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Edinburgh International Children’s Festival 2019

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Sat 25 May – Sun 2 Jun 2019, various venues.

The Edinburgh International Children’s Festival (previously known as Imaginate) is now in its 30th year. It brings an exciting programme of stimulating shows to Scotland. What’s more, it is recognised worldwide as one of the best festivals showcasing children’s theatre and dance.

A Festival to Entertain, Educate, Challenge and Stimulate

The festival organisers aim to deliver a world-class celebration of children’s theatre and dance. Encouraging more young people to engage with the performing arts. They believe that inspiring children is essential. Not only to them as individuals, but to the development of our entire culture and society. The festival attracts thousands of young people, teachers, carers and families to performance venues across Edinburgh.

It opens with a family weekend at the National Museum of Scotland. Here, there will be lots of free performances and drop-in activities all day. With live music, mini performances, storytelling and hands-on arts and crafts. This event is ideal for 0-12 year olds. So, it’s perfect introduction to the festival.

The programme brings together a wide variety of productions, telling stories old and new, to inspire and thrill young audiences. There are many performances for different ages groups and in various venues across Edinburgh. Each show has its own unique character and zest.

Visit Edinburgh International Children’s Festival

So, be sure to make a visit to the Edinburgh International Children’s Festival this May and June. The full programme and tickets are available on the Edinburgh International Children’s Festival website now.