Traverse Festival

What's on


Welcome to Traverse 3, our online venue, full of events, shows, workshops and other activities, which can be explored and enjoyed wherever you are!

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. And we're delighted to be working with many partner companies and creatives to present the most cutting edge and stirring shows around, including many world premieres.

We hope you'll join us.

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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.

  1. A Community Response to Race: Making Until the Flood with Dael Orlandersmith


    Available now

    Playwright, performer and Pulitzer Prize finalist Dael Orlandersmith discusses her show Until the Flood and the state of America in 2020.

    Watch now
  2. In Dreams I;

    Free By Natasha Thembiso Ruwona

    Available now

    In Dreams I; responds to Black geographies and how black people fit into spaces - physically or metaphorically. It is a mediation on history, identity and memory, and how these can often be blurred into one.

    Watch now
  3. Want to learn how to write a play?


    Workshops available until Sep 2021

    This free 16-part course supports aspiring writers to unleash their creativity, taking you from idea to draft.

    Take Part
  4. Happenings - Response Session


    Available now

    Dael Orlandersmith, May Sumbwanyambe and Natasha Thembiso Ruwona respond to their Happenings and answer audience questions.

    Watch now
  5. Positive Stories for Negative Times


    Available now

    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.

    Find out more
  6. The Traverse Podcast - all episodes

    Free Hosted by Traverse Co-Artistic Director Designate, Debbie Hannon

    Available now

    A new series of conversations between the Traverse’s Co-Artistic Director Designate Debbie Hannan and the most exciting and innovative theatremakers, creatives and cultural figures around.

    See all episodes