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VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL CHILDRENS FESTIVAL

May 27th to June 2nd, 2024

Mark your calendar! The Vancouver International Children’s Festival will return to Granville Island this spring to enchant and engage your child. School tickets are on sale now and public tickets will be available in early 2024. Sign up to receive Festival updates and new show information for 2024.

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Schedule

We have over 46 years of experience finding the best international performing artists and shows for children. Take a look at the super shows we’ve specially selected for this year’s Festival.

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Tickets

Share a special moment with your kids and ignite your child’s playful joy at this year’s Festival! Enjoy spectacular shows from around the world for kids and families of all ages. 

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Schools

Our diverse programming is an opportunity for students to gain new perspectives and experiences from which they can learn. Kids can see, hear, feel, think and imagine a better tomorrow. 

Artists

Our 2024 children’s Festival will feature dazzling performances from artists far and wide. From local treasures to international gems, these captivating performers will put a smile on your child’s face and make you hoot with laughter.

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Support us

As a non-profit organization, Vancouver International Children’s Festival uses private funding to subsidize ticket prices and ensure accessibility to our cultural programming for all children regardless of social or economic circumstance.

Our Impact

1,003 adopt a class students
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20,000 audience members
46 years in business

Testimonials

Our students had never been to Granville Island before. The joy on the faces of the kids at watching live theatre was priceless and they had a lot of fun in the Activity Village! We really enjoyed our entire day.

BC Educator & Festival Attendee 

I saw a circus show at the Festival today. Extraordinary. Spectacular. Wonderful. Beautiful. And best of all the children LOVED it. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Parent Attendee 

I have such great memories of the Festival after going every year for 20+ years of teaching. 

BC Educator 
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    Learn more about the Festival’s Volunteer Coordinator, Kirith Bains. She joined our team last year so this introduction is well overdue.

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  • Indigenous Content and Programming: School Fieldtrip 

    If you’re a teacher looking for an Indigenous learning experience for your students, a field trip to see an Indigenous performance at the Vancouver International Children’s Festival is a great way to enhance student engagement and inspire learning.

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