Pre-Christmas shows, theatre and performances for kids in Singapore

Pre-Christmas shows in Singapore
Time for some good old-fashioned entertainment at the theatre with puppet shows, plays and musicals!

From learning the scale using “Do-Rei-Mi” to honking our way through “Edelweiss” on our recorders, we’ve loved theatre even before we knew it was a thing. Don’t know about you, but our first theatre performance was Cats, and we can still remember every show tune! So in the lead-up to Xmas, how about treating your small people to a show-stopping musical or enrapturing puppet performance that will give the whole fam the warm and fuzzies? Warning: shows may feature catchy tunes your kids will be singing aloud for YEARS. 


The Great Moscow Circus

Pre-Christmas shows in Singapore

The circus definitely has something for everyone. Photography: Sheralyn Loh

Roll up, roll up! The circus is in town with a star-studded cast of acrobats, contortionists, daredevils and jugglers, each and every one of them showing off larger-than-life performances that we were lucky enough to catch on opening night. Check out our full review of the show and expect over two hours of non-stop adrenaline pumping fun and excitement.
When: Now until 25 November 2018
Where: Under The Mighty Big Top Bayfront Avenue, Beside Marina Bay Sands
Cost: $35 – $155
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Upstairs in the Sky

Head to the library for a trip to the sky with Princess Veronica as she searches for her grandfather King Jim. Staged by SRT, this play is a chance to put your Mandarin skills to the test. Suitable for kids aged three to eight years.
When: 10, 11 and 17 November
Where:  Woodlands Regional Library, Jurong Regional Library and library@esplanade
Cost: Free
Registration required at library e-kiosks or online

The Golden Prime

There’s still time to grab tix to this special classical concert just for kids! As part of the Tang Tee Khoon Grand Series, kids up to 12 years old will be able to attend specially designed interactive concert for 50 minutes of fun, learning and music with international artists and a fantastic facilitator. Babies and tots up to six years old will learn all about the history of Polish folk dance from Chopin to Adès and experience folk-style music and Hungarian tunes by Schumann and Brahms during the ‘Dance’ programme at 3pm, while kids aged six to 12 will love the ‘Song’ programme which explores the work of Brahms’ Violin Sonata in G.
When: 11 November, 3pm and 5pm
Where: Esplanade Recital Studio, 1 Esplanade Dr, Singapore 038981
Cost: $32
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The Jungle Book

The Upper Elementary of Stamford American International School Singapore presents a retelling of Rudyard Kipling’s classic tale, The Jungle Book. Adapted to stage by Stuart Paterson, watch as Mowgli adapts to life in the jungle with the help of his friends Baloo the bear and Bagheera the panther.
When: 13-14 November, 5.30 – 6.30pm
Where: Stamford American International School Singapore, Reagan Theatre, 1 Woodleigh Lane, Singapore 357684
Cost: Free
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Nadam – Little Creatures

Here’s one for the bubs to get stuck into. Created by Natalie Alexandra Tse, a doctoral scholar at the National Institute of Education Singapore, expect an extraordinary experiential and immersive performance. Bond with bubba as they get to roam around the space and play with the various sound-makers. Suitable for babies 18 months and under.
When: 16 and 18 November
Where: The Artground
Cost: One parent and one baby: $25
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Ravan Chhaya – Shadow Puppetry of Orissa

Pre-Christmas shows in Singapore

Watch a free shadow puppet performance! Photography: Esplanade

Part of the Indian Festival of Arts, this shadow puppet theatre performance follows the life of Rama, although in this performance, the demon king Ravana is featured as the protagonist because Rama, as a divine being, theoretically cannot cast shadows. See the puppets come to life through shadows in front of your very eyes!
When: 16-18 November
Where: Esplanade Forecourt Garden
Cost: Free

PAW Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure

The pups from PAW Patrol are hitting the stage with a new adventure – out on the open sea! Join Ryder and his team of pirate pups as they rescue Cap’n Turbot, find the treasure and stop Mayor Humdinger. All paws on deck for this great adventure!
When: Sat, 17 – Sun, 18 November
Where: Resorts World Theatre, Resorts World Sentosa
Cost: From $58– $118
Buy tickets from SISTIC 

Animal Farm

Performed by a young, talented cast of aspiring actors aged, seven to 17 years old, these first ever graduates of ‘SPUR’ will be tackling this dystopic classic. Adapted by Act 3 Academy, the performance will place focus on the theme of ‘bullying’.
When: 20 November, 7.30pm
Where: Black Box, Drama Centre, National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street
Cost: $15 per adult or child 7 years old and above
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Act 3 International

Saint Marc Children’s Choir an evening of Disney Delights and Season’s Greetings

What would Christmas be without a rousing performance of Christmas carols? Enjoy an evening of Disney classics like “Colours Of The Wind” from Pocahontas, and “Let It Go” from Frozen with songs sung in French along with Christmas carols, all sung by The Saint Marc Children’s Choir. Get the kids exposed to a foreign language and enjoy a night of magic.
When: 20-21 November, 7.30pm
Where: Victoria Concert Hall
Cost: $58 – $98
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Ganga – The Heavenly Princess

