Planning Your Day
Everyone needs a ticket!
Parents, children, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, acquaintances and friends – everyone is required to purchase a show ticket to attend any of the performances at the festival, with the exception of babes in arms, who are welcome to attend selected performances at no charge.
Babes in arms:
Babes in arms refers to babies under the age of 12 months, who will not require a seat, and will remain in the arms of their parent or guardian.
Child = 1 to 17 years
Adult = 18 + years
Senior = 65 + years
Babes in arms = under 1 year
Purchasing tickets on site
Availability permitting, during the festival you can purchase or pick-up tickets at the festival box office beside The Nest (1398 Cartwright Street). Cash & Credit Cards only.
All show tickets include an Activity Village wristband. Our large Activity Village is enclosed in a beautiful park setting with a dozen interactive activities, visual arts workshops and lots of surprises! You can pick up your wristband at the on-site Box Office or at the venue before your show.
Site & Activity Hours
- Tuesday – Friday: 9:30am to 2:30pm
- Saturday: 10:30am to 6:00pm
- Sunday: 10:30am to 5:00pm
Please Note: Our on-site activities are NOT open during the Evening Shows. Show your ticket anytime during the Festival and you’ll get an Activity Village wristband for that day.
Site Activities Only
Unable to come to a show but still want to take in the Festival? Activity Village wristbands are available for purchase on-site.
- Festival Activity Village wristband – $6 per person (includes GST & Service Charges)
To enter the Activity Village, everyone is required to purchase a wristband.
Wristbands are included with show tickets or sold separately on-site.
Younger children are not to be left unattended in the festival activities.
Granville Island is accessible by many different modes of transportation such as public transit, car, ferry, bike or on foot. Please visit our Location and Parking page to determine your transportation options.
Visit our information tent beside the Picnic Pavilion. Our friendly hosts can help you find out anything you will need to know to plan your day at the festival.
Granville Island has plenty of possibilities for lunch and snacks. We will have several food vendors near our Activity Village with inexpensive, kid (and adult) friendly food!
Lost Child Procedures
Lost children will be accompanied to our First Aid station. Both our team and Granville Island Operations are on radio and ready to assist in reuniting children with their school group or parents. In the case of a missing child, please contact any festival staff member for immediate assistance.
All lost and found items will be handed into the information tent at the face painting area beside the Picnic Pavilion. After the festival you can check in with our office at 604.708.5655.
Your show venue will have washroom facilities and we have portable toilets adjacent to the Activity Village.
There are several bank machines located on the island. 1 at the back of Kid’s Market, 2 beside Alimentaria Mexicana, 1 in the Public Market, and 1 at the Granville Island Hotel.
Qualified First Aid attendants will be on –site. The First Aid station is located in the box office beside The Nest (1398 Cartwright Street).
Merchandise & Vendors
Music performers often have CD’s for sale outside their performance venue.
We will have a variety of food vendors set-up adjacent to the Activity Village.
We will have stroller parking outside various venues.
Sorry … But no thank-you!
Dogs are allowed outside the festival grounds at Granville Island but are not permitted inside any of the festival venues or on the festival grounds or activity sites – working dogs excluded.
Please respect the children and keep our site smoke free.
The festival is held at a variety of venues on Granville Island in Vancouver, BC.
All theatre venues are indoors & wheelchair accessible.
- Activities – in the green space at Sutcliffe Park (beside the water park) and beside Waterfront Theatre.
- Granville Island Stage (Venue 1)– 1585 Johnston Street
Showing: The Cat Came Back, Won’Ma Africa, Variety Show
- Carousel Studio (Venue 2)– 1411 Cartwright Street
Showing: Tricoter, One of a Kind, Forgotten Folk Songs Workshop, The Wild and Wonderful West Coast Workshop
- Waterfront Theatre (Venue 3)– 1412 Cartwright Street
Showing: Africa Oyé, Crisis on Planet Z, The Cat Came Back, Ginalina, Future Music
- The Fish Bowl (Venue 4)– 1398 Cartwright Street
Showing: Underwater Archeologist
- The Nest (Venue 5)– 1398 Cartwright Street
Showing: The Story of a House that Turned into a Dot
- Performance Works (Venue 6)– 1218 Cartwright Street
Showing: Living With, Spirit and Tradition, Parents are Still a Drag