Doors Open Day tours at the Traverse Theatre

As part of this year’s Doors Open Day, the Traverse will provide guided tours of our theatre, offering a behind-the-scenes insight into the history and workings of Scotland’s new writing theatre.

Doors Open Day tours at the Traverse Theatre

About Doors Open Day tours at the Traverse Theatre

As part of this year’s Doors Open Day, the Traverse will provide guided tours of our theatre building, offering a behind-the-scenes insight into the history and workings of Scotland’s new writing theatre.

As part of the Traverse’s and Doors Open Day’s celebration of the Year of Young People 2018, members of our Traverse Young Writers group will act as tour guides and stewards throughout the day, sharing the history of the Traverse as well nas their own experiences.

Tours will start at 3pm, 4pm and 5pm, and will last approximately 40 minutes.

Dates & times
Sat 29 Sep, 3-6pm

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Doors Open Day tours at the Traverse Theatre are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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good dog, set during the early noughties, tells the story of growing up in a multi-cultural community, and the everyday injustices that drive people to take back control.
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Soundhouse:  Lori Watson - Yarrow

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