On their guitars, banjo, upright bass, accordion, washboard and harmonicas, and integrating foot percussion, jig and body percussion, the trio creates musical atmospheres that transcend boundaries and ages. All ages
An adventure through the circus arts where comedy, acrobatics, imbalance, and juggling come together to the rhythm of live music. All ages
Théâtre TOUT À TRAC, QC
Premiere show, from May 4 to 6. Puppets and masked characters prance across a crafty set in which each book on a bookshelf becomes a door to a new adventure.
Presentation House Theatre, Vancouver
This new spin on the much-loved story finds Jack surrounded by land that just won’t grow anything. A “guided play” experience from the same team that brought you Where The Wild Things Are. Ages: 3+.
Combination of inventor, acrobat, comedian and musician rolled into one charismatic “Master of unusual comedy”. All ages.
Vox Théâtre, Ottawa
Toutou has disappeared! An incredible adventure awaits him in multiple dimensions such as a garbage can, a rainfall, in the air, under the scorching sun, and in a spider’s web! Ages: 3+.
Architects of Air, UK
Walk into an incredible Luminaria sculpture, and enter a unique world of light and colour. Inspired by Islamic architecture, this giant inflatable structure will astonish you with its colourful domes and shimmering reflective panels. All ages.
Gruppe 38, Denmark
Storytelling and stunning visuals combine one of the most inspiring theatre events of the year. Gruppe 38’s inventive reworking of this age-old tale can only be described as breathtaking and delightfully imaginative. Ages: 8+.
Mi Casa Theatre, Ottawa
A blend of DIY magic and live music, Mi Casa asks big questions about how we learn in the world premiere of this hilarious and immersive gothic classroom fable.Ages: 8+.
Vélo Théâtre, France
A visual théâtre piece uses objects as a vocabulary, exploring the poetry and the symbolism of the house.
The bilingual exhibition is housed in a 53-foot double-expandable vehicle (approximately 1,000 square feet). The exhibition will inspire visitors to explore solutions to improving quality of life in the developing world.
Come to the Scientists in School tent at the Ottawa International Children’s Festival to discover the commonality between arts and science and take part in hands-on activities!
Interact with vivid large strolling puppets, be wowed by a Stilt-walking Mad Hatter, be on your best behaviour for Queen of Hearts & grab a cup of tea with Alice.
Visit the ‘100 Watt Earth Stage’, where children & youth share their hopes, dreams & ideas for the world — all through theatre, music & visual art. Throughout the Festival, anyone can be both audience & artist! Between scheduled…
Be prepared for a radical ride of rapid rhythms, and plenty of participation. Junkyard Symphony has been entertaining since the summer of 1992, and has traveled from Halifax to Hong Kong their environmental message, to….Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Rock!
The art tent provides a fun, free and bilingual space for kids of all ages to explore their creativity. This tent is sure to amuse and perplex kids and adults alike: we’ll explore the art and science of…
Kids and kids at heart come explore the wonderful world of circus in hands-on workshops. You’ll be led by experts to learn a variety of circus art forms such as juggling, diabolo, flower stick manipulation and poi.
Tickets for the 2015 OICF are available for purchase! Included in your purchase is access to are great on-site activities.Find tickets
On-site Activity Hours
- Friday May 8: 9:30am to 2:30pm
- Saturday May 9: 10am to 4pm
- Sunday May 10: 10am to 4pm
- Monday May 11: 9:30am to 2:30pm
- Tuesday May 12: 9:30am to 2:30pm
- Wednesday May 13: 9:30am to 2:30pm