11 epic kid-friendly shows coming your way [Photo Gallery]

Book now to get the best seats to these high-octane live shows that will thrill the entire family.

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12 Sep 2017

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Catching an entertaining production or two can be a fun option when it comes to planning family outings. The kids are totally glued to the stage, while mummy and daddy get to kick back and enjoy some downtime in a comfy air-conditioned arena!

By the way, how lucky are we to live in a vibrant culture hub? Besides local productions, the Lion City attracts many top international acts, so, you have no reason to complain that there aren’t enough things to do with the kiddos.

If you want your peewee to do something other than play e-games, here’s a quick guide to all the exciting live shows taking centre stage here right into early 2018. Scroll through the photo gallery to find out which ones they are and buy your tickets before it’s too late!

Rumpelstiltskin
Rumpelstiltskin
12 Sep 2017

Rumpelstiltskin

WHEN: Until 24 September 2017
WHERE: #01-01 Ulu Pandan CC Theatrette, 170 Ghim Moh Road
TIME: 11am and 1pm
PRICE: $32
BOOK AT: Sistic
WHAT: Catch this brilliantly inventive musical adaptation of the well-known Grimm Brothers’ classic. Rumpelstiltskin is a funny little man in love with golden-haired Gerta, but she only has eyes for King Gottfried. Determined to impress the King, Gerta boasts that she can spin straw into gold ― of course, she fails to deliver when put to the task. So, she promises her firstborn to Rumpelstiltskin if he helps her to turn her false promise into reality. Get ready to belly laugh with your little ones at the many funny parts and stay for the Q&A portion, where kids can ask questions about the story and props. (Photo: Sistic)

David Willliams Presents The First Hippo On The Moon
David Willliams Presents The First Hippo On The Moon
12 Sep 2017

David Willliams Presents The First Hippo On The Moon

WHEN: 22 to 24 September 2017
WHERE: SOTA Drama Theatre, 1 Zubir Said Drive
TIME: 5pm, Friday; 11am, 2.30pm and 4.30pm, Saturday and Sunday
PRICE: $38, $48 and $58
BOOK AT: Sistic
WHAT: This explosively funny adventure, which is based on a book, is perfect for children ages 3 and up. It’s about two huge hippos who embark on an enormous adventure ― a giant space race to the moon. What thrills and spills will they encounter on their way  and who will reach it first? You and junior will just have to sit tight to find out. Are you ready? 3, 2, 1...blast off! (Photo: Sistic)

Octoburst! 2017 When All Was Green by The Key Theatre (Israel)
Octoburst! 2017 When All Was Green by The Key Theatre (Israel)
12 Sep 2017

Octoburst! 2017 When All Was Green by The Key Theatre (Israel)

WHEN: 6 to 8 October 2017
WHERE: Esplanade Theatre Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive
TIME: 5pm, Friday & Sunday; 11am, Saturday
PRICE: $25
BOOK AT: Sistic
WHAT: Inspired by Shel Silverstein’s popular children’s picture book, The Giving Tree, this award-winning puppet play focuses on mankind, nature and greed themes ― without words. Starting on a set made of old books and recycled bindings and documents, the story is about the changing relationship between a tree and a boy as he grows up. Don’t miss this show as it’s a rare opportunity for the little ones to check out a well-balanced, heart-warming and meaningful production. (Photo: Sistic)

The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favourites
The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favourites
12 Sep 2017

The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favourites

WHEN: 6 to 15 October 2017 
WHERE: Victoria Theatre, 11 Empress Place
TIME: 10am, weekdays; weekends and 6 October (Children’s Day), 10.30am and 2pm
PRICE: From $18
BOOK AT: Sistic
WHAT: Little fans of the adorable “hungry caterpillar” story will be delighted at the return of this Eric Carle masterpiece, as well as his other stories. Junior will meet The Very Hungry Caterpillar as he chomps away on his journey to metamorphosis ― it’ll morph from a baby caterpillar to a beautiful butterfly. Next, watch as bored Little Cloud leaves his fellow mates to go on a thrilling adventure, transforming himself into an airplane, a sheep and a clown with a funny hat! Finally, follow The Mixed Up Chameleon, who doesn’t think it’s unique that it can change colours. That is, until an identity disaster happens and he has to mimic the different animals he meets at the zoo. (Photo: ACT 3 International)

Chicken Little
Chicken Little
12 Sep 2017

Chicken Little

WHEN: 25 October to 8 December 2017
WHERE: KC Arts Centre Home of Singapore Repertory Theatre, 20 Merbau Road
TIME: 10am, 11am and 2pm
PRICE: From $25
BOOK AT: Sistic
WHAT: Join brave Chicken Little as she rushes to save her fellow farmyard friends from the sky that’s about to fall on their heads! Though she sets off to warn the King, she meets a  host of quirky, lovable characters, including Cocky Locky, Ducky Daddles and the Turkey Lurkey, along the way. Junior will have the time of his life at this infectious new musical adventure that boasts colourful costumes and toe-tapping tunes. (Photo: Sistic)

