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OCF Mini-Festival of the Arts

November 19–21, 2021

“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 children. Creating programs for children, the Festival focuses on enriching school curriculum and promoting the arts as an integral part of children’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. 

40 MINS  |  AGE: 5+

Jam Side Up

47 MINS  |  AGE: 8+ 


50 MINS  |  AGE: 6–12

Crossing the Ocean

35 MINS  |  AGE: 4+
English or French



The Ottawa Children’s Festival is proud to support schools, daycares and groups of 10 or more. Take advantage of 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.

OCF2018 Program

Thank You to Our Partners

Thank you to our Board of Directors

Nick Masciantonio, President

Dan Dixon, Treasurer

Laurie Koensgen, Member at large

Janine Debanne, Member at large

Stephanie Gilman, Member at large

Michelle Richardson, Member at large

Catherine O’Grady, Ex officio