EdChildrensFest 2020

Edinburgh International Children’s Festival 2020

The Edinburgh International Children’s Festival returns in 2020, from 21 – 30 May, with an exhilarating programme of theatre and dance for children and young people. This year the festival has extended its run to twelve days, giving local families and schools more opportunities to catch some of the world-class performances coming to their doorstep in Edinburgh. Highlights include the Festival Family Day (Sat 23 May) at the National Museum with free pop-up performances all day, high energy shows for 7+yrs including The Problem with Pink (which humorously questions gender clichés through the eyes of an exuberant group of friends living in a world covered in pink) and intimate shows for little ones including light! (an atmospheric celebration of light with performers playfully following a mysterious spotlights dancing around the stage).

Bookings can be made online or by calling the Traverse Theatre Box Office on 0131 228 1404.


Sound Symphony

Ellie Griffiths, Co-produced by Independent Arts Projects and Oily Cart

8+ yrs (ASN)

A performance specially created for children with Autism Spectrum Condition

Sound Symphony c. Brian Hartley

Sound Symphony is a new, highly interactive, sensory performance made especially for young audiences with complex autism. The show is a playful journey through music, sound and silence. It celebrates making music your own way, weaving together live classical instruments, singing and a wide range of weird and wonderful sounds. Sound Symphony provides a sensory rich environment, where the audience will feel music through their whole body.

This performance is responsive to each audience member, allowing them to become co-composers in their own symphony of sounds. The highly interactive nature of the show enables young people with the most complex needs to access high-quality theatre.

“Sublime… A deeply moving piece of theatre.” Sunday Herald

Mon 25 May 10:30, 13:30
Tue 26 May 10:30, 13:30
Wed 27 May 10:30, 13:30
Thu 28 May 10:30, 13:30

Duration: 50 minutes

Seating: Chairs and cushion seating

Watch trailer here: https://youtu.be/JhRtBMi7rwg