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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User Not Found

User Not Found

10th September 2020 - 10th October 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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In Someone Else’s Shoes: Edinburgh’s Unexpected Summer.

In Someone Else’s Shoes: Edinburgh’s Unexpected Summer.

28th September 2020 - 25th October 2020
Online Event Edinburgh

In Someone Else’s Shoes: Edinburgh’s Unexpected Summer transports you into the heart of other people's lives through immersive 360 degree video.
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Tools for Change

Tools for Change

5th October 2020 - 28th November 2020
Online Event Edinburgh

Theatre Uncut and the Traverse Theatre present digital reimaginings of three plays from the Theatre Uncut archive that explore racism, censorship, power and identity.
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