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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.


Act I (7-10's) Wednesdays 4.30 to 5.30pm


Act II (11-13's)  Wednesdays 6 to 7.30pm


 Act III (14-16's ) Thursdays 5.30 to 7.30pm


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

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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 are staging A Series of Public Apologies (in response to an unfortunate incident in the school lavatories) by John Donnelly. Rehearsals begin in January, with performances in Knowsley, Liverpool and Manchester in spring 2021.


Contact to book an audition.

Young    Shakespeare Company (11-18’s)

2021 will see the launch of the Imaginarium Young Shakespeare Company in partnership with the Shakespeare North Playhouse. We are offering 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 comedies A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The production will be staged at Prescot Woodland Theatre and tour to Liverpool City Region parks and gardens summer 2021.

Y.S.C. meets Tuesdays 5.15 to 7pm

 Contact to register your interest in auditioning.

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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. Look out for news of our Summer School 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.