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From January 15th – February 24th

About KidsFest

Welcome to KidsFest 2020!

The family’s favourite Festival is back with 9 fantastic shows! 

Check out old favourites such as Stick Man and The Snail and the Whale and look out for The Gruffalo and Tabby McTat who will be with us for two weeks this year! 

There are also some extremely exciting new productions, including Mr Men and Little Miss, direct from a UK tour, and the return of the extremely popular tutti frutti theatre company with their beautiful version of Peter Pan. 

Other highlights include return visits to Hong Kong for the very popular Dinosaur Zoo and Dr Bunhead’s Blast-off – the noisy, action packed live science event! There’s also more fun to be had with The Gruffalo’s Child. 

Explore this year’s event in these pages, and please do not hesitate to contact the KidsFest team if you have any questions at all. 

Schedule

See you soon at KidsFest 2020! 

Part of Kidsfest 2020!

The Gruffalo

Event Date: From January 15th – February 24th

“The Gruffalo is the perfect intro to theatre for kids!” The Londonist, UK

Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in Tall Stories’ magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. 

Searching for hazelnuts, Mouse meets the cunning Fox, the eccentric old Owl and the party mad Snake. Will the story of the terrifying Gruffalo save Mouse from ending up as dinner for these hungry woodland creatures? After all, there’s no such thing as a Gruffalo – is there? 

Songs, laughs and fun for children aged 3 and up and their grown-ups, in the much-loved show that’s toured Britain and the world!

For children aged 3 and above and their families.

The running time is approximately 55 minutes with no interval.

Tabby McTat

Event Date: From January 16th – February 24th

Me, you and the old guitar. How perfectly, perfectly happy we are. MEEE-EW and the old guitar. How PURRRR-fectly happy we are!”

No cat can sing like Tabby McTat, Fred the guitar-playing busker’s cat. He loves to sing as people throw coins in Fred’s hat! But one terrible day, Fred chases a thief – and the two are separated. Will they ever sing songs together again? Fresh from the greatest picture book team in the world comes this delightful rhyming story of music, friendship, loyalty – and cats! 

For children aged 3 and above and their families.

The running time is approximately 55 minutes with no interval.

Mr Men & Little Miss

Event Date: From January 30th – February 2nd

Join your favourite Mr. Men and Little Miss characters as they leap off the page and onto the stage in this beautifully crafted and hilarious live stage show! For almost 50 years, Mr. Men and Little Misses have brought joy to millions of children all over the world through self-expression, colour, simplicity and humour. Featuring Mr. Bump, Little Miss Splendid, Mr. Tickle, Little Miss Inventor and many more, Happyland bursts to life in a series of colourful and timeless stories told through puppetry and music.

For children aged 3 and above and their families.

The running time is approximately 55 minutes with no interval

The Snail and the Whale

Event Date: February 5th – 9th 2020

“Delightful, funny and imaginative.” The Independent

Join an adventurous young girl and her seafaring father as they reimagine the story of a tiny snail’s incredible trip around the world, inspired by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s much-loved picture book.

Longing to see the world, a tiny sea snail hitches a lift on the tail of a great big, grey-blue humpback whale. Together they go on an amazing journey, brought vividly to life through live music, storytelling and lots of laughs – but when the whale gets beached, how will the snail save him?

A heart-warming adventure for everyone aged four and up, from Tall Stories, the Olivier Award-nominated company that brought you The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom live on stage. 

For children aged 3 and above and their families.

The running time is approximately 55 minutes with no interval.

The Gruffalo’s Child

Event Date: February 4th – 9th 2020

No gruffalo should ever set foot in the deep dark wood…

Follow the Gruffalo’s Child on her adventurous mission in Tall Stories’ enchanting adaptation of the much-loved picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

One wild and windy night the Gruffalo’s Child ignores her father’s warnings about the Big Bad Mouse and tiptoes out into the deep dark wood. She follows snowy tracks and encounters mysterious creatures – but the Big Bad Mouse doesn’t really exist… does he? 

Let your imagination run wild with songs, laughs and scary fun for everyone aged 3 to 103.

