Edinburgh International Children's Festival 2023

27 May 2023 - 04 Jun 2023
Last updated: 11 Jan 2023

The Edinburgh International Children's Festival is a 9-day celebration of the best of children’s theatre and dance from around the world. Each year it offers innovative family-friendly theatre and dance for young audiences, their teachers, and their families - with high quality, distinctive international work sitting alongside the best of Scottish performance. The performances are diverse, challenging and enthralling. They encourage young people to be critical thinkers with curious minds, whilst making them laugh, gasp or cry.

The festival is full of special moments for families and children, exquisite theatrical moments that encourage young people to aspire beyond their own lives and immediate neighbourhoods, into their potential future selves. The often visually striking productions take place in theatres and community centres across the city, and the festival opens with a day of free-pop-up performances in the National Museum of Scotland.


Practical info

Pricerange per day
Under 10 euro
Main target group
Under 12 y/o , 12 - 16 y/o
City center , Nature , Suburbs
Average attendence per day
Above 10.000 attendees
Art disciplines
Contemporary Dance , Digital Arts , Street Art , Theater
Support for disabled people