Traverse Theatre

Traverse Theatre
Cambridge Street, Edinburgh, EH1 2ED

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Traverse Theatre

The Traverse has been a key player in British theatre for 50 years as Scotland's long-standing home of new writing, although it's increasingly taking an interest in emerging writers. It's here that audiences got their first taste of playwrights such as Gregory Burke, Liz Lochhead and John Byrne, names now widely known to theatregoers. Part of the cluster of buildings forming the Lothian Road arts quarter, the theatre is in the basement of an office block next door to the Usher Hall. Beyond the large and popular bar and café are two performance spaces. Traverse 1 accommodates up to 350 people – although it feels much bigger – while Traverse 2, with seating for 100, recalls the company’s intimate former theatre in the Grassmarket. Specialising in UK and world premieres, the Traverse also has a busy line-up of visiting companies and hosts everything from children's theatre to puppetry and experimental music. Behind the scenes, it puts in a lot of work with up-and coming playwrights and runs a programme of workshops, classes, readings and discussions. It is one of the liveliest venues on the Edinburgh Fringe.

  • Provides: Free wi-fi

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The Bookbinder

They say you can get lost in a good book… The Bookbinder  is a story of mystery, intrigue and charm. Peculiar things happen when a boy leaves home to make his fortune and finds himself learning the crafts of an apprentice bookbinder. In true storytelling style he is warned that he should not do anything that cannot be…

Thu 2 Jun

£12 (£8) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

Fri 3 Jun

£12 (£8) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

Sat 4 Jun

£12 (£8) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

Sun 5 Jun

£12 (£8) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

Constellations

Multi-award winning company Aracaladanza consistently delights audiences throughout Europe with their extraordinarily magical dance theatre made especially for children and families. In Constellations, the surreal dream-like quality of artist Joan Miró is the inspiration with bright reds, yellows, blues and greens. We…

Mon 30 May

£12 (£8) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

Tue 31 May

£12 (£8) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

Fluff - A Story of Lost Toys

In a world of odd size boxes, night-lights and little wooden beds, lives the slightly quirky Gingham family. Welcome to the mad, mod world of the Ginghams, a cheerful trio who travel to rescue lost toys. Fluff was under the couch, Squibbly in the gutter and Disco Frog caught in a ceiling fan. But don't fret - in this…

Sat 4 Jun

£12 (£8) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

The Great Illusionist

Join us for a tale about a boy who wants to become a magician. A tale of daring and willpower, the importance of a good assistant, oh and of course, a white rabbit! There is always more to magic than meets the eye. The Great Illusionist is a spellbinding story of a young boy's dream to make it big in the world of magic.

Fri 3 Jun

Sat 4 Jun

Tales of a Grandson

Storyteller Andy Cannon shares and listens to stories in an interactive performance for kids, parents, carers and grandparents. The story is presented in three parts – The Dig, The Feast, and The Hooly. Stay for the day, join in the feast and the hooly and help Andy in his quest to tell Scotland’s great story.

Mon 30 May

£12 (£8) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

Tue 31 May

Wed 1 Jun

…and 2 more dates until 5 Jun

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