June 2019 update: The Festival of Imagineers is taking a break whilst we create our latest large-scale project, BRIDGE. In development since 2018, BRIDGE has arisen from our work on the Festival of Imagineers and sees us collaborate with engineers, architects, artists, international performers and communities to make something extraordinary happen. Find out more at 


The Festival of Imagineers is Coventry-based celebration of art and engineering. For a week in September, we go behind the scenes into the world of making and creativity, with talks, workshops, tours, exhibitions, installations and performance.

The Festival of Imagineers exists to connect people with creatives and makers, engineers and manufacturers, designers and architects.

Get a glimpse into the creative process, witness projects in-the-making and be inspired by amazing performances and productions on the streets of Coventry.


What our audiences say…

Mesmerising and beautiful…

Dramatic, mesmerising and beautiful. Museum of the Moon and the Moonlight Medley at Coventry Cathedral were amazing. Congratulations Imagineer! 

Weird and fabulous…

Absolutely stunning, weird & fabulous evening/week in Coventry. Well done Imagineer; we are so lucky to have you local to us. Rain didn’t matter!


It was brilliant, thank you for all your hard work organising it, we are very lucky to have you working and creating in our city.

Fantastic performance…

Fantastic performance! Especially on Saturday in heavy rain! Thanks to all the performers and crew who made it possible and to Imagineer!

Just loved it…

The Winter’s Tale was fantastic despite the rain – just loved it. Huge congratulations to all involved.

Wonderful, unusual and imaginative…

Wonderful, unusual and imaginative events. Loved the moon in the pool and the cathedral, the man in the bucket-boat with his own cloud sail, The Emperor of Cardbordia and the magical Winter’s Tale. A fantastic week. Art for free. Cov’s the place. Thanks Imagineers.

Just lovely…

Atmosphere in pool was just lovely – a time out of time. Normal rules didn’t quite apply & people could speak to strangers. Thank you!

Festival Blog

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Funding Partners

Coventry Business Improvement
Coventry City Council
Coventry Univercity
Enjoy Coventry
Lottery Arts
Lottery Heritage
Medwell hyde
Premier Group
Study Inn
Talent Match
Warwick Univercity