Theatre shows, productions and musicals for kids in Singapore 2019

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Interactive shows, sing-a-longs and plenty of music and movement, these are the live productions you'll want the kiddos dancing along to!

We’re just into February so we’ve still got plenty of the year left to fill with fun things to do with the kiddos. If the weather is keeping you indoors and away from green spaces and trips to the beach, there’s still a whole year of fab live shows, musicals and interactive performances to look forward to. These all-singing, all-dancing flurries of colour and movement are just the thing to keep the kids entertained, plus they’re packed with valuable life lessons. It might even inspire those little divas to get up on stage themselves!

The Story of the Banyan Tree

Back for its third run at the Huayi Festival of Arts, Child’s Play presents The Story of the Banyan Tree. Adapted from the classic local folklore and packed with hands-on activities, kids aged six to 11 years are invited on an adventure of epic proportions to battle a giant python living in an old banyan tree. The theatre production will be performed in Mandarin, and no grown-ups allowed?
When: 15 – 17, 19-20 Feb
Where: Esplanade Annexe Studio
Cost: $30
www.sistic.com.sg

Matilda The Musical

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Expect to see some revolting children this February!

“We are revolting children!” Hands up if Matilda was your childhood hero? We love everything about this smart little girl who stands up against the fearsome likes of Miss Trunchbull. Featuring Roald Dahl’s colourful characters and original songs by Tim Minchin, this multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company has finally come to Singapore! Better snap up those tickets quick before they’re sold out.
When: 21 Feb – 17 Mar
Where: Sands Theatre at Marina Bay Sands
Cost: From $68
www.sistic.com.sg

Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban In Concert

There’s can never be too much Harry Potter in a child’s life, so we can’t wait to rewatch of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban with a twist: it’s set to live music! Potterheads should deffo catch the film in high-definition with the film score being performed by Metropolitan Festival Orchestra.
When: 1 – 2 March
Where: Esplanade Theatre

Cost: $79
www.sistic.com.sg

The Dragon’s Dentist

What could a mythical beast as fearsome and scary as a dragon be afraid of? Why, the dentist, of course! Enter the dragon’s mouth for an interactive theatre experience for children aged two to six years for one gigan-teeth adventure!
When: 1 – 17 March, sensory friendly performances on 15-16 March
Where: Esplanade Theatre Studio
Cost: $20
www.sistic.com.sg

Gretel and Hansel

If you’ve got two or more little munchkins at home, you know what it’s like dealing with dreaded sibling rivalry. In this retelling of the classic fairytale, older sister Gretel is told to ‘grow up’ while her younger brother, Hansel gets all the attention. It’s no surprise she wants to leave him in a forest! But what happens when they really do get stuck and have to find their way home? Great for prepping the kiddos for the new kid on the block, this tale will encourage siblings young and old to understand and appreciate each other better.
When: 13 March –  26 April
Where: KC Arts Centre – Home of SRT

Cost: From $26
www.srt.com.sg/show/gretelandhansel

Pinkfong Baby Shark Live Musical

Every mum’s favourite earworm turned musical is back. Pinkfong and friends must help their marine neighbours find Baby Shark! Dive into the deep and journey to far, far Ocean Land to help Pinkfong with magic, friends and of course, plenty of songs.
When: 16 – 17 March
Where: Resorts World Theatre, Resorts World Sentosa
Cost: $78
www.sistic.com.sg

Disney On Ice presents Mickey’s Super Celebration

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Disney on Ice is coming back for a reprise!

Disney On Ice is back to celebrate 90 years of Mickey in Mickey’s Super Celebration. You’ll be able to join in on the action using Mickey’s Mouse Pad and help the gang relive Disney stories, including welcoming the brave Moana and Maui on ice for the first time. Meet your favourite Disney characters as they zip and zoom about on the ice!
When: 20-24 March
Where: Singapore Indoor Stadium
Cost: From $25
www.sportshub.com.sg

Shaggy and the Trims

It can be a Herculean task to get the kids to get a haircut and Shaggy, the shaggiest creature you’ve met, is not keen on getting a snip either. In a town where everyone is trim and tidy, he’s in desperate need of a haircut…or is he? This interactive production is one hairy situation about first haircuts, being different and fitting in.
When: 3 – 17 May, sensory friendly performances on 10 – 11 May
Where: Esplanade Theatre Studio
Cost: $20
www.sistic.com.sg

Elmer the Patchwork Elephant Show

Based on the classic children’s book series by David McKee, Elmer the Patchwork Elephant Show features a menagerie of 21 lovable puppets including the colourful ellie himself. If you, like us, love a show with some humour, colour and plenty of laughs, then this one is a surefire winner.
When: 9 – 12 May
Where: KC Arts Centre – Home of SRT

Cost: From $42
www.sistic.com.sg

The Phantom Of The Opera

Ditch the kids for date night at this musical and dive into the haunting drama of The Phantom of the Opera. Prepare to be enthralled by a 37 strong international cast and a 12-piece live orchestra playing iconic tunes including The Phantom of the Opera, Think of Me and Music of the Night.
When: 24 April – 26 May
Where: Sands Theatre at Marina Bay Sands
Cost: From $75
www.sistic.com.sg

The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favourites

All your favourite Eric Carle classics are coming back to the stage at the Victoria Theatre. The voracious (or just very hungry) caterpillar, the bored Little Cloud and the Mixed Up Chameleon will all be hopping out of the books to bring their stories to life!
When: 30 April – 12 May
Where: Victoria Theatre
Cost: from $18
www.sistic.com.sg

Kurios– Cabinet of Curiosities

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The circus is coming to town! Photography: Cirque de Soleil

The circus is coming back to town with a bevy of somersaulting contortionists, upside down cyclists, and more in Cirque du Soleil’s Kurios – Cabinet of Curiosities. Get ready for a host of talented performers to wow you by reinventing the laws of nature.
When: 6 – 21 July
Where: Under The Big Top, Bayfront Avenue, Beside Marina Bay Sands
Cost: From $85
www.sistic.com.sg

Aladdin

Disney’s Aladdin is brought to life in this spectacular musical with huge sets, mind-blowing special effects and all your favourite songs including “Friend like Me”, “A Whole New World” and “Arabian Nights”. We’re always ready for another retelling, especially with the live-action remake out in cinemas on 24 May.
When: 21 July – 11 August
Where: Sands Theatre at Marina Bay Sands
Cost: From $68
www.sistic.com.sg

Us

Two’s company but three’s a crowd, especially when another new friend wants to join Us. Can two best friends make room for three? Learn about the basics of friendship, loneliness and understanding through music, movement and fun, and ask, ‘is three really a crowd?’
When: 10 – 25 Aug 2019, sensory friendly performances on 23-24 August
Where: Esplanade Theatre Studio

Cost: $20
www.sistic.com.sg

Fantastic Mr Fox

SRT The Little Company is bringing back the stage adaptation of Fantastic Mr Fox with a Mandarin twist! Watch as brave Mr Fox dodges the farmers Boggis, Bunce and Bean to provide for his family. This is one action-packed comedy show for kids of all ages.
When: August to September
Where: KC Arts Centre – Home of SRT
Cost: TBC
www.srt.com.sg/index

The Gingerbread Man

Gingerbread man and his friends need to help Herr Von Cuckoo find his lost voice before he is thrown away. Ginger needs to overcome challenges, make sure he doesn’t get eaten by the evil Sleek the Mouse and save his friend before it’s too late!
When: October – December
Where: KC Arts Centre – Home of SRT
Cost: TBC
www.srt.com.sg/index

Top image: Matilda the Musical

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