ŻiguŻajg Festival 2019
15 – 24 November
“The ŻiguŻajg International Arts Festival for Children and Young People is the only festival in Malta specifically aimed at this demographic, presenting an eclectic programme of internationally acclaimed productions and newly commissioned work year after year. Since its inception in 2011, the 10-day festival programme of ŻiguŻajg has grown from strength to strength in becoming a landmark of the cultural calendar, both in Malta and internationally.”
“We now have around 25 to 30 Festival Assistants throughout the full ten days of the festival, and this is because we are now giving huge importance to the experience that we give to our audiences, even outside of the performance itself.”
– Vanessa Attard, Front of House Officer
The 9th edition of ŻiguŻajg Festival returns with a fantastic line-up of no less than twenty-one projects and nine creative forms! The selection has a nice balance of new Maltese works together with some of the best touring shows, including five commissions by foremost local artists, five co-productions with national public cultural organisations, and no less than eleven international projects from around the globe!
The growing success of the Festival in the past years has culminated with our recent launch of the ŻiguŻajg Season at Spazju Kreattiv, consisting of a year-long programme of activities for schools, children and their families. Keeping with our ethos to put arts for children at the heart of the national creative ecology, this introduction will ensure that apart from the thousands who attend the Festival in November, we will be providing other quality creative initiatives for audiences to enjoy more regularly.
The 2019 Festival programme initiatives vary from a brand new promenade music theatre show which will also tour schools, to a daring contemporary circus act, award-winning films, an opera with loads of humour, a readaptation of an iconic literature classic, and a number of outdoor happenings. This year’s edition, featuring a strong environmental message for young and old, promises to enchant children as well as those young at heart.
Internationalisation remains a cornerstone of our work and, with the support of Arts Council Malta, our Delegates Programme has been planned to provide participants with a professional incubator wherein they can fully enjoy the prepared artistic programme, whilst sharing their experiences, and enhancing their knowledge and skills with peers in tailor-made networking and masterclass sessions.
A ticket for single admission to Festival performances is €5. Every patron, including toddlers attending a production must be in possession of a ticket. A ticket for single admission to workshops is €2. All seating is unreserved unless at large-capacity venues (Teatru Manoel and Catholic Institute), unless your booking is for people who require assistance (in which case, please inform box office on 2122 3200).
When selecting events, please refer to the age guidelines recommended by the Festival team and based on the respective show’s themes and content.
How to Buy Tickets
Tickets can be booked online, or you can reach our box office on:
+356 2122 3200
Or visit us in person at:
Spazju Kreattiv, Castille Place, Valletta, VLT 1060, Malta
Monday 9am – 5pm
Tuesday – Friday 9am – 9pm
Saturday – Sunday 10am – 9pm
Tickets cannot be refunded unless a performance is cancelled.
Late admissions will not be allowed.