Edinburgh International Children’s Festival launch their 2023 programme /

The Edinburgh International Children’s Festival is back for 2023, and officially launched their programme today! We’re delighted to announce that Barrowland Ballet is included in this year’s festival with our show Too Close To The Sun for ages 7+, being 1 of 14 live shows in theatres across the city.

As of today the programme is live, and tickets are available to book. Schools and families can catch Too Close To The Sun at Traverse Theatre on:

Wednesday 31st May, 10am & 1.15pm

Thursday 1st June, 10am & 1.15pm

Friday 2nd June, 1.40pm & 7pm

Saturday 3rd June, 2pm & 7pm



This year’s collection of performances hosts a wide variety of live theatre, dance, and storytelling for children to discover. Many productions explore themes of identity, gender, war and mental health, all told through engaging and creative ways. The Festival opens with their brilliant ‘Family Encounters’ on Saturday May 27th, with a day of free-pop-up performances and activities at the National Museum.

Download programme and book your tickets today: https://www.imaginate.org.uk/festival/


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