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Traverse Theatre

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Traverse Theatre

About Traverse Theatre

10 Cambridge Street, Edinburgh West EH1 2ED
01312281404
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Traverse 3 is our new online venue, which will be a permanent space alongside our physical stages of Traverse 1 and 2.

As Scotland’s new writing theatre, the Traverse Theatre is a dynamic centre for performance, experience and discovery. Enabling people across society to access and engage with theatre is our fundamental mission.

Our year-round programme bursts with new stories and live performances that challenge, inform and entertain. We empower artists and audiences to make sense of the world today, providing a safe space to question, learn, empathise and – crucially – encounter different people and experiences. Conversation and the coming together of groups are central to a democratic society, and we champion equal expression and understanding.

We commission, produce and programme for existing and future audiences to offer new and exciting experiences for everyone, and our partnerships with other theatre companies and festivals enable us to present a wide range of innovative performances.

The Traverse would not exist without our over-arching passion for talent development and embracing the unexplored. We work with the newest and rawest talent – with an emphasis on the Scottish-based – nurturing it to become the art, artists and performances that can be seen on our stages through a variety of creative learning and literary programmes.

The timely, powerful stories that start life on our stages have global impact, resulting in dozens of tours, productions and translations. We are critically acclaimed and recognised the world over for our originality and artistic risk, which we hope will create some of the most talked-about plays, productions, directors, writers and actors for years to come.

As a registered Scottish charity (SC002368), we depend on donations to keep our stage doors wide open, to work with schools and community groups, to produce ambitious theatre, to keep ticket prices affordable – and to do more and better for you at our theatre in Edinburgh, sparking creativity throughout the local community and across the globe. Find out how to support our work.


Upcoming Events at Traverse Theatre

So Young

25th July 2024 - 25th August 2024

Both touching and funny, So Young is a story about coming back together after time apart.

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The Sound Inside

28th July 2024 - 25th August 2024

Nominated for six Tony Awards, this UK premiere of The Sound Inside will leave audiences feeling haunted and spellbound. Catch it the Traverse Theatre!

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Same Team

30th July 2024 - 25th August 2024

Written with the Dundee Women’s Street Soccer Team, Same Team - A Street Soccer Story is an uplifting whirlwind through the highs and lows of homeless football.

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In Two Minds

1st August 2024 - 25th August 2024

Explored through the dynamic of a mother-daughter relationship, In Two Minds is deeply personal, inventive, funny and life-affirming.

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Batshit

1st August 2024 - 25th August 2024

BATSHIT is a wildly theatrical, unexpectedly funny, and deeply intimate story of female madness.

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My English Persian Kitchen

1st August 2024 - 25th August 2024

Written by award-winning Hannah Khalil, directed by Chris White and starring Isabella Nefar, this life-affirming new play chronicles the journey of one woman's quest to start again!

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Cyrano

1st August 2024 - 25th August 2024

Cyrano is a joyous, gender-flipped retelling of Cyrano de Bergerac, packed with music, wit and aching romance.

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A History of Paper

1st August 2024 - 25th August 2024

A History of Paper is a musical love story about a man and a woman and the little bits of paper that make up a life.

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Natalie Palamides: WEER

5th August 2024 - 25th August 2024

Natalie Palamides presents an achingly tender 90s rom-drom (romantic dramedy) which asks you to look at every argument from two sides.

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A Knock On The Roof

13th August 2024 - 25th August 2024

This heartbreaking, gripping, and surprisingly comedic solo show comes to Edinburgh for only 12 performances ahead of a highly anticipated Off-Broadway run in January 2025.

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Espen Eriksen Trio

11th September 2024

The Espen Eriksen Trio is one of the most popular piano trios in Europe and you can catch them at Traverse Theatre on Wednesday 11th September!

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The Choriza May Show

13th September 2024

Fresh from their appearance on BBC Three’s RuPaul’s Drag Race UK VS The World, Choriza May hits the road with their first ever solo theatre show extravaganza and brings it to the Traverse Theatre!

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RANT

14th September 2024

RANT create a sound which is both spacious and lush yet retaining all the earthy bite and spark synonymous with a Scottish fiddle player.

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Atlantic Road Trip

16th September 2024

Atlantic Road Trip is a truly international phenomenon bridging Europe and America, and exploring the evolution and fusion of traditional indigenous folk musics from Scotland, Ireland and Slovakia.

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Soundhouse: Modern Vikings

23rd September 2024

Modern Vikings play music with a strong emphasis on melody with the added grooves, urgency and colours of the American jazz tradition. Catch them at the Traverse Theatre on 23rd September!

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Gypsy Meets Classic: Lulo Reinhardt and Yuliya Lonskaya

30th September 2024

Two wonderful world class guitarists well deserving of keen interest from a music loving public and together, as the saying goes, they make beautiful music.

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Sam Braysher Trio

7th October 2024

London alto saxophonist Sam Braysher is joined by an all-star Scottish rhythm section at the Traverse Theatre on Monday 7th October!

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To Save The Sea

10th October 2024 - 12th October 2024

From the makers of Battery Park, To Save The Sea is an epic adventure story about standing up for what you believe in, don't miss it at the Traverse Theatre in October!

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Aadal

18th October 2024

A beautiful and searching mix of Scandinavian melancholy, Americana inspired soundscapes, and arching melodies.

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The Magic Lantern

30th October 2024

The Magic Lantern, the moniker of singer-songwriter Jamie Doe, comes to the Traverse to launch his joyous and devastating fifth album ‘To Everything A Season’!

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Bullring Techno Makeout Jamz

31st October 2024 - 2nd November 2024

This play is a love letter to Birmingham, exploring Black masculinity through Beyonce lyrics, techno raves and the deeply intimate relationship between a man and his barber.

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Will Pound & Jenn Butterworth

4th November 2024

This virtuosic duo formed as the result of a chance meeting at a folk session in 2018, and led to Will and Jenn’s music travelling around the world as a viral internet sensation.

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Amy Hollinrake

9th November 2024

Amy Hollinrake draws on women’s stories within folklore and mythology and fuses them with a contemporary sound placing her at the forefront of the new era of feminist neo-folk.

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Hannah James & Toby Kuhn

11th November 2024

If you’re looking for warmth, honesty and musical excellence, look no further than this evening with Hannah James & Toby Kuhn at the Traverse Theatre!

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Bruce Molsky

17th November 2024

Bruce Molsky is one of the most revered 'multi-hyphenated career' ambassadors for America’s old-time mountain music and you can catch him at the Traverse Theatre on 17th November!

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Ryan Young

18th November 2024

Ryan Young is a multi award winning fiddle player injecting fresh and innovative ideas into the realm of traditional Scottish music.

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Felicity Ward

23rd November 2024

Felicity Ward, star of ‘The Office’ (Australia), returns for her first national tour in six years and brings it to the Traverse Theatre on 23rd November!

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Ali Watson Quartet

25th November 2024

25 year old bass player Ali Watson has recently been making waves with his quartet comprising an all star band of Glasgow musicians - Matt Carmichael, Alan Benzie and Greg Irons.

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Megan Black

29th November 2024

Megan Black's music serves as a community for those seeking empowerment and positive change - one we're all invited to join!

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Dominic Waxing Lyrical x Mr McFall’s Chamber

1st December 2024

Dominic Waxing Lyrical returns to the Traverse with long term collaborators Mr McFall’s Chamber on 1st December as part of The Soundhouse Winter Festival.

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