Edinburgh International Children’s Festival

Looking to the future

2019 has already proved a milestone year for Imaginate and the Children’s Festival.
Imaginate launched its 30 year anniversary programme at Bute House, including an enhanced artist development programme, a new schools project and PUSH+, a new Creative-Europe funded project.
In January a delegation of 19 Scottish artists, producers and companies also presented a Spotlight on Scotland showcase at the prestigious International Performing Arts for Youth (IPAY) conference, held in Philadelphia.

Join in!

Shape the next thirty years of Imaginate and the Edinburgh International Children’s Festival

To participate in the Teachers’ Theatre Club, take a look at learning resources, or to find out more about the Immerse or Explore Schools projects, teachers should visit the dedicated Schools page.

Artists can visit Opportunities for regular call-outs, the Go and See Fund (which helps artists see new work), hot-desking, residencies, workshops, networking, and lots of other developmental initiatives.

Keen to volunteer? Keep an eye on the Volunteering page for ways you can get involved in next year’s Festival.

Did you know…?

The new Inspiring Schools project has three important elements:

  • The Teachers’ Theatre Club with the Fringe
  • Immerse in collaboration with immersive theatre pioneers Punchdrunk
  • Explore with Theatre in Schools Scotland

As a whole, the project offers unique opportunities for Scottish children and their teachers to experience and interact with cutting-edge theatre, often performed within their own schools.

This timeline was funded by the Edinburgh Festivals ProjectLab, supported by Scottish Enterprise. The research process was funded by the Scottish Graduate School of Arts and Humanities.

ACT 2 - And If I Were Me
Barrowland Ballet - Playful Tiger
Punchdrunk - Small Wonders
Aaben Dans - Three Legs
Theater Artemis - The Invisible Man
Slingsby - Emil & The Detectives
Bronks - Us/Them
Alfredo Zinola and Maxwell McCarthy - Nero
Théâtre de Romette - The Little Bath
Dadodans and Gaia Gonnelli - Mappamondo
the egg & Travelling Light Theatre - I Wish I Was a Mountain
Frozen Charlotte - Valentina's Galaxy
The Last Great Hunt - New Owner