The running time is approximately 55 minutes with no interval 

Dinosaur Zoo

Event Date: February 13th – 16th 2020

Meet awesome prehistoric creatures, from cute baby dinos to some of the largest carnivores and herbivores that have ever walked the planet! Erth’s dinosaurs are unmistakably ‘alive’ and mostly friendly in this fun, educational and unique performance that will delight all audiences from ages 5 years and up. 

Get up-close and personal with an amazing array of creatures from bygone eras, connecting young audiences to the real science of palaeontology. 

Meet a menagerie of insects, mammals and dinosaurs that once roamed free around the world and are now in daily residence at Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo™

Learn how to feed and interact with Erth’s dinosaurs in a once in a lifetime interactive experience. Children can watch wide-eyed from a safe distance or dare to get right up close to these prehistoric creatures. 

For children aged 5 and above and their families.

The running time is approximately 50 minutes with no interval

Dr Bunhead’s Blast Off!

Event Date: February 11th – 16th 2020

“Silly, crazy, dirty, dangerous and magnificent” Daily Telegraph

Get as close as you can to a rocket blasting off without actually blowing up!

Does your brain boil or get sucked out your ears if you go into space without a spacesuit?

Find out the answers to this and more in Dr Bunhead’s latest joy-ride through the world of science. From rock banging to rocket blasting, discover how playing with fire took us from cave-dwellers to space travellers and why the first space venturers weren’t even human… were they aliens?

Featuring: the first hamster into space, exploding brains, stunt bananas and loads more…. 100% pure, live, scary science for kids. 

For children aged 5 and above and their families.

The running time is approximately 65 minutes with no interval

Peter Pan: Underneath A Magical Moon

Event Date: February 18th – 23rd 2020

“Silly, crazy, dirty, dangerous and magnificent” Daily Telegraph

Through her open window Wendy Darling gazes out at the night sky dreaming of blue lagoons, magical moons and the stories that she can tell.

But tonight has magic in the air ……

tutti frutti and York Theatre Royal re-imagine the enchanting story of Peter Pan as told by Wendy, with a little bit of help from leading British playwright Mike Kenny.

Wendy Darling is the owner of stories, mother to the lost boys, a believer in fairies, and a young girl with her feet firmly on the ground.

We invite you to fly into a fantastical world of adventure, where time stands still and the impossible seems possible and if you close your eyes and believe, then you really can make anything happen. This sparkling production with exquisite music, enthralling movement and a sprinkle of tutti frutti magic is for children 4+ and their families to enjoy. 

For children aged 4 and above and their families.

The running time is approximately 60 minutes with no interval

There is no minimum age for this performance and all audience members must have their own ticket.

There is no minimum age for this performance and all audience members must have their own ticket.

Performances for schools are available during weekday mornings. Please call Vanessa on 2547 7150 or email Vanessa.Lee@aba-productions.com for more information. 

Stick Man

Event Date: February 19th – 23rd 2020

“Julia Donaldson’s miniature epic.” The Times

‘Stick Man lives in the family tree
With his Stick Lady Love
and their stick children three…’

But the world outside the family tree is a dangerous place for Stick Man. A dog wants to play fetch with him, a swan builds a nest with him and he even ends up on a fire!

How will Stick Man ever get back to the family tree?

Guarantees more fun than you can shake a stick at!

Touching, funny and utterly original, this award-winning production features a trio of top actors and is packed full of puppetry, songs, live music and funky moves. 

For children aged 3 and above and their families.

The running time is approximately 55 minutes with no interval

There is no minimum age for this performance and all audience members must have their own ticket.

SAVE WHEN YOU BOOK TWO OR MORE SHOWS!
To receive a discount on tickets, simply book them at the same time at any HK Ticketing outlet or phone the hotline on 31 288 288. A 10% discount is applicable when you book two shows and a 15% discount when you book three or more! You can also show your purchased tickets or ticket stubs at the HKAPA box office to receive a 10% discount on additional tickets. 

A 10% discount is available for groups of ten or more. 

Please note that there will be no refund or partial refunds on discounts once tickets have been issued and paid for. 

Event Venue: Drama Theatre, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Wanchai, Hong Kong 香港演藝學院 戲劇院

Ticket Pricing: Standard: $435 / $385 / $335 / $195 (restricted view)
Wheelchair: $195

Buy your tickets to KidsFest! 2020