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Children and Young People
Youth Theatre   (7-16’s)


Our FREE Youth Theatre sessions are up and running again on Wednesday evenings at Cockpit House, offering socially distanced drama workshops for children and young people.


Junior Youth Theatre (7-10's)

Wednesdays 4.30 to 5.30pm


Senior Youth Theatre (11-16's) 

Wednesdays 5.45 to 7.15pm



Contact for more information or to join the waiting list for places.

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Young    Shakespeare Company (11-18’s)

2021 saw the launch of the Imaginarium Young Shakespeare Company in partnership with the Shakespeare North Playhouse. We offered a new opportunity for young people aged 11-18 to work with Michael Corbidge, Royal Shakespeare Company Associate (and Imaginarium patron) and Imaginarium Youth Director Julie Ashurst, to bring to life Shakespeare’s most beloved pastoral comedy 

A Midsummer Night’s Dream.


The production was staged at Prescot Woodland Theatre and as part of Imaginarium's Outdoor Shakespeare Festival in July 2021.

Contact for information on all of our projects for young people.

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Young Actors Company (16-19’s)

Since 2015 Imaginarium Young Actors have been producing annual productions in partnership with the National Theatre Connections programme. With performances in local venues and at the NT Connections Regional Festival, this year we staged A Series of Public Apologies (in response to an unfortunate incident in the school lavatories) by John Donnelly.


Rehearsals began in January.  This year's National Connections Festival moved online with performances in June 2021 hosted by HOME Manchester and then in August, the Young Actors Company were the first live show in our new Roundhouse venue!


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Young Cultural Leaders (16-21)

Imaginarium Theatre are offering a new opportunity for young people aged 16-21 to develop creative abilities, life skills, a wider understanding of arts and culture, and gain an arts leadership qualification.

This opportunity is FREE and participants will gain a Gold Arts Award, (level 3 qualification from Trinity College London worth 16 UCAS points, the equivalent of an AS Level) along with practical experience supported by professional artists. Placements will be for 12 months.

Holiday Clubs in the Roundhouse

Imaginarium will be hosting a whole range of fun activities during school holidays in our brand new big top venue - the Imaginarium Roundhouse.  There’ll be arts and crafts as well as dance, drama and music in the Roundhouse for children and young people every weekday during the school holidays from 10am to 3pm.  Sign up for individual workshops or for a full day of activities. Summer School for ages 5+ and Autumn Half Term activities for teenagers too!


Contact for more information.

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Arts Awards & Artsmark

As a registered Arts Award Centre we deliver high quality qualifications as part of our ongoing work in schools and within our own Children and Young People's programmes.


These recognised qualifications help young people to build and develop social and academic skills; whilst also having fun and building their confidence.


Imaginarium are also an schools' Artsmark partner. The Artsmark Partnership Programme is an Arts Council England endorsed network of arts and cultural organisations that understand the Artsmark criteria and can support schools and education settings on their Artsmark journey to embed arts and culture across the curriculum.