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Ottawa Children's Festival 2019

from Wed May 8 to Sun May 12 2019

To buy tickets by phone, call 613 241-0999. Or visit in person at 294 Albert Street, Suite 602, Ottawa.

$3.00 off per ticket with the purchase of tickets to 3 or more separate shows in one purchase. Eligible discounts will be applied automatically during checkout.

 

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Shows on Wed May 8, 2019

Fly

Ages: 5+
Duration: 40 minutes
Language: English

Arthur and Marta are two puppeteers who have shared a long life together. With a magical pavilion as the backdrop, they tell the story of a poor orphaned boy, Max, who is being bullied and suppressed. Max travels with a circus, but he longs to fly. Then one day he meets a giraffe named Lily – the great love that might give him wings… FLY is a puppet theatre drama presenting important life lessons through empathy and a gentle touch of humour.

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Ateliers C&D (Museum) (LeBreton Flats)

10:00 am

Very Limited

A Mano

Ages: 6+
Duration: 45 minutes
Language: Non-verbal

With puppetry and animation, the story of A MANO is brought to life with only clay and fingers. Young or old, this amazing show will captivate your interest. Countless lessons on the value of friendship, love and sympathy guide us to the most important things in life. A MANO is a must see! Let this little terracotta adventure take you by the hand and lead you on a journey to a unique little world!

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Atelier B (Museum) (LeBreton Flats)

11:15 am

Available

Les Parfaits Inconnus

Ages: All ages
Duration: 60 minutes
Language: Non-verbal

An adventure through the circus arts where comedy, acrobatics, imbalance, and juggling come together to the rhythm of live music. Seven crazy characters carry us through a rock n‘ roll performance for an hour of delirium!

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Tent 1 - LeBreton Flats Park (LeBreton Flats)

11:30 am

Available

Is This a Dagger? The Story of Macbeth

Duration: 60 Minutes
Ages: 8+
Language: English

Andy Cannon, Scotland’s beloved performers for young audiences, brings Macbeth to life. A one-man show with a compact set and original music, Cannon provides plenty of entertainment as he transforms from one character to the next. This humourous, engaging take on a Shakespearian classic is a wonderful introduction to a very wicked tale. This compelling and critically acclaimed adaptation makes understanding and appreciating Shakespearean literature fun and easy for your students!

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Ateliers C&D (Museum) (LeBreton Flats)

12:15 pm

Very Limited

Paper Planet

Ages: All ages
Duration: 60 minutes
Language: English

This beautiful, gentle installation is filled with tall, strange cardboard trees, paper leaves, boulders, birds, and creatures. Visitors populate the work with their own creations and rustling paper selves. Paper Planet is guaranteed to have children and their families totally and literally wrapped up using the simplest of materials: paper, cardboard and tape. The artists aid children with their creations and explore the intersection between play and performance in this evolving world, accompanied by a live soundscape that transports everyone deeper and deeper into this fantastical shared creation!

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Tent 2 - LeBreton Flats Park (LeBreton Flats)

12:30 pm

Available

Kaschtanka

Age: 6+
Duration: 60 minutes
Language: English

While out on a walk Kaschtanka, a young dog, loses her master and can not find her way back home. Ivan, a circus clown and trainer, discovers Kaschtanka on the street and takes her to become a member of his unusual circus troupe. Together with a goose, a cat, and a pig, they live a life of adventure, thrill and fame. After Ivan passes, Kaschtanka becomes restless to find another owner- to his surprise she noticed her former master in the audience …Curtains up for a piece of world literature for kids with live music, real actors and incredible tricks. Come, have a look, and immerse yourself in the world of circus!

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Barney Danson Theatre (LeBreton Flats)

6:00 pm

Available