Our community ensemble is open to anyone aged 16 - 99+ years. Members are drawn from all walks of life; enriching the company with their wide skills set, breadth of knowledge and life experience. The company work with Artistic Director Gaynor La Rocca and a team of specialist practitioners (including partners from the RSC) to create exciting, professional standard touring productions.
For many, the Imaginarium Ensemble provides the enjoyable fulfillment of the dream of performing on stage, while still pursuing other dreams and career paths. For others it has provided an invaluable training ground and a stepping stone to further and higher education, drama schools and careers within the performing arts industry.
Imaginarium Youth Theatre (11-16 years)
Our Youth Theatre focus on developing acting skills in a wide range of genres, from script-work to improvisation and devising. The company create and produce 2 productions per year for public performance in theatres and outdoor venues, as well as participating in a wide range of local cultural events and festivals.
Members also have the opportunity to gain Arts Awards leadership qualifications as they progress.
Imaginarium Young Actors Company hold open auditions every September and work in partnership with the National Theatre Connections programme to produce a piece of new writing by a top British playwright every spring.
The company stage exciting and relevant issue-based productions in local theatres and at the National Theatre Connections Festival.
Our creative Children's Drama runs every Saturday (during school term time) between 10:30 - 12:30 from Cockpit House. Sessions cost £5 per week and focus on exploring the world through drama and imaginative play, and developing valuable social skills such as communication, problem solving and team work.
Children are given opportunities to be supported through Discover and Explore Arts Awards in partnership with Trinity College, London and Arts Council England.
Meeting weekly with our professional designers, our crafty Imaginator's help to create our wonderful set, props and costume in our workshop at Cockpit House.
If you have a skill you would like to share or develop, or perhaps you would like to learn a new skill, or maybe you would just like to be a part of a vibrant social group - the door to our Imaginators is always open.
Imaginarium Theatre wouldn't be here without the skilled hands of a team of immensely dedicated volunteers.
If you want to help out on a casual basis as a show steward or in our design workshop then please don't hesitate to get in touch.