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5 Amazing Shows Not to Miss at KidsFest! Festival 2019

By Jenny Leung 28 November 2018
Bringing a series of world-class theatre productions to families in Hong Kong, KidsFest! returns on January 9 to 17, 2019 with a cracking line-up of shows. From a hilarious and action-packed acrobatic comedy for all ages, to an exciting adventure with a witch and her friends, there’s something for everyone. Tickets are already on sale, so we help you whittle down the options with our pick of the best shows not to miss.

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Since KidsFest! began back in 2012, it has fast become a key event on Hong Kong's cultural calendar. Whether it's comedy, sing-along-songs, or acrobatics, the festival offers a wide variety of performances that can help nurture your child's interest in art and literature, while having tons of fun along the way. Here are our favourites in store for 2019.

1. Children are Stinky

You know you're in for a treat just by the title alone. With incredible acrobatics and daredevil stunts, a rocking soundtrack, and genuine belly laughs, this action-packed comedy show really has it all – and it isn't just for the kids! Bringing a ton of nostalgic fun, jokes, and choreography from the 90s, the show will take parents on a rollicking trip down memory lane. Click here for more information

2. Clinc! World of Bubbles

Coming all the way from Spain, the master of bubbles, Pep Bou, welcomes you to Clinc!, an extraordinary visual and comical feast bursting with magic, music, clowning around, beautiful lighting effects, and of course, lots and lots of bubbles! Don't miss this rare opportunity to catch the great work of the bubble master himself during his Hong Kong debut. Click here for more information

3. Room on the Broom

What do you get when you throw a witch and her cat, a hungry fire dragon, and a few friendly hitch-hikers into the cauldron? A brooming great show, that's what. Filled with songs and laughter, the show invites you to join the witch and her friends on an exciting adventure as they take on a mission to defeat the hungry dragon. Room on the Broom is an Olivier-nominated musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheddler – so you know some amazing entertainment is on the cards. Click here for more information

4. Shark in the Park

From the producers of The Hairy Maclary & Friends Show – one of the most well-loved shows from last year's festival – Shark in the Park tells the wonderful tale of Timothy Pope and his trusty telescope as he discovers that there's a shark... in the park! Combining all three of Nick Sharratt's Shark in the Park books live on stage, this fin-tastic musical will surely get your little ones up on their feet. Click here for more information

5. We're Going on a Bear Hunt

Returning to KidsFest!, the smash-hit production of We're Going on a Bear Hunt invites all families who love a good adventure, on an epic quest to find a bear. Audiences can expect catchy songs, interactive scenes, and plenty of surprises along the way. Straight from London's West End, this fun, quirky adaptation to Michael Rosen's picture book is a must-see. Click here for more information
Tickets for KidsFest! are guaranteed to sell out every year, so hurry and get them while you can. You wouldn't want to disappoint your little angels now, would you? When: January 9 - 17 Where: The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai How much: $195 - $435 Click here to buy tickets
Read more! Check out more Fun Things to Do With Your Kids Around Hong Kong, or explore the rest of our What's On section.

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Jenny Leung

Senior editor

Born in Hong Kong and raised in the UK, Jenny grew up with the best of both worlds. She loves just about anything to do with music and doesn’t shy away from belting out a tune or two when it comes to karaoke. If she’s not out and about exploring the city and practising her photography skills, she’s probably tucked up in bed with a book or glued to her laptop doing her online shopping.