The festivities continue with Ganga – The Heavenly Princess. Find out who this mischievous princess was and how she helped save the land from drought. Narrated in English through dance and drama, learn all about the oceans and rivers and why we shouldn’t take them for granted. Suitable for kids aged four to eight years old.
When: 24-25 November
Where: Esplanade Recital Studio
Cost: $20
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Nursery Crimes

Pre-Christmas shows in Singapore

Polly Piper is on the case! Photography: SRT

Help Polly Piper solve the crimes happening in the Land of Miny Moe and save characters straight from classic nursery rhymes. Suitable for kids aged four and up, they’ll love helping the new Chief Detective Polly round up sheep and solve plenty of mysteries. If you’re following us on Instagram, you’ll know we recently escaped to the Land of Miny Moe with our own little detective and you can read all about our adventures (don’t worry, there’s no spoilers!) before buying your tix. Head on over yourselves, and don’t forget to head in early for the parent-child workshop!
When: Now until 30 November
Where: KC Arts Centre – Home of SRT
Cost: $25 – $49
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Corporal Crumble’s Christmas Crisis

Think you’re having a crummy Christmas? Not as crummy as Corporal Crumble! This Christmas panto is just the crisis you need to get into the spirit of the season. Expect two full hours crammed with heroic deeds, cooky villains and plenty of antics with a great helpings of audience participation in between.
When: 1-2 December
Where: Sands Theatre
Cost: $40 – $80
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Sleeping Beauty

The classic fairytale (pictured top) is coming to life on stage through a dance performance of unrivalled elegance by the Singapore Dance Theatre. Your little tutu-touting tots will love diving into the magic of Tchaikovsky’s composition and dance performances while finding out just how true love’s kiss can save the day.
When:  6 – 9 December
Where: Esplanade Theatre
Cost: From $35
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Hi-5 Supers

For one day only, Hi-5 have become Supers, the superheroes in Hi-5 City. But with great power comes great responsibility and that includes missions, obstacles and the prestigious Superhero Awards Night! Expect action, drama and plenty of laughs as well as a few life lessons in this production.
When: 7 –  8 December
Where: Sands Theatre at Marina Bay Sands
Cost: $39-$119
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Musical TARU

Pre-Christmas shows in Singapore

When the eclipse hits, Taru disappears. Photography: RWS

A field trip to a museum turns into a magical adventure as Nali, Gao Feng and Da Fa find themselves in Night at the Museum come to life during a lunar eclipse. What’s worse is that the fossil of a baby T-rex, TARU, goes missing! This box-office family musical has been making waves in Korea and will premiere in Singapore in Mandarin with English subtitles.
When: 7 December 2018- 13 January 2019
Where: Resorts World Theatre, Resorts World Sentosa
Cost: $30 – $108
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Under My Bed

Do you have kids who hate bedtime? Meet Mat, he hates bedtime because he KNOWS there is something under his bed and he’s going to find out just what it is. Screw your courage to the sticking place and get ready to drive away those night time terrors! Suitable for kids aged three to six years.
When: 11, 12 & 14-16 December
Where: The Artground, Whitebox, 90 Goodman Road, #01-40, Block J, Singapore 439053
Cost: $12
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Star Wars Episode IV : A New Hope Film Concert

Star Wars fans, this one’s for you! Catch the film that started it all in Singapore with all music performed by a live orchestra. Featuring over 70 musicians relive John Williams’ music live as you watch the adventure unfold in a galaxy far, far away on the silver screen.
When: 14 – 15 December, 8pm
Where: Esplanade Theatre
Cost: From $69
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The Night Before Christmas

Join Eddie as he searches for Santa in The Night Before Christmas!

Twas The Night Before Christmas, and all through the house, not a creature was stirring…except for a mouse! Eddie the mouse plans to ask Father Christmas why only humans could celebrate Christmas and open presents. Along the way, he meets friends, encounters danger and discovers the real spirit of Christmas. A heart-warming tale that will have the little ones singing and dancing with glee.
When: 7 – 9 December
Where: SOTA Drama Theatre
Cost: $42 – $62
Buy tickets from SISTIC

A $ingapore Carol

Pre-Christmas shows in Singapore

We’re loving the dollar sign in the title (we could use some of that)

Christmas? #BAHHUMBUG! W!LD RICE is bringing the Christmas classic “A Christmas Carol” to the sunny stage of Singapore to celebrate love, compassion and the spirit of giving – with a uniquely Singaporean twist! The miserly S.K. Loo’s All-In-One app has made him the richest businessman in town and he’s holed up in his penthouse this Christmas when three kaypoh spirits come to spoil the party. Expect a side-splitting, heartwarming, all-singing musical for the whole fambam in this brand new Christmas extravaganza.
When: 23 November – 15 December
Where: Victoria Theatre
Cost: $50 – $80
Buy tickets from SISTIC

Top image: Sleeping Beauty via Singapore Dance Theatre

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