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Imagine Arts Festival

Imagine Arts Festival is a unique celebration of the arts in Waterford City. Since its inception in 2003, Imagine Arts has seen considerable growth in both scale and content and now in its 18th year, Imagine has firmly established itself as the primary festival of arts in Waterford. Imagine Arts Festival runs over a 10 day period from Thursday 17th October to sunday 27th October.

beckett-642x360Imagine arts is a multi-disciplinary arts festival that features live performancesexhibitionsand interactive arts experiences for people of all ages and interests. The festival committee has consistently provided a dynamic programme of arts including: Dance, Film, Visual Art, Theatre, Spoken Word (including comedy, social history, storytelling and literature), Music as well as a Children’s and youth programmes.

Imagine promotes both established and emerging artists, from the local, national and international arena, encouraging awareness and participation, through ease of access to the public and value for money.

Imagine Arts Festival_Aine RyanThis year, Imagine Arts Festival presents a feast of arts activities, exhibitions, concerts, workshops and roughly 100 events over ten days from 17 – 27 October. The festival started 18 years ago, run by a dedicated band of volunteers who wish to have a major arts festival in Waterford each year bringing in the best of national and international acts while also showcasing our own local great talent.

During Imagine Ireland’s oldest city is the setting for work by the best of local, national and international artists and reflects all aspects of the arts. The festival includes the John Dwyer Traditional Music Weekend and the Waterford Writers Weekend.

Ticket Info

Tickets for paid events will be available on the official website closer to the festival and can be purchased online. Some events will allow for payment on the door on the day of the event also.

Imagine arts Festival also has numerous free events!!! These will be detailed on the website closer to the festival also.

For more information about where to stay, how to get there and points of interest visit ImagineArtsFestival:Info 


Oct 17 2019 - Oct 27 2019

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