So many wonderful opportunities to see so many incredible shows and meet such a great network of folk all in it for the same reasons. Thank you for supporting the vital world of children’s & young people theatre but also for making it such a joyous occasion and fantastic annual festival.

—Delegate 2016

Imaginate produces Edinburgh International Children’s Festival which showcases the world’s best theatre and dance for children with performances that are deeply engaging, innovative and inspiring. With an emphasis on striking visual productions, the international programme continuously goes beyond expectations of children’s and young people’s work. The shows, aimed at 0 to 15 year olds, include a mix of theatre and dance and attract an audience of over 10,000 children, families and schools every year.

The Festival has established itself as one of the best places for programmers to see work of the very highest standard; a platform to discover new talent and performances for young audiences. The Festival regularly attracts over 200 industry delegates and is the perfect forum for artists to meet, see and discuss work and take part in professional development activities.

The 2017 Festival opens for delegates bookings on Wednesday 8 March 2017.

Programme information will be sent mid-February.

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