The school holiday season is upon us once again and September is proving to be quite a treat with a lineup of fascinating events to keep the little ones entertained. From theatre and concert performances with a touch of unique quirkiness to interactive workshops that offer a glimpse into Singapore’s history and culture, this month promises a fun-filled adventure into the world of arts and culture for a family day out with the kids!
1. Ballet Under the Stars 2023
What’s better than watching an enchanting ballet performance? When it’s under the stars! Image credit: Singapore Ballet
A ballet soirée and picnic extravaganza at the legendary Fort Canning Green; it's your chance to kick back, relax, and savour an evening beneath the star-studded sky while being captivated by breathtaking ballet performances. Get ready to experience ballet like never before, where every plié and pirouette comes to life. Their second weekend performance dazzles with three iconic works: 4Seasons by Natalie Weir, Purcell Pieces by Nils Christe, and the enchanting Swan Lake Act II. Immerse yourself in Singapore's beloved outdoor Ballet Under The Stars 2023. It's a starlit dance experience you won't forget!
Kick back and relax with Ballet Under The Stars 2023 from 8 to 10 September 2023 at Fort Canning Green. Tickets are priced at $55.
2. Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO) Concerts for Children: Little Red Riding Hood
Little Red Riding Hood takes on a fantastical twist in SSO’s dramatic rendition. Image credit: Singapore Symphony Orchestra
The Singapore Symphony Orchestra is back with a twist on the timeless tale of Little Red Riding Hood. But hold on to your picnic baskets because Roald Dahl's Little Red isn't your average fairy tale damsel in distress. With a dazzling blend of brilliant lighting, toe-tapping music, daring costumes, and some seriously lively theatre, watch as Little Red turns the tables on the Big Bad Wolf, making sure the day stays saved and exciting. This isn't your grandma's Red Riding Hood – it's an epic musical showdown!
Catch SSO Concerts for Children: Little Red Riding Hood from 9 to 10 September 2023 at the Victoria Concert Hall. Tickets are priced from $25.
3. From Sketch to Screen: Japanese Anime Art, and Manuscript Grand Exhibition: A Grand Showcase of Ghibli, Doraemon, Slam Dunk, and More!
Perfect for the young and those young at heart, discover the magic of anime From Sketch to Screen: Japanese Anime Art, and Manuscript Grand Exhibition: A Grand Showcase of Ghibli, Doraemon, Slam Dunk, and More. Image credit: SISTIC Singapore
Dive into the Anime Art Universe at XM Store’s exhilarating live event that pays homage to the mesmerising realm of Japanese Anime Art. The captivating journey from initial sketches to vibrant screens features a majestic exhibition of Ghibli's prized manuscripts, the meticulous craft behind iconic anime classics, and intricate sketches, storyboards, and original manuscripts that breathe life into beloved characters and epic scenes. Gain a profound appreciation for the artistry that fuels unforgettable anime adventures. Whether you're a hardcore fan or just curious, this event guarantees inspiration and wonder for the young and those young at heart. Don't miss your ticket to the Japanese Anime Art universe!
From Sketch to Screen: Japanese Anime Art, and Manuscript Grand Exhibition: A Grand Showcase of Ghibli, Doraemon, Slam Dunk, and More runs from 11 to 25 September 2023 at XM Store. Admission is free.
4. The Smeds & The Smoos
Will love defy all odds? The Smeds & The Smoos will show you how! Image credit: SISTIC Singapore
Prepare for an out-of-this-world experience with a sensational new production inspired by the enchanting tale penned by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler as ABA Productions Pte Ltd brings to life the delightful world of Smeds and Smoos! In the depths of space, where the Smeds and Smoos are sworn enemies, watch the drama unfold when a young Smed and Smoo defy the odds and embark on an interstellar love adventure. The question on everyone's mind: how do you reunite star-crossed lovers when their families are galaxies apart? A stellar blend of music, laughter, and interplanetary escapades, suitable for all space explorers aged three and above, this is a cosmic spectacle you won't want to miss!
Fall in love with The Smeds & The Smoos live from 21 to 25 September 2023 at the Victoria Theatre. Tickets are priced from $38.
5. The Race Around The Moon by Gateway Theatre
A Mid-Autumn tale as old as time with a new twist! Image credit: SISTIC Singapore
Embark on a celestial escapade with Chang’e, Jade Rabbit, and Wu Gang in a brand-new Mid-Autumn odyssey! After moonlit exile, this legendary trio gets a shot at earthly return—but there's a cosmic twist! Only the moon-race victor earns the ticket home. Determined, they compete, but soon realise it's more than a race—it's a test of wits, skills, and the unbreakable bonds of friendship. Will rivalry eclipse camaraderie, or will they unveil the recipe for genuine triumph? Get ready for a lunar showdown that's out of this world, where moon-hopping meets heartwarming in a celestial quest for true success!
Discover the power of friendship with The Race Around The Moon on 23 September 2023 at the Gateway Theatre. Tickets are priced at $32.
Keeping culture alive the fun way with the family
Everyone deserves a break and there’s no better time to spend with the fam than the September holidays. What’s more, you and your family can never get bored with the plethora of artsy events where even adults will get to relive the magic of childhood during these precious moments.
Top image credit: SISTIC Singapore