The Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts continues its legacy of providing affordable performing arts to Philadelphia’s youngest audiences with its 29th annual Philadelphia International Children’s Festival. From April 30–May 4, families can enjoy performances perfect for the young (and young at heart) including Theatre Lovett’s The Girl Who Forgot to Sing Badly; C!RCA’s 46 Circus Acts in 45 Minutes; Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia’s A Brown Bear, a Moon, and a Caterpillar: Treasured Stories by Eric Carle; Perth Theatre Company’s The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer, Reading in Concert: the Hip H’Opera Project; and Trout Fishing in America.
In addition, families can take part in a variety of fun and interactive activities such as crafts, face painting, jugglers and more in the Children’s Festival FUN ZONE on the Annenberg Center Outdoor Plaza. Tickets are only $10 and include access to the FUN ZONE! Families attending performances on Saturday, May 4 can save by purchasing a Children’s Festival Fun Pass and enjoy three shows, access to the Children’s Festival FUN ZONE and a lunch for only $25. For more information, visit AnnenbergCenter.org.
Founded in 1985 by Catherine Marshall, the Philadelphia International Children’s Festival was the first of its kind in the country, aiming to provide Philadelphia area families with an easy and affordable way to experience the artistry of international performance and visual arts. Attracting more than 15,000 children and their families each year, the eagerly anticipated springtime tradition aims to build the arts and culture audiences of the future.
$5 tickets are available to West Philadelphia residents as a part of the PNC West Philly Rush Hour, starting two hours before the each performance begins. Proof of residency required. For more details visit www.AnnenbergCenter.org/pncrushhour.