The Addams Family
The Addams Family
12 Sep 2017

The Addams Family

WHEN: 5 November to 3 December 2017
WHERE: MES Theatre at Mediacorp, 1 Stars Avenue
TIME: 2.30pm and 8pm
PRICE: From $65
BOOK AT: Sistic
WHAT: Everybody’s favourite dysfunctional family is back with some drama every dad can relate to…sort of! Wednesday Addams, the princess of darkness, has fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a “normal” respectable family. As if that isn’t upsetting enough, she confides in her father, begging him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must ― for the first time in his life ― keep this secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. What will happen when Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents come over to the Addams’ creepy crawly gothic mansion for dinner? Two different worlds are about to collide. Don’t miss the fireworks! (Photo: Sistic)

Guess How Much I Love You
Guess How Much I Love You
12 Sep 2017

Guess How Much I Love You

WHEN: 17 to 19 November 2017
WHERE: SOTA Drama Theatre, 1 Zubir Said Drive
TIME: 5pm, Friday; 11am, 2pm and 4.30pm, Saturday and Sunday
PRICE: $42, $52 and $62
BOOK AT: Sistic
WHAT: Watch as Little and Big Nutbrown Hares leap from the pages of Sam McBratney’s bestselling Guess How Much I Love You book collection on to the stage. In this magical journey, the father-and-son pair settle down for the night, only to be roused to discover the delights and colours of each season as they compete to measure their love for each other. Ideal for 3-year- olds and above, puppetry, interactive play and live music bring this timeless tale to life. (Photo: Sistic)

Santa’s Little Helper
Santa’s Little Helper
12 Sep 2017

Santa’s Little Helper

WHEN: 8 to 10 December 2017
WHERE: SOTA Drama Theatre, 1 Zubir Said Drive
TIME: 11am, 2pm and 4.30pm
PRICE: $40, $50 and $60
BOOK AT: Sistic
WHAT: While everyone sleeps on Christmas Eve, little Albert gets a huge surprise when a big, fat man wearing bright red pyjamas tumbles down his chimney like a roly-poly pudding. Perfect for peewees aged 2 to 7, this delightful Christmas show boasts an irresistible blend of music, puppetry and storytelling. Expect lots of laughs, singalong sessions and plenty of opportunities to interact with the cast. (Photo: Diva Productions)

KidsFest 2018: Ugly Duckling
KidsFest 2018: Ugly Duckling
12 Sep 2017

KidsFest 2018: Ugly Duckling

WHEN: 2 to 4 February 2018
WHERE: KC Arts Centre Home of Singapore Repertory Theatre, 20 Merbau Road
TIME: 5pm, Friday; 10am and 12pm, Saturday; 5.15pm, Sunday
PRICE: $42, $52 and $62
BOOK AT: Sistic
WHAT: For the first time, popular kid’s theatre festival KidsFest is presenting a mesmerising adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s beloved The Ugly Duckling to life. Through live music that quacks and trills, join the most unusual duckling the pond has ever seen on a journey to discover the importance of identity, self-worth and inner beauty. This enchanting production will be the perfect way to introduce first-time theatre goers to the wonder and power the stage holds. (Photo: KidsFest 2018)

KidsFest 2018: What The Ladybird Heard
KidsFest 2018: What The Ladybird Heard
12 Sep 2017

KidsFest 2018: What The Ladybird Heard

WHEN: 1 to 4 February 2018
WHERE: KC Arts Centre Home of Singapore Repertory Theatre, 20 Merbau Road
TIME: 5pm, Thursday; 3pm, 5pm and 7.15pm, Saturday; 10am, 12pm and 3pm, Sunday
PRICE: $42, $52, $62
BOOK AT: Sistic
WHAT: Join a woolly sheep, hairy hog, fat red hen and a dainty dog in this stage adaptation of the colourful farmyard adventure by beloved children’s author Julia Donaldson. Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len plot to steal the farmer's fine prize cow, something the tiny and quiet ladybird happens to overhear. She hatches her own plan to stop them, but can she succeed when she’s so minute? But size may not be an issue after all in this story which comes alive with music, puppetry, colourful costumes, plus, plenty of audience participation and lots of laughs! (Photo: KidsFest 2018)

KidsFest 2018: Dinosaur Zoo
KidsFest 2018: Dinosaur Zoo
12 Sep 2017

KidsFest 2018: Dinosaur Zoo

WHEN: 9 to 11 February 2018
WHERE: Victoria Theatre, 11 Empress Place
TIME: 5pm and 7.15pm (Friday); 10am and 12pm (Saturday); 3pm and 5pm (Sunday)
PRICE: $42, $52 and $62
BOOK AT: Sistic
WHAT: Get up-close and personal with an amazing bunch of “live” prehistoric creatures in this friendly and fun educational performance. Junior will learn how to feed and interact with big and small dinosaurs and meet a menagerie of insects and mammals that once roamed Earth freely. Perfect for kids 5 years and older. (Photo: KidsFest 2018)

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