This Week: Music is Torture

This Week: Music is Torture

Jake owns a recording studio. He’s been recording the same album with the same band for the past fifteen years. Everyone else gets the breaks. But Jake still has a ticket in the music industry lottery and unbeknown to him a potential windfall could be heading his way. He might just have to make a few... compromises. Thu 25 - Sat 27 May

This week: Edinburgh International Children’s Festival

This week: Edinburgh International Children’s Festival

The Edinburgh International Children’s Festival is running from 27 May to 4 June 2017. The programme offers children and their families the opportunity to see some of the world’s best theatre, dance and puppetry performances made especially for them.

Coming soon: Shackleton

Coming soon: Shackleton

Men wanted for hazardous journey. Low wages, bitter cold… safe return doubtful. In the Scottish and UK premiere, Ireland’s longest running theatre ensemble, Blue Raincoat Theatre Company, return to the Traverse Theatre to perform Shackleton – the story of, and about, ship ‘Endurance’ on the Antarctic’s icy Weddell Sea. Wed 7 – Fri 9 Jun, 7.30pm

Coming soon: From Shore to Shore

Coming soon: From Shore to Shore

Award-winning writer Mary Cooper, with multilingual collaborator M.W. Sun, draws on real life stories from Chinese interviewees living in the UK to create a powerful new drama of love and loss, struggle and survival, performed alongside live music and great food. Thu 8 Jun, 7pm

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Black Beauty nominated for Five CATS Awards

18 May 2017

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Locker Room Talk returns for Traverse Festival 2017

09 May 2017

Pioneering Locker Room Talk returns for Traverse Festival 2017, also touring to Abbey Theatre, Dublin and Latitude Festival. The Traverse ... read more


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