The Imagine Festival is an annual event which celebrates the arts in Waterford.

Taking place in late October every year, it is now one of Ireland’s premier arts festivals. The festival takes place October 17th – 27th in 2019!


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.

Now in its 18th year Imagine features live performances, exhibitions and interactive performances for people of all ages, including dance, film, visual art, theatre, spoken word and literature, as well as classical, contemporary and traditional music. There are also events reflecting our cultural heritage and programmes for children and young people.

Oct 25th | Cursed Murphy  Versus The Resistance . . . more here

7:45 pm – 9:00 pm | €10 | Venue :Garter Lane Arts Centre


Oct 26th | Creative Writing Workshop with Professor Sarah Moore Fitzgerald. . . more here

10:00 am – 11:30 am | €20 | Venue : St. Patricks Gateway Centre  |  Limited Spaces – Booking Essential


Oct 26th | The Path to Publication Panel Discussion. . . more here

10:00 am – 11:30 am | €5 | Venue :Garter Lane Arts Centre  |  Limited Spaces – Booking Essential


Oct 26th | From Fact To Fiction : Workshop with Niamh Boyce. . . more here 

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm | €20 | Venue :St. Patricks Gateway Centre


Oct 26th | The Others : The Quiet Voices (Panel Discussion). . . more here

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm | €5 | Venue : Garter Lane Arts Centre


Oct 26th | The First Ladies of Fiction. . . more here

8:00 pm – 9:30 pm | €20 | Venue : Garter Lane Arts Centre  |  Limited Spaces – Booking Essential


Oct 26th | Reading – A Right or A privilege?. . . more here

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm | €5 | Venue : Garter Lane Arts Centre


Oct 27th | STORY to SCRIPT : The Elements of Good Screenwriting. . . more here

10:00 am – 11:30 am | €20 | Venue : Waterford Film Centre   (  https://www.waterfordfilmcentre.com/  )