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
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.

Our friendly and seasoned team of managers, technical experts 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):


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

Thank you so much for helping to make our special day absolutely magical. The food you prepared for us was delicious and got so many compliments. Thanks for making the venue look gorgeous, and for doing lots of small bits and bobs on the day to ensure everything went well.

Steph and Neil, Bride and Groom

Traverse Café Bar

Seated capacity: 150

Traverse 1

Seated capacity: 214

Traverse 2

Seated capacity: 115

Start planning your event today!

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