Children’s theatre provides a way for kids to be exposed to the world of the stage. This features to children’s theatre in Singapore 2018 provides a look into what is coming up in the calendar of kid-friendly shows for the year.
From musicals to interactive performances, these are family-friendly shows that to provide entertaining fun for kids and parents. Read more about what is coming up in our Little Day Out children’s theatre in Singapore 2018 round-up below.
Children’s Theatre in Singapore 2018
17 to 21 January 2018
Head into the woods for an encounter with The Gruffalo in this musical children’s theatre production. Part of KidsFest Singapore 2018. For ages 3+.
Hairy Maclary and Friends
26 to 28 January 2018
Join Hairy Maclary and Friends for a set of canine capers and animal adventures. Part of KidsFest Singapore 2018. For ages 2+.
What the Ladybird Heard
NIGHT FESTIVAL!: A Rundown of All the Light Sculptures You Can See
31 January to 4 February 2018
Expect to encounter two crafty robbers, one tiny ladybird, and plenty of farmyard fun in this stage adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks’ colourful adventure, What the Ladybird Heard. Part of KidsFest Singapore 2018. For ages 3+.
The Ugly Duckling
1 to 4 February 2018
York Theatre Royal brings Hans Christian Andersen tale of The Ugly Duckling to the stage. The colourful musical brings with it lessons on identity and self-worth. Part of KidsFest Singapore 2018. For ages 3+.
Time Travel with Chinese Historical Stories
4 February 2018
Faced with the need to solve three riddles, the Yaya Family has to travels back in time and gains a deeper understanding of traditional Chinese festivals in the process. Time Travel with Chinese Historical Stories is presented in Chinese.
The Gruffalo’s Child
7 to 11 February 2018
Ignoring her father’s warnings, the Gruffalo’s Child ventures out into the dark wood. Who will she encounter while out in the woods? Part of KidsFest Singapore 2018. For ages 3+.
Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo
9 to 11 February 2018
Have an encounter with awesome prehistoric creatures at Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo. Meet cute baby dinosaurs and some of the largest carnivores to have walked the planet. Part of KidsFest Singapore 2018. For ages 5+.
Child’s Play – The Story of Redhill
23 to 28 February 2018
One day, the villager in a small fishing village were attacked by swordfish. What can be done to help save the village? Child’s Play – The Story of Redhill is an immersive, hands-on experience by Danny Yeo and 3 Pumpkins Projects (Singapore) where children learn about teamwork and how to problem-solve without the help of adults. Recommended for ages six to 11.
28 February to 4 March 2018
Taipei Puppet Theater brings classics such as Journey to the West to life using traditional hand puppetry in Puppetry Delights.
PLAYtime! 2018 The Dog Who Goes Woof Woof
2 to 11 March 2018
Fun turns to fear when two strangers arrive at the children’s playground. Find out how Woof Woof the dog helps a child overcome her fear in a heartwarming tale, The Dog Who Goes Woof Woof, about how friendships can come in all forms. A sensory-friendly version of this show is available on 9 and 10 March. Part of Esplanade’s PLAYtime! series. Recommended for ages two to six.
From 7 March 2018
Based on Hans Christian Anderson’s classic fairy tale, The Nightingale tells the tale of the brown bird that captures the heart of an Emperor and is kept in a cage. Will she survive her days in captivity or ever be free again? This children’s theatre production in Singapore for 2018 is presented by SRT’s The Little Company.
Peppa Pig Live! Peppa Pig’s Celebration
9 to 11 March 2018
Peppa Pig is back with a musical show, Peppa Pig’s Celebration, that celebrates treasured family memories.
Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical
18 to 29 March 2018
Go on a musical adventure with Trixie, Daddy and Knuffle Bunny as they go on a big trip out to the Laundromat. Find out what happens when the trip threatens to separate Trixie from her favourite bunny in this children’s theatre adaption of the picture book, Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale by Mo Williams. Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical is presented by Player’s Theatre.
Little Miss Boleh
30 to 31 March 2018
One day, Little Miss Boleh is alone at home when a Little Cow comes barging in. Will Little Miss Boleh be able to help Little Cow find its way home? Little Miss Boleh, the theatrical children’s puppet presentation in Singapore by Paper Monkey Theatre is performed in Mandarin with English surtitles. Suitable for ages four and above.
Pinocchio: A Whale of A Tale!
7 to 15 April 2018
This musical puppet show, Pinocchio: A Whale of a Tale, adapts the story of the wooden boy to share values of integrity, courage and appreciation.
The Amazing Journey
14 to 15 April 2018
Kiki the Ant and little Grasshopper go on a quest to explore a dream paradise route. They meet timid beetle Jimmy and go on a perilous adventure through the Black Forest together. The Amazing Journey is resented in Chinese.
PLAYtime! 2018 Bunny Finds the Right Stuff
4 to 18 May 2018
Bunny, a floppy stuffed rabbit, tries to find the right stuffing to fill herself up. Her friends join her to try to find the right stuff in this adaption of the book, Bunny Finds the Right Stuff by Emily Lim and illustrated by Neal Sharp. A sensory-friendly version of this show is available on 11 and 12 May. Bunny Finds the Right Stuff is part of Esplanade’s PLAYtime! series. Recommended for ages two to six.
Flora & Ulysses
12 to 25 May 2018
Can a squirrel change the human heart? When Flora saves Ulysses, neither could predict the amazing changes ahead. This show is about the possibilities of hope and the promises of a capacious heart. Based on Kate DiCamillo’s Newbery Award winning book. This children’s theatre show, Flora & Ulysses, is presented by Players Theatre.
8 to 10 June 2018
Adapted from the book by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler, this children’s theatre production tells the tale of Tabby McTat, a busker’s cat. One day, he gets separated from the busker, Fred. Will they get reunited again? Find out in this story of music, friendship and cats!
The Lion King
27 June to 7 September 2018
Disney’s The Lion King comes the stage at The MasterCards Theatre with a spectacular show of music, costumes and colour.
PLAYtime! 2018 The Bird Who Was Afraid of Heights
11 to 26 August 2018
Eddie is a mynah who is afraid of heights. One day, his friend Matt the rate is captured by the big, black crow. What will Eddie do? Find out in this adaptation of the children’s book The Bird Who Was Afraid of Heights by Farah Bagharib-Kaltz, illustrated by Eeshaun. Recommended for ages two to six.
The Rainbow Fish
20 to 29 August 2018
This children’s theatre adaption of The Rainbow Fish brings the story of the fish who learns to share his most prized possessions to the Singapore stage. Presented by Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia, The Rainbow Fish uses black light and puppetry to bring the tale to life. Recommended for ages three to eight.