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Children's Festival Starts 27th May

The Edinburgh International Children’s Festival showcases high quality, distinctive Scottish and international performances to an audience of around 19,000 children, their teachers and their families, as well as programmers and artists from all over the world from Saturday 27th May - Sunday 4th June.

Family Encounters Programme 2023

Family Encounters opens the Children's Festival on 27 May from 10am to 5pm in the lovely setting of the National Museum. There will be a printed programme with a museum map available on the day. You will be able to also download it here soon.

All events are free and drop-in! Some events have a specific starting time while others will be happening throughout the day.

The 2023 Festival has an exciting programme of live theatre and dance performances for babies and children - see full program here.


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