Edinburgh International Children's Festival


The Edinburgh International Children's Festival is Scotland's international festival of performing arts for children and young people.

Every year the Festival showcases the finest selection of shows from Scotland and across the world. In 2017, this includes companies from Australia, Belgium, Denmark, England, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Wales.

What makes it special?

  • The best of children’s theatre and dance from around the world, with performances that will delight and inspire the young and young-at-heart.
  • The festival opens with a Family Fringe weekend at the National Museum of Scotland with performances and free arts activities all day.
  • The Festival began in 1990 and has established itself as one of the best places for programmers to see work of the very highest standard.
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