Welcome to the 2021 Festival

The Edinburgh International Children's Festival usually presents the world’s best theatre and dance for young audiences, with performances that are deeply engaging, innovative and inspiring. This year, it will look and feel different.

As it is not possible to travel and gather as professionals, we are offering an online alternative. Our digital delegate programme features streamed and interactive productions, as well as a series of online delegate events including works in progress and discussions with artists and practitioners. Delegate events have been scheduled throughout the Festival to accommodate as many time zones as possible and will be recorded so that you can view them until the end of June.

Download our delegate programme for full details

Industry professionals and artists wishing to take part in the Festival should register as delegates. Registration gives access to all delegates-only events and recordings, a full delegate list and the Festival delegate manual. This year, we have introduced a price sliding scale to widen access to practitioners.

Find out more about registration and booking here.