ImagiNation Festival

ImagiNation festival: A digital patchwork of the nation 

Theatre Centre in collaboration with Theatre503 present ImagiNation Festival, an online festival showcasing all 19 ImagiNation plays.

About the festival 

ImagiNation Festival will showcase the talent, creativity, diversity and breadth of the nation in 19 short films, a mixture of montages and stand alone pieces, featuring the highlights from the submissions we received. Following the premiere of each film, all submissions for that particular play will be made viewable and accessible in a playlist on the channel. 

We have received over 160 recordings of these stories, featuring over 500 participants made up from a variety of solo pieces, groups of friends, families, schools, youth groups, charities, organisations and groups from all across the UK, including  Electric Sunshine Project, Papergang Theatre, Taking Flight Theatre, Act your Age and Crisis. We can’t wait to share these with you.

About Imagination

The ImagiNation plays were written by 19 of the UK’s most exciting writers:

Jon Brittain, Ryan Calais Cameron, Alex Critoph, Zinnie Harris, Matilda Ibini, Asif Khan, Geraldine Lang, Bethan Marlow, Eoin McAndrew, Nicholas McQuillan, Nessah Muthy, Amy Ng, Chinonyerem Odimba, Lettie Precious, Leo Skilbeck, Julie Tsang, Daniel Ward, Timberlake Wertenbaker, & Roy Williams. 

ImagiNation is a gift for the nation to connect us so we could laugh, cry, vent, support each other and rejoice together.


ImagiNation Festival will take place over 3 days on Theatre Centre’s YouTube channel. Each day will conclude with a live stream Q&A with the writers from each festival day.


ImagiNation Festival will run Saturday 29th August to Monday 31st August, 4:30pm to 7:30pm. You can view and download the full festival schedule below. Keep an eye on this page for updates.

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