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Traverse Theatre

History of the Traverse Theatre

The Traverse Theatre is one of the newest theatres in Edinburgh. The company started up in 1963 and moved to its current building in 1992. This modern, purpose-built venue has two stages. Both have flexible layouts and a choice of seating configurations. With a capacity of up to 214 people in Traverse 1, and around 100 in Traverse 2.

This is a contemporary theatre company, which encourages new ideas and exciting experiences. During August each year, it works closely with the Festival Fringe, putting on a packed programme, including many in-house productions.