18 Upcoming Theatre Shows & Concerts for Families and Kids in Singapore [2024]



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Here's a list of upcoming theatre shows, musicals, and music concerts for families and kids of all ages to enjoy together! 

*Updated: July 2024

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 kids' theatre shows to look out for! Bookmark this page to be updated on the latest family-friendly theatre shows in Singapore!

1. Put On Your Dancing Shoes For da:ns focus - EveryBody Workshops

Venue: Esplanade Rehearsal Studio
Dates: 6, 7, 13 and 14 Apr 2024
Fees: $20 per ticket

Looking for a lively way to start your weekends with your little ones this April? Look no further than the da:ns focus - EveryBody Workshops happening at the Esplanade Rehearsal Studio for a session of laughter, music, and dance. It's the perfect way to kickstart your weekend!

Join professional dance instructors for a session of dance-play where parents and children can bond over fun and interactive dance activities. Whether your child is aged 3-6 or 6-12, the EveryBody Workshops cater to kids of all ages. Everyone is welcome to join in on the dance fun, regardless of their age or skill level.

Shake off the lethargic weekend, and come learn some funky new dance moves with your kids! The workshops provide a playful environment where families can learn and dance together, it's the perfect opportunity to create special memories together!

Tickets are priced at just $20 each, and the workshops are conducted over 2 weekends in April. Save the dates (6, 7, 13 and 14 Apr 2024), and head down to the Esplanade Rehearsal Studio to kickstart your dance journey! 

Sign up now for the da:ns focus - EveryBody Workshops and get ready to dance your way into the weekend with your little ones!

2. Titoudao

Venue: Victoria Theatre
Dates: 5 - 21 July 2024
Admission: from $50

Enchanting audiences around the globe, the iconic Singaporean production, Titoudao, returns to Victoria Theatre this July for its 30th stage anniversary celebration.

Based on the true story of Singaporean Wayang (Chinese Street Opera) star Madam Oon Ah Chiam, Titoudao portrays the struggles of this petite lady with big dreams, fighting against despairing personal states of poverty, gender inequality and shadowed marital vexations. 

Above all, she takes these multiple hardships and challenges in life by the horns in order to realise her dreams and find her place in the world. This epic biography also parallels pivotal events in Singapore’s history to showcase how our lives have been transformed over the course of over five decades.

3. White

Venue: The Artground WhiteBox, 90 Goodman Road, Goodman Arts Centre, Block J, #01-40, S439053
Dates: 20 - 28 Jul 2024
Admission: $28 per pax

Welcome to the world of White. Full of birdsong and birdhouses, it gleams and dazzles and shines in the night. Two friends look after the birdhouses and make sure the eggs stay safe. The world is bright, ordered and white. But high up in the trees, all is not white. Colour appears. First red
 then yellow
 then blue


White is a playful, highly visual show for very young children and is a perfect first time theatre experience. Catherine Wheels is an award-winning, internationally acclaimed children’s theatre company.

4. The Invisible Pangolin

Venue: Gateway Theatre, Black Box
Dates: 27 - 28 Jul 2024
Admission: $21 - $33

Three friends, a Monkey, Owl and Tiger come across a mysterious ball that turns out to be a classmate they have never “seen” before. What does it mean to not be seen and to remain “invisible”?

The Invisible Pangolin is a 1 hour interactive theatre piece that seeks to explore friendships; embracing differences, being seen, and giving space. Come join us in this adventure.

Recommended for 5 to 8 years old. 

5. The Three Little Pigs 侉ćȘ氏çŒȘ

Venue: KC Arts Centre, Home of STC
Dates: 20 Jul - 4 Aug 2024
Admission: $27 - $50 

STC's The Little Company is bringing back your favourite fairy tale - The Three Little Pigs in July 2024! 

When you gather three superstar piglets, a devoted single-parent Mum, and a misunderstood "Big Bad" Wolf on one stage, you've got the perfect ‘Great Big Little Broadway Show’!

Embark on an adventure with the three little pigs as they cleverly outwit the Big Bad Wolf. An original adaptation of the classic fairy tale, The Three Little Pigs teaches the little ones how success can be achieved through hard work and perseverance. 

Designed for 3-year-olds and above, this ‘very curly musical tail’ is packed with humour and will have you squealing with glee and howling with laughter as the three little pigs take on the Big Bad Wolf.

6. Phinny & Wally

Venue: Drama Centre Black Box, National Library Building Level 5
Dates: 27 Jul - 4 Aug 2024 
Admission: $28 - $35

“Phinny & Wally” is a fun and interactive play that reminds us of the importance of relationships - both with our friends and family, as well as with the environment around us. Don’t miss this opportunity to bond with your little ones while sparking their interest in the Mandarin language

Dive into the enchanting underwater world with Phinny, a gentle dolphin, and Wally, an enthusiastic whale. In their vibrant ocean home, filled with coral figurines and playful adventures, these unlikely friends explore the wonders and face the challenges of the sea. With ship threats and pollution encroaching on their home, Phinny and Wally discover that unity and friendship are their greatest allies. Together, their unbreakable bond reminds us that true friends never leave each other behind, no matter the tide.

