As restrictions begin to ease, we are slowly and finally able to watch productions in person again… Hurrah! So here's what's in store for kids' theatre shows in Singapore…
Here at HoneyKids HQ, we’re crazy about musicals, plays, and performances for the whole family to enjoy. Not only do big productions, gorgeous costumes, and lively tunes enthrals the fam for days on end, but they’re also an excellent opportunity to inspire your little aspiring thespian to get into the performing arts. (Plus, it’s perfect when the weather’s bogging you down). And yes, theatre shows in Singapore are back! Here’s a rundown of what to expect this year…
Kids’ theatre, productions, and shows in Singapore 2022
1. Candlelight: Magical Movie Soundtracks
Enjoy the various songs that you know from the movies being performed live at this concert! Imagine: candlelights all over the venue, a solo pianist, and you humming along the tunes featured in classics such as Aladdin, Frozen, Harry Potter, and many more. You’ll feel like you’ve been transported to a whole new world by the end of this show.
When: 28 March 2022
Where: Candlelight: Magical Movie Soundtracks, Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place, Singapore 179556
2. Clash of the Five Senses
Looking to improve your kid’s bilingual skills? Take them to this children’s cross talk production. Presented by a talented young ensemble, this performance combines myriad Chinese traditional performing arts such as tongue twisters and allegro. Laugh out loud and enjoy this enchanting and heartlifting production!
When: 1-2 April 2022
Where: Clash of the Five Senses, Drama Centre Theatre, National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street, Level 3, Singapore 188064
3. Carnival of the Animals
A family-friendly musical circus escapade is coming to town. Inspired by French composer Camille Saint-Saëns, this five-star international circus showcases the exciting tales of the animal kingdom through imagination, theatre magic, and acrobatic wizardry. Children in the audience will learn more about the lives of tortoises, kangaroos, swans, and many other animals.
When: 14-17 April 2022
Where: Carnival of the Animals, Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands, 4 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018973
4. PLAYtime! Imagination Station
Meet Jamie, a shy and awkward child who doesn’t seem to belong anywhere in this world. One day, his world is thrown upside down when the train he’s in is headed to Imagination Station, a place where only imaginary friends go. Lost and out of his comfort zone, Jamie now has to find his way back home. This production is a lesson in bravery, which is something that the littlies will learn and pick up after watching this.
When: 29 April – 15 May 2022
Where: PLAYtime! Imagination Station, Esplanade Theatre Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore 038981
5. Peter & Blue’s School Holiday
Enjoy this cheery and playful story of three friends – Peter, his dog Blue, and his cat Calico – as they spend the school holiday frolicking at the beach and visiting the friendly zoo animals. This ballet performance features engaging storytelling and whimsical choreography that is sure to excite the little ones.
When: June 2022
Where: Peter & Blue’s School Holiday, School of the Arts (SOTA) Studio Theatre, 1 Zubir Said Drive, Singapore 227968
6. Jun and the Octopus
Based on the book of the same name, this theatrical adaptation uses puppetry to tell the story of fun-loving Jun, who started having nightmares of being trapped in an octopus’ tentacles deep in the ocean. Will Jun be able to pry himself loose and get out of his dreams? Psst – this production carries mature themes and may cause discomfort to some; the performance will be followed by a post-show facilitation session with the Singapore Children’s Society. Recommended for ages 11 to 14.
When: 13-15 July 2022
Where: Jun and the Octopus, Esplanade Theatre Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore 038981
7. PLAYtime! Together
Two siblings, Gor Gor and Mei Mei, are bored being stuck at home. And even though their mother is at home too, she’s swamped with work (we’ve been there, right?). So what can you do when you have to stay indoors all the time? Join the sibling as they go on adventures and discover new ways playing together. This theatre production aims to teach the little ones on unstructured and imaginative plays, relationship between siblings, empathy, and the new normal.
When: 10-21 August 2022
Where: PLAYtime! Together, Esplanade Theatre Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore 038981
Stay tuned as we’ll update this piece throughout the course of the year on other kids’ theatre in Singapore offerings!