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Edinburgh International Children’s Festival

Edinburgh International Children’s Festival
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    Start date29 May 2017
    End date4 Jun 2017
    Genre Family, Festival, Performance, Theatre,


    The newly renamed Edinburgh International Children’s Festival (formerly Imaginate Festival) is running from 27 May to 4 June 2017 in venues across Edinburgh.

    The programme offers children and their families the opportunity to see some of the world’s best theatre, dance, multimedia and puppetry performances made especially for them. The festival includes 16 shows from 9 countries, all selected to stimulate and inspire children and young people to consider their identity and place in the world.

    Following last year’s success, the festival will once again open with a family weekend at the National Museum of Scotland (27 - 28 May) with free drop-in events all day including pop-up performances, storytelling, hands-on arts activities and more. 

    Information on other Edinburgh International Children’s Festival events happening outwith the Traverse can be found here. / @ImaginateUK / #EdChildrensFest

    Mon 29 May
    1.15pm & 7.20pm
    Narrow / Laika

    1.30pm & 7.30pm
    Falling Dreams / Het Filiaal theatremakers

    Tue 30 May
    10.45am & 1.30pm
    Narrow / Laika

    10.30am & 1.15pm
    Falling Dreams / Het Filiaal theatremaker

    Wed 31 May
    1.15pm & 7pm
    Bounce! / Arcosm

    Thu 1 June
    10am & 1pm
    Bounce! / Arcosm

    10.45am & 1.15pm
    Nosferatu / Bob Theatre

    Fri 2 June
    10.15am & 7pm
    Nosferatu / Bob Theatre

    Little Red / Barrowland Ballet

    Sat 3 June
    11.30am & 3.30pm
    Nosferatu  / Bob Theatre

    3pm & 7pm
    Little Red / Barrowland Ballet

    Sun 4 June
    11.30am & 3pm
    Little Red / Barrowland Ballet

    For tickets, please visit the individual show pages on our website. 


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