Photographer: (artwork by) Jordan Henderson

Cahoots NI | Northern Ireland | Interactive Theatre

The University of Wonder and Imagination

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The University of Wonder & Imagination is now enrolling students of all ages and magical abilities… and there’s a place with your name on it!

This fun, interactive group experience takes place live in your own home or classroom via the magic of digital technology. Assemble with your fellow students and journey to the most unusual of universities, where the mysterious Professor Bamberg will send you on a self-navigated quest where nothing is quite as it seems. You will interact with lively lecturers, choose your subjects of study, enter themed rooms and encounter all kinds of problems and puzzles, unlocking your magical powers as you go.

You’re bound to leave this hallowed centre of magical learning with your mind boggled and your brain bamboozled, but do you have what it takes to graduate from the University of Wonder & Imagination?

This brand new type of event is directed by you, the audience. The choices you make will shape your unique experience.

In this ambitious and unique undertaking, Cahoots NI will broadcast from a purpose built set where magic and illusion have no boundaries, bringing a fun filled theatrical experience directly to you.

One ticket only required per family or class. You will be joined by up to five other families in their homes during the show.

What do I need to do before engaging with this show?

You will need a device such as a laptop, tablet or phone, with a camera and microphone function, a good internet connection and Zoom. You can download Zoom for free from this link:

If you have a smart TV, you may wish to connect your device so that everyone can enjoy a great view on a larger screen. If you have them, you may wish to keep a pen, some paper and a deck of cards at hand, for a little extra fun during the performance!

A parent/guardian must accompany the child/children on the Zoom call for the duration of the event.


Cahoots NI

Cahoots NI is at the forefront of Northern Irish theatre and is the leading professional theatre company producing work for children in NI.

Since beginning operations in November 2001, Cahoots NI has produced original, boldly innovative work for children, some staged in conventional theatre venues and some in purpose-designed sites or specific locations, including schools and healthcare settings. Its work concentrates on combining the visual potential of theatre with the age-old popularity of magic and illusion.


University of Wonder and Imagination will take place online over Zoom.

You can download Zoom for free from this link:

For a guide on how to use Zoom, click here:

It is recommended that you download Zoom an hour before joining the performance so that you are all set up and ready to go!