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Ottawa Children’s Festival de la jeunesse

Fall Into Play Mini-Festival

November 19-20, 2022

“A Children’s Paradise”

CBC Radio


Since 1985, the Ottawa Children’s Festival de la jeunesse (OCF) has hosted an annual celebration of the best in live performing arts for families. Creating programs for children, the Festival focuses on enriching school curriculum and promoting the arts as an integral part of a child’s education; strives to present work that excites and challenges audiences of all ages; and prides itself on developing and producing award winning programming that comes from across Canada and around the world. 

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OCF Holiday Gift Packages

Holiday Gift Packages for our 2023 Festival, May 11-14, on sale now.

Each Holiday Gift Package guarantees 4 tickets to the May 2023 Ottawa Children’s Festival from May 11-14, 2023, with advance access to preferred showtimes before sale to the general public. Save $2 per ticket when you buy a Holiday Gift Package. Limited quantities available.   MORE INFO HERE.

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Bilingual (English/French)

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45 MINS  |  AGE: 4+


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The Happy Prince, a Radio Play

Fall Into Art Project

November 19-20, 2022, join artists Dan Martelock and Tom Radford for a collaborative art workshop for children and families attending the Fall Into Play Mini-Festival at the Canadian War Museum. The final product will result in a mural with an “Ottawa Winter” theme that will provide great photo ops for families!                                                                    
Free with your show ticket.
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In May 2023 the Ottawa Children’s Festival will be proud to welcome schools, daycares and groups of 10 or more with enrichment activities, ticket discounts, free on-site extras, and more! Bring a picnic, see a show, get your face painted then enjoy the on-site workshops and activities. Let us help you plan an unforgettable day!


OCF prides itself on the quality of its programming and the ability to bring the best in international theatre and performing arts to Ottawa. Ensuring that all families have affordable access to quality live performing arts is only possible with the continued support of our generous partners, sponsors, vendors, volunteers and advertisers.

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Sneak Peek

Save the dates for our 2023 Festival taking place May 11-14!!

We’ll be presenting award winning international theatre for families at 3 different venues – LeBreton Flats Park, the Canadian War Museum and Arts Court.  Programming is still being developed but here’s a sneak peek!

Thank You to Our Partners

Canada Council for the Arts logo
City of Ottawa logo
The Harry P. Ward Foundation Logo
Ottawa Community Foundation logo
Province of Ontario logo
Canada Logo
Canadian War Museum Logo
CCN logo
Ottawa Embassy Logo
Macaroni Kid logo

Thank you to our Board of Directors

Nick Masciantonio, President

Janine Debanne, Treasurer

Laurie Koensgen, Member at large


Sarah Jane Estabrooks, Member at large

Stephanie Gilman, Member at large

Michelle Richardson, Member at large

Catherine O’Grady, Ex officio