The Galle Children's Festival 2012 will be held from Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th October 2012!

 

The Festival will again see the Historic Galle Fort come alive with a diverse range of performances, exhibitions, workshops, activities, field trips and parades. This year’s Festival will now be held over 4 days with the programme being expanded to include a family friendly opening night, devoted day for schools, a day of workshops and performances for the local community plus a day of exciting field trips and adventures! This event is completely free for children of Sri Lanka. Check out the full 2012 programme here!

 

Latest News!

How to get your free ticket! Free tickets for the workshops on Saturday and the Field Trips on Sunday can be collected from the Galle Children’s Festival Box Office from Saturday 22nd September to Sunday 7th October 2012. Please note that School Day tickets have now all been allocated.  

 

2012 Festival

In response to the fantastic feedback received following the 2011 event, this year’s Festival will now be held over 4 days! This year's program has been expanded to include a family friendly opening night, devoted day for schools, a day of workshops and performances for the local community plus a day of exciting field trips and adventures! Stay tuned for programme updates!

 

Festival Background

An initiative of AdoptSriLanka and the Galle Literary Festival; the inaugural Galle Children’s Festival was held over a weekend in October 2011 in venues throughout Galle. This festival began with an Opening Parade which wound through the historic Galle Fort which showcased the talents of local school bands and dance troupes. The official opening of the festival was marked with the traditional lighting of the oil lamp and was followed by an innovative two day programme with its focus on inclusion of children of all abilities and ethnic backgrounds. This festival gave children of Sri Lanka the rare chance to take part in an array of exciting workshops, performances and field trips.

 

Galle Children’s Festival Box Office

 

GALLE

Mamas Rooftop Café, 76 Leyn Baan Street, Galle Fort

COLOMBO

Barefoot - 704, Galle Road, Colombo 3

 

Box Office Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday from 2.30pm to 6.30pm

Saturday and Sunday from 10-4pm

Box office is open from Saturday 22nd September to Sunday 7th October 2012

 

Please note: You must collect your tickets before the 7th October – Tickets will not be available during the Festival!

 

Further Information

www.facebook.com/gallechildrensfestival

gallechildrensfestival@gmail.com

For daily updates on programming and special festival announcements please visit our facebook page!

 

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