The Traverse runs an extensive year-round engagement programme, offering audiences of all ages and backgrounds the opportunity to explore, create and develop.

With a mixture of projects, workshops, events and resources, led by the professional theatre-makers you've seen on our stages, we aim to enhance the artistic programme for all of our audiences, including schools, colleges, universities, artists and anyone with a love for theatre.

If you've written the next play that everyone's going to be talking about, we want to hear from you! Check out our Open Submissions.

On this page you'll be able to find and access all of our current digital activity and newest talent development initiatives, as well as our regular events and opportunities.

Check out our virtual programme to see the work we're producing at the moment.

Image: Open Submissions Festival (2019), Lara Cappelli

Current digital activity


Want to develop your playwriting skills?

This free 16-week course delivered in video and podcast form led by delivered playwrights and theatremakers will support you - and fellow aspiring writers - to unleash your creativity and take you from idea to draft.

Tutors already confirmed to deliver workshops are Debbie Hannan, Gareth Nicholls, Matilda Ibini, Natasha Sutton Williams, Julia Taudevin, Hannah Lavery and Meghan Tyler. Transcripts and closed captions available.


Regular events and opportunities