Traverse Festival

What's on From Mon 24 Aug


This year we've burst out of August and extended our Festival programme throughout the rest of the year - and beyond, taking our programme directly to you - wherever you are - for the first time ever!

About the Traverse Festival

Here you can find information on all the Festival productions, events and activities currently available in Traverse 3 - our new online venue, which will be a permanent space alongside our physical stages of Traverse 1 and 2.

There's a huge range of stories available, created for, or reimagined in, a variety of formats, including films, podcasts, audio plays, performed readings and open access scripts, as well as conversations and provocations for audiences to join.

We've commissioned a breadth of artists to create new pieces of work especially for this year's unique Traverse Festival programme, and are delighted to be working with many partner companies and creatives to present the most cutting edge and stirring shows around, including many world premieres.

The Traverse Theatre is funded by Creative Scotland and The City of Edinburgh Council, with additional support from The Scottish Government Performing Arts Venues Relief Fund.

Image: Mihaela Bodlovic

List of Events, 12 per page.

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  2. Positive Stories for Negative Times


    From Wed 26 Aug

    Wonder Fools and the Traverse Theatre have commissioned some of the UK’s most exciting voices to write new plays for young people allowing young people to come together to make new work online.

    Coming soon

    Free or by donation By Daphna Attias, Terry O'Donovan & Chris Goode

    Thu 10 Sep - Thu 31 Dec

    User Not Found is an immersive video podcast about what happens to our online identities after we die.

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