The Traverse intends to begin to welcoming audiences back to our building as soon as is safe to do so in 2021, and we will be working on a gradual return to live performance with our own productions and some established partners.

We are committed to supporting artists, audiences and staff back into the Traverse as soon as possible and are hopeful we will start to understand more about the logistics of this soon.


The Traverse Theatre is a dynamic centre for performance, experience and discovery. Enabling people to access and engage with theatre is our fundamental mission, and we want our work to represent, speak to and be seen by the broadest cross-section of society.

Our year-round programme bursts with new stories and live performances that challenge, inform and entertain our audiences.

We are proud to present an exciting and dynamic range of new writing and new work from local, national and international artists and companies in every Traverse season. We also platform and pioneer digital work on Traverse 3, our online venue.

Our 4 seasons are:

  • Autumn – September to December
  • Spring – January to April
  • Summer – May to July
  • Festival – throughout August, as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Every season is curated, and all submissions will be read by our team for consideration. So if you have a piece of work you think would be suitable for the Traverse, please contact us as soon as you’re able to.

Image: Joyce Nicholls, Frankenstein: How to Make A Monster, Traverse Festival 2019

For enquiries about bringing your work to the Traverse, or if you have questions about the submission process, please contact Senior Producer, Ruth McEwan:

ruth.mcewan@traverse.co.uk