The Cat Came Back

Age/Grade: All Ages (Grades Pre — 2) 
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Fred Penner from ‘The Cat Came Back’ performance wearing a denim shirt and grey fedora smiling at the camera

Introduce your child to this Canadian Music Icon!

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

Fred has been charming audiences for over 40 years with catchy songs that speak to the wonder of childhood, such as “The Cat Came Back” and “What a Day.” Fred’s award-winning music and meaningful lyrics have created a lasting impact that crosses generations. 

His warmth and enthusiasm give him an instant emotional connection with fans both young and old. Don’t miss introducing your children to this Canadian music icon. 

Performer: Fred Penner

Country of Origin: MB / Canada

Genre: Music

Show length: 50 minutes

Ages: All Ages (Grades: Pre‑2)

Curriculum Connections:

  • Arts Education: Music
  • English Language Arts: Literature, poetry
  • Emotional Development: Friendship, kindness, compassion

Venue: Granville Island Stage, Arts Club Theatre Company
1585 Johnston Street
Vancouver, BC

Ways to Watch

IN PERSON

Watch a live performance at the venue.

TICKET INFORMATION

FOR SCHOOLS:

  • Festival 1 Show Pass: $12+GST/ticket
  • Festival 2 Show Pass: $22+GST/ticket

FOR THE PUBLIC:

  • Festival 1 Show Pass: $12.50-$22.00 + GST/ticket

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Show times & Tickets

In person

Tuesday, May 31  Additional show info In person 
12:30 – 1:20 PM  Get tickets 
Wednesday, June 1  Additional show info In person 
10:30 – 11:20 AM  Get tickets 
Thursday, June 2  Additional show info In person 
6:30 – 7:20 PM  Get tickets 
Friday, June 3  Additional show info In person 
12:30 – 1:20 PM  Get tickets 
Saturday, June 4  Additional show info In person 
10:30 – 11:20 AM  Sold out 

SHOW Highlights

Show Acknowledgements

Testimonials

Fred, you are my hero!

Festival Participant — Peter Watson 

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