Who are we?

From the first mark on a cave wall to the first footsteps on the Moon, our greatest developments have begun with leaps of someone’s imagination.

The Institute of Imagination is a charity creating space for imaginations to grow. Our goal is to spark imaginations everywhere through our events, training, partnerships and research. We run events for children, families, schools, adults and educators from our events space, the Imagination Lab in London, and beyond. Find out what activities are coming up on our whats on page.

We’re currently on a journey towards a permanent home, the Institute of Imagination Campus, a new world-class cultural destination coming to London. It will be a place for everyone, with children and families at its heart. A place to make, create, play and explore together. We’ll be announcing more soon – follow our progress and find out how to support us.

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  • champions

    Sir Ken Robinson

    “It’s long been a maxim
    of mine that it’s imagination
    that sets us apart from
    the rest of life on earth.”

    Watch the full video from
    iOi Champion, author, speaker
    and international adviser on
    education and creativity

    View all our Champions

  • words of support

    “The Institute of Imagination will be a fantastic place to nurture and cultivate the ideas, imagination and dreams of our children. They will be the designers, directors, artists, actors, programmers and architects of tomorrow, and a place dedicated to fostering creativity will be a tremendous addition to British culture, both now and for the future.”

    Former Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Matt Hancock


Institute of Imagination is a registered charity, number 1109276
and a company limited by guarantee, number 04921852.

Vat number: 286036392

Registered offices
Second Home, 68 Hanbury Street, London E1 5JL

Imagination Lab (for workshops and events)
The Workshop, 26 Lambeth High Street, London

+44 (0)20 7494 9153

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