The Traverse is Scotland's foremost theatre company dedicated to new work. It produces award-winning new plays and offers a curated programme spanning theatre, dance, music and spoken word.

Address

10 Cambridge Street
Edinburgh
EH1 2ED

Location

Venue location
Back to back with the Lyceum Theatre and to the left of Usher Hall from Lothian Road.

Transport

Parking information
Four disabled spaces immediately outside theatre. Pay and display and car park on Castle Street.
Taxi information
Lothian Road across road from Usher Hall.
Bus/Tram information
1, 2, 10, 11, 15, 16, 24, 34 stop at Filmhouse / Usher Hall.
Train
Haymarket 947 yards to West / Waverley 1 mile East.

Venue map

Venue access information

Automatic doors at main entrance. Lift down to bar and all auditoriums. Accessible toilets ground floor and bar. Wheelchair spaces in front row only and one wheelchair to borrow. High Box Office counter with no loop. Bar area has hard floor and can be noisy and quite dark.

Infra-red system in auditorium – staff can show best areas to site.

Reserve headsets at Box Office and collect from any staff member. Meet in bar for touch tour.

If you require assistance please make yourself known to the front of house staff when you arrive and they will show you to your seats.


Access service information

Audio Description information
Ask Box Office
BSL Interpretation information
No reservations - can move
Captioning information
No reservations - can move

Events at Traverse Theatre

  • Maggie & Me

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    Thursday 13th Jun, 7.30pm
    It's October 12, 1984 - the Brighton bombing. Maggie Thatcher emerges from the rubble, somehow in the living room of 8-year-old Damian Barr.
    Price(s): £5-£20
    BSL interpretation information
    BSL Interpreter(s): Amy Cheskin and Sarah Forrester
    No reservations - can move
  • Maggie & Me

    Audio Described iconCaptioned icon
    Friday 14th Jun, 7.30pm
    It's October 12, 1984 - the Brighton bombing. Maggie Thatcher emerges from the rubble, somehow in the living room of 8-year-old Damian Barr.
    Price(s): £5-£20
    Audio Description information
    Audio Describer(s): Emma-Jane McHenry
    Ask Box Office
    Captioning information
    Captions by Alison Pendlowski
  • Maggie & Me

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    Saturday 15th Jun, 2.30pm
    It's October 12, 1984 - the Brighton bombing. Maggie Thatcher emerges from the rubble, somehow in the living room of 8-year-old Damian Barr.
    Price(s): £5-£20
    Relaxed Performance information
    Relaxed Performances are created to make watching performance more accessible by ‘relaxing’ the usual rules of theatre etiquette – they allow for noise and movement from the audience, as well as tailoring light and sound for those with sensory sensitivities and offering more space within the auditorium with audiences being to come and go as suits them. Relaxed performances are for all audience members who would benefit from a more relaxed theatre environment, including (but not limited to) neurodivergent people, people with a learning disability and parents with very young children.
  • A History of Paper

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    Sunday 11th Aug, 12.45pm
    One day a letter arrives that will change everything… A musical love story about a man & a woman and the bits of paper that make up a life.
    Price(s): £5 - £22.75
    BSL interpretation information
    For more information, please visit our Sales & Welcome desk in person, or email us at boxoffice@traverse.co.uk.
  • A History of Paper

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    Tuesday 13th Aug, 8.30pm
    One day a letter arrives that will change everything… A musical love story about a man & a woman and the bits of paper that make up a life.
    Price(s): £5 - £22.75
    Audio Description information
    For more information, please visit our Sales & Welcome desk in person, or email us at boxoffice@traverse.co.uk.
  • Same Team

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    Friday 16th Aug, 4.00pm
    Five women have come together with one goal, one dream: to win the Homeless World Cup. A joyful story of community, teamwork and connection.
    Price(s): £5 - £22.75
    BSL interpretation information
    BSL Interpreter(s): Megan McArthur
    For more information, please visit our Sales & Welcome desk in person, or email us at boxoffice@traverse.co.uk.
  • So Young

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    Friday 16th Aug, 7.00pm
    Douglas Maxwell's dark and touching new comedy follows three old pals, as their casual evening brings to light the challenges of ageing.
    Price(s): £5 - £22.75
    Audio Description information
    Audio Describer(s): Amanda Drollinger
    For more information, please visit our Sales & Welcome desk in person, or email us at boxoffice@traverse.co.uk.
  • So Young

