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. We have received additional support from the Scottish Government's Performing Arts Venue Relief Fund and Adapt and Thrive, part of the Scottish Government’s Community and Third Sector Recovery Programme and delivered in partnership by Firstport, Corra Foundation, SCVO, Just Enterprise, Community Enterprise and Social Investment Scotland.

Individual Supporters


Alan & Penny Barr
Katie Bradford
Kirsten Lamb
David Rodgers


Judy & Steve
Angus McLeod
Iain Millar


Roger & Angela Allen
Carola Bronte-Stewart
Iona Hamilton


Bridget M Stevens
Allan Wilson
Gaby Thomson
Chris & Susan Gifford
Lesley Preston


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

In Residence Partners

This theatre has the support of the Channel 4 Playwrights' Scheme sponsored by Channel 4 Television.

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
Paterson SA Hairdressing

Trusts, Foundations and Grants

Anderson Anderson & Brown Charitable Initiative
British Council Scotland and Creative Scotland: UK in Japan 2019-20
Dr David Summers Charitable Trust
Garrick Charitable Trust
Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation
Idlewild Trust
John Thaw Foundation
Murdoch Forrest Charitable 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
RKT Harris Charitable Trust
The Robertson Trust
The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
The Russell Trust
The Teale Charitable Trust
The Turtleton Charitable Trust
The William Syson Charitable Foundation
The W M Mann Foundation
Theatres Trust
Unity Theatre Trust