Big Imaginations Theatre Network

Big Imaginations is a region-wide group of venues and promoters dedicated to bringing brilliant children’s theatre to the North West. From grand auditoriums to rural village halls and everything in between, our mission is to spark the imagination of children aged 0-12 years with the wonder of theatre.

Our mission is to create an environment where a wide range of high quality children’s theatre can thrive in the North West; utilising the work of great companies to develop audiences for children’s work. We all recognise the value of working together to create a new appropriately diverse programme of touring work for children and families in the region.

Our objectives are:

1)   Audiences: To develop and nurture longer-term relationships with audiences and market a programme of touring work for children and families in order to ensure as many people as possible experience and are inspired by great art.

2)   Promoters: To drive and strengthen a consortium and touring circuit in the North West enabling quality children’s shows to come to the region more readily, making it more cost-effective and sustainable.

3)   Artists: To develop and nurture longer-term relationships with artists making excellent work for children, specifically work of a diverse nature to reflect the communities we serve.

4)   To support and encourage cross-venue partnership consortiums to support and share resources and skills, developing CPD for children’s theatre especially in the areas of programming, marketing and audience development, by visiting festivals and showcases and sharing best practice.

Look out for the Big Imaginations logo – you will see it across 15 venues in the North West. Each venue that promotes the logo is  family friendly and pays special attention to the needs of the younger audience.As a member of the Big Imaginations Touring network The Atkinson is dedicated to bringing brilliant theatre to the North West, so you can be assured of the quality of the company when booking your show.