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2018 Vancouver International Children's Festival

 
  • May 28 - June 03
  • Granville Island
  • Vancouver, BC V6H 3S3
  • Admission: $25.10 per adult, $15.13 per child, or $6 for an activity zone (only) wristband
  • Phone: 604-708-5655
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May 28 - June 3, 2018

Granville Island, Vancouver BC 

When the Vancouver International Children’s Festival arrives, Granville Island comes to life! With six fantastic indoor theatre venues and a bustling arts activity village, our Festival site becomes your family’s playground! From toddlers to tweens, we have shows and activities for everyone.

Catch some of the best of the Festival at our special evening performances, including the ultimate bedtime stories in our Pyjama Night series.

Featured performance tickets are $25.35 per adult and $15.38 per child/senior. Special pricing for Poggle, The Variety Show, One of a Kind and National Film Board Short Films. Your show ticket includes access to all our arts activities or come enjoy the activity village for just $6.

SHOW TICKETS INCLUDES ACCESS TO THE ACTIVITY VILLAGE. 

Children must be accompanied into the activity village by an adult.

The Jocelyn Pettit Band
May 28 - 29
Age Group: All Ages
All-in price: $25.35/$15.38
Singing, stepdancing and fiddling take center stage when Jocelyn Pettit and her band come to the festival! A lively concert of Celtic and Canadian folk music, the rythmic energy and pulse of the music will get kids' toes tapping and hands clapping!
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Nimihitowin!
May 28 - 29
Age Group: All Ages
All-in price: $25.35/$15.38
Pow wow dance, hoop dance and Métis jigging are beautiful expressions of Indigenous Peoples' spirituality, history and culture. Come celebrate this rich cultural treasure with the Cree, Blackfoot and Métis dancers of Nimihitowin!.
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Baking Time
May 28 - June 3
Age Group: 3 - 8
All-in price: $25.35/$15.38
Follow the enchanted adventures of bakers Bun and Bap as they encounter mischievous doughy characters, venture through forests of breadsticks and sift through magical flour storms – all while the heavenly smell of freshly baking bread fills the theatre!
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I.Am.mE Dance Crew
May 29 - June 2
Age Group: All Ages
All-in price: $25.35/$15.38
The baddest (and by bad we mean good) dance crew around, the I.aM.mE crew will blow you away with their fancy tricks, mad skillz and diverse styles! Positively popping, these reigning champions of MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew will leave you chanting for more!
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Masabo Celebrates Africa!
May 29- June 2
Age Group: All Ages
All-in price: $25.35/$15.38
Feel the explosion of energy when Fana Soro and Masabo hit the stage! Come celebrate this beautiful and thrilling expression of West African history and culture. Partagez l’explosion d’énergie lorsque Fana Soro et Masabo entrent en scène ! Venez célébrer cette incroyable et magnifique expression de l’histoire et de la culture de l’Afrique de l’Ouest.
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One of a Kind
May 28 - June 3
Age Group: Ages 5 and up
All-in price: $12.50
Unique! Exceptional! One-of -a-Kind! There really is no one quite like you! The world is a marvelous kaleidoscope of people with stories that are as unique as each and every one of us.
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National Film Board - Shorts
May 30 - June 1
Age Group: Ages 5 and up
All-in price: $9.60/$6.45 if purchased with another show
What better way to complete your day at the Festival than by taking in some National Film Board (NFB) shorts?! We've compiled a selection of the best, must-watch NFB films for you and your kids. Quelle meilleure façon de finir votre journée au Festival que par une série de courts-métrages de l'Office national du film (ONF)?! Nous avons sélectionné parmi les meilleurs films à ne pas manquer pour vous et vos enfants. Note: Screenings are in French only
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New Owner
May 30 - June 3
Age Group: 5+
All-in price: $25.35/$15.38
Bernie is a boisterous puppy waiting to be chosen from the animal shelter. Mabel is a lonely widow, trying to fill an emptiness in her heart. The day they find each other is the beginning of a profound friendship and an epic adventure.
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Les Parfaits Inconnus
May 28 - June 3
Age Group: All Ages
All-in price: $25.35/$15.38
Armed with a bicycle, balls, a table, a barrel and a board, 6 totally outrageous characters are let loose on the stage. Don’t miss this playful extravaganza of circus, music, theatre, and comedy all rolled into one spectacular show!
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Poggle
May 29 - June 3
Age Group: 0 - 3
All-in price: $25.35/$7.50
Come on an adventure inspired by nature! Vince wants to explore the forest but he’s too scared. Until one day he meets Poggle. A joyous and stimulating experience for the youngest of audiences. Please call 604-708-5655 to buy tickets for the Relaxed Performance
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Splash'N Boots Live
May 28 - June 3
Age Group: 1 - 8 (babes in arms welcome)
All-in price: $25.35/$15.38
Are you ready to move and groove? You’re invited to a dance party with Splash’N Boots. Energy, dance and music are all rolled into a wild tornado of fun and joy. Bring your dancing shoes and get up off your feet!
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Le sentier des rêves (The Path of Dreams)
May 30 - June 1
Age Group: 5+
All-in price: $25.35/$15.38
Dans ce conte fascinant, Ashini, un jeune innu se lance dans un monde de rêves à la recherche du collier perdu de sa grand-mère et de sa culture oubliée. Là, il se retrouve dans le monde étrange des Onis, dans un Japon du VII ème siècle, où il rencontre une petite fille avec un destin particulier. Pourra-t-elle l’aider ?
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The Vancouver Youth Choir
June 3
Age Group: All Ages
All-in price: $25.35/$15.38
Uplifting songs come to life through the talented voices of one of Canada’s finest youth choirs. The Vancouver Youth Choir carry audiences away with their engaging performances of diverse and eclectic music.
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Variety Show - SOLD OUT
June 2
Age Group: All Ages
All-in price: $22.00/$19.00
Watch Festival performers cut loose at our annual Variety Show! This fun-filled evening is always a highlight for kids and adults alike.
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PLEASE NOTE: Phone sales through Tickets Tonight stop at closing time the day before the performance. Online sales cut off at 8:00 a.m. on the day of the performance. There is an on site box office on Granville Island for same-day sales. 

Please note that sales at the Festival Box Office on Granville Island are CREDIT CARD or CASH only.
Door sales (starting one hour prior to each performance) are CASH ONLY.
 
Activity wristband sales are CASH ONLY. 

Order by phone:
604.684.2787 x2 or toll-free 1.877.840.0457
Call Centre Hours: Monday to Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm
Call Centre is closed Good Friday March 30th
Additional $5 per order

For School and Group sales, please call VICF directly: 604.708.5655

The Vancouver International Children's Festival needs your support to remain one of the most enriching cultural events for young audiences in the world. Please consider making a donation to the Children's Festival!   

For more information please visit  http://www.childrensfestival.ca

 

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