The 46th Annual Vancouver International Children’s Festival takes place May 30 – June 4 on Granville Island where world-class theatre, music, dance, circus, puppetry and storytelling performers come to entertain Vancouver children and families.
This year, eighteen professional performing artists from as far-reaching as Australia and Madagascar are scheduled to perform 84 shows!
2023 Festival Details
The festival occurs May 31st – June 5th in person on Granville Island and May 31st – June 12th Online. You can expect world-class theatre, music, dance, circus, puppetry and storytelling performers who come from all over the world to entertain Vancouver children and families.
Will and Seeka: Friends With Everyone
Thursday, June 1 and Saturday, June 3
Grab a friend and get ready to boogie with Will and Seeka at this energetic and interactive concert! Will and Seeka along with a talented band perform high-energy sing-along tunes mixed with fun actions and movements.
Dance along to catchy songs about colours, the alphabet, days of the week, weather, food, animals, daily routines and family and friends. Kids will leave the show with joyous songs in their hearts and a skip in their step.
Grab your tickets here: >> Will and Seeka: Friends With Everyone
Tree – a show for babies and toddlers
Tuesday, May 30 Wednesday, May 31 Thursday, June 1 Saturday, June 3 Sunday, and June 4
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!
Settle into mama bird’s cozy nest while she warms her luminous clutch of eggs. Plants, insects, and animals visit, accompanied by soothing melodies and rhythmic music. As evening falls, you’ll rest under the rising moon, stars, and the shimmering Milky Way, gathering strength to spread your wings like a fledgling bird of light.
Grab your tickets here: >> Tree
Small But Mighty – Ginalina and Friends
Wednesday, May 31 ,Thursday, June 1 ,Saturday, June 3 ,and Sunday, June 4
Immerse yourselves in a wonderful interactive and multilingual concert themed on the value of every child, and the small but mighty roles we play in nature stewardship, community building, and everyday kindness.
Sing, dance, and be part of the Western and Eastern musical wonders of Accordion, Guitar, Ukulele, Percussion, Erhu, and Zither, alongside Ginalina’s Friends and Guests from the Vancouver Chinese Music Ensemble
Tickets on sale here: >> Small But Mighty – Ginalina and Friends
Your Show tickets include free wristbands to enter the Festival’s Activity Village where you and your kids can get creatively playful at over 15 hands-on art stations!
Vancouver International Children’s Festival 2023
Tickets on sale now and start at only $5 plus service charges and tax.
*Some shows allow 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 performances at no charge such as Will and Seeka and Small But Mighty
This Post is Sponsored by the VICF
Ignite your child’s playful joy at the Vancouver International Children’s Festival! Enjoy spectacular shows from around the world for kids and families of all ages from May 30 to June 4. The 2023 Festival will offer a mix of In-person (on Granville Island) and Online performances featuring circus arts, puppetry, theatre, dance, music and lots of arts activities created just for children. Tickets are on sale now, visit ChildrensFestival.ca.