Imaginate’s Autumn Exchange was a full house in a superbly people friendly theatre, the Byre in St Andrews. This new building has glass windows in all foyers allowing views on to gardens and courtyards in this mostly 17th century cathedral city. The sea is minutes away and quiet streets and walking routes thread through the University buildings. An atmosphere highly conducive to reflection and exchange is therefore encouraged. 60 mainly Scottish practitioners watched a dozen performances or works in progress of development.