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Best Kids’ Theatre Shows to Book in 2024

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The Gruffalo, Peppa Pig and Bluey are coming to Singapore in June! Get excited for these super kids’ theatre shows, family musicals, magic shows, puppet shows, circus acts, and music concerts for kids. Don’t miss our theatre discount codes!

Did you hear that Peppa Pig’s Adventure, The Gruffalo and the Bluey kids’ theatre shows are coming to Singapore in June? Singapore may have an abundance of kid-friendly activities, but there’s nothing quite like catching a kids’ theatre show in Singapore. From puppet shows to concerts, musicals and even a ballet-themed theatre show, there’s lots to look forward to on stage. Whether you love experiencing kids’ theatre shows for the performances, costumes and acting or whether you have budding actors who are in drama class and want to see the live action, here are some awesome kids’ theatre shows to look out for! Bookmark this page to keep up to date on all the upcoming kids’ theatre happenings in 2024.

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Kids’ theatre shows and concerts in 2024 to keep a look out for:

The Magic Paintbrush

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Image Credit: Gateway Theatre

Gateway Theatre is proud to present its very first all-Mandarin theatrical production, The Magic Paintbrush, specially tailored to kids aged five to 12. This story follows village boy Ma Liang who is pitted against the greedy Magistrate and offers profound lessons about kindness, selflessness and the importance of helping others. Through this inspiring folktale, your little one might just be inspired to care more for those in need.

When: 4 May 2024, 2pm & 5pm; 5 May 2024, 11am & 2pm
Where: Gateway Theatre, 3615 Jalan Bukit Merah, Singapore 159461
How much: $30. Click here to purchase tickets.


Leonardo! A Wonderful Show About A Terrible Monster

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Hands up who loves a puppet show! Kids will be enthralled with this fun performance based on the book by Mo Willems. Leonardo is a terrible monster! He tries so hard to be scary, but he just… isn’t. Then Leonardo finds Sam, the most scaredy-cat kid in the world. Will Leonardo finally get to scare the tuna salad out of someone? Or will it be the start of an unlikely friendship? Leonardo! A Wonderful Show About a Terrible Monster uses hundreds of illustrated paper puppets, book pages, two-dimensional props, furry monster puppets, and songs for a memorable performance for kids. Best for kids aged 3 and up (there are some loud sounds, flashing lights, and furry monster puppets in this show!).

When: 24 & 25 May 2024, 4pm & 7pm; 26 May 2024, 4pm
Where: SOTA Drama Theatre
How much: $$58, $38* Family Bundle of 4 available: Cat 1: $188 (U.P: $232); Cat 2: $128 (U.P $152). *Limited concessions available for students, NSFs and seniors. Click here to purchase tickets.

Use promo code SIFASASSY10 to save 10% off Category 1 and 2 Regular tickets only across all programmes*, except workshops. Not applicable on top of existing promotions; valid until 2 June only. T & Cs apply.


The Dancer’s Fair (FREE!)

Not really a theatre show but a visual spectacle awaits at The Dancer’s Fair! Be wowed by a 5-meter-tall ballerina in the middle of Cathay Green. Join in the mystery and magic as she engages with the audience, eager to explore her new surroundings and learn the dance movements that the people of the city share with her. The fair includes old-school fairground attractions, including a whimsical “Ferris Wheel” specially designed for children, where special found objects like discarded seats and even toilet bowls take young visitors on an entertaining ride alongside lively characters sharing music and stories. The Dancer’s Fair is a testament to the artistry of Antigua i Barbuda, renowned worldwide for their mesmerizing machines that have graced parks, squares, and festival hubs.

When: 24 -26 May 2024, 4pm-9pm
Where: Cathay Green
How much: Free!


Peter & Blue’s Birthday Party 2024

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Image credit: Singapore Ballet

Are your little ones up for a ballet-themed theatre? Singapore Ballet’s new production – Peter & Blue’s Treasure Hunt – introduces Peter, his dog Blue, and his cat Calico in an exciting treasure hunt as they embark on a quest to discover hidden treasures in Singapore’s iconic landmarks. Accompanied by a playful storyline, this show is perfect to introduce the kids to the world of ballet!

When: 23 – 26 May 2024, 11am and 2pm
Where: SOTA Studio Theatre
How much: $35 (excluding booking fees). Tickets here.


Bluey’s Big Play: The Stage Show

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Image credit: Bluey

Bluey, Bingo, Bandit and Chilli are coming to Singapore for the June Holidays! Look out for a spectacular theatrical adaptation of the Emmy® award-winning children’s television series Bluey about a cuter-than-cute blue dog and her family. Join the Heelers in their first live theatre show featuring brilliantly created life-sized puppets. This kids’ theatre show will be 50 minutes with no intermission and we hear there’s a chance for Bluey meet-and-greets! Read our interview with Bluey Animation Director and mum of one here.

When: 13 – 23 June 2024
Where: Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands
How much: $38 – $108. Tickets here.


Kids’ theatre show: Peppa Pig’s Adventure

Image credit: Peppa Pig Live

After a resounding success in the UK, Peppa Pig’s Adventure comes to the theatre in Singapore this June! Join Peppa, George, and their friends as they come to life in an enthralling theatrical production featuring mascots and life-size puppets. Look forward to a brand new story, plenty of catchy songs, and heaps of fun as Peppa and George go on a camping adventure with Pedro Pony, Suzy Sheep, and Gerald Giraffe. Priority sales begin on Friday, 22nd March 2024, exclusively on trip.com. Public sales commence on 23rd March 2024 on sg.bookmyshow.com.

When: 16 June 2024, 11am, 2:30pm, 5:30pm
Where: Esplanade Theatre
How much: $128, $108, $88, $68 (Excluding Booking Fees).


The Gruffalo at the theatre in June!

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Image Credit: The Gruffalo Live

The much-loved musical adaptation of the classic picture book, by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, The Gruffalo, returns to the iconic Victoria Theatre this June! This smash-hit musical adaptation presented by Tall Stories Theatre Company from the United Kingdom will take you and your kiddos on an exciting adventure through the deep, dark wood with Mouse as he encounters the cunning Fox, the eccentric old Owl, and the party-mad Snake on his quest for hazelnuts. Can the tale of the fearsome Gruffalo rescue Mouse from becoming a meal for these ravenous woodland beings? After all, there is no such thing as a Gruffalo—is there? The Gruffalo is the perfect opportunity for little kids to immerse themselves in the world of theatre.

Get a 10% discount on theatre ticket categories for weekend shows with promo code GRUFFALO10. Get a 15% discount on theatre ticket categories on Thursdays and Fridays with promo code GRUFFALO15.

When: 14 to 23 June 2024
Where: Victoria Theatre
How much: $42-$72. Book tickets here.


Candlelight Concerts

Take the kids to one of the many Candlelight Concerts for a magical experience of listening to music by candlelight in different locations around Singapore from SEA Aquarium to Chijmes! Best for kids 8 years old or older.

When: various dates
How much: from $63 per person


Esplanade’s PLAYtime! 2024 BURP

Fans of Roald Dahl’s BFG will like the sound of this kids’ theatre show! Get ready for BURP, a heartening tale about a man who loves collecting sounds in glass jars, each one a doorway to a special memory or feeling. Every day, he carefully picks a few sound jars and plays them on his Incredible Sound Machine, transporting him back to extraordinary moments in time. But one day, something strange happens – a mighty burp ripples through his entire body, a vibration so powerful that he just has to collect it before it flies away!

When: 10- 25 August 2024
Where: Esplanade Theatre Studio
How much: from $23 Tickets here.


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Image credit: The Gruffalo

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