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KidsFest! 2019

Welcome to KidsFest 2019!

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

Check out old favourites such as The Tiger Who Came to Tea and We’re Going on a Bear Hunt and look out for The Gruffalo who will be with us for two weeks, including some special performances over Chinese New Year.

There are also some extremely exciting new productions, including Clinc! World of Bubbles from global bubble phenomenon Pep Bou, as well as the acrobatic and comedy show, Children Are Stinky! from Australia.

Performances take place at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts from January 9th to February 17th.

See you soon at KidsFest 2019!

KidsFest! 2019 - We're Going On A Bear Hunt

January 9th – 13th 2019
Drama Theatre, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
We're going to the theatre
We're going to see a Bear Hunt
What a beautiful play!
We're not scared... 
Direct from London’s West End, the smash-hit production of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt returns vividly and noisily to KidsFest! in director Sally Cookson’s fun-filled adaptation set to Benji Bower’s versatile lively score. 
Join our intrepid family of adventurers and their musical dog on a quest to find a bear; as they wade through the gigantic swishy swashy grass, the splishy splashy river and the thick oozy, squelchy mud! Expect catchy songs, interactive scenes, plenty of adventure and a few surprises along the way, the ending is not quite like the book!

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. 

KidsFest! 2019 - Children Are Stinky

February 13th – 17th 2019
Drama Theatre, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
“This show has it all!” The List, UK 
High-calibre circus, a rocking sound track, and genuine belly laughs have propelled these stinkers from Australia onto hundreds of sold out performances over the past few years. This supercharged show-stopper will delight adults and children alike!
Expect dare devil stunts, incredible acrobatics, lightning fast hula hoops, and loads of laughs. Children are Stinky is hands down the most spectacular reverse psychology experiment you have ever seen!
Set in the 1990s, in-jokes and cleverly choreographed nostalgic fun hooks parents in for a rollicking trip down memory lane. This highly enjoyable family show encourages children to be proud of themselves and their stinky-ness!

For children aged 3+ and their families
The running time is approximately 50 minutes with no interval 
There is no minimum age for this performance and all audience members must have their own ticket. 

KidsFest! 2019 - Welcome to Clinc! 

February 14th – 17th 2019

Drama Theatre, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts 
Welcome to Clinc! - an extraordinary new show created by global BUBBLE phenomenon Pep Bou! 
Clowning, bubbles and a wonder-filled world of magic, music and beautiful lighting create a truly unique and innovative performance, ideal for the whole family – including mums and dads!
Clinc! is a visual and comic feast from the master of bubbles, Pep Bou, who has been playing with bubbles for more than three decades: an adventure that has taken him onto the stages of theatres and festivals around the world, delighting audiences of all ages and cultures. Pep has been honoured with an extraordinary array of prestigious awards.
Wordless, wonderful and unique, Clinc! is a 65 minute visual and comic feast for children and adults alike, direct from a Europe-wide tour – catch it live on stage in Hong Kong for the very first time at KidsFest 2019.
For children aged 4+ and their families
The running time is approximately 65 minutes with no interval 
There is no minimum age for this performance and all audience members must have their own ticket. 

 KidsFest! 2019 - Shark In The Park

January 16th – 20th 2019
Drama Theatre, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts 
“Foot-tapping, musical delight of a show.” EdinburghFestivalsforKids.com 
Timothy Pope is looking through his telescope – but wait, what's this he spies - is that a Shark, in the Park!? From the Producers of The Hairy Maclary & Friends Show - see all 3 of Nick Sharratt’s Shark in the Park books Live on Stage!
Including Shark in the Park, Shark in the Dark and Shark in the Park on a Windy Day - this wonderful adventure is a fin-tastic musical for all the family.
Follow Timothy Pope (and his telescope!) on 3 exciting adventures in search of the elusive shark!
For children aged 2 and above and their families.
The running time is approximately 55 minutes with no interval.

KidsFest! 2019 - Room On The Broom

January 17th – 20th 2019
Drama Theatre, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
“A truly theatrical feast that leaves both adults and children fully entertained.” The List, UK 
Join the Witch and her cat on their mission to defeat the dragon in this magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. 
The Witch and her cat are travelling on their broomstick when they pick up some hitch-hikers - a friendly dog, a beautiful green bird and a crazy frog. But this broomstick’s not meant for five and - CRACK - it snaps in two... just as the hungry dragon appears!
Songs, laughs and fun for children aged 3 and up and their grown-ups, in the Olivier-nominated show that’s toured Britain and the world! 
For children aged 3 and above and their families
The running time is approximately 60 minutes with no interval

KidsFest! 2019 - The Tiger Who Came to Tea

January 22nd – 27th 2019
Drama Theatre, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
“An invitingly jolly, consistently inventive treat. This tiger is the cat’s meow.” The Times, UK 
The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be? What they certainly don’t expect to see at the door is a big, stripy tiger!
Join the tea-guzzling tiger in this delightful family show; packed with oodles of magic, sing-a-long songs and clumsy chaos! A stunning stage adaptation of the classic tale of teatime mayhem... expect to be surprised!
For children aged 3 and above and their families
The running time is approximately 55 minutes with no interval 
4-for-3 Family Special Available!

