Traverse Theatre

We are the Traverse - champion of stories and storytellers. The stories we share are by anyone and for everyone

Traverse Theatre

About Traverse Theatre

10 Cambridge Street, Edinburgh West EH1 2ED
01312281404
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We are the Traverse - champion of stories and storytellers. The stories we share are by anyone and for everyone.

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.


All information (whether in text or photographs) is supplied in good faith but should not be relied upon as being a statement of representation or fact. We take every opportunity to ensure the details for Traverse Theatre are accurate, please contact us at hello[@]whatsonnetwork.co.uk if any of the above information is incorrect.

Upcoming Events at Traverse Theatre

Traverse Young Writers’ Scratch Performances

Traverse Young Writers’ Scratch Performances

1st August 2020 - 16th May 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Traverse is delighted to present brand new, specially created, pieces from nine Young Writers online, with performers filming in their own homes under lockdown conditions.
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10th September 2020 - 31st December 2020
Online Event Edinburgh

What happens to your digital life after you die? If there was a magic button, would you delete your online existence?
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Traverse Podcasts

Traverse Podcasts

25th November 2020 - 31st December 2020

The Traverse Podcast is a series of conversations between Traverse’s Co-Artistic Director Designate Debbie Hannan and the most exciting and innovative theatremakers, creatives and cultural figures.
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Shielders

Shielders

1st December 2020 - 31st January 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Shielders takes a unique look at the very alien world we now find ourselves in and its impact on those who still find themselves on the inside, looking out.
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Mustard

Mustard

1st December 2020 - 14th December 2020
Online Event Edinburgh

MUSTARD is a one-woman show about heartbreak, madness and how condiments are the ultimate coping mechanism, by award-winning playwright & performer Eva O’Connor.
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Breakfast Plays: New Tracks

Breakfast Plays: New Tracks

3rd December 2020 - 31st January 2021
Online Event

This year's Breakfast Plays (New Tracks) return after a successful first run in August, delivered as an audio-only podcast.
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A Gambler’s Guide to Dying

A Gambler’s Guide to Dying

17th December 2020 - 27th January 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

This is the story of one boy’s granddad who won a fortune betting on the 1966 football World Cup and, when diagnosed with cancer, gambled it all on living to see the year 2000.
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