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May 27th to June 2nd, 2024

Thank you to everyone who came down and enjoyed the In-Person Festival this year. And thank you to all of our amazing artists, crew, volunteers, staff, sponsors & supporters of all kinds. We couldn’t have done it without you! Sign up to receive Festival updates and new show information for 2024.

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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.


It’s back! Join us for an exciting evening of good times, fun and trivia! Grab a team of 4 together and join us for Trivia Night, a fundraising event on Saturday, Nov. 4th, to raise funds for our Adopt a Class Program.

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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. 


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

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


We loved the performance!!! It was well structured, energetic, informative, interactive and so joyful.

Festival Participant 

My class will most remember the quality of the act we saw. It was superb. Absolutely memorable for Kindergarteners. They laughed their heads off.

Teacher & Festival Attendee 

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 
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  • Trivia Night

    It’s back! Join us for an exciting evening of good times, fun and trivia! Grab a team of 4 together and join us for our Trivia Night Fundraising Event on Saturday, Nov. 4th, to raise funds for our Adopt a Class Program.

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