Open Meetings

Are you a children’s theatre programmer? Are you a venue or a promoter? Are you interested in the future of children’s theatre?

Open Meetings will be a chance for programmer’s and promoters to come together twice a year and talk about work and shows, shared experiences and challenges of programming work for children and young audiences.


Upcoming Open Meetings;

The next Open Meeting will take place on Wednesday 13 September 2017. If you are a programmer or promoter and would like to be kept in touch with information about upcoming Open Meetings please email bigimaginations@z-arts.org and ask to be added to our mailing list.


Past ‘In Conversation’s have included:

‘What Makes a Great Festival for Families?’

Wednesday 22 March 2017 13.30 – 15.30

Access All Areas – how to make the arts accessible for all

Thursday 2 February 2017 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Watch the video follow up from the Open Meeting

Representing Deaf and disabled people in our programmes of children and family theatre

Wednesday 30th November 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Pay what you Decide with Porl Cooper and Annabel Turpin

Wednesday 7th September 2016

Diversity in children’s theatre – Z-arts, Tara Arts, Mashi Theatre, STUN Studio, Stratford Circus, Yellow Earth

Wednesday 23rd March 2016

Paul Fitzpatrick, Artistic Director – Imaginate

Wednesday 16th September 2015

Mari O’Neill, Family Arts Campaign Manager – Family Arts Festival

Wednesday 25th March 2015