Access Guide

This guide explains the facilities available at the Traverse Theatre and should help you to plan your visit. The Access Guide is available by request in Large Print or Audio CD. Please call our Box Office on 0131 228 1404 or email to receive the guide in one of these formats.

Buying Tickets

Tickets can be booked in person at the Traverse Box Office on the Ground Floor between Monday and Saturday from 10am to 6pm and until the show time on performance days. Assistants accompanying people with disabilities go free.

The Building

From the Cambridge Street entrance there is level access to the box office. There is lift access to the bar café and theatres, and adapted toilets on the box office and bar café levels. We also have gender neutral toilets and everyone is free to use the toilets that best reflect their gender identity. Guide and hearing dogs are welcome. Please mention when booking if you require lift access to Traverse 1 or Traverse 2, and make yourself known to Front of House staff on arrival. The Front of House Manager will meet and accompany you to the theatre.


Artlink offers a companion service for people who have difficulty attending performances on their own. For more information please phone 0131 229 3555 or visit

Wheelchair Users

There are wheelchair spaces available in both theatres - please reserve when making your booking. Easily accessible seating can be reserved for audience members who prefer to transfer from a wheelchair to a seat. There are two wheelchairs available for visitors' use.

Accessible Performances

If you would like to use any of the following services, please let the box office know at time of booking on 0131 228 1404 or email, and make yourself known to the Front of House team on arrival, as they will be expecting you.

Audio Described Performances

Audio description is a way of communicating the visual elements of a production for visually impaired audience members. Information is relayed as a live commentary to a personal headset (please collect from a member of Front of House team from 30 minutes before performance).

Touch Tours

Touch tours give a guided tour of the stage set to visually impaired audience members prior to the start of an audio-described performance.

BSL Interpreted Performances

An interpreter stands at the side ofthe stage and interprets dialogue,songs and sound effects for deafaudience members.

Hearing Enhancement

Hearing enhancement supplies amplified sound to a personal headset (please collect from a member of Front of House team from 30 minutes before performance). This service is suitable for audience members with low to moderate hearing loss and can be used in conjunction with existing hearing aids.

Captioned Performances

The actors' words appear on a display unit (or units) placed on the set or next to the stage at the same time as they are spoken or sung.



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