With the March school holidays coming up in Singapore, it’s the perfect time to plan some activities in the coming months to get you and your little ones busy. From exciting stage productions to behind the scenes looks at circuses and aeroplanes, Little Steps brings you the top family-friendly shows coming to Singapore in 2018. Book your tickets today!
Science meets stunts at Circus! Science Under The Big Top! held at the Science Centre Singapore. The event takes an exciting, in-depth look at the tricks of a circus, and uncovers how the performers pull off their gravity-defying stunts. For the kids, they’ll surely be thrilled by learning the tricks behind staple circus acts like the High Wire and the Balance Bar. Get tickets here.
Circus! Science Under The Big Top!, Science Centre Singapore, 15 Science Centre Road, Singapore 609081, http://www.science.edu.sg/exhibitions/Pages/Circus.aspx
Calling all courageous, creative kiddies! Your help is needed to save a troubled village! Once, there was a small fishing village. The villagers enjoyed a simple, happy life…till they were attacked by ferocious swordfishes that leaped out of the sea! Can you be the one child that will rise above the rest to lead the villagers? Can the villagers come together to think of how to defend themselves? Through immersive active participation in storytelling and handicraft activities, kids learn about teamwork, responsibility, and how to problem-solve, without the help of parents or teachers in this interactive play! Tickets available here.
Child's Play: The Story of Redhill, Esplanade Annexe Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore 038981, https://www.esplanade.com/festivals-and-series/huayi-chinese-festival-of-arts/2018/childs-play-the-story-of-redhill. This play is for kids only. No admission for parents/guardians. Recommended for kids aged 6–11. No admission for ages below 6. Children will be seated on the floor.
For a stage play to capture the kids’ attention, The Dog Who Goes Woof Woof will do the trick. Incorporating elements of puppets and live music, the children-friendly adventure will easily pull at heartstrings. For children with sensory sensitivities, there’s also sensory-friendly versions of the play available on 9 and 10 March.
PLAYtime! 2018 The Dog Who Goes Woof Woof, Esplanade Recital Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore 038981, https://www.esplanade.com/festivals-and-series/playtime/2018/the-dog-who-goes-woof-woof
One of Singapore Repertory Theatre’s best productions makes a comeback this March. Adapted from the Hans Christian Andersen tale, the playis a musical extravaganza while also charming audiences with its engaging storyline. Kids will undoubtedly fall in love with the Nightingale while watching how its fight for freedom against the Emperor of China results in surprises. Get tickets at SISTIC.
The Nightingale, KC Arts Centre – Home of SRT, 20 Merbau Road, Singapore 239035, http://www.srt.com.sg/show/thenightingale/
Get your family’s vocal chords ready to sing along with Peppa Pig at the Peppa Pig Live! Peppa Pig’s celebration musical show! Everyone’s favorite pig is set to entertain viewers of all ages with their line-up of songs, comedic dialogue, and fun interactive games. Gather the kids for what promises to put a firm smile on everyone’s faces. Tickets available from SISTIC.
Peppa Pig Live! Peppa Pig’s Celebration, MES Theatre at Mediacorp, 1 Stars Avenue, Singapore 138507, https://www.vizpro.sg/en/peppa-pig-live--peppa-pig-s-celebration-9510098
Disney On Ice never fails to deliver an unforgettable ice-skating spectacular, and this year looks to be no exception. This 2018 edition celebrates its 25th year in Singapore, and boasts over 50 beloved Disney characters from tales such as Frozen, Beauty and the Beast and Zootopia! Relive the magic of each movie together with the kids for a truly enchanted occasion. Tickets available here.
Disney On Ice Celebrates Everyone’s Story, Singapore Indoor Stadium, 2 Stadium Walk, Singapore 397691, https://www.disneyonice.com/sea/en-sea/ticket-info/Everyones-Story/762
Good old family adventure fun takes center stage for Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical. Audiences will get to join in the adventure of Trixie, Daddy and her Knuffle Bunny when their task of washing laundry goes horribly wrong. Filled with hilarious jokes, catchy songs and eye-catching choreography, this tale based on an award-winning book is not to be missed! Tickets available from SISTIC.
Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical, Ulu Pandan CC Theatrette, 170 Ghim Moh Road, Singapore 279621, http://theplayerstheatre.org/Season/On Stage Show Synopsis.htm
Follow the adventures of Pinocchio in this adaptation of the classic tale, where song and story combine for a magical experience. This children’s favorite tale also teaches values such as being courageous, strong-willed and being true to oneself, which makes it a great way for kids to learn about important morals too. Tickets available here.
Pinocchio: A Whale of A Time!, The Pavilion at Far East Square, Singapore 049570, http://www.artbeatz.com.sg/2017/12/2018-pinocchio-a-whale-of-a-tale/
Simba, Scar, Timon, Pumba, and Rafiki will make their grand entrance onto our shores to celebrate The Lion King’s 20th anniversary on stage, accompanied by a stellar ensemble from South Africa. This award-winning Broadway score features Elton John and Tim Rice’s music from The Lion King animated film along with three new songs by John and Rice; additional musical material by South African Lebo M, Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin, Julie Taymor and Hans Zimmer; and music from “Rhythm of the Pride Lands,” an album inspired by the original music in the film. Tickets available through SISTIC.
The Lion King, Mastercard Theatres, Marina Bay Sands, 4 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018973, +65 6688 8826, http://lionkinginternational.com/singapore/