The play is performed in Mandarin and is recommended for 5 to 7 years old. 

7. PLAYtime! 2024 BURP 

Venue: Esplanade Theatre Studio
Dates: 10 - 25 Aug 2024
Admission: $23

Get ready for BURP, a heartening tale about a man who loves collecting sounds in glass jars, each one a doorway to a special memory or feeling. Every day, he carefully picks a few sound jars and plays them on his Incredible Sound Machine, transporting him back to extraordinary moments in time.  

But one day, something strange happens – a mighty burp ripples through his entire body, a vibration so powerful that he just has to collect it before it flies away!

Discover all types of sounds – some near, some far, and some that that move through different things. Will the man be swift enough to capture Burp in his sound jar, or will Burp give him the slip? Come along for an extraordinary game of chase between Burp and the sound collector! 

8. Chinese Children Drama – The Legend of Redhill , ćŽèŻ­ć„żç«„ć‰§ 《çșąć±±äŒ èŻŽă€‹

Venue: Victoria Theatre
Dates: 24 - 25 Aug 2024
Admission: $35

The Legend of Redhill is a story retold many times, here's your chance to catch it in this Chinese children drama at Victoria Theatre! 

A long time ago, many swordfish appeared along the shores of Singapore. They attacked fishermen which cause great suffering. A boy named Aman suggested to Sultan to build a fence made out of banana tree trunks to protect the fishermen. Thankfully, it worked – the swordfish were kept at bay. Everyone praised Aman, saying he would surely become an extraordinary person when he grow up. Sultan fearing that Aman might surpass his own position, so he sent his men to fatally stab Aman..

9. Aladdin in Concert

Venue: Esplanade Theatre
Dates: 6 - 7 Sep 2024
Admission: $58 - $138 

Embark on a magical journey with Aladdin in Concert, an enchanting evening filled with music, adventure, and romance. Join us under the starlit sky for a captivating performance of the beloved Walt Disney Animation Studios classic, featuring the timeless score brought to life by the acclaimed Metropolitan Festival Orchestra and Symphonia Choralis. 

In the mythical city of Agrabah, follow the tale of Aladdin, a quick-witted young thief, who crosses paths with the Sultan's spirited daughter, Jasmine. As they navigate through the bustling streets and ancient treasures, they encounter the sinister plans of the cunning vizier, Jafar, who seeks to harness the power of a magical lamp hidden within the Cave of Wonders. With the help of his pet monkey, Abu, and the wisecracking Genie, voiced by the legendary Robin Williams, Aladdin embarks on a daring adventure to outwit Jafar and win the heart of Jasmine. 

Don't miss this extraordinary event as we bring the timeless tale of “Aladdin” to life in a spectacular concert performance that will delight audiences of all ages.

10. SSO Concerts for Children: Pirates Ahoy!

Venue: Victoria Concert Hall
Dates: 7 - 8 Sep 2024
Admission: $25 - $35

The SSO Concerts for Children: Pirates Ahoy is recommended for ages 4 and above. Children will also get to enjoy pre-concert activities an hour before the show! 

So come aboard the Victoria with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, presenter Alasdair “Awesome Al” Malloy and conductor Rodolfo Barráez in this musical adventure of high Cs, pitch-perfect pirates and the thrill of the treasure hunt!

11. SSO Babies' Prom

Venue: Victoria Concert Hall
Dates: 5 - 6 Oct 2024
Admission: $35 - $45

The SSO's popular Babies’ Proms returns with its well-established and familiar programme that has entertained generations of kids every year. Discover the fun and fantastic world of the orchestra and its different instruments in this free-and-easy musical day out for parents and kids. Be ready to get up from your seats and move along to the music with your lively Babies’ Proms presenter, William Ledbetter “Uncle Bill”!

The SSO Babies’ Proms programme is identical from year to year. Recommended for ages 6 and below. Tickets are required for children aged 2 and above. Free for children under 2 years if accompanied by an adult with a ticket. Pre-concert activities will begin an hour before each show.

12. The Mongol Khan

Venue: Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands
Dates: from 17 Oct 2024
Admission: $48 - $168

Based on different historical events that took place in Central Asia 3000 years ago, the epic Mongolian theatrical production, The Mongol Khan, will make its Asia Premiere in Singapore at Sands Theatre from 17 October 2024. Following a sell-out season at The London Coliseum in 2023, this is the first time a Mongolian theatrical production will take stage in Singapore.

