february, 2023

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imagine childrens festival

Event Details

Unlock your creativity at the Southbank’s Imagine Children’s Festival, with over 100 events taking place over 11 days. On the packed agenda is children’s theatre, literature, comedy, music, dance and even a giant yoga class.

Where: Southbank Centre

Ticket price: Many of Imagine Children’s Festival events are free, check individual listings for ticket prices.

Full festival schedule and booking links here

More info from organisers: 

Imagine Children’s Festival turns 21 in 2023, but has no intention of growing up any time soon.

You can find the very best children’s theatre, comedy, music, literature, poetry, dance and, most importantly, full-on fun for families this February half-term.

Imagine Children’s Festival is all about unlocking creativity, celebrating the individuality of every child, championing diversity and sparking imaginations.

There will be performance and dance for under-5s during the week before half-term, including Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s Tales from Acorn Wood brought to life on stage.

Half-term highlights include a modern retelling of Rapunzelby BalletLORENT, talks by Cressida Cowell and Michael Rosen, the return of YolanDa’s Band Jam, a daytime rave with the world’s youngest DJ, and dinosaurs, magic, astronomy, hip-hop and comedy.

For the older kids, Friday 17 and Saturday 18 February have a special focus on ages 7 – 11, with shows including Everything Has Changed, which playfully explores the impact of change.

The festival includes a wide range of free, inclusive and accessible events and activities.

Imagine Children’s Festival is a Relaxed festival, meaning that performances have a relaxed approach to noise and movement in the space, and you are free to enter and exit. A chill-out space and noise-cancelling headphones are also available for both adults and children.

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