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Traverse Theatre

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Great venue

I've been to several gigs in the Traverse Bar this year and this a great venue for smaller... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
via mobile
Little Theatre below the renowned Usher Hall

I have been here with my girlfriend to see Mark Thomas and the show has been excellent. The venue... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2018
Federico M
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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The Traverse is Scotland’s new writing theatre. Formed in 1963 by a group of passionate theatre enthusiasts, the Traverse was founded to extend the spirit of the Edinburgh festivals throughout the year. Today, under Artistic Director Orla...more
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10 Cambridge Street, Edinburgh EH1 2ED, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been to several gigs in the Traverse Bar this year and this a great venue for smaller audiences. The staff are always helpful and the place is always clean and tidy. Drinks are reasonably priced also. Would recommend.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JuniorJ03
Reviewed 5 August 2018

I have been here with my girlfriend to see Mark Thomas and the show has been excellent. The venue is quite small and there aren't numbered seats, so I suggest you queue as soon as possible to get a nice seat. I would definitely come...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Federico M
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

Children's theatre celebration. Every year. Artists,performers people who loves children and theatre

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank marthanoire
Reviewed 5 May 2018

Visited for the PPP season and I could not fault the theatre was brilliant performances and cannot wait for later in the year for the next series. Was also encouraged to see Gut as I had been visiting this made me go which was also...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank elinb18
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

It was a bit of an emotional rollercoaster with the poets not reading the audience very well. I felt they brought the mood down. Jennifer Ewan band then had to bring the audience back into a happy place!

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank N7408FBcarolineb
Reviewed 5 February 2018

My boyfriend and I were having a weekend getaway to the capital and decided to see a show whilst there. Not only was the woman at the boxoffice absolutely lovely, staff in the bar and the ticket staff friendly, but at £11 each the tickets...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Sioned R
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

There’s no Secret Gift review opportunity so I’ll use here: what a poor, uninspiring, amateur performance! This felt like some potentially entertaining Street artists elevated to a theatre. Big mistake as was apparent by the bemused and lacklustre response from the sell out crowd. Was...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Timsuv
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Went to see this at 1 pm mid-week. What a wonderful concept - you do actually see a play, choose a pie to eat, and choose from a variety of drinks - including a pint. Lovely atmosphere. Very friendly staff. And the 45 minute play...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Derek B
Reviewed 5 October 2017

I love this series and look forward to it in Spring and Autumn very year, a real local gem. The plays are great well written superbly acted and available at lunch time and dinner. Pick your play from the brochure, you receive a hot pie...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Nigel B
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Dedicated to new plays and innovative scriptwriters, this is a great play to catch the most cutting edge in theatre. It has two spaces, one much smaller for intimate performances. Look out for their popular Play, Pie, Pint series for excellent value

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank organiserguru
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14 August 2016|
Response from Alastair N |
It means that you don't get a specific named seat. You just get a ticket for the event and whether you end up in the front row or at the back depends on how near the front of the queue you are.