Traverse Theatre makes theatre with - and by - the communities of Edinburgh, Scotland, and beyond. Creative engagement is embedded within our year-round programme and activities, offering people of all ages and backgrounds the opportunity to explore their creativity and develop their skills.

By supporting the Traverse, you will in-turn support:

  • New works that tell stories you – and others – have never heard before
  • Opportunities for everyone to engage with creative writing and performance
  • Projects that welcome everyone, at home and further afield, to take part in the Traverse

Image: What Girls Are Made Of by Cora Bissett, Mihaela Bodlovic

Discover some of the amazing projects made possible by your support:

  • A gift of £100 could provide captioning of a short digital work, making our work more accessible.
  • A gift of £50 could cover a one-on-one dramaturgy session, providing writers with bespoke feedback.
  • A gift of £10 could pay for a bursary place in a Traverse Young Writers session, nurturing young talent from diverse backgrounds.


Don’t forget to Gift Aid your donation if you can! If you are a UK taxpayer and eligible to Gift Aid your donation, the Traverse will be able to claim 25p for every £1 you give - a further vital contribution toward our work. Should you wish to add a Gift Aid declaration in relation to your donation please email our team.

To find out more about supporting our work here at the Traverse, get in touch with Head of Development, James Pierce –