Edinburgh International Children's Festival


The Edinburgh International Children's Festival is Scotland's international festival of performing arts for children and young people.

Every year the Festival, previously known as the Imaginate Festival, showcases the finest selection of shows from Scotland and across the world. In 2016, this included companies from New Zealand, Belgium, Australia, Norway, Spain, the Netherlands, Poland and Germany.

What makes it special?

  • The best of children’s theatre and dance from around the world, with performances that will delight and inspire the young and young-at-heart.
  • The festival opens with a Family Fringe weekend at the National Museum of Scotland with performances and free arts activities all day.
  • The Festival is in its 28th year and has established itself as one of the best places for programmers to see work of the very highest standard.
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