SCHEDULE / PERFORMANCES

Our 2024 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. Discover our weekday and weekend performance times & schedule. View our event calendar.

  1. 360 ALLSTARS  A group of people on a stage performing on a hoop.

    BMX, basketball, breakdancing, MC-ing, acrobatics and drumming take center stage at this super-charged urban circus. A spectacular fusion of artistry with energetic street culture. 

    Ages: All Ages (Grades: K‑12)
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  2. Nimihitowin!  An Indigenous female dancer in traditional regalia crouching on stage with glowing hoops placed in front of her.

    Powwow dance, hoop dance and Métis jigging are beautiful expressions of Indigenous Peoples’ rich history and culture. Nimihitowin! will mesmerize audiences with dramatic dancing, spectacular regalia and the subtle beauty of flute songs. 

    Ages: All Ages (Grades K‑12)
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  3. Jam Side Up!  Twin female performers in red polka dot bathing suits perform outside in front of a crowd. One is holding a table and fan and the other is in front looking back while holding a cucumber.

    Flying bunnies, speeding French fries and identical twins?! This show has it all and then some! The Kif-Kif Sisters’ surprising blend of comedy and audience interaction is enough to make vegetables explode! Get ready to howl with laugher at The Kif-Kif Sisters’ out-of-this-word antics. 

    Ages: All Ages (Grades: K‑12)
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  4. Otosan  A puppet of a man and a puppet of a little girl. There are four puppeteers in the background

    Little Shizu hides in her Otosan’s suitcase and secretly travels to a dangerous destination…The North. Facing snowy owls, white wolves and grizzly bears in the most remote of locations, Otosan and Shizu must learn to tackle challenges together. 

    Ages: Ages 4 and up (Grades K‑5)
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  5. Tsatsu Stalqayu (Coastal Wolf Pack) Salish Songs and Stories 

    Just as wolves travel in packs and work together to flourish in life, our group runs with one heart and one mind. Teaching our children the songs, dances, and stories will keep our traditions alive for generations to come. Come see us perform traditional Salish song and dance at this year’s Festival. 

    Ages: All Ages (Grades: K‑12)
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  6. Robot Song  A female actor as a girl is looking down at a blue robot arm she is holding.

    When eleven-year-old Juniper receives a letter from her entire class stating that she is ‘the most hated person in the school’ she’s completely devasted. After exhausting all other avenues her parents’ resort to the only thing they have left, a giant singing robot. 

    Ages: Ages 8 and up (Grades 3 and up) 
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  7. The Papa Penguin Play  A cartoon illustration of a penguin with a birthday party on an iceberg.

    Everyone loves Peaches and Izzy! Join these two penguin papas at their penguin chick’s first birthday at a party like no other. The Papa Penguin Play is a musical about celebrating family in all its colours and finding the performer in all of us. 

    Ages: Ages 3–8 (Grades K‑5)
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  8. One of a Kind 

    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. 

    Ages: Ages 6 and up (Grades 1 and up)

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  9. Yassama and the Beaded Calabash  A woman in a red traditional African clothing with her arms outstretched and looking up.

    Rooted in African oral tradition, Yassama and the Beaded Calabash is the story of a young girl who, with the help of the old Baobab tree, saves her village from drought and delivers a powerful lesson about the importance of respecting and honouring Mother Earth. 

    Ages: Ages 3 and up (Grades PreK) 
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  10. Tree  A performer helps a small child in the on-stage activity. The performer, a few children, and a few parents, all walk around a tree in the centre of the stage.

    Experience the magical world of Tree in this gentle and intimate show for the youngest of audiences. Tree is a rare opportunity for your baby to experience live theatre created just for them! 

    Ages: 0–2
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  11. Tree, a world in itself  Four performers are gathered around a tree in the centre of the stage, holding drum sticks.

    A multi-sensory, interactive universe enveloped in soft light, music, and silence, where five characters continually adapt to meet the needs of their audience. It was created for Autistic children and adapted for children with intellectual disabilities and/or reduced mobility. 

    Ages: Autistic children 4 and up 
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  12. Variety Show 

    This fun-filled evening is always a highlight for kids and adults alike. Hosted by Missy D, this year’s show, features 360 ALLSTARS, Nimihitowin!, One of a Kind and Jam Side Up!. 

    Ages: All Ages
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  13. Fred Penner  Fred Penner from ‘The Cat Came Back’ performance wearing a denim shirt and grey fedora smiling at the camera

    Sing along with one of Canada’s best-loved children’s singers and four-time Juno winner Fred Penner at this year’s Festival! 

    Ages: All Ages (Grades Pre — 2) 
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