Vancouver International Children’s Festival


Tue May 31 2022 at 09:00 am to Sun Jun 12 2022 at 08:00 pm


Granville Island | Vancouver, BC


After a two year in-person hiatus the 45th annual Vancouver International Children’s Festival returns In-person from May 31 – June 5 on Granville Island and May 31 – June 12 Online. Once again world-class theatre music dance circus puppetry and storytelling performers will entertain Vancouver children and families. This year eighteen professional performing artists from as far-reaching as Denmark Ireland and the United Kingdom are scheduled to perform 80 shows.

The longest running professional performing arts festival for young audiences and the first of its kind in North America and Europe the Vancouver International Children’s Festival presents the world’s finest music theatre dance puppetry acrobatics and storytelling as well as creative arts activities for the entire family. Families come from near and far to experience this extraordinary annual arts festival created specifically for children and families. We are dedicated to providing creative diverse programming that engages and delights our young audience.

Highlights of this year’s Festival include Juno Award-Winner Fred Penner Indigenous dance artists Dancers of Damelahamid and African circus stars Kalabanté.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online at or during the Festival at our on-site box office located between Festival House and the Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island.

In-person Tickets start at $12.50 per child/senior and $22 per adult plus service charges and tax. All passes include an Activity Village wristband. With over 15 arts activities the Activity Village offers many ways to engage your imagination and enhance your creativity all while having fun together as a family.  Each In-person performance pass includes an Activity Village wristband.

Online Tickets can be purchased for $24 per household plus service charges and tax. Families can watch one Vancouver International Children’s Festival Online Performance for only $24 per show. The pre-recorded online performance is available starting from Tuesday May 31 at 9:30am until Sunday June 12th at 8pm and can be watched multiple times. Online tickets also include access to two Online Arts Workshops.


Where is it happening?

Granville Island, Vancouver, Canada

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