Imagine Arts Festival Information

The Imagine Festival is an annual event which celebrates the arts in Waterford. Taking place in October every year, it is now one of Ireland's premier arts festivals. The festival takes place October 15th - 24th in 2021!

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 also includes the Waterford Writers Weekend.

Now in its 20th 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.

 //Sculpture by James Horan ©

- Imagine 2020

Where to stay?

If you wish to stay in Waterford during the Imagine festival this year, we would recommend the hotels and B&B's below. We hope you have a wonderful stay and enjoy the festival.


Granville Hotel | Dooley's Hotel | Marina Hotel | Waterford Castle Resort | Fitzwilton Hotel | Tower Hotel 


Portree Guesthouse

Ticket Info!

Tickets for paid events and registration for free events will be available here on our website and can be purchased online.

Imagine Arts Festival also has numerous free online events. The links for these will be on the website on the day of the event.

Getting to the festival!

All events listed on the website will list their venue. All venues are controlled environments with fully trained staff working hard to make your experience safe and enjoyable.

They look forward to welcoming you!

By Car:

You can get precise directions to Waterford City using Google Maps here.

By Train/Bus:

The closest train station to the Imagine Arts Festival is Waterford Plunkett Station. Please visit www.IrishRail.ie for more information. For more information on bus travel please visit www.buseireann.ie.

There is a map below that highlights some of the points of interest for the Imagine Arts Festival.

//Artwork by Ruth Flynn ©

- Imagine 2019

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