For over 30 years, multi-award winning musician Charlotte Diamond has inspired children to sing, dance, care for each other, and celebrate Canada’s cultures. One of BC’s best-loved entertainers, Charlotte creates musical fun with her many catchy kids’ classics!
Featured Performers & Special Events
Our 2021 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. Both Public tickets and School tickets are on sale NOW.
Like with most things these days, the Festival will look a little bit different this year.
The reimagined 2021 Festival will offer a mix of Live Online and Pre-recorded Online performances with an extra 7 days of extended show viewing. Check out the performers below.
Sing, dance and play with BC's favourite musical duo, Bobs & LoLo! These five-time JUNO nominated singer-songwriters and authors of the critically acclaimed children's book, Run Salmon Run are dedicated to connecting kids to nature with music, movement and make-believe.
While a Grade 3 class is on a field trip to the Art Gallery they notice something strange. Colours are leaving an Emily Carr painting. Why are the colours so eager to leave? An interactive film that uses live action and animation to tell a beautiful story.
Anis is about to become an older brother and worries about sharing his room, his toys, and his parents’ love with his new sibling. Don’t miss this unique approach to storytelling that follows a young boy as he struggles to welcome his younger brother into his life.
Imagine your child’s delight when they realize that they’re part of the show! The Human Radio is an interactive, live looping performance, using vocal percussion, rhythmic rhymes and an eclectic mix of instruments from around the globe.
What would you get if you mixed Ginger Rogers with Mr. Bean and the Muppet show?! It’s Ideas Bobert! A heart-warming and hilarious physical comedy that will delight the entire family!
Le monde est un kaléidoscope d'individus avec des parcours plus riches les uns que les autres. Finaliste de prix littéraires, auteur et conteur fabuleux, David Bouchard partage son propre héritage Métis en racontant des histoires fascinantes et en y ajoutant une dimension musicale à l’aide de sa flûte.
Step into the center of an immersive audio experience based on Mick Elliott’s book series. Using a smart phone and headphones, two players physically act out the story together, each guided by their character’s rich audio score and unique instructions. Things get wild!
You’ll be swept away on a journey that follows eight hundred turtle siblings as they make their way to India to celebrate their Father’s birthday.
Be transported to the mythical island of Joya in this gripping audio drama, as you join Isabella and Pablo in the search for their missing friend. As they journey into unknown they soon discover a fiery legend is stirring from its sleep.
One of a Kind is a series of stories performed by a talented, diverse group of extraordinary emerging storytellers. Each performer shares a one-of-a-kind tale from their childhood, filled with truths, cultural perspectives, challenges, laughs and adventures all accompanied by physical theatre, music and movement.
We all have a story to tell, what’s yours? Imagine telling your story and then having it turned into a song! A Piece of You is a live intimate and interactive performance for children and their families; a private concert for just your household.
You had me at cello! Take a Nerd’s Whirlwind Musical Tour with internationally respected Indigenous cellist, composer and big kid Cris Derksen where a “classical” instrument takes on a new life.
Sing along with one of Canada’s best-loved children’s singers and four-time Juno winner Fred Penner at this year’s Festival!
It’s about to get loud as Immigrant Lessons hits the stage! They’ll blow you away with their dynamite moves and dizzyingly fast footwork. Don’t miss this high-energy dance extravaganza.
C’est la fête et vous êtes invité ! Africa Oyé présente chansons, musique et dances du Cameroun, du Bénin, de la Guinée, de l’Afrique du Sud et du Zimbabwe. Venez célébrer l’expression de la culture africaine avec la talentueuse Jacky Essombé et ses amis.
Nothing beats a good dance party to lift spirits and get hearts pumping. Turn it up and get ready to boogie with DJ Michael Fraser and the Instrvnged‘s dancers. Shake more than your sillies out at this interactive dance party for kids and their families.
Travel to Makosso’s village – a place of stories that will capture your heart – and gather ‘round as he spins stories and shares African fables with you.
Come see Jacky Essombe, Yoro Noukoussi, Kurai Mubaiwa Aly Traoré, N’nato Camara and Munkie Ncapayi perform at this special showcase of traditional African music and dance.
This is a showcase performance for the 11 dynamic and talented QT+BIPOC artists that took part in the FM Music residency program. We are thrilled to share these new, exciting voices with our audience! Watch them perform at the 2021 Festival.
Share a special moment with your little one in a world filled with play, exploration and discovery. Tricoter is a joyous and stimulating short film for the youngest of audiences.