Edinburgh International Children's Festival


The Edinburgh International Children's Festival boasts impressive visual performances and productions that will impress not only the young but the young-at-heart too. 

This festival features the world's very best theatre and dance for young audiences, and is sure to excite and inspire young minds.

What makes it special?

  • The Festival began in 1990 and is now spread over 10 venues, attracting a loyal audience of 10,000 families, schools and artists.
  • The nine-day festival opens with a weekend of free pop-up performances and arts activities at the National Museum of Scotland.
  • The Festival Director scours the world to curate the most exciting performances in theatre, dance, puppetry and multi-media and the festival has now established itself as the best places for programmers to see work of the very highest standard and discover new talents.
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