Edinburgh International Children’s Festival 2017

Imaginate Festival

Children’s Performing Arts Festival

Sat 27 May – Sun 4 Jun 2017, various venues.

The Edinburgh International Children’s Festival (previously known as Imaginate), now in its 28th year, brings an exciting programme of stimulating shows to Scotland. It is recognised worldwide as one of the best festivals showcasing children’s theatre and dance.

It is the festival’s aim to encourage children’s engagement with the performing arts, to entertain, educate, challenge and stimulate. It attracts thousands of young people, teachers, carers and families to performance venues across Edinburgh.

The programme brings together a wide variety of productions, telling stories old and new, to inspire and thrill young audiences. Each show has its own unique character and zest.

It opens with a family weekend at the National Museum of Scotland, with performances and free drop-in activities all day including live music, mini performances, storytelling and hands-on arts activities. The event is ideal for 0-12 year olds and a perfect introduction to the festival.

The programme will be available to view on the Edinburgh International Children’s Festival website soon, with tickets on sale from 23rd March.

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