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    Saturday 17th Aug, 10.00am
    Douglas Maxwell's dark and touching new comedy follows three old pals, as their casual evening brings to light the challenges of ageing.
    Price(s): £5 - £22.75
    Audio Description information
    Audio Describer(s): Amanda Drollinger
    For more information, please visit our Sales & Welcome desk in person, or email us at boxoffice@traverse.co.uk.
  • Same Team

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    Sunday 18th Aug, 10.00am
    Five women have come together with one goal, one dream: to win the Homeless World Cup. A joyful story of community, teamwork and connection.
    Price(s): £5 - £22.75
    Captioning information
    For more information, please visit our Sales & Welcome desk in person, or email us at boxoffice@traverse.co.uk.
  • So Young

    Captioned icon
    Sunday 18th Aug, 1.00pm
    Douglas Maxwell's dark and touching new comedy follows three old pals, as their casual evening brings to light the challenges of ageing.
    Price(s): £5 - £22.75
    Captioning information
    For more information, please visit our Sales & Welcome desk in person, or email us at boxoffice@traverse.co.uk.
  • The Sound Inside

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    Sunday 18th Aug, 7.00pm
    A professor captivated by a brilliant student. Two outsiders on the threshold of taboo driving inexorably toward a tense, mysterious climax.
    Price(s): £5 - £22.75
    Captioning information
    For more information, please visit our Sales & Welcome desk in person, or email us at boxoffice@traverse.co.uk.
  • A History of Paper

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    Tuesday 20th Aug, 1.15pm
    One day a letter arrives that will change everything… A musical love story about a man & a woman and the bits of paper that make up a life.
    Price(s): £5 - £22.75
    BSL interpretation information
    For more information, please visit our Sales & Welcome desk in person, or email us at boxoffice@traverse.co.uk.
  • A History of Paper

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    Thursday 22nd Aug, 3.45pm
    One day a letter arrives that will change everything… A musical love story about a man & a woman and the bits of paper that make up a life.
    Price(s): £5 - £22.75
    Audio Description information
    For more information, please visit our Sales & Welcome desk in person, or email us at boxoffice@traverse.co.uk.
  • My English Persian Kitchen

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    Friday 23rd Aug, 3.15pm
    What would you take if you had no hope of return? This life-affirming play chronicles one-woman’s quest to build a new life around cooking.
    Price(s): £5 - £22.75
    Audio Description information
    Audio Describer(s): Bridget Stevens
    For more information, please visit our Sales & Welcome desk in person, or email us at boxoffice@traverse.co.uk.
  • The Sound Inside

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    Friday 23rd Aug, 7.00pm
    A professor captivated by a brilliant student. Two outsiders on the threshold of taboo driving inexorably toward a tense, mysterious climax.
    Price(s): £5 - £22.75
    Audio Description information
    Audio Describer(s): Myra Galletly
    For more information, please visit our Sales & Welcome desk in person, or email us at boxoffice@traverse.co.uk.
  • The Sound Inside

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    Saturday 24th Aug, 10.00am
    A professor captivated by a brilliant student. Two outsiders on the threshold of taboo driving inexorably toward a tense, mysterious climax.
    Price(s): £5 - £22.75
    Audio Description information
    Audio Describer(s): Myra Galletly
    For more information, please visit our Sales & Welcome desk in person, or email us at boxoffice@traverse.co.uk.
  • So Young

    BSL Interpreted icon
    Saturday 24th Aug, 4.00pm
    Douglas Maxwell's dark and touching new comedy follows three old pals, as their casual evening brings to light the challenges of ageing.
    Price(s): £5 - £22.75
    BSL interpretation information
    BSL Interpreter(s): Nicolle Murdoch
    For more information, please visit our Sales & Welcome desk in person, or email us at boxoffice@traverse.co.uk.
  • My English Persian Kitchen

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    Saturday 24th Aug, 6.00pm
    What would you take if you had no hope of return? This life-affirming play chronicles one-woman’s quest to build a new life around cooking.
    Price(s): £5 - £22.75
    Audio Description information
    Audio Describer(s): Bridget Stevens
    For more information, please visit our Sales & Welcome desk in person, or email us at boxoffice@traverse.co.uk.
  • The Sound Inside

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    Sunday 25th Aug, 1.00pm
    A professor captivated by a brilliant student. Two outsiders on the threshold of taboo driving inexorably toward a tense, mysterious climax.
    Price(s): £5 - £22.75
    Audio Description information
    Audio Describer(s): Myra Galletly
    For more information, please visit our Sales & Welcome desk in person, or email us at boxoffice@traverse.co.uk.