BUY 3 tickets and GET 1 FREE for the performances on Thursday January 24th 5pm, Friday January 25th 5pm, Friday January 25th 7.15pm. 

 KidsFest! 2019 - Private Peaceful

January 23rd – 26th 2019
Drama Theatre, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
“An infinitely touching, intensely acted account of a young First World War Soldier’s final day.”Sunday Express, UK 
Private Peaceful relives the life of Private Tommo Peaceful, a young soldier awaiting the firing squad at dawn. During the night he looks back at his short but joyful past growing up in rural Devon: his exciting first days at school; the accident in the forest that killed his father; his adventures with Molly, the love of his life; and the battles and injustices of war that brought him to the front line.
Winner of the Blue Peter Book of the Year, Private Peaceful is by third Children's Laureate, Michael Morpurgo. His inspiration came from a visit to Ypres where he was shocked to discover how many young soldiers were court-martialled and shot for cowardice during the First World War. 
'Private Peaceful at the theatre is a moving experience that not only tells the story of a young soldier's final day in World War One, but perhaps more importantly conveys the strength of human spirit.' Michael Morpurgo
For children aged 8 and above and their families
The running time is approximately 75 minutes with no interval 
4-for-3 Family Special Available!
BUY 3 ticets and GET 1 FREE for the performances on Thursday January 24th 7.15pm. 

 KidsFest! 2019 - Wilde Creatures

January 30th – February 3rd 2019
Drama Theatre, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
“A lively and entertaining re-telling of Oscar Wilde's fairy tales.” The List, UK 
Once upon a time there was a town that was dark and grey. The North Wind blew coldly through the streets and in the town square there was an empty platform where the statue of the Happy Prince had once stood. There is to be a new statue – but of whom? Which of the townsfolk is important enough to be immortalized in stone and raised above everyone else? A live band of storytelling musicians bring characters from The Happy Prince, The Nightingale and the Rose and The Birthday of the Infanta to life, as they try to decide on the new statue. Will it be the pompous Mayor, the haughty Princess or the love-sick Student? 
Hauntingly beautiful tales told with original live music, imaginative storytelling and a generous dash of comedy.
For children aged 5 and above and their families
The running time is approximately 65 minutes with no interval 
4-for-3 Family Special Available!
BUY 3 tickets and GET 1 FREE for the performances on Friday February 1st 5pm, Saturday February 2nd 5.30pm,

KidsFest! 2019 - The Gruffalo

January 31st – February 10th 2019
Drama Theatre, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
“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
4-for-3 Family Special Available!
BUY 3 tickets and GET 1 FREE for the performances on Thursday January 31st 5pm, Thursday February 7th 3pm, Thursday February 7th 5pm, Friday February 8th 10am, Friday February 8th 12pm. 

Please note: 

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.

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

About KidsFest

KidsFest was born in 2012, when the inaugural event featured three weeks of world-class theatre for young people in Hong Kong and Singapore. 
KidsFest is produced by ABA Productions and is dedicated to creating and promoting a wide variety of performance styles from all corners of the world. 
"KidsFest is an exciting Festival for the whole family. Characters from well-loved books are brought to life and the stories presented vividly on stage. It’s a wonderful platform for family interaction and at the same time, nurtures a child’s interest in literature and language. KidsFest has become a key event on Hong Kong’s calendar of cultural events when families can look forward to a series of world-class productions," said Matthew Gregory, Executive Producer of ABA Productions Ltd. 
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. 
Buy your tickets here: https://premier.hkticketing.com/shows/show.aspx?sh=KIDSF0119

For more: https://www.kidsfest.com.hk/index.asp

Event Details

Event Date: 
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 (All day) - Sunday, February 17, 2019 (All day)
Pricing Info: 
Based on the show
Booking Phone Number: 
(852) 2547 7150
Place Name (Optional): 
The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
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The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, established by Government Ordinance in 1984, is a leading tertiary institution in performing arts in Asia.  It provides professional undergraduate education and practice-based postgraduate studies in Chinese Opera, Dance, Drama, Film and Television, Music and Theatre and Entertainment Arts.  Its educational philosophy reflects the cultural diversity of Hong Kong with emphasis on Chinese and western traditions, and interdisciplinary learning.  Read more »

Address & Contact

Address and contact information:
Place Address (English/Pinyin): 
2 Venues:1 Gloucester Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong / 139 Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong
灣仔校園: 香港灣仔告士打道一號 / 伯大尼校園: 香港薄扶林道139號
Place Phone: 
(852) 2584 8500
Place Address (English/Chinese): 
The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Wanchai






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