ACT 3 International launches brand new theatric festival for the whole family!

ACT 3 International launches brand new theatric festival for the whole family!

ACT 3 International Festival for Children will take place at the Drama Centre Theatre from 24 May to 5 June

ACT 3i Festival for Children 24 May to 5 June

Calling all theatre enthusiasts -- Singapore's leading arts company for the young; ACT 3 International is organising a festival starting 24 May that is catered for the whole family! This festival will be packed with exquisite, high quality and awe- inspiring theatre performances from Singapore, Italy, Sweden, Argentina, the United Kingdom and Canada.

ACT 3i Festival for Children Snow White-2

This festival aims to cultivate both parent and child into the world of theatre through performances, activities, programmes and sessions. ACT 3 has worked with renowned and emerging children's theatre companies to produce this musical.

ACT 3i Festival for Children Awake LOVE Orchestra

Also, the performances in this festival have not been performed in Singapore before, except for The Steadfast Tin Soldier. There will be an original local production that Singaporeans can look forward to; All On A Summer's Day that is filled with a entire cast of Singaporeans!

ACT 3i Festival for Children All On A Summer's Day

For All On A Summer's Day, audiences can prepare to be charmed with a cheeky adaptation of the Shakespearean classic A Midsummer Night’s Dream. This performance was originally produced by The New Shakespeare Company, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, London in 2015 and aims to introduce the works of Shakespeare to children in an ingenious manner that is entertaining for both young and old.

It will also include new characters, music, dance and a blend of Shakespeare and modern language. Fun fact: 2016 is actually Shakespeare's 400th death anniversary!

ACT 3i Festival for Children - Sweet

Additionally, there will be an art workshop; Sweet happening at ION Orchard on 28 May up till 5 June which includes an art exhibition, art making activities, a show, as well as a drama workshop. Sweet aims to ignite the creativity in children as well as encourage artistic participation. There will also be storytelling, improvisation and even gelato-making sessions that are inspired by Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!

ACT 3i Festival for Children The Steadfast Tin Soldier

There will also be sessions catered to both parent and child called the Conviviality Sessions where artistes of the productions will lead the sharing-and-learning sessions and share their thoughts on creative parenting, empowerment through artistic engagement and how to value add to child development through the creative process.

There will be eight workshops held in total and they will be conducted in the weekends between 25 May and 5 June at the Drama Centre.

ACT 3i Festival for Children Snow White

Tickets will be available at sistic and there are also a whole bunch of discounts going on including family packages! You can also purchase your tickets at the venue itself one hour before the show's start time. For more information, visit their website or call 6735 9986.

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Written by

Aisyah Amin

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