performance & dance

Heroes of the Imagination

Part of Imagine Children's Festival

Get ready to discover your powers, create your own superhero identity, and use your imagination to change the world, as the world’s first Tourette's superhero lands in The Clore Ballroom for a series of interactive, inclusive and incredible superhero-themed activities.

Touretteshero and her team are there to help you transform: make a mask, create a cape, perfect your moves, and launch your new superhero in our magical photo studio.

Join us for two days of free, fully accessible, multi-sensory drop-in activities for disabled and non-disabled children (and their grown-up sidekicks).

Jess Thom co-founded Touretteshero with Matthew Pountney. Artist, playworker and comedian Jess Thom has Tourette syndrome, and finds her tics are a source of imaginative creativity. We've also never seen her and Touretteshero in the same room...

Dates & times

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Royal Festival Hall
The Clore Ballroom, Level 2



need to know

We are expecting this event to be very popular – please be aware of the queuing systems in place at busy times. A fast-track queue is available for disabled children and young people who might benefit from quicker access to the event.

Age recommendation
For all ages

Heroes of the Imagination is wheelchair accessible, and we have a roaming British Sign Language interpreter and audio describer on hand to make sure everyone can get involved.

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