Have you brought your kids to plays and dramas before? If not, then you can seriously consider going to one. Nowadays, as opposed to our times when we only attended our first drama in Jubilee Hall in Secondary school, kids as young as 1 year olds are already going to numerous plays in town. The best part is these dramas and plays are targeted for the young kids and hence are engaging and sure to captivate their attention. Commercialized or not, our kids really start young in performing arts appreciation. So lucky they are!

This May, after the kids’ examinations, we are going to catch our first play of the year. This is part of the ACT 3i Festival for Children series of plays. ACT 3i (Act 3 International) is Singapore’s leading Arts company for the young. This year, they are launching a brand new ACT 3i Festival for Children dedicated to children from 2 to 12 years old. Packed with exquisite, high quality and awe-inspiring theatre performances that will include original works from Singapore, Italy, Sweden, Argentina, the U.K and Canada, an artfully curated visual arts programme, as well as Conviviality Sessions led by Children’s Theatre artists that are aimed at educators and parents, ACT 3i Festival for Children aims to be the frontrunner in arts enrichment for the young.

All On A Summer’s Day

All on a Summer's Day

Sounds familiar? Yes, it is a tongue-in-cheek adaptation of the Shakespearean classic A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Written and directed by notable Children’s Theatre director and writer Vicky Ireland, this festival opener will feature a cast of professional actors from Singapore. Originally commissioned and produced by The New Shakespeare Company, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, London in 2015, All On A Summer’s Day is an ingenious way of introducing Shakespeare to children as it has both familiar and brand new characters, music, dance and a blend of Shakespearean and modern language. Says Vicky: “Shakespeare wrote a vast body of work, and like an ocean, it can be approached from the shallows, allowing young children to explore, have fun and move forwards until they are ready to become truly immersed in the wisdom, beauty and drama of his writing. Even the youngest children can have their lives transformed by seeing a Shakespeare play.” 2016 also marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.

More information on All On A Summer’s Day:

Target audience: Suitable for 7-12 year olds

Date: 24-28 May (daily performance), 1 hour, no interval
Tuesday to Friday: 10am and 3pm | Saturday: 10:30am

Venue: Drama Centre Visitors Centre, 100 Victoria Street, Level 5 National Library Building Singapore 188064

Website: For more information, visit their website here.

How to buy tickets: You may book through sistic.

GIVEAWAY!!! (CLOSED)

The lucky winner is……..Shirley Chin! Congratulations!

Please send me your full name, IC and mobile number for verification when collecting the tickets. 

–       Tickets are non-transferable, non-exchangeable and non-refundable

–       Collection will be at the box office of Drama Centre, Level 3, 30 minutes before show time

 

winner

I have a set of 4 tickets (worth S$164) to give away to 1 lucky winner to watch All on a Summer’s Day!

Date: 28 May 2016

Time: 1030am

Venue: Drama Centre Visitors Centre

To participate, simply click on the below link to submit your entry!
Win a set of 4 tickets to All On A Summer’s Day

Please note the below for this giveaway:

–       Tickets are non-transferable, non-exchangeable and non-refundable

–       Collection will be at the box office of Drama Centre, Level 3, 30 minutes before show time

–       Winners will need to produce their IC to claim their tickets

–       Giveaway ends on 1 May 2359

Good Luck and see you there!