Managed by a small team of theatre-lovers like you, the Traverse is powered by its audiences and supporters. Because of this, we rely on your generosity and direct 100% of your donations to keeping our lights up – and stages full.

The Traverse extends grateful thanks to all those who collaborate with and support our work, including those who prefer to remain anonymous.

Grant funders

The Traverse Theatre is funded by Creative Scotland and The City of Edinburgh Council, with additional support from Social Investment Scotland.

The Traverse is part of the Theatre Partnership funded by the City of Edinburgh Council, alongside our partners The Royal Lyceum Theatre, Lung Ha, EPAD, and Capital Theatres.

Together we aim to positively and powerfully impact our city’s culture, and collectively work to:
- Connect Edinburgh-based artists and theatremakers to people and places, both establishing and growing networks,
- Develop the talent of local theatremakers through skills sharing, collaboration, and the creation of work,
- And showcase the work of Edinburgh-based artists on our stages and platforms year-round.

Individual Supporters


Alan & Penny Barr
Katie Bradford
Kirsten Lamb
David Rodgers


Judy & Steve
Angus McLeod
Iain Millar
Mike & Carol Ramsay


Roger & Angela Allen
Carola Bronte-Stewart
Iona Hamilton


Bridget M Stevens
Allan Wilson
Gaby Thomson
Chris & Susan Gifford
Lesley Preston
John Healy
Joan Aitken


Barbara Cartwright
Alex Oliver & Duncan Stephen
Patricia Pugh
Beth Thomson
Julia & David Wilson
Stephanie & Neil
Drs Urzula & Michael Glienecke
Viv Phillips
Jon Best & Kate Duffield

In Residence Partners

This Theatre has the support of the Peggy Ramsay Foundation / Film 4 Playwrights Awards Scheme.

The Traverse Theatre is further supported by IASH, the Institute of Advanced Research in the Humanities, the University of Edinburgh.

Traverse Theatre Production Supporters

Cotterell & Co

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Challenge Project

Traverse Theatre is currently participating in Creative Informatics' Challenge project as one of the Challenge Holders.

Creative Creative Informatics supports individuals and organisations working across the creative industries in Edinburgh and South East Scotland to develop new products, services and businesses using data and data-driven technologies. The programme is delivered by the University of Edinburgh, in partnership with Edinburgh Napier University, CodeBase and Creative Edinburgh.

Creative Informatics is funded by the Creative Industries Clusters Programme managed by the Arts & Humanities Research Council with additional support from the Scottish Funding Council. It is also part of the City Region Deal Data-Driven Innovation initiative.

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Trusts, Foundations and Grants

Anderson Anderson & Brown Charitable Initiative
Arnold Clark Community Fund
Backstage Trust
Baillie Gifford Community Awards
British Council Scotland and Creative Scotland: UK in Japan 2019-20
Bruce Wake Charitable Trust
Cruden Foundation
D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust
Dr David Summers Charitable Trust
Garrick Charitable Trust
Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation
Heritage Fund
Hugh Fraser Foundation
Idlewild Trust
John Thaw Foundation
Murdoch Forrest Charitable Trust
Museum Galleries Scotland
RKT Harris Charitable Trust
The David and June Gordon Memorial Trust
The Foyle Foundation
The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation
The JMK Trust
The JTH Charitable Trust
The Leche Trust
The Mackintosh Foundation
The McGlashan Charitable Trust
The Nancie Massey Charitable Trust
The Nimar Charitable Trust
The Noël Coward Foundation
The Paul Hamlyn Foundation
The Robert Haldane Smith Charitable Foundation
The Robertson Trust
The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
The Russell Trust
The Teale Charitable Trust
The Turtleton Charitable Trust
The William Syson Foundation
The W M Mann Foundation
Theatres Trust
Unity Theatre Trust
Visit Scotland