City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh international Children's Festival


Traverse Theatre Announces 2016 Spring Season

The Traverse Theatre has announced its Spring season that features new work from Scotland and beyond including returning shows that you may have missed or want a c

Waves, Traverse Theatre, Imaginate Review

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Waves, by Alice Mary Cooper, is a beautiful story told with touching simplicity.

Dream City (Droomstad), Traverse Theatre, Imaginate Review

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De Dansers, from Utrecht in the Netherlands, dance like no-one’s watching but ‘door Christ!’ you’ll be glad you did!

We dance, wee groove, Church Hill Theatre, Imaginate Review

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The Imaginate Festival is an annual children’s festival for performing arts held in various venues in Edinburgh.

The Gold Digger, Traverse, Imaginate Review

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Immigration and emigration are words heard a lot these days. This show from Haderslev in Denmark tells a tale based on a Danish legend written by Nobel prizewinning author Johannes V.

Hup, North Edinburgh Arts Centre, Imaginate Review

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Hup is a short and quietly beautiful piece of bespoke musical theatre for babies and toddlers up to 24 months.

Mess, Traverse Theatre, Imaginate Review

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The “…particularly thin elephant in the room” that this new play from Caroline Horton is tackling is a version of her own experience of and recovery from anorexia.

Mouth Open Story Jump Out, Churchill Theatre, Imaginate Review

Web Polarbear & Battersea Arts  Centre present Mouth Open, Story Jump Out image Battersea Art Centre.JPG

Storyteller Polarbear, aka Steven Camden, inspires his audience to get writing as he plucks ideas out of the air and makes a big mess all over the floor.

The Lost Things, Southside Community Centre, Imaginate Review

Web Tortoise In A Nutshell and  Oliver Emanuel present The Lost Things image Amelia Bird.jpg

The anticipation in waiting for a show to start usually takes the form of waiting in a bright auditorium for the lights to dim and the proverbial curtain to rise.

Henry The Fifth, Traverse Theatre, Imaginate Review

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Unicorn Theatre’s Henry the Fifth throws in a bit of history, a bit of Shakespeare and a lot of artistic licence to get the 2015 Imaginate Festival for children and young people off to a great start.