Celebrate with Scotland's international festival of performing arts for children and young people


Imaginate is the Cats Whiskers

May 08

Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland honours Imaginate for 25 years of excellence... 

Happy Anniversary Imaginate

Feb 26

Join Scotland's festival of the performing arts for children and young people as it celebrates its 25th year...

All Theatre Great and Small

Mar 18

 Imaginate 2013 announces a programme packed with creativity and excitement...

Imaginate Festival Launches 2012 Programme

Mar 07

The Imaginate Festival has announced an exciting and enthralling programme of events for children and young people.

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Child's Play

Tony Reekie, artistic director of the Imaginate Festival, shares his passion for children's theatre

Homecoming Scotland 2014: A Year of Brilliant Moments

Scotland is welcoming the world in 2014 and Edinburgh, the world’s favourite festival city, is part of it!

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Beyond the festivals

Exploring Scotland

Some of the world's most spectacular scenery and most enduring experiences are just a short trip away. Why not extend your visit to Edinburgh's Festivals and explore Scotland?


Choose from national collections and international blockbusters to more intimate spaces and exhibits to venues that encourage exploration and adventure.

Explore Edinburgh

The villages of Edinburgh are well worth discovering – each is surprisingly close to the city centre, and a world away from what you might expect.

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