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Traverse Theatre

The Traverse Theatre is Scotland's new writing theatre. From its conception in 1963, it has embraced a spirit of innovