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Festival of Imagination

Thank you for joining us this May half-term and discovering a world of creativity and imagination.

Get the best value tickets by booking online! Save money by pre-booking entry to Eden online rather than buying tickets at the Visitor Centre – see our admission prices.

Please note that entry to the Eden Project is not guaranteed without an advanced booking. All visitors to Eden are strongly encouraged to pre-book a time slot in advance of each visit, including Members, Passholders, and those who can visit for free.

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What's planned

Come along this half-term and discover a Festival of Imagination across Eden with an abundance of creativity around each corner! From theatre to dance, music to literature, we’re celebrating the joy of exploring new ideas and experiences with fun for the whole family.

In the Citrus Grove, we'll be joined by an array of fantastic Young Adult and Children Authors including Rebecca Cobb, Lotte Jeffs, Rachel Bright, Naomi Jones, Rosie Talbot and Emily Barr. In the Arena, enjoy music and dance from Das Brass, Eden Summer Orchestra, Cscape and Rob Mennear. Across site, don't miss our wonderful writing workshops and fun theatre performances (limited space, pre-booking required). 

Please note, this programme has now ended.

 

Attenborough and his Animals
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Attenborough and his Animals

Catch this award-winning, five star show for an epic hour of clowning, physical theatre and the largest range of animals you will ever see on stage! A physical comedy show in which two hapless fools recreate wonderful scenes of the natural world. From a blue whale swimming through the depths of the ocean, to racer snakes chasing an iguana across the desert.

Where: Core building (first floor)

When: 28 May (11.30am and 3.30pm), 29, 30 and 31 May (11.30am and 2.30pm)

Age 9+ recommended. Please note, there’s an additional charge of 50p per person to attend and availability is limited, so all those attending the performance must book their space in advance. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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WOMANS (Like Romans, but with a 'W')

A feast for the eyes and the ears with physical comedy, clowning and original music, WOMANS is a raucous and hilarious tale of the first female resistance. It’s 44BC, Ancient Rome... Our hero, Leta, has been declared a traitor by the Roman Senate. She is given a punishment worse than death – Damnatio Memoriae – to be erased from history. Whilst noble Gladiators and infamous Emperors around her are becoming legends, her name will be scratched out and forgotten forever. But with the help from some mischievous Muses, she decides to rebel against the Republic.

Where: Core building (first floor)

When: 1, 2, 3 and 4 June (11.30am and 2.30pm)

Age 9+ recommended. Please note, there’s an additional charge of 50p per person to attend and availability is limited, so all those attending the performance must book their space in advance. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

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Shadow Puppetry by Tallulah Swirls

Come along for this great introduction to theatre for youngsters! Tallulah Swirls puppetry will be bringing a magical and immersive puppet show followed by a behind-the-scenes look at how the puppets work and the science of shadows. 

Where: Core building (first floor)

When: 27 May (10.30am, 12pm, 2pm and 3.30pm), 28 May, 3 June and 4 June (10.30am, 12pm and 3pm)

Age 3-8 recommended. Please note, there’s an additional charge of 50p per person to attend and availability is limited, so all those attending the workshop must book their space in advance. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

The Silly Squirrel

The Silly Squirrel puppet show

Deep in the woods on the big oak tree, lives a little squirrel with big ideas. This is Silly Squirrel. Silly Squirrel has never left the tree but longs to explore! A sweet puppet show all performed from a picnic basket and followed by a meet and play session as an introduction to the techniques of puppetry.

Where: Core building (first floor)

When: 29, 30, 31 May and 1, 2 June (11am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm)

Age 3-8 recommended. Please note, there’s an additional charge of 50p per person to attend and availability is limited, so all those attending the performance must book their space in advance. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

 

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Youth Writing Workshops

For the aspiring authors! Join author Craig Barr-Green for an interactive writing workshop and learn helpful techniques to improve your writing skills. Participants are encouraged to bring along some of their own work if they wish to share and get advice specific to them.

Where: Core building (first floor)

When: Every day from 27 May - 4 June. (10.30am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm on weekends and 10.30am, 1pm and 4pm on weekdays)

Age 8+ recommended. Please note, there’s an additional charge of 50p per person to attend and availability is limited, so all those attending the workshop must book their space in advance. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

 

Useful information

Every entry for Attenborough and his Animals, WOMANS, Shadow Puppetry by Tallulah Swirls, The Silly Squirrel and Youth Writing workshops with Craig Barr-Green requires a pre-booked ticket, plus a valid form of Eden Admission, Annual or Locals’ Pass or Eden Project Membership.

To help Eden provide you with the best possible service, we ask you to provide any access requirements you may have when booking your tickets. Please contact the Box Office on 01726 811972 or email boxoffice@edenproject.com.

Each workshop/performance lasts approximately 60 minutes. It will start promptly and the time will be stated on your ticket. We ask that you arrive 5 minutes prior to your start time.

All children must be accompanied by an adult, with a maximum of three children per one adult. Children under the age of 24 months – and personal carers accompanying someone with a disability – are eligible for a complimentary show ticket and also require a free timed entry ticket.

Please note, we will be running a limited programme on Sunday 4 June as we get ready for our Eden Sessions concerts. If you are visiting on this day, please be aware that there may be construction taking place in the Arena area of our site.

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