en route

one step at a time like this and Richard Jordan Productions in association with Traverse Theatre

Tue 15 - Sat 26 Aug, 11:30am & 3pm

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See Edinburgh as if for the first time - again! en route returns in all of its retro glory, thirteen years after its UK debut at TravFest.

en route is a love song to our city, unfolding places, personal and private, present and past.

Engaging with audio, mobile phones, iPods, walking, urban streetscapes, and the city, en route invites you on a walking and listening journey – both inward and outward – across the thoroughfares and back-alleys of Edinburgh.

Part traveller, witness, and voyeur. As you journey, fragments of narrative, local music, and sound, intertwine with directions, wanderings, observations, and found experiences. The spontaneous choreography of passers-by, streets, alleys, and buildings evoke a city on which to project your own narratives and meanings as perceptions, insights, senses make and remake the city you inhabit.

Winner of Best Theatre Production at the Adelaide Fringe and Best Live Art at Melbourne Fringe. Following hit seasons in Chicago; Singapore; Adelaide; Melbourne; Auckland; Brisbane; Seoul; and for the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. en route remastered returns to Edinburgh conceived by award-winning Australian collective one step at a time like this (Forever Young, Since I Suppose, Nocturne), internationally renowned for their immersive work in collaboration with Richard Jordan Productions and the Traverse Theatre.

Please note the route is not wheelchair accessible.

Image: Jane Barlow

The Traverse Theatre is funded by Creative Scotland and The City of Edinburgh Council.

'Assisted by text messages, you feel like a spaced-out invader with a free pass to everywhere and X-ray powers of hearing that tune you in to the city’s stream of consciousness.' - Time Out London

'A wonderfully atmospheric sojourn that gently but firmly forces you to confront and break through your own emotional shield as you create your own drama' - The Herald

'The true beauty of en route is that it creates theatre in all that is around you' - A Younger Theatre

'A kind of euphoria and a breath taking new perspective of the city' - The Independent

If you have access requirements, please contact our Sales and Welcome Team on boxoffice@traverse.co.uk or 0131 228 1404 so we can discuss how best we can best support your experience.


  • Created byOne Step At A Time Like This: Suzanne Kersten, Clair Korobacz, Paul Moir & Julian Rickert
  • Creative ProducerRichard Jordan

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en route begins at Traverse Theatre, though doesn’t end where it begins

Each audience must bring a mobile phone (fully charged) - its not possible to do en route without a phone per person.

Dress for weather & walking.