We have an international reputation for our curated season during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August, but Festivals are a strong strand of our work all year round. 

We host an amazing array of arts events, from dance, puppetry and animation to the largest performing arts festival for children and young people in the UK. 

Traverse Festival - during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

The Fringe is the largest arts festival in the world, taking place every August for three weeks. Our programme of work during August has built a reputation for presenting and producing the best new writing - in all its forms - on the Fringe. The Traverse was, in fact, founded to keep the spirit of the Festivals in August alive year round

Autumn Dance Festival

Dance takes centre stage as this autumnal celebration of non-text based work enters its fifth year. Dance, visual theatre, contemporary music and puppetry come together to liven up the dark days and nights in November.

manipulate Visual Theatre Festival 
Each year Puppet Animation Scotland's manipulate Visual Theatre Festival brings powerful pieces of visual theatre and animation from around the world to Scotland. 

Imaginate Festival

Imaginate is the largest and most successful performing arts festival for children and young people in the UK. We are one of the main venues of this week-long festival. 

Write Here - New Writing Festival
The Traverse's New Writing Festival encourages interaction between writers, playwrights and audiences. 


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