Moonfest – A Mid-Autumn Celebration
Celebrate a meaningful Mid-Autumn Festival with Esplanade at Moonfest, through a variety of Chinese traditional and folk programmes. Highlights include a children’s theatre production featuring exquisite rod and hand puppetry and workshops for some family bonding fun!
Here are some highlights for the whole family.
The Magic Lantern by Paper Monkey Theatre
The Magic Lantern is an exciting tale of a filial boy who braves all odds to save his mother! Children will experience firsthand exquisite traditional rod and hand puppetry, as they also learn about traditional Chinese values like determination and filial piety.
- 9 – 11 Sep 2016, Fri - Sun
- Fri: 10.30am & 2pm
- Sat & Sun: 2pm & 6pm
- $22 per pax (family special $20 each, min. 4 tickets)
Recommended for children aged 5 and up.
Let your child make their own hand-made lantern for the Mid-Autumn Festival! In this workshop, they will learn basic traditional Chinese ink painting methods, which they will then use to express creativity in decorating their own lanterns.
- 10 & 11 Sep 2016, Sat & Sun
- 10.30am & 3pm
- $8 per pax
Recommended for children aged 6–9. Not suitable for children aged 4 and under.
Parent-Child Workshop: Discovering Chinese Opera
Discover the colourful traditional art of Chinese Opera with your child! Learn about the different acting roles, symbolic gestures, and iconic makeup and props in this interactive workshop.
- 10 Sep 2016, Sat
- 11am (English) & 2.30pm (Mandarin)
- $30 1 adult + 1 child / $45 1 adult + 2 child or 2 adults + 1 child
Recommended for children aged 6–10 with an accompanying parent/guardian who is above 16.
Free Performances & Activities
In addition to our ticketed programmes above, there will also be a host of free programmes and activities suitable for the whole family. Learn some kungfu moves or exciting diabolo (Chinese yo-yo) tricks, delight in a mix platter of Chinese martial arts and acrobatic performances, participate in storytelling sessions to learn more about Mid-Autumn Festival and Asian tales, or bring home a fluffy jade rabbit made from recycled materials. You can also bring along your kid’s favourite lantern and join us at our annual Lantern Walkabout along the Esplanade waterfront on 10 Sep evening.
For more information and to buy tickets, please visit www.esplanade.com/moonfest.