Michael Jackson's children will help honour their father's memory by impressing his hand and footprints outside Grauman's Chinese Theatre.

Organizers at the historic Hollywood venue announced that Jackson's children Prince, Paris and Blanket will take part in an upcoming ceremony honouring the King of Pop.

The young trio, who have appeared in public much more since their father's June 2009 death, will use a sequined glove and pair of shoes once owned and worn by their father to make impressions in a cement marker outside the theatre.

The date of the ceremony — January 26 — was chosen to coincide with the local debut of the Cirque du Soleil's new hit show Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour. Following its Montreal debut in October, the production is touring North America before joining the existing Cirque shows in Las Vegas.

The ceremony will mark the first posthumous print ceremony for Grauman's theatre, a popular tourist attraction that draws more than four million visitors a year, organizers said.

The theatre began awarding the honour in the late 1920s — but traditionally has celebrated film icons such as Elizabeth Taylor, Clark Gable, Mary Pickford, Marilyn Monroe and Sidney Poitier during their lifetimes.

In recent years, the venue's new owners have replaced some of the deteriorating concrete slabs with hand and footprint markers for a wider range of celebrities, including professional basketball star Kobe Bryant and dance music DJ and producer David Guetta.