Showcasing a large-scale production with lavish sets and costumes, The Mongol Khan will be performed by an ensemble of over 70 actors, dancers and musicians. Inspired by the evolution of the Mongolian culture, it presents a gripping tale of a brutal succession that threatens the essence of an Empire. The Mongol Khan has all the ingredients of a classic tragedy: jealousy, mistaken identity, adultery, rivalry, sacrifice, succession, and a power struggle. With the stability of an empire at stake, the story culminates in an epic battle for the future of the Hunnic Empire. 

The Mongol Khan is a theatrical spectacle with a multi-sensory feast that is brought to life through a haunting original score, dramatic storytelling, dance and puppetry - experiences audiences have never seen before.

13. Esplanade Presents | Feed Your Imagination (F.Y.I) 2024 - The Feelings Farm

Venue: Singtel Waterfront Theatre at Esplanade
Dates: 26 Oct 2024
Admission: $36

On a trip to Kranji, three children find themselves lost on The Feelings Farm where emotions are shifting landscapes they must learn to journey through, both together and alone. Guided by a mysterious Cloud, they tumble through the Jungle of Joy, brave the Field of Fear, sail across the Swamp of Sadness, and explore other familiar feelings. Come along for a magical adventure that will surprise and move you. 

The Feelings Farm uses music, movement, poetry and multimedia to help children name and understand emotions with compassion. The play draws from real experiences of children in Singapore and hopes to give children and adults alike the language to have honest conversations about our feelings.

14. The Wizard Of Oz

Venue: The Ngee Ann Kongsi Theatre @ Wild Rice, Funan
Dates: 14 Nov - 21 Dec 2024
Admission: $35 - $95 

If there’s one place in Singapore where freaky things can happen, it’s Yishun. That’s how Dorothy finds herself swept up by a cyclone one day and transported to the magical land of Oz, where the Munchkins live the high life in the East and the Winkies toil and labour in the West under the tyrannical rule of the Wicked Witch. 

In this reimagined local version of The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy needs to seek an audience with the mysterious Wizard of Oz to find her way home. Along the way, she gets help from a Hokkien-speaking Scarecrow, a Tin Man with a big axe and even bigger vocabulary, and a sensitive, crochet-loving Lion. 

But what dangers lie ahead in this strange world that sometimes reminds Dorothy so much of Singapore? And will brains, heart and courage be enough to get her home? 

The Wizard of Oz is fabulous fun for the whole family. Don’t miss this joyous new musical that will send you and your loved ones singing and dancing all the way home!

15. Temasek Foundation x SSO Concerts for Children: A Magical Musical Meander

Venue: Victoria Concert Hall
Dates: 16 - 17 Nov 2024
Admission: $25 - $35

Lights, music, MAGIC! Hop on a magical musical meander through a musician’s life of ups and downs, accompanied by orchestral music of fantasy and whimsy. Bring your kids to help popular Hong Kong magician Harry Wong save our weary young maestro from despair and reignite his deep love of music.

The Temasek Foundation x SSO Concerts for Children: A Magical Musical Meander features magician performing magic tricks with classical music performed by the orchestra. Uncle Harry will invite some children on stage to be part of a magic act. Recommended for ages 4 and above. No admission for infants-in-arms. No admission without a ticket.

16. PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure"

Venue: Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands
Dates: 12 - 15 Dec 2024
Admission: from $58

Nickelodeon and VStar Entertainment Group in association with Base Entertainment Asia present PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure.” This action-packed, music-filled production is based on the top-rated animated preschool series PAW Patrol. Guests will see Ryder and his team of pups embark on a pirate-themed adventure to uncover hidden treasure. Do not miss this PAWsome opportunity to see the whole pack in this live touring stage performance at Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands from 12 to 15 December 2024. 

In PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure,” Mayor Goodway is getting everything shipshape for a big Pirate Day celebration in Adventure Bay. When Cap’n Turbot falls into a dark and mysterious cavern, it’s PAW Patrol to the rescue! Chase, Marshall, Rubble, Skye, Rocky and Zuma save Cap'n Turbot and discover a secret pirate treasure map that leads them on an epic adventure. Things get ruff when Mayor Humdinger wants to find the treasure first for Foggy Bottom. The pups need all paws on deck for this pirate adventure. Using their heroic rescue skills, problem-solving and teamwork, the pups set sail to save the day. No job is too big, no pirate pup is too small!

17. The Candlelight Concerts

Venue: Various Locations
Dates: Ongoing
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. 

18. Gateway Kids Club Storytelling 2024

Venue: Gateway Theatre Dance Studio
Dates: Every Sat at 10 am
Admission: Free

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. 

 

Did anything catch your eye? Let us know if you have any feedback on the list! 

 

 



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This article is prepared by

Jiarong Yu
Daddy to 2 adorable little ones. Misses them the moment they are not around, regrets missing them the moment they are around.

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