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2021 Kids’ Theatre in Singapore: Fun Musicals, Theatre Performances and More

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Get your masks on and tickets ready for these super fun kids’ theatre shows, concerts and performances across the island

Singapore may have an abundance of kid-friendly activities, but there’s nothing quite like a trip to the theatre with your littlies! And that’s exactly why we’re chuffed to hear that theatres in Singapore are slowly reopening in 2021. While social distancing, masks and overall safety are still a priority at every theatre venue, we’re already counting down to these awesome kids’ theatre shows in Singapore. Want in on the theatrical action? We’ve listed everything out in chronological order, so bookmark this page to keep up to date on all the new kids’ theatre happenings in 2021!

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Scroll down to learn about these must-watch kids theatre shows in 2021!


Disclaimer: These external events are not owned or managed by Sassy Mama. Always check with the event organiser for event changes or cancellations before heading down.

The Amazing Celestial Race

Wild Rice is putting on a CNY kids’ theatre show called The Amazing Celestial Race, a raucous musical inspired by the legendary competition at the heart of the Chinese Zodiac! The animals take part in the big race hosted by the Jade Emperor to win first prize, but first they need to cross a raging river and other obstacles. The Amazing Celestial Race features a wickedly funny script and heartwarming original songs that the whole family will enjoy! Save us a seat please – tickets are selling out fast!
Ages: 5 years and up
When: 19 February – 21 March 2021
Where: Wild Rice @ Funan, 107 North Bridge Road, Level 4, Singapore 179105
How much: From $40. Click here to book.

Four Fabulous Fairytales

Join Evolve Arts in a new exploration of popular fairytales. This kids’ theatre show brings plenty of fun to well-loved tales such as Hansel & Gretel and Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Tickets are selling fast, so be sure to make your booking ASAP!
Ages: 3 and up
When: 28 February – 14 March 2021
Where: Evolve Arts, 44 Pasir Panjang Road, Singapore 118504
How much: $20. Click here to purchase tickets.

PLAYTIME! 2021

This interactive kids’ theatre series aims to spark your child’s creativity and encourage learning through the performing arts. There are four productions under the Playtime! banner this year – Amma’s Sarees, Karung Guni Boy, I Nak Fly and The Noisy Forest. Each kids’ theatre production tackles a different topic, and offers a peek into themes such as noise, sound and movement, loss, courage, imagination and more.
Ages: 2 – 6 years
When: 5 March – 22 August 2021
Where: Esplanade Theatre Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore 038981
How much: $20. Click here to purchase tickets.

Kids Theatre - Alice's Topsy Turvy Tea Party

Alice’s Topsy Turvy Tea Party

This kids’ theatre performance is a picnic-style, interactive dance experience that explores themes such as friendship and belonging. Come dressed in your party best, because this parent-child performance requires at least one accompanying adult for a ball of fun.
Ages: 4 – 9 years
When: 12 – 14 March 2021, 10:30am & 4.30pm, 2pm (weekends only)
Where: Esplanade Annexe Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore 038981
How much: $20. Click here to purchase tickets.

The Feelings Farm

When three kids get lost on the Feelings Farm while on a trip to Kranji, they must find their way out with the help of a mysterious Cloud, who takes them through the Jungle of Joy, the Field of Fear, the Swamp of Sadness and other familiar feelings. This magical kids’ theatre experience uses music, movement, poetry and multimedia to help children name and understand emotions with compassion. It draws from real experiences of children living in Singapore and aims to offer both kids and adults the right language to have honest conversations about their feelings.
Ages: 6 years and up
When: 12 – 14 March 2021, 10:30am & 3pm
Where: Esplanade Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore 038981
How much: $30

The Rattle King

When the Rattle King awakes from his deep slumber, he finds that his jesters and the children around him are being far too noisy, but what’s really behind it all? That’s the journey kiddos will go on in this exciting kids’ theatre show, which celebrates empathy, harmony and cacophony. The highlight of the production? A 4.5-metre giant puppet that has been skillfully designed by award-winning theatre artist Oliver Chong.
Ages: 4 and up
When: 12 – 14 March 2021, 5:30pm & 7pm
Where: Esplanade Forecourt Garden, 8 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039802
How much: Free.

Kids Theatre - VCH Community Concerts

VCH Community Concert by Singapore Symphony Orchestra

Singapore Symphony Orchestra returns with a bang in March with its free community concerts. Conducted by Joshua Tan, the performance will include works such as Grieg’s Holberg Suite, Tchaikovsky’s Andante Cantabile and the Rota Concerto for Strings. While the concerts are free, you’ll still need to register online (from 5 March) to book a seat, as only 150 seats are available for each performance.
Ages: 7 years and up
When: 19 March 2021, 12:30pm; 21 March 2021, 4pm
Where: Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place, Singapore 179556
How much: Free. Ticket registration opens on 5 March 2021. Click here to register.

Kids Theatre - Peter & Blue's School Holiday

Peter & Blue’s School Holiday

This brand-new children’s ballet performance is cheerfully brilliant and comes with a playful storyline about Peter, his dog Blue and his cat Calico as they enjoy different activities. This kids’ theatre performance features whimsical choreography and is one chapter of a four-part ballet series by the Singapore Dance Theatre. Children will get to participate in a meet-and-greet with the dancers and a photo-taking session after each performance.
Ages: 3 years and up
When: 10 – 13 June 2021, 11am & 2pm
Where: SOTA Studio Theatre, 1 Zubir Said Drive, Singapore 227968
How much: $30. Click here to purchase tickets.

Kids Theatre Singapore - International Friendship Day

International Friendship Day

This kids’ theatre show explores the issue of integration between Singaporean and non-Singaporean students, and chronicles International Friendship Day at MPSS. However, the series of events that ensue push friendship to the back of each of the students’ minds, as they explore different perspectives, effective communication and learn how empowerment can change their lives. The play also helps children learn how to develop a sense of empathy and compassion for others. The play will run at the Esplanade Theatre and online.
Ages: 7 years and up
When: 29 June – 2 July 2021 (Esplanade Theatre Studio); 6 – 9 July 2021 (Online), 2:30pm & 5:30pm
Where: Esplanade Theatre Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore 038981
How much: From $15. Click here to purchase tickets.

Jun and the Octopus

Based on the picture book by the Singapore Children’s Society, Jun and the Octopus deals with heavy issues such as body safety and child sexual abuse. The play details the story of Jun, a fun-loving boy who dreams that he’s struggling and trapped in the deep ends of the ocean, where an octopus’ tentacles have ensnared him. Throughout the story, Jun goes on a journey that talks about the power of truth, the courage to stand up for oneself and the importance of boundaries. The story is presented through puppetry, and there will be a 30-minute post-show session with experienced social workers from the Singapore Children’s Society.
Ages: 7 years and up
When: 7 – 9 July 2021, 10am & 2:30pm
Where: Esplanade Theatre Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore 038981
How much: $23. Click here to purchase tickets.

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Lead image from Wild Rice Singapore. All other images from the respective productions.

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