One of a Kind

Ages: Ages 6 and up (Grades 1 and up)

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New and different each year!

One of a Kind returns to the Festival every year with new cast members and fresh stories! Come see why everyone is talking about this exciting, evolving series. Each year offers an entirely fresh cast of characters and never-seen-before tales for a truly one-of-a-kind experience.

The world is a spectacular kaleidoscope of people with fascinating stories as unique as every one of us. One of a Kind is created around the true stories performed by the people who lived them; a talented, diverse group of extraordinary theatre artists. 

The storytellers share their one-of-a-kind childhood tales filled with truth, cultural perspective, family languages, challenge, laughter and adventure. Using physical theatre, puppetry, music, movement and more, they offer an extraordinary exploration of the universal expression of storytelling. Children will recognize themselves and be inspired to share their own stories. Watch the video below.

Commissioned by the Vancouver International Children’s Festival.

Producing Company: Vancouver International Children’s Festival Society and The Flame. Created and Directed by Deborah Williams

Country of Origin: BC, Canada

Genre: Storytelling / Theatre

Show length: 50 minutes

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

Curriculum Connections:

Grade 1 | Grade 2 | Grade 3 | Grade 4 | Grade 5 | Grade 6 | Grade 7 | Grade 8 | Grade 9 | Grade 10 | Grade 11 | Grade 12

Venue: The Nest  
1398 Cartwright St 3rd Floor 
Vancouver, BC

Accessibility options for those with visual impairments

Blind and low-vision friendly



  • $12+GST /ticket for one show
  • $11+GST/ticket for two shows

Accessibility Information


This show will be created in May, especially for the festival.
Detailed information won’t be available till May 20th. 

Low-vision friendly
The artists will create an introduction, available right here on Monday, May 27th

Lights: TBD
We do know there will be no blackout, no strobe lights and no flashing lights

Sound: TBD
We do know that this storytelling show has very little recorded sound

Languages: TBD
We do know there will be multiple languages spoken

Interaction: TBD
Performers will probably go into the audience, and people will be invited to participate

A detailed visual guide will be available here on May 29th.
If you need information before that, please reach out.

Show times & Tickets

In person

Tuesday, May 28  Additional show info In person 
6:30 – 7:20 PM 
Wednesday, May 29  Additional show info In person 
10:30 – 11:20 AM  Get tickets 
Thursday, May 30  Additional show info In person 
12:30 – 1:20 PM  Get tickets 
Friday, May 31  Additional show info In person 
10:30 – 11:20 AM  Get tickets 
Saturday, June 1  Additional show info In person 
3:00 – 3:50 PM 
Sunday, June 2  Additional show info In person 
12:00 – 12:50 PM 

Show highlights

Show Acknowledgements

Rave Reviews

We took our 8‑year-old daughter and her friend to One of a Kind and we all loved every second. We were blown away by the calibre of acting, singing and musical accompaniment but most of all we were touched to the core by how perfectly and authentically each member of the cast represented themes of multiculturalism, diversity, neurodivergence, family, school life and so much more. 


One of a Kind was so incredibly moving! The stories shared on stage were so close to home for the kids watching. For many of the kids, English is not their first language and to see that representation…it was incredibly emotional and I know resonated with them. Many of the kids are Farsi speakers and I remember looking over at them when one of the actors spoke in Farsi — they were ecstatic. These are important stories for kids to hear. 

A. Ward, Educator