May 2015
 
  • Soundhouse Residency at the Traverse

    Soundhouse Residency at the Traverse

    9 Feb 2015 - 13 Jul 2015

    Soundhouse takes up residency in the Traverse Bar this season, with weekly Monday night performances from some of the biggest names in music. Get you overview here.

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  • PASS Out

    PASS Out

    22 May 2015 - 23 May 2015

    PASS Out is a new kind of showcase for final year HND acting students at Performing Arts Studio Scotland. Instead of short scenes from existing texts, the group of thirty will devise three new twenty-minute pieces.

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  • Soundhouse at Traverse Theatre - Walter Strauss

    Soundhouse at Traverse Theatre - Walter Strauss

    25 May 2015

    If you haven’t heard Walter Strauss play, then you’ve never heard music like this before. This Californian guitarist’s songs are full of the groove and fire of a West African dance party, the dynamics and textures of a string orchestra, and the back-porch soul of American roots music. It’s out of this world music.

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  • RITES

    RITES

    26 May 2015 - 30 May 2015

    Rites is a powerful and provocative new production exploring the practice of Female Genital Mutilation, from playwright Cora Bissett.

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  • Scotland Short Play Award 2015

    Scotland Short Play Award 2015

    28 May 2015

    Join us as the four winning plays from the inaugural Scotland Short Play Award are performed at the Traverse.

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  • Words, Words, Words

    Words, Words, Words

    29 May 2015

    Words, Words, Words is a no-holds-barred, work in progress, scratch extravaganza.

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PAST EVENTS

  • Imaginate Festival 2015 - Public Booking Now Open

    Imaginate Festival 2015 - Public Booking Now Open

    16 Mar 2015 - 17 May 2015

    The annual Imaginate Festival returns and is now open for booking. The largest performing arts festival for children and young people in the UK, this year's festival runs 11 - 17 May 2015 and brings with it shows from all over the world.

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  • Soundhouse at Traverse Theatre - Dean Owens and the Whisky Hearts Band

    Soundhouse at Traverse Theatre - Dean Owens and the Whisky Hearts Band

    4 May 2015

    Join us in the relaxed atmosphere of the Traverse Bar Café this season for some exceptional musical offerings, every Monday night.

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  • Right Now

    Right Now

    5 May 2015 - 9 May 2015

    As Alice and Ben settle into their beautiful new flat they realise that the family across the hall hope to be more than just friends. Juliette, Giles, and their son Francis are wearing out the welcome mat and they’re soon suggesting drinks, hors d’oeuvres and dancing. Once the cork pops, mayhem ensues.

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  • Mermaid

    Mermaid

    6 May 2015 - 9 May 2015

    On her sixteenth birthday, a mermaid falls in love with a mortal prince and rises to the ocean's surface, leaving her childhood behind forever. She knows that she can no longer live beneath the waves, but must she destroy herself in order to be loved?

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  • Two Minute Manifesto - Election Day Special

    Two Minute Manifesto - Election Day Special

    7 May 2015

    Over recent years the Traverse Theatre Election Day Specials have become something of an Edinburgh tradition. Funny, thought provoking and boisterous they’ve proved popular with curious punters and hardened politicos alike. This year will be no exception.

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  • Imaginate - Henry the Fifth

    Imaginate - Henry the Fifth

    11 May 2015 - 13 May 2015

    What’s the difference between a king and any other man? Kings need crowns and castles to prove themselves, and so does Henry. Henry the Fifth, that is, of England.

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  • Imaginate Festival 2015 - Delegate Booking

    Imaginate Festival 2015 - Delegate Booking

    11 May 2015 - 17 May 2015

    The Imaginate Festival returns to the Traverse, 11-17 May 2015. Registered delegates can book their tickets here...

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  • Imaginate - Waves

    Imaginate - Waves

    11 May 2015 - 17 May 2015

    Waves is the story of Elizabeth Moncello: of her youth growing up on a small Australian island in the 1930’s and how she came to be the unofficial inventor of the butterfly stroke, by copying the fish, penguins and dolphins.

