City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh international Children's Festival


Get Them on the Stage Young

Kindur (Imaginate Festival)

With the Bank of Scotland Imaginate Festival on for the week children and adults are tasting a good range of live performance (such as the show pictured, Kindur, which is told from the perspective of Icelandic sheep).

Traverse, Traverse Theatre, Review

Imaginate 2012: Arcosm's Traverse

The Imaginate Festival is now in its 23rd year. Running for a full week at venues across Edinburgh, the 2012 line up includes performances from 14 different companies from Europe and beyond.

Edinburgh’s Festivals Get Government Funding Boost

Edinburgh's Festivals have received a funding boost, it was announced on Thursday as an ambitious programm

Imaginate Festival: Circus Incognitus Review

Jamie Adkins started his career age 13 as a street performer in SanDiego.  After joining the Pickle Family Circus in San Francisco, he joined Montréal’s Cirque Éloize with whom he produced his creation, Typo, that toured the world for over two years when this consummate clown acrobat gave over 200 performances that were admired and loved by critics and the circus- going audiences alike.

Imaginate Festival: Potato Needs A Bath Review

Shona Reppe Puppets was established in 1996 and has since been touring Scotland - and the world - performing to sell-out audiences and picking up several awards on the way. Shona charmed and delighted a packed house at the Churchill Theatre with her juicy cocktail of fruit and vegetables.

Imaginate Festival: Miss Ophelia Review

Het Filiaal are a ‘youth and music theatre’ group based in Utrecht. Through a combination of acting, music, puppetry and animation with a large helping of humour, they deliver the moving, if mildly bizarre, story of Miss Ophelia, which has just won the prestigious Zilveren Krekel (Silver Cricket) award for ‘most impressive production’ in The Netherlands.

Imaginate Festival: Mr Benn Review

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of David McKee’s affectionately remembered TV series, Mr Benn, Tall Stories has adapted the character’s “...extraordinary adventures of an ordinary man” to a stage version full of magic and music.

Imaginate Festival: First Light Review

It is a truly amazing skill to be able to pitch quality theatre at wee ones aged up to 2 but that is exactly what Starcatchers has done with the show First Light. The company, who specialises in "the creation of world-class theatre performances for children aged from birth to 4 years”, have certainly met their goal.

Imaginate Festival: The Golden Goose Review

Within a frame of focussed spotlights,   the miniature stage-within-a-stage in Traverse 2 created a further intimacy within the already intimate space there. This was emphasised by the amended pulled-in seating that allowed good views for the young audience of Puppentheater Halle from Germany as the puppeteers and puppets performed their version of The Golden Goose. 

Edinburgh's Festivals Share £2 million Expo Funding

Laying first marble step at the Martin Creed Scotsman Steps

Edinburgh's Festivals will share £2 million from the Scottish Government to showcase Scottish cultural and creative talent.