On sale now: Edinburgh International Children's Festival

On sale now: Edinburgh International Children's Festival

The Edinburgh International Children’s Festival is returning to the Traverse Theatre with an exciting programme of theatre and dance for children and young people. This year, the Festival is celebrating its 30th birthday. Sat 25 May to Sun 2 June.

This week: National Theatre Connections 2019

This week: National Theatre Connections 2019

The National Theatre Connections festival is a celebration of young people, theatre-making and the importance of access to the arts. Sun 17 - Wed 20 Mar.

This week: Velvet Petal

This week: Velvet Petal

Velvet Petal explores the transformative power of beauty created out of whatever is on the bedroom floor, set to a dance-punk score including music by LCD Soundsystem, Spoek Mathambo and Four Tet. This fan favourite comes to the Traverse for one night of glorious adolescent abandon. Sat 23 Mar.

Coming soon: dressed.

Coming soon: dressed.

After being stripped at gun point, Lydia set out to redress herself with a new healing set of armour. She now only wears clothes she has made. Told with a tender intimacy, dressed. is a true story about the power clothes have to define us. Thu 11 – Sat 13 Apr.

Coming soon: What Girls Are Made Of

Coming soon: What Girls Are Made Of

In 1992 a schoolgirl from Fife was catapulted to a rock star life in an indie band. Touring with Radiohead, partying with Blur, she was living the dream. Until she wasn't. Based on her teenage diaries, this is the true story of Cora Bissett's rollercoaster journey from the girl she was to the woman she wanted to be. Tue 16 – Sat 20 Apr.

  • Script Shop

    Script Shop

    Are you looking for a bargain? Buy any of the selected play scripts for only £3 each. read more

  • Take Part

    Take Part

    Traverse's engagement programme aims to bring as many people as possible within the walls of our theatre, offering opportunities to schools, colleges, universities, new audiences, artists and professionals. read more

  • Traverse Engagement

    Traverse Engagement

    We provide exciting opportunities for people of all ages, with projects led by professional theatre-makers and focus on playwriting and creating theatre... read more

  • Young Writers' Group

    Young Writers' Group

    Are you aged between 18-25 and interested in theatre? Whether you've written something before or are completely new to playwriting, all you need is enthusiasm and a pen... read more


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Announcing the Edinburgh International Children's Festival 2019

20 Mar 2019

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Traverse Theatre receives funding to take part in UK/Japan season of culture 2019/2020

15 Mar 2019

The Traverse Theatre is excited to reveal that it has been successful in a bid for UK/Japan Season of Culture 2019-2020 funding, a major bilater ... read more

Coming Up

see all 23 March 2019
Velvet Petal 19:30
25 March 2019 28 March 2019 29 March 2019 30 March 2019 06 April 2019 08 April 2019 09 April 2019 10 April 2019 11 April 2019
dressed. 19:30
12 April 2019

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