This guide explains the facilities available at the Traverse
Theatre and should help you to plan your visit. The Access Guide is
available by request in Large Print or Audio CD. Please call our
Box Office on 0131 228 1404 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
to receive the guide in one of these formats.
Tickets can be booked in person at the Traverse Box Office on
the Ground Floor between Monday and Saturday from 10am to 6pm and
until the show time on performance days.
From the Cambridge Street entrance there is level access to the
box office. There is lift access to the bar café and theatres, and
adapted toilets on the box office and bar café levels. Guide and
hearing dogs are welcome. Please mention when booking if you
require lift access to Traverse 1 or Traverse 2, and make yourself
known to Front of House staff on arrival. The Front of House
Manager will meet and accompany you to the theatre.
Artlink offers a companion service for people who have
difficulty attending performances on their own. For more
information please phone 0131 229 3555 or visit artlinkedinburgh.co.uk.
There are wheelchair spaces available in both theatres - please
reserve when making your booking. Easily accessible seating can be
reserved for audience members who prefer to transfer from a
wheelchair to a seat. There are two wheelchairs available for
If you would like to use any of the following services, please
let the box office know at time of booking on 0131 228 1404 or
and make yourself known to the Front of House team on arrival, as
they will be expecting you.
Audio Described Performances
Audio description is a way of communicating the visual elements
of a production for visually impaired audience members. Information
is relayed as a live commentary to a personal headset (please
collect from a member of Front of House team from 30 minutes before
Touch tours give a guided tour of the stage set to visually
impaired audience members prior to the start of an audio-described
BSL Interpreted Performances
An interpreter stands at the side ofthe stage and interprets
dialogue,songs and sound effects for deafaudience members.
Hearing enhancement supplies amplified sound to a personal
headset (please collect from a member of Front of House team from
30 minutes before performance). This service is suitable for
audience members with low to moderate hearing loss and can be used
in conjunction with existing hearing aids.
The actors' words appear on a display unit (or units) placed on
the set or next to the stage at the same time as they are spoken or