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CANCELLED: Ottawa Children's Festival 2020

from Wed May 6 to Sun May 10 2020

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


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Shows on Wed May 6, 2020

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Ages: 0-5 years
Duration: 40 minutes (25 min. show, 15 min. stay & play)
Language: English

A contemporary circus performance, taking place on a magical tree, with 2 nests and 2 wood swings hanging from the branches. It's the story of two young birds that discover each other, play and learn to fly in its branches. The show length is 25 minutes, children are then invited to stay and play for 15 additional minutes.

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Tent 2 - LeBreton Flats Park (LeBreton Flats)
9:30 am


Countries Shaped Like Stars

Ages: 7+
Duration: 45 minutes
Language: English

In Countries Shaped Like Stars we meet Gwendolyn Magnificent and Bartholomew Spectacular – a duo whose love story is best heard through a tin-can telephone. With water glasses, whirly winds, a mandolin and performer operated lighting, they create the images and sounds of a landscape forever altered by regret.

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Ateliers C&D (Museum) (LeBreton Flats)
10:00 am


A Simple Space

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

Seven acrobats push their physical limits without reserve; this performance is simultaneously raw, frantic and delicate. Supported by driving live percussion and presented so intimately that you can feel the heat, hear every breath, and be immersed in every moment.

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Tent 1 - LeBreton Flats Park (LeBreton Flats)
10:00 am


Bobs and LoLo

Ages: All ages (followed by a Meet-and-Greet)
Duration: 45 minutes
Language: English

Bobs & LoLo are five-time JUNO nominated singer-songwriters as well as the creators and stars of the upbeat, musical preschool series – Sing, Dance and Play with Bobs & LoLo. Recently named Canada’s Favourite Kids’ Entertainer in a nationwide poll by CBC Music, this dynamic duo is dedicated to connecting children to nature with music, movement and make-believe.

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Tent 3 - LeBreton Flats Park
10:30 am

12:30 pm


Iron Peggy

Ages: 10+
Duration: 50 minutes
Language: English

Co-produced by Vancouver International Children’s Festival and Boca del Lupo in association with Red Diva Projects, Vancouver

Iron Peggy is an excellent introduction to WWI and a touching testimony that not only celebrates the First Nation participation in the war effort but also a young girl’s personal victory.

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Barney Danson Theatre (LeBreton Flats)
12:00 pm



Ages: 4+
Duration: 35 minutes (+ 10 to 15 minute Q & A)
Language: French (6-8); English (9-10)

Freely based on Hans Christian Andersen’s Thumbelina, L’Illusion’s production combines puppetry, dancing and music.

In order to develop an original multidisciplinary scenic writing, a team of five artists was formed. They all come from various backgrounds: dance, music, visual arts, light and puppet theatre.

This show is the result of artistic research on the representation of female characters in world literature of tales. A puppeteer, a dancer and a musician take audiences into an organic world that changes before their very eyes. Twigs, corollas and leaves come to life and emphasize Thumbelina’s quest for freedom.

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Atelier B (Museum) (LeBreton Flats)
1:00 pm