First Stage for Young Actors

FIRST STAGE! is an intensive performance-focused programme that provides theatre training and performance opportunities for young people and children.


FIRST STAGE! trains and coaches participants through their first performing experiences on the professional stage, working alongside Singapore’s finest actors and entertainers. Since its inception in 2003, more than 150 children have benefitted from FIRST STAGE!, and they have performed for an audience of more than 166,000.



About W!LD RICE Pantomimes


The W!LD RICE Pantomime brings together all the elements of great family entertainment – slapstick comedy, biting satire, catchy songs, toe-tapping dance routines, fabulous costumes, spectacular sets, audience participation and a rollicking story that pits Good against Evil.. with plenty of romance and adventure thrown in for good measure.

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FIRST STAGE! aims to:

  • Train young performers in the performance skills and techniques, inspiring joy, confidence and the love of performing live.
  • Expose the young talent to theatre etiquette, discipline and teamwork.
  • Provide opportunities for young performers to work with and learn from respected and skilled professionals.


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FIRST STAGE! offers a holistic theatre training programme, incorporating more fun, behind-the-scenes interaction with actors and production crew, and exciting ways of learning theatre and life skills. FIRST STAGE! is part of W!LD RICE’s commitment and legacy to develop and nurture performers and audiences of the future.


If you wish to be notified of future auditions for FIRST STAGE!, please send your contact details and CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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 Photo credits: Wild Rice Ltd.



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