Planning For Your Day

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ticketing — How to plan your day

Everyone needs a ticket!
Parents, children, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, acquaintances and friends, plan for the day – 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. They are welcome to attend select shows at no charge.

Ticketing ages

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, Debit and Credit Cards accepted. All tickets purchased on-site will include service charges and GST. Tickets are sold at the Box Office until 2 hours before the show and then at the venue door 30 minutes before the show. 

On-site Box Office Hours:

Tuesday- Friday 9:30am to 2:30pm
Saturday 10:00am to 4:00pm
Sunday 10:00am to 4:00pm

Show your Status Card or Leisure Access Program card at the door and pay the child’s price for all tickets. 

Activity Village

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  — $7 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.

All theatre venues are indoors  & wheelchair accessible. Plan for your day:


Lost Items

All lost and found items will be handed into the information tent between Waterfront Theatre and The Nest.  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.

Bank Machines

There are several bank machines located on the island. 1 at the back of Kid’s Market, 1 in the Public Market, and 1 at the Granville Island Hotel.

Info Tent

Visit our information tent between Waterfront Theatre & The Nest (1398 Cartwright Street). Our friendly hosts can help you find out anything you will need to know to plan your day at the festival.

Food Services

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

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 group or parents. In the case of a missing child, please contact any festival staff member for immediate assistance.

First Aid

Qualified First Aid attendants will be on –site.  The First Aid station is located in the box office beside The Nest (1398 Cartwright Street).


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.


Breastfeeding is welcome anywhere at the Festival. If you prefer a private space, you can use the baby change tent or visit the Inner Garden in our Activity Village. 


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 how to plan your day with your transportation options.

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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.