Philadelphia International Children’s Festival
A family-friendly theatrical extravaganza in University City
April 30-May 4, 2014
Celebrating 30 years, the widely acclaimed Philadelphia International Children’s Festival brings professional theater–created specifically for children–to the Annenberg Center for Performing Arts at the University of Pennsylvania.
Performers and companies from across the globe converge in University City to share theater that goes beyond simplistic themes and cartoon-like characters.
Past years have seen productions from Canada, Britain, Japan, Belgium, China, Uganda and Italy — just to name a few — exploring issues as diverse as the Holocaust, family, love and gender equality.
Children and adults can enjoy performances from the internationally-acclaimed Cashore Marionettes, visual poetry from the Patch Theatre Company, and a modern take on classic Hans Christian Andersen stories from the Lightwire and Corbian Visual Arts and Dance.
Children’s Festival FUN ZONE
Held on the Outdoor Plaza, the Children’s Festival FUN ZONE features hands-on activities for the entire family. Enjoy live music, crafts, face-painting and more.
Individual show tickets cost $10 per person Wednesday-Friday and $12 per person on Saturday and Sunday.
Purchase the $30 Weekend Fun Pass for access to three shows and lunch on Saturday, May 3 or Sunday, May 4.
All tickets include access to the Children’s Festival FUN ZONE.
In the neighborhood
Museums & Attractions
3420 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104
- The Architectural Archives
& Kroiz Gallery
- Split Button
- EKG Exhibition Space
- International House
- Arthur Ross Gallery
- Hidden City Festival
- King Solomon
- Philadelphia Cathedral
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Restaurants & Dining
3945 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
- Slainté Pub & Grill
- University City Dining Days
- Mikey’s American Grill and Sports Bar
- World Cafe Live
- Han-Wool Restaurant
- Landmark Americana
- Doc Macgrogan’s Oyster House
- Abner’s Cheesesteaks
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