The Biggest Children’s Theatre Festival Returns to Hong Kong

HONG KONG, 5 September, 2016 – KidsFest, one of the largest theatre events in Asia, returns to Hong Kong in its sixth edition for children and their families. To be held at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts from 5th January to 12th February, 2017, the fun-filled KidsFest is an ideal medium to engage youngsters in literature and language very early on and offers a perfect blend of live entertainment, education and all-around fun for the whole family. Tickets went on sale on 29 August, 2016, with group discount packages – there is a 10% discount for booking two shows or for group of 10 people or more, while a 15% discount is offered for a booking of three shows or more.

In KidsFest 2017, ABA Productions partners with Stamford American International School to bring a wide variety of world class performances to Hong Kong to promote the magic of live theatre to young audiences. Launched in early 2012 in Hong Kong and Singapore, the 2017 line-up features 10 different productions over five weeks.

This year, the shows have been hand-picked to suit a wide range of age groups. Two productions to watch out for are Gruffalos, Ladybirds and other Beasts which feature Julia Donaldson herself live on stage, and Romeo and Juliet Untold, which is Shakespeare Globe’s creative twists to Romeo & Juliet. Other shows that should not be missed are Stick Man, The Snail and the Whale, Shark in the Park, The First Hippo on the Moon, The Way Back Home, Why the Whales Came, Horrible Histories Awful Egyptians and The Best of Barmy Britain.

“KidsFest is an exciting festival for the whole family where compelling characters are brought to life and scenes from well-loved books are enacted vividly on stage. It is a wonderful platform for family interaction and at the same time nurtures a child’s interest in literature and language in a fun and interactive way. KidsFest has become a key event on Hong Kong’s calendar of cultural events where families can look forward to a series of world-class productions,” said Matthew Gregory, Executive Producer of ABA Productions Ltd.

Don’t miss out – join us for some family fun this January! Tickets are on sale on 29 August 2016, and available through HK Ticketing - call 31 28 8288 or visit their website www.hkticketing.com. For school and group bookings, please call Vanessa Lee at 2547 7150 or email vanessa.lee@aba-productions.com.

Find out more about KidsFest: www.kidsfest.com.hk

 

26th October 2016