The Vancouver International Children’s Festival

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Tuesday, May 30, 2023 - Sunday, June 4, 2023    
10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Granville Island
Sutcliffe park, 1398 Cartwright St , Vancouver, Canada, V6H 3R9

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About the Festival: Head down to Granville Island for the Vancouver International Children’s Festival May 30 to June 4 and enjoy spectacular performances from around the globe for kids and families of all ages! The 2023 Festival features circus arts, puppetry, theatre, dance, music and lots of arts activities created just for children. Each show ticket includes an Activity Village wrist-band. With over 15 arts activities, the Activity Village offers many ways to have fun together as a family.  For more information visit our website.


The Vancouver International Children’s Festival has three adapted performances this year that are especially designed to be more welcoming to those who may benefit from a more sensory-friendly performance experience. This year, we are offering 1 Neurodiverse Performance, and 2 Relaxed Performance Shows. Come see Sakasaka, a hilarious clown trio from Madagascar, Tree, a World in itself, a gentle intimate show about mama bird and her eggs, and Small But Mighty, a music show with local star Ginalina. Find out more about these shows.

In-Person | May 30 – June 4
Online | May 30 – June 23
Ticket Prices: $5-$25 + GST and S/C. For more information on tickets and pricing, click here

Accessibility Information:

Relaxed Performances: 

Our Relaxed Performances are specially designed and adapted performances that welcome audience members who benefit from a more sensory-friendly performance experience. They are available for select shows and performances. A more casual and relaxed environment is welcomed in the performance space where audience noise and movement is okay and adaptations are made to light and sound effects. This year we will offer Relaxed Performance(s) of Sakasaka and Small But Mighty / Ginalina & Friends.

Neurodiverse Performances:

Our Neurodiverse performances are designed and created for Autistic children. Performances of Tree, a world in itself, will offer an intimate and welcoming atmosphere. The performances offer a ratio of one performing artist per child to facilitate numerous personalized interactions with audience members. The performers continually adapt to meet the needs of their audience.

Click here for more information on Accessibility, or visit our website to view the rest of the 2023 schedule. 

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