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VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL CHILDRENS FESTIVAL

May 30th to June 4th, 2023

Mark your calendar! The Vancouver International Children’s Festival will offer In-Person (on Granville Island) and Online programming this spring. School tickets are on sale NOW and public tickets will be available in early 2023. Sign up to receive our updates to ensure you’re first to be notified.

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Schedule

We have over 45 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! Buy your tickets today.

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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 2023 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

1011 adopt a class students
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20,000 audience members
45 years in business

Testimonials

I think everyone came out of the theatre with much to think about. For most in my class this was the first time they had ever seen live theatre. It is so much better than a movie. Thank you so much.

G Canning, Educator 

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 absolutely LOVE this event! I like the variety of activities, the music, the roving artists, the general atmosphere, everything! I also love the shows — the variety of options is fantastic. Now I tell all my friends they have to go too!

Parent and Festival Goer 
  • What’s Your Story

    Deb Williams is offering an intensive storytelling workshop and play development  for emerging performers. She’ll share 35 years of storytelling and comedy knowledge, giving you tools to create and share compelling stories, one-person shows, and many other genres. This inclusive, and supportive workshop is focused on learning and growth.  A select group of emerging artists […]

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  • Picture of the letter RP standing for Relaxed Performance

    Relaxed Performance

    The Vancouver International Children’s Festival is committed to making performances accessible to all, and we are excited to include a sensory-friendly performance in our lineup this year. At the Relaxed Performances of Sakasaka and Small But Mighty / Ginalina & Friends, you can expect: These special sensory-friendly performances of aim to create a more welcoming, accessible, […]

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  • A green Lunarfest poster, with rabbits , and text that says 2023 year of the rabbit

    LunarFest 2023

    Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit at LunarFest. Make friends and make art with free family-friendly workshops on Granville Island, every weekend from Jan 20 — Feb 20. Celebrate LNY like no other through arts and culture!

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