The Festival is a free weekend event dedicated to sharing the best science and arts on offer from Imperial


"One of the country’s finest universities throws open its doors to the curious of all ages" - Metro

"An equation for a good time" - Time Out London

"A fascinating event" - The Guardian

Imperial Festival is a free public event which is held each year on Imperial's South Kensington Campus. The weekend-long event features activities and attractions for all ages, including:

  • Hands-on demonstrations
  • Workshops
  • Talks
  • Tours
  • Music and dance performances

Across the two-day celebration we invite members from across our wide community to experience our research in science, engineering, health and business up close. And there's also great food and drink from around the world to enjoy!

Whether you've never set foot on Campus before, or you are a long-time friend of the College, come along and experience what we do at Imperial Festival!

The story so far

What started as a modest pilot project in 2012 to explore how Imperial College London might share its research with more people in new ways has now evolved into the College’s flagship public event. In 2017 more than 20,000 public and alumni visitors descended on Imperial’s South Kensington campus to enjoy the interactive stands, workshops, tours, talks and performances on offer.