAYtime! Playlist

Premieres online on 8 Oct, Fri, 9 am
Recommended for children aged 2 to 6

670X415 playtime playlist

What do mangoes, magic socks and animals in the jungle have in common with each other? These are familiar tunes that many of our PLAYtime! audiences have sung and danced to over the years!

Now, for the first time ever, you can listen to these well-loved and catchy earworms in the comfort of your own home, dance along and sing out loud to your heart’s content! Get more details here.


Onsite Performances

Onsite programmes at Esplanade for Octoburst! – A Children’s Festival 2021 include:

9 & 10 Oct
(Sat & Sun)
10 am Esplanade Annexe Studio

[Theatre] (Work-in-progress) PLAYtime! Catch a Breath
Directed by Regina Foo (Singapore)
For ages 13 and above.
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9 & 10 Oct
(Sat & Sun)
2 pm Esplanade Annexe Studio

[Theatre] (Work-in-progress) PLAYtime! Imagination Station
Written by Perry Shen and directed by Lim Junjie Jey (Singapore)
For ages 13 and above.
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PLAYtime! Catch a Breath

9 & 10 Oct 2021, Sat & Sun, 10 am
For ages 13 and above

PLAYtime! Catch a Breath

Catch a Breath! is a performance that revolves around the strength and power of breath. Given so little attention, breathing is the root of movement and emotions. Breathing evolves with feelings. Breathing can quicken, and slow down. Breathing can be rushed, and can be scary!

This performance draws attention to the intangible strength of breathing through physical theatre. Combined with puppetry, the performance shows the little ones how the characters use breathing to centre themselves through difficult situations, and how to be more mindful and empathetic towards difference.

Get more details and register for tickets here.


PLAYtime! Imagination Station

9 & 10 Oct 2021, Sat & Sun, 2 pm
For ages 13 and above

PLAYtime! Imagination Station

Meet Jamie! Jamie is a child that doesn’t seem to belong anywhere. Shy, awkward and quirky. Jamie is always in her own world. One day, Jamie’s world is thrown upside down as she accidentally finds her aboard an MRT headed to Imagination Station, a place where only imaginary friends go. Lost and out of her comfort zone, Jamie now has to find her own way home.

Meeting a few silly characters along the way, and some familiar characters from her past, Jamie has to find it in her to be brave. Join Jamie as she finds the courage to tackle these new challenges and realise that she is stronger than she thinks she is.

Get more details and register for tickets here.


Celebrate with Octoburst! – A Children’s Festival 2021

Join in the celebration of boundless possibilities of children and the children-at-heart at Octoburst! 2021.

Find out about what’s on for Octoburst! 2021 here.

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