Class Act is the Traverse Theatre's flagship education project, challenging senior pupils from across Edinburgh to become playwrights; creating brand new scripts to be premiered on the Traverse stage.

Beginning in 1990, Class Act is central to the Traverse Theatre’s commitment to connecting with brand new talent and unlocking potential. Over 28 years we are immensely proud that the project has remained a key part of the Traverse Theatre’s work since 1990:

> Working with 84 schools
> Creating 1,654 pupil playwrights
> Producing 904 plays

Actor reading a script.
Actors are sitting round a table reading a script. Young people look on with excitement.

The project has involved playwrights such as Stef Smith, David Greig, Nicola McCartney, Douglas Maxwell and Gregory Burke. Plays have been brought to life by actors including Molly Innes, Colin McCredie, Kevin McKidd, Ryan Fletcher, Grant O’Rourke, Cora Bissett and Katrina Bryan

Applications to take part in Class Act 2019 will open in May.

To get a feel for the Class Act project, watch a short film featuring pupil playwrights and artists talking about their Class Act experience:

Class Act is a project which, in my experience, changes lives for young people involved. Every time I do the project it changes mine.


Creative Producer, Sunniva Ramsay. She has shoulder-length brown hair and a full fringe.

For more details about Class Act and the application process, get in touch with Creative Producer, Sunniva Ramsay – sunniva.ramsay@traverse.co.uk