Hire

Located at the heart of the city centre, Traverse Theatre holds an iconic status in Edinburgh – and you can stage your event here in one or more of our flexible and fully-equipped event spaces.

From our distinctive subterranean bar to the 214-capacity main space Traverse 1, and intimate, flexible studio Traverse 2, our spaces can be configured for parties, gigs, product launches, meetings, lectures and weddings – there’s really no limit.

Traverse Bar Café is busy with people. Multi-Coloured lights hand from the ceiling and the square Traverse logo is visible in the background.
Traverse Bar Café
View of the stage in Traverse 1
Traverse 1
View of the stage in Traverse 2
Traverse 2

As one of Scotland’s busiest theatres, we have lots of experience staging and supporting events of every kind, shape and size. Need catering? We can help there too.

Our friendly and seasoned team of managers, technical experts, on-site caterers and front-of-house staff can help you plan your event in advance, before ensuring everything goes to plan on the day. And the corporate and charity rates for our spaces and services are very competitive.

Did you know that we’re a registered charity? By bringing your event to the Traverse Theatre you are helping to support our work.

Please get in touch with any questions, or let us know about the event you're planning (including preferred dates and guest numbers):

Email General Manager, David Drummond – david.drummond@traverse.co.uk


An ideal location for our event: we could use it in flexible ways, and its size helped to facilitate conversation amongst our guests. We really appreciated all of the help that you and your colleagues provided for us.

Dr Glyn Davis, Reader in Screen Studies, The University of Edinburgh

We could not have done it without you... your tireless enthusiasm and professional attitude made working on the event a pleasure.

Eric McCashey, Creative Services Manager, Aldus Europe

Traverse Café Bar

Seated capacity: 150


Traverse 1

Seated capacity: 214


Traverse 2

Seated capacity: 115


Catering

When you book your event with us you can book much more than just a space. Our team of experienced on-site caterers can be on hand to treat you and your guests to great food and service, from beginning to end.

And with a bar onsite, the Traverse is the perfect location for your event to effortlessly transition from day to night and keep the conversations flowing.

A burger with chips and salad

Start planning your event today!

Get in touch for more info – email david.drummond@traverse.co.uk