Traverse Theatre


As Scotland’s new writing theatre, the Traverse Theatre is a dynamic centre for performance, experience and discovery. Their year-round programme bursts with new stories and live performances that challenge, inform and entertain and enabling everyone to access and engage with theatre is their fundamental mission.

The Traverse commission, produce and programme work to offer new and exciting experiences for everyone and are passionate about developing talent and embracing the unexplored. They nurture the newest and rawest talent – with an emphasis on Scottish-based practitioners – to become the art, artists and performances that can be seen on our stages through a variety of creative learning and literary programmes.

Previously at Traverse Theatre

3 - 5 October 2019

19 - 22 October 2022

Location & Contact

Traverse Theatre,
Cambridge Street

Getting There

Located in Edinburgh’s city centre, the Traverse is well-served by public transport and only a few minutes’ walk from Princes St.

These Lothian Bus services stop nearby the Traverse on, or close to, Lothian Road:
1, 10, 11, 15, 15A, 16, 22, 24, 25, 30, 34, 36, 47, N8, N16, N22, N30, N31, N34 & X25

Our nearest stations are Haymarket train station (15 minutes’ walk) and Waverley train station (25 minutes’ walk). Plan your route with the National Rail Enquiries website or app.

Our nearest tram stop is West End – Princes St (10 minutes’ walk). Plan your journey via Edinburgh Trams.

There are four blue badge bays on Cambridge Street, immediately outside the Traverse entrance (with step-free access).

The Castle Terrace Pay & Display car park is a short distance from the theatre. There is Pay & Display on-street parking in surrounding streets, but this is often very busy.

Taxis may drop off passengers immediately outside the Traverse entrance on Cambridge Street (with step-free access). A taxi rank is available on the opposite side of Lothian Road (northbound), outside the Sheraton Hotel.