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Watford’s extraordinary open air performance festival returns for its seventh year!

Now in its seventh year, much-loved outdoor arts festival Imagine Watford will return in 2017 to bring the streets to life with amazing theatre, circus and dance performance, free for all the family. You can expect random encounters with quirky theatrical characters, acrobats flying through the air, beautiful contemporary dance, a roaming New Orleans brass band, a mysterious smoking man, fantastical mechanical structures, a massive game of bingo, an exciting aerial circus spectacular and much much more!

Programmed by Watford Palace Theatre, the festival transforms Watford Town Centre into a place of wonder and excitement with its biggest and best line up to date. From enthralling dance performances to breathtaking acrobatics, interactive children’s theatre, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Elected Mayor of Watford Dorothy Thornhill said: “Imagine Watford is one of the highlights of our community year with the whole town coming together to enjoy world class outdoor performances in the town centre. Bring the family and stay for the day!”

Watford Palace Theatre’s Artistic Director, Brigid Larmour, said: ‘Join the hundreds of thousands of people – in families, with friends, or by themselves – who have enjoyed Imagine Watford since it began six years ago, and make this very special event a regular part of your summer’.

Events take place on The Parade, Watford. All events are free and do not require a ticket.

Visit for full details, and follow @ImagineWatford on Twitter for live updates.

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