Here's a list of upcoming theatre shows, musicals, and music concerts for families and kids of all ages to enjoy together!
*Updated: Nov 2023
Despite what is said about Singapore's art scene, there are plenty of kids friendly theatre shows, musicals and concerts happening across Singapore. We have seen plenty of family-friendly theatre festivals, Disney productions, Broadway hits and more happen regularly across the year!
Here's a list of some kids' theatre shows to look out for! Bookmark this page to be updated on the latest family-friendly theatre shows in Singapore!
1. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Venue: The Ngee Ann Kongsi Theatre at Wild Rice, Funan
Dates: 16 Nov - 17 Dec 2023 (150mins with 20mins intermission)
Admission: $25 - $90
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs tells the story of the Eternal Kingdom, and the Queen who wants everything and everyone to be perfect – just not as perfect as her. So, when her subjects turn 18, they are sent for “Enhancement” – a programme to correct their flaws.
One day, her Magic Mirror, who cannot lie without literally cracking up, reveals to her that a new beauty has come of age – her own step-daughter, Snow White. Seething with jealousy, the Queen orders the girl to undergo a nip-tuck by the creepy Royal Surgeon.
To save her own skin, Snow White runs away to the Outer Limits, where she meets and befriends a host of misfits and outcasts – including the rapping, breakdancing Seven Dwarfs, who have been banished from the Kingdom for falling short of the Queen’s impossibly high standards.
Will the Queen’s relentless pursuit of perfection ever end? Will Prince Charming find his true love amongst the piles of trash in the Outer Limits? And can Snow White find a way to keep it real while saving herself, her friends and the Kingdom from the Queen’s diabolical control?
2. A Little RAW Performance: Curious Steps
Venue: Goodman Arts Centre Block O, Multi-Purpose Studio 1 & 2 90 Goodman Road, Singapore 439053
Dates: 1 - 3 Dec 2023
Admission: from $18
Inspired by Australian writer Rebecca Ray’s text, Curious Steps, an interdisciplinary performance by A Little RAW (ALR) Company explores the play between movement and text as a metaphor for uncertainty and a way to approach unfamiliar spaces with curiosity.
The cast of dancers with diverse abilities will explore distinct perspectives and creative processes in deriving movement from text. Through this immersive 45-minute performance, we hope to uncover the uncertainties in our everyday lives and learn to embrace it. It’s an embodied experience that inspires mindful play and the dynamic interpretation of sound, text and actions from diverse perspectives. The spontaneous interactions between audience and performers further add an element of unpredictability.
Using everyday objects, the audience will be invited to join the performers in discovering ways of feeling the space around them.
3. Marcel the Shell with Shoes On
Venue: The Projector, Cineleisure and Golden Mile Tower
Dates: 7 - 10 Dec 2023
Admission: Tickets apply
Marcel is an adorable one-inch-tall shell who ekes out a colorful existence with his grandmother Connie and their pet lint, Alan. Once part of a sprawling community of shells, they now live alone as the sole survivors of a mysterious tragedy. But when a documentary filmmaker discovers them amongst the clutter of his Airbnb, the short film he posts online brings Marcel millions of passionate fans, as well as unprecedented dangers and a new hope at finding his long-lost family.
To celebrate the local release of the film, The Projector invites you to join in the DIY fun with their ‘Make Your Own Marcel’ pop-up craft booths. These stations will be available at both of their venues from 7 December (Thursday) till 10 December (Sunday), or until stocks run out.
4. No Strings Attached
Venue: Ngee Ann Auditorium, Asian Civilisations Museum
Date: 9 & 10 Dec 2023
Admission: $10 - $35
No Strings Attached is a festival organised by Paper Monkey Theatre that features puppetry artists from Asia and around the world. The festival this year will present works from artists based in Thailand, Malaysia and puppeteers from Singapore. Be inspired and touched by the magical world of puppets.
5. A Tiger Opera - No Way Back
Dates: 3 Apr - 31 Dec 2023
Admission: from $10
Lost in the urban jungle, a Boy-Tiger desperately tried to find his way home.
He met domestic pets and strays in the city and asked for their help. But these city animals spoke a human-like language that he could not understand.
The Boy-Tiger has an ominous vision of a weeping tigress. He saw burning forest and loss of wildlife habitat. He ran and ran and held on to his momory of his home in the magic forest. He could see the five valour tiger warriors. But he also saw the Great Tiger Spirit fatally wounded;
He ran into two wildlife-rescuers who helped to lead him to the shoreline.
Tired and dejected, the Boy-Tiger saw the blinking lights of bustling oil refineries across the shore – with towering metal cranes and huge cargo ships like mechanic whales in the dark water.
6. Blue Man Group Bluevolution World Tour
Venue: The Theatre at Mediacorp
Dates: 16 - 28 Jan 2024
Admission: $98 - $188
At Blue Man Group’s Bluevolution World Tour, audiences will rock, laugh and party as three bald and blue characters explore the world and discover music, comedy and surprises at every turn.
Blue Man Group’s Bluevolution World Tour showcases classic Blue Man favorites along with brand new content, including the addition of a new female character exclusive to the current World Tour. In addition to the three traditional Blue Men, the World Tour will include a new character called “The Rockstar,” who will replace the traditional band as a multi-instrumentalist. With striking blue hair, “The Rockstar” will preside over the ritual of the evening as a shamanic “Master of Ceremonies” presence on the stage. Her eccentric and other-worldly look, combined with her dynamic musical stylings, will complement the multi-sensory nature of the show.
7. Madagascar The Musical
Venue: Esplanade, Theatres on the Bay
Dates: 18 - 28 Jan 2024
Admission: from $48
Madagascar the Musical, a live adaption of the Dreamworks animated franchise will be coming to Singapore from 18 to 28 Jan 2024 as part of its international tour and will be performing at the Esplanade's Theatres by the Bay.
The LIVE performance will tell the story of Alex the lion and his best friends Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo, escaping New York’s Central Park Zoo with the help of some prodigious penguins to explore the world.
Families can expect elaborate display of dance, music, puppetry, costumes and stage design. It will also include storytelling, choreography and the film’s iconic tunes.
8. We’re Going On A Bear Hunt
Venue: Victoria Theatre
Dates: 1 Feb - 4 Feb 2024
Admission: $42 - $72
The smash-hit production of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt returns vividly and noisily to KidsFest!
Join the intrepid family of adventurers and their musical dog on a quest to find a bear; as they wade through the gigantic swishy swashy grass, the splishy splashy river and the thick oozy, squelchy mud! Expect catchy songs, interactive scenes, plenty of adventure and a few surprises along the way!
9. The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show
Venue: Victoria Theatre
Dates: 29 Feb - 3 Mar 2024
Admission: $42 - $72
Part of Kidsfest!, the Very Hungry Caterpillar Show is back! The show has been dazzling audiences around the globe for over seven years, faithfully bringing to the stage Eric Carle’s timeless classics. Created by Jonathan Rockefeller, this production of the critically acclaimed show features a menagerie of over 75 magical puppets, including the star of the show –The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Translated into 62 languages and having sold over 43 million books, it remains in the top ten best-selling books of all time.
10. Matilda the Musical
Venue: Sands Theatre at Marina Bay Sands
Dates: 9 - 31 Mar 2024
Admission: $68 - $248
Matilda The Musical is the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, inspired by the beloved book by the incomparable Roald Dahl.
With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda The Musical is the story of an extraordinary little girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny.
11. Disney On Ice Presents 100 Years Of Wonder
Venue: Singapore Indoor Stadium
Dates: 9 - 17 Mar 2024
Price: Various pricing
Disney On Ice presents 100 Years of Wonder will whisk families away on an immersive getaway chock-full of magical participatory moments.
Hit the road with Mickey Mouse and his pals for a high-octane ride in Disney On Ice presents 100 Years of Wonder. Exciting twists and turns await as Mickey, Minnie, Goofy and guests of all ages embark on an interactive and memory-rich adventure to iconic Disney destinations.
Families should be prepared for a getaway jam-packed with unexpected hijinks and surprise, up-close character interaction as Disney On Ice presents 100 Years of Wonder makes a pitstop right in Singapore!
Photo Credits: Joan Marcus
Venue: Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands
Dates: from 19 Apr 2024
The Tony®, Grammy®, Olivier and Pulitzer Prize-winning production HAMILTON will premiere in Singapore from April 2024.
HAMILTON premiered on Broadway to wide critical and audience acclaim and has gone on to play seasons in London’s West End, Australia, Germany and New Zealand, before embarking on its first-ever international tour, playing in the Philippines and Abu Dhabi before it debuts in Singapore.
The production in Singapore will begin on 19 April 2024 at Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands, presented by Base Entertainment Asia. Tickets go on sale on 14 November through Marina Bay Sands ticketing and SISTIC with fans encouraged to join the waitlist to avoid missing out.
13. The Candlelight Concerts
Venue: Various Locations
Admission: from $35 (tickets here)
The Candlelight Concerts are a series of live, intimate concerts. Families can enjoy a host of concerts illuminated by candlelight and performed by live musicians in some of the most iconic venues in Singapore, including SEA Aquarium, CHIJMES and other dreamy locations.
*Note that the concerts have an age requirement of at least 8 years old, unless otherwise stated.
13. Gateway Kids Club Storytelling 2023
Venue: Gateway Theatre Dance Studio
Dates: Every Sat at 10 am
Gateway Kids Club is a free programme held at Gateway Theatre every Saturday. You can also join the Arts and Crafts session or Free Play activities after the storytelling session! Each month features a different theme, around which activities are focused.
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