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.
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.
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.
Alan & Penny Barr
Judy & Steve
Mike & Carol Ramsay
Roger & Angela Allen
Bridget M Stevens
Chris & Susan Gifford
Alex Oliver & Duncan Stephen
Julia & David Wilson
Stephanie & Neil
Drs Urzula & Michael Glienecke
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
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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.
Find out more: https://creativeinformatics.org/
Trusts, Foundations and Grants
Anderson Anderson & Brown Charitable Initiative
Arnold Clark Community Fund
Baillie Gifford Community Awards
British Council Scotland and Creative Scotland: UK in Japan 2019-20
Bruce Wake Charitable Trust
D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust
Dr David Summers Charitable Trust
Garrick Charitable Trust
Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation
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
Unity Theatre Trust