The ACT 3 Theatrics Story
40 years of theatre magic...
In July 1984, 3 friends (R Chandran, Ruby Lim-Yang and Jasmin S Simon) came together to form Singapore's first professional theatre company; ACT 3 Theatrics. At a time when professional actors were hard to come by and the idea of a children's theatre company was unimaginable to most, the 3 founders were determined to provide a space for young ones to experience the wonders of drama.
Starting with singing telegrams (in offices and homes) and birthday party performances (in living rooms and parks), ACT 3 Theatrics grew in size and prominence, eventually having their own premises and staging original plays in Singapore's biggest theatres. Most notable was 'Makanplace', Singapore's first locally produced musical which was staged at the Victoria Theatre in 1988. School assembly performances and collaborations with large corporations meant that adults and children all over Singapore got to experience their storytelling magic.
For the next 40 years, ACT 3 Theatrics paved the way for children's drama education and theatre, and has left their mark on both the theatre industry and the hearts of many Singaporeans. Many of the country's top actors and arts practitioners began their own journeys here and future generations of actors are emerging. Now into its fourth decade, ACT 3 Theatrics continues putting children first and introduces drama to new generations in evolved ways. Swipe through our photo gallery to see snapshots of the ACT 3 journey.
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