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Edinburgh International Children's Festival

Edinburgh International Children's Festival is Scotland’s international festival of performing arts for children and young people, running from Saturday 26th May to Sunday 3rd June 2018 at various venues across Edinburgh.

A variety of lively performances and companies will be showcased throughout the week which will aim to spark the imaginations of young and old. 

Edinburgh International Children's Festival Highlights

This year festures 14 productions coming from 12 different countries from around the globe, families will have the opportunity to see productions from as far as New Zealand and Canada. For the first time ever, South Africa shall be bringing the capital their exciting show partly performed in the clicking language Xhosa.

This festival is perfect for families as it boasts a full range of shows suitable for very small children up to teenagers. Truly something for everyone with a varied programme of theatre, dance, multi-media and puppetry curated by Festival Director Noel Jordan. 

The Opening Weekend

The festival will open with a big family weekend at the National Museum of Scotland with free drop-in events throughout the building including live music, pop-up performances, storytelling, hands-on arts activities and more.

As part of the celebration of the Year of Young People, Imaginate has recruited six passionate and enthusiastic Young Associates aged between 17-24 yrs to help programme and deliver the weekend festivities. They have been given free rein to curate a key strand of the weekend.

For the full programme and ticket information visit the Imaginate website

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