Hong Kong International Children’s Arts Carnival 2023

Carnival Of Films, Shows, & Interactive Activities For Kids In Hong Kong!

2023 Jul 14 - 2023 Aug 13

The International Children’s & Youth Film Carnival 2023 is back to provide summer entertainment for the kids. With performances from artists from all over the world, the carnival is one that will allow you to experience all kinds of art in one city without having to travel to a dozen different countries. The performances are categorized into film, stage, library, and museum programs, and we’ve compiled the top picks for kids!  The carnival is offering both stage and online events!

Note, many of the shows are in Cantonese with English subtitles.  There are a few in Spanish and other languages with English subtitles.


  • Hong Kong International Children's And Youth Film Carnival 2023

    Sam & Her Amazing Book Of Dinosaurs

    Magical Theatrical Journey For Kids Aged 3+

    Sam and her amazing book of dinosaurs:  the Hong Kong Ballet and 59 Productions (UK) present the story of nine-year-old Sam who moves to a new neighborhood in Hong Kong and is challenged to make new friends. Join Sam on this magical journey through time as she discovers her superpowers through an old dinosaur encyclopedia! Suitable for kids aged 3 and above. Book your ticket here!

    • When: July 14-16 at 7:30pm and 15-16 at 2:30pm
    • Where: Grand Theater, Hong Kong Cultural Center
  • Emil And The Detectives

    Crime-Solving Mystery For Kids Aged 6 & Above

    Emil and the detectives: Australia's Slingsby Theatre tells the story of young Emil, sent by his mother to bring cash to his grandmother in the big city. Yet even before embarking on his journey, he discovers the money to be gone! He recruits other quick-thinking and youthful sleuths to help uncover the mystery - but will they succeed? Best for kids aged six and above. Book your tickets here!

    • When: August 4 at 8pm and 5 & 6 at 3pm
    • Where: Theater, Hong Kong City Hall
  • Esencial

    Stunning Acrobatic Performances & Workshops For Kids Aged 6 & Above

    Esencial: come see agile acrobats from Spain perform some daring feats, somersaults, splits, and more as they walk on tightropes, surf the waves of a giant see-saw. This performance is best suited for kids aged 6 and above. There will also be some fun and exicting workshops for kids and parents as the expert acrobats teach you how to perfect your handstands, cartwheels, bridges and balancing poses. Juggling more your forte? There's a workshop for that too! Book your tickets here!

    • When: July 28 & 29 at 7:30pm, July 29-30 at 3pm (additional performance on Sunday at 7:30pm)
    • Where: Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Center
  • Disconcerto

    Hilarious Musical Ensemble Suited For Ages 3 & Above

    Hailing from Spain, the Orthemis Orchestra invite you on a hilarious battle between 12 instrumentalists and their conductor! Expect laughter and wonderful music to the tune of classical composers like Bizet, Vivaldi and Mozart! In 2019, the ensemble scored a sold out debut in Hong Kong so book your tickets soon here at the Tsuen Wan Auditorium or the Yuen Long Theater.

    • When: August 4-6 at different times depending on location

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