Traverse Theatre


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Founded in the 1960s, the Traverse was first housed in a former brothel on the High Street; a legend was born on its second night when actor Colette O'Neill was accidentally stabbed during a production of Sartre's Huis Clos. By the time the theatre moved to its second home in the Grassmarket in the late '60s, the emphasis on European experimentalism had begun to shift towards homegrown fare from writers such as John Byrne and Tom McGrath. Then, in 1992, the theatre moved to this purpose-built expanse beneath an office complex. Two spaces showcase a lively array of new plays from writers developed by the company - among them David Greig, David Harrower and Zinnie Harris - as well as a rolling programme of touring shows. In August, it's always one of the hottest spots on the Fringe.

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Traverse Theatre details

10 Cambridge Street,
South Edinburgh

Area South

Transport Bus 1, 2, 10, 11, 15, 15A, 16, 23, 24, 27, 34, 35, 45

Telephone 0131 228 1404

Traverse Theatre website

Box office 10am-8pm Mon-Sat (10am-6pm on non-performance days); from 2hrs before performance Sun.

Tickets £5-£18

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