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  • Imaginate - The Bockety World of Henry and Bucket

    Imaginate - The Bockety World of Henry and Bucket

    11 May 2015 - 13 May 2015

    What is friendship? What happens when it goes wrong? Henry and Bucket are best pals, although sometimes you wouldn’t think so! Like all good friends they have their ups and downs, their battles and reconciliations, their shared adventures and, at times, their need for their own space.

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  • Imaginate - By Hand (A Mano)

    Imaginate - By Hand (A Mano)

    11 May 2015 - 13 May 2015

    In By Hand, we meet a very special hero, a small person with a great desire to escape from the shop window of a tiny pottery shop and from those who live there too!

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  • Imaginate - Mouth Open, Story Jump Out

    Imaginate - Mouth Open, Story Jump Out

    11 May 2015 - 13 May 2015

    Polarbear makes things up; stories, jokes, adventures - a master makerupper. but where did it all begin?

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  • Imaginate - Hup

    Imaginate - Hup

    12 May 2015 - 16 May 2015

    Created for babies, with a relaxed and comfortable performance style, Hup is an enchanting classical music experience for 0 - 24 month olds.

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  • Imaginate - The Edibles

    Imaginate - The Edibles

    12 May 2015 - 17 May 2015

    A tempting tale of comedy mayhem set in a bakers’ shop. Three bakers are busy at work, baking a splendid three-tiered cake. But when a hungry mouse sneaks in, their plans go out of the window ... along with their cakes!

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  • Imaginate - The Lost Things

    Imaginate - The Lost Things

    12 May 2015 - 16 May 2015

    A boy falls and finds himself in a dark and terrifying new world. It’s a world of lost things: car keys, wedding rings, dads, and a mysterious girl who is building an amazing machine.

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  • Imaginate - Bounce

    Imaginate - Bounce

    14 May 2015 - 17 May 2015

    Leap, bound, bump, jump and boomerang yourself into bounce: an interactive dance and acrobatic performance that takes place on a custom-built inflatable.

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  • Imaginate - Mess

    Imaginate - Mess

    14 May 2015 - 16 May 2015

    Obsession, addiction and not wanting to get out of bed: a play with songs from 2013 Olivier Award nominated Caroline Horton.

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  • Imaginate - Dream City (Droomstad)

    Imaginate - Dream City (Droomstad)

    14 May 2015 - 17 May 2015

    De Dansers excel in creating the most stunning and invigorating dance and live music, as exhilarating and thought-provoking as the fairground it is inspired by - Dream City, Iraq.

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  • Imaginate - Johannes & Margarethe

    Imaginate - Johannes & Margarethe

    15 May 2015 - 17 May 2015

    Whatever did happen to Hansel and Gretel? Johannes and Margarethe open the door of their little cottage. They do this only once every year. On the day of their celebration. Aren't they a fantastic team? It's time to tell what really happened in the old days.

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  • Imaginate - We Dance, wee groove

    Imaginate - We Dance, wee groove

    15 May 2015 - 17 May 2015

    We Dance, wee groove is a very special dance experience... a unique, stimulating and enriching experience to celebrate dance, music and imaginative play for children. Our friendly and creative team of performers will guide you on a musical journey around the world and to outer space.

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  • Imaginate - The Gold Digger

    Imaginate - The Gold Digger

    15 May 2015 - 16 May 2015

    The Gold Digger tells the tale of the urban legend Laust Eriksen, who leaves his wife and child to travel to America in search of gold and to find his fortune.

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  • Imaginate Festival Fringe for Families

    Imaginate Festival Fringe for Families

    16 May 2015 - 17 May 2015

    The Imaginate Festival Family Fringe returns with another jam-packed schedule of events over this May weekend.

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  • Soundhouse at Traverse Theatre - The Foghorn Stringband

    Soundhouse at Traverse Theatre - The Foghorn Stringband

    18 May 2015

    Join us in the relaxed atmosphere of the Traverse Bar Café this season for some exceptional musical offerings, every Monday night.

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