Imaginarium is a theatre and community arts organisation based in Prescot in Knowsley, led by Artistic Director Gaynor La Rocca and a dynamic team of creative professionals. We are an Associate Company of the Shakespeare North Playhouse and a Royal Shakespeare Company Open Stages partner organisation.
Imaginarium is a small company with a big aspirations and a huge heart, and community is central to everything to do. We work in partnership with the Shakespeare North Playhouse and Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council to provide an extensive creative community programme for local children, young people and adults and we produce spectacular artistic work of a professional quality that continues to push boundaries and never fails to surprise and delight.
Every life has been affected by Covid 19. Our thoughts and sympathies are with each and every person who has been bereaved, lost work, suffered physical or mental illness or had their lives turned upside down in these difficult times.
We are devastated that we have been unable to perform any live shows or host any physical group activities, however the health and safety of our staff and our community members will always take priority and we will remain physically closed until we feel we are able to safely open our doors.
Thanks to emergency funding support from Arts Council England and Knowsley Council the Imaginarium team have been working tirelessly on zoom to keep our creative community together and to develop a range of online activities.
We thank you for your patience as we work together to navigate this time of uncertainty in our industry. We know with our commitment and your continued support we will get through this.
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A Summer of Shakespeare
This summer Imaginarium Theatre are showcasing an exciting online festival of Shakespeare themed activity for all the family.
Imaginarium actors present Bathtub Shakespeare in domestic and lockdown settings and Shakespeare Storytime is a delightful filmed collection of Shakespeare's stories for children. Some of our associate artists have recorded creative family workshops for your enjoyment and the Imaginarium Youth Theatre present many faces of Puck in Midsummer Mischief. We launch a beautiful poetic film by Holly Blue celebrating the Seven Ages of Care and re-visit our 2016 community film All the World's A Stage.
We are also launching our Online Drama School for children, young people and adults this August with a series of Shakespeare themed zoom courses led by Royal Shakespeare Company Associate Director Michael Corbidge with Imaginarium Associate Artists. Courses begin w/c 3rd August, to find out more and to book a course just click the link!
Photo: Jake Ryan
BLACK LIVES MATTER
We stand with all those who fight injustice and inequality, and we stand firmly with the Black Lives Matter movement. We will continue to listen and learn and make change; we must all do better.
Imaginarium will keep working to diversify our membership, our staff and our associate artists to ensure that people of colour are consistently represented in our industry, in our company and in our communities.