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Singapore's one and only home grown arts festival for children starts next month, with a fantastic line-up of internationally acclaimed performances. The festival has developed into an important platform for artistes who are willing to take risks, challenge expectations and keep children enthralled in this increasingly technologically savvy world.

This year is the 10th anniversary of ACT 3 International's Festival For Children and to celebrate a series of special 10 minute performances on the theme of bed time have been organised for the evening of 7th March.

Entitled, Pyjama Night, kids are encouraged to come along in their pyjamas and bring their favourite stuffed toy so they can get cosy and enjoy a special night of storytelling, puppetry and theatre.

From 7 March till 17 March 2009, a wide range of art forms will be showcased, including object manipulation, shadow puppetry, digital art, animation, mask play, chamber music with teapots and even a very unique ‘flea’ circus.

Highlights of the festival include the world premier of small worlds, suitable for ages 6-10. The performance takes place in a dome shaped canvas tent that seats only 30 people per show. This is a very intimate way to experience the magic of puppetry, digital animation and Mimika's non-verbal style of theatre.

Another highlight is Allenby's Famous Flea Circus. This hilarious performance will have you guessing whether there really are fleas on the miniature tightrope as it strains under the weight of...a flea? Artimus Allenby is a Dickensian character who presents his fearless band of fleas as they thrill you with their daredevil stunts.

The other highlight is the performance of Alice by Canadian Theatre group L'Arsenal a musique. Alice's strange encounters with the Mad Hatter, March Hare, Cheshire Cat and more come to life through multi media projections and live music performed on stage.

Tickets sell out fast, so don't miss out on at least one magical performance which will allow your kids to experience a world outside the their everyday experiences.

Act Three International
Tel: 65 6735 9986

$20/- child or adult, excluding $1 SISTIC Fee


Alice, Pajama Night
$25/- child or adult, excluding $3 SISTIC Fee
$85/- Family Pack for 4 tickets to same show, same time

small worlds
$25/- child or adult, excluding $3 SISTIC Fee

Little Big Shots, Allenby’s Famous Flea Circus
$12/- child or adult, excluding $1 SISTIC Fee
$41/- Family Pack for 4 tickets to same show, same time

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By Telephone
SISTIC Hotline at 6348 5555
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At the Door
Available at venue an hour before start time, at full price.
Cash payment only.


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