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ACT3i Festival for Children

ACT3i Festival for Children

Welcome to the ACT3i Festival for Children, a celebration of Arts and Theatre specifically catered for babies and early years


The second instalment of ACT3i Festival for Children is back by popular demand and promises exciting performances for this unique age group. With a strong passion to feed young minds, build imagination and support developmental growth, the purpose for this festival is to share the cruciality and importance of early years arts and that it should be established at the very first stage of life. Curating and presenting immersive and sensorial Children’s Theatre performances from all over the world, each and every story will surprise, fascinate and stimulate little ones to observe, reach out and interact.

This year, the festival will be held once again at the historical Asian Civilisations Museum. We are very fortunate to continue our partnership with them for the second year and hope that you will enjoy your time spent in this majestic venue.


  • For ages 4 to 8
  • June 1 to June 9, 2019
  • ​10:00am to 12:30pm
  • 3:00pm to 5:30pm
  • River Room, Asian Civilisations Museum

Watch a performance, participate in fun workshops and complete it all with a grand FINALE – a colourful procession together with Aesop’s animals around the Asian Civilisations Museum!

Based entirely on the wonderful collection of Greek storyteller Aesop’s most famous fables, this exciting programme will begin with a 20-minute performance told within an Asian-inspired art installation setting. After watching the performance, your child will join other children and take turns participating in two very special 30-minute workshops.

In Drama, your child will learn to move and physicalise actions with creative expression as the many different animal characters from the stories! In Music and Movement, he will pick up the skills needed to follow a tune, memorise lyrics and move to the music, all at one go!

Right before the programme ends, join these dedicated children as they take you on a glorious procession around the museum, an architectural landmark filled with more than 100 years of history. Last but not least, be awed as they present a finale performance on the steps of the museum’s front porch as you take in the aura of time gone by.


  • For ages 4 to 12 months and their caregivers
  • June 5 to June 9, 2019
  • 10:00am – 10:30am
  • 11:00am – 11:30am
  • 4:30pm – 5:00pm
  • Demonstration Room, Asian Civilisations Museum

Let baby meet African animals, hear African sounds and even see, feel and smell a beautiful African Sunrise. Babah is a theatre performance for babies aged 4 to 12 months and their caregivers. This multi-sensory experience will capture the imagination of the little ones according to their own developmental milestones. With this very first theatre encounter, the babies’ reactions reveal an everlasting truth: theatre is important for all ages.

Ready Steady Colour

  • For ages 2+ and above
  • June 1 to June 4, 2019
  • Sat & Sun: 10am, 11:30am, 3pm, 4:30pm
  • Mon & Tue: 9:30am, 10:45am, 12noon
  • Foyer, Asian Civilisations Museum

Come in to our make-believe restaurant. Grab a table, choose your ‘food’ and then colour it in.

Ready Steady Colour is an interactive theatre experience for all the
 family that encourages audiences to get creative together. Designed by A Line Art and set in a pop-up restaurant, simply turn up, order your black and white ‘plate of food’ and then get colouring! While you’re decorating your plate with glittery ketchup or yellow paint mustard, our restaurant’s colourful waiting staff will entertain you with comedy, music and storytelling.

Ready Steady Colour functions like a real restaurant. People will be able to walk in at serving times or be able to pre-book to avoid disappointment.

What goes up...

  • For ages 3 to 8
  • June 1 to June 4, 2019
  • Sat & Sun: 10am & 4pm
  • Mon & Tue: 9:30am & 11am
  • Ngee Ann Auditorium, Asian Civilisations Museum

A mixture of Serious Skills, Stupid Stunts and Frenzied ‘Off the Wall’ chaotic comedy.

World class Hat Manipulation, Juggling, Ball Spinning and YoYo – interspersed with ridiculous feats of stupidity! Warning! This show contains – The World renowned “Fruit Catch of Fear” and the “Bear Trap for Children”. Bucketfuls of audience interaction is a guarantee!

Maybe ‘YOU’ will be the star of the show! Throwing, Catching, Spinning, Balancing, Rolling, Kicking & Jumping all guaranteed!

Funny Puppetry

  • For ages 3 to 8
  • June 5 to June 9, 2019
  • Wed, Sat, Sun: 10am & 4pm
  • Thu & Fri: 9:30am & 11am
  • Ngee Ann Auditorium, Asian Civilisations Museum

“Funny Puppetry” by Omar Alvarez Titeres Puppetry Arts Company (Argentina) is a creative and funny tribute to the traditional art of puppetry and its greatest creators. This magical performance of small stories features original body puppets, shadow puppets, dance, music and simple characters made from colourful fabrics, cardboard and feathers. The characters will bring laughter, love, humour and surprise to audiences.

Ready Steady Lift Off!

  • For ages 3 to 8 years
  • June 5 to June 9, 2019
  • 10:30am – 11:20am
  • 2:30pm – 3:20pm
  • 4:30pm – 5:20pm
  • Discovery Room, Asian Civilisations Museum

Welcome to our Space Station! Train to be an astronaut, make your own rocket, colour and LIFT OFF!

Ready Steady Lift Off! is an immersive theatre show for 3 to 8 year-olds and their families combining live performance, music, storytelling and painting into one interactive theatre show.

Ready Steady Lift Off! invites you, the audience, to take part in our weird and whacky astronaut programme. Come navigate, sing, colour and play your way through the 7 stages of training, from working as a team in a space station to piloting your own rocket around our galaxy. This immersive experience will get the family colouring and creating together, and once you’ve decorated your rocket, you will orbit around space meeting strange creatures and overcoming some cosmic catastrophes, all in a days work for the LIFT OFF team! Finally fly your rocket home!

20% Early Bird Special till March 11, 2019.

Book now here


Image Credit: Act 3 International 




Aesopica: 45 SGD
Babah for 1 child and 1 adult: 30 SGD
Babah for single adult ticket: 10 SGD
Ready Steady Colour: 15 SGD
What goes up: 28 SGD
Funny Puppetry: 28 SGD
Ready Steady Lift Off: 28 SGD

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