Octoburst! 2023

6 – 8 Oct 2023

In conjunction with Children’s Day in October, Esplanade presents Octoburst! – A Children’s Festival – a festival that encourages artful play and fun for all.

Programmer's message

Dear friends,


Octoburst! is back and we are delighted to be celebrating Children's Day with the young ones at Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay on 6 Oct 2023.


Audiences of all ages and abilities can look forward to an array of exciting performances and activities that will charm both children and adults. We kick off the day with the talented young performers from Bukit View Primary School on the angklung and kulintang followed by an upbeat performance by Junior Rave Harpers. Vibe to familiar tunes, from uplifting renditions of songs about Singapore to Latin-themed songs.


The Zip Zap Zoom Collective will lead us through a sing-along session featuring well-loved songs. Not to be missed either are Job Search, a roving performance by Freddo’s Children Theatre that inspires young ones to explore their dream jobs, and Musical Tales of Little-Known Tails, a curious musical storytelling adventure by Lin Xiangning.


Last but not least, we are so excited to celebrate a wonderful occasion at the Concert Hall. Come celebrate PIP’s birthday with us as Dawn Wong and her friends (including PIP, Esplanade's most colourful and friendliest face!) perform jazzed up nursery rhymes and a jazzy birthday song.  Also, get to make your own Octoburst! cap in our self-guided craft activity, and join us for the party!


Whether you’re seeking inspiration, (re)living the joys of youth, or simply spending time with your loved ones, we hope you'll find something that sparks a sense of wonder within you at Octoburst! this year.  


Jamie Sim

Programmer, The Esplanade Co Ltd


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