"2021 Vancouver International Children's Festival" Hybrid Festival - Monday May 30 - Sunday June 5, 2021

Last updated on
Thursday, October 8th, 2020
Experience type: 
Online Resource
Program Description

A world-renowned weeklong festival of performing and visual arts for young audiences. The Vancouver International Children's Festival has been educating, entertaining and inspiring educators, students and families since 1978. This year, due to the pandemic, we will offer a hybrid Festival. Small groups will have the option to attend a live performance on Granville Island (Performance Works and Ron Basford Park). Everyone will be able to stream online on a private platform. Each patron will need a ticket. ADDED VALUE this year: A ticket give you access to:

    • 2 shows,
    • all on-demand workshops,
    • repeat performance: teachers and students can view shows multiple times, when they want
    • link to the show will be active for additional time past the Festival!

 2021 Festival School Tickets will be on sale January 18, 2021. Mark your calendars! Please check our Newsletter for update or visit us at  The Vancouver International Children's Festival


Big Ideas
  • Creative expression develops our unique identity and voice.
  • Dance, drama, music, and visual arts are each unique languages for creating and communicating.
  • People connect to the hearts and minds of others in a variety of places and times through the arts.
  • Artists experiment in a variety of ways to discover new possibilities.
  • Exploring works of art exposes us to diverse values, knowledge, and perspectives.
  • Engaging in creative expression and experiences expands people’s sense of identity and belonging.
  • Everyone has a unique story to share.
  • Language and story can be a source of creativity and joy.
  • Playing with language helps us discover how language works.
  • Stories and other texts help us learn about ourselves, our families, and our communities.
  • Using language in creative and playful ways helps us understand how language works.
  • Questioning what we hear, read, and view contributes to our ability to be educated and engaged citizens.
  • Awareness of other cultures helps us discover our own culture and build our own identity.
  • The form of a text plays as important a role as its content in conveying a message and creating a desired effect.
  • Francophone creative works are an expression of Francophone culture.
  • Listening and viewing with intent strengthens our understanding and acquisition of French.
  • Appreciation of Francophone culture allows us to understand and explore global issues with greater awareness.
  • COVID Precautions
    We will adhere to all health and safety precautions of the BC Health Minister required in May 2021.
    Trip Details
    For Grades: 
    K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Months Available: 
    55 minutes unless otherwise stated.
    Maximum Students: 
    Offered In French: 
    Fee Details
    Fee Notes: 

    School Tickets will be on sale January 18, 2021! Prices will be established soon. Stay tuned!

    Additional Notes

    2021 Festival Dates: May 30 - June 5, 2021 Shows are all about 45-55 minutes long and there is no limitation on size of the group. Show ticket includes 2 shows and access to all virtual workshops (arts-based activities)

    We also offer Pyjama Nights evening shows at 6:30pm on Thursday May 28, 2020 and Friday May 29, 2020.

    We have Study Guides available on our website to help you explore activities and discussions with your students before or after they see a performances. Please check www.childrensfestival.ca to access materials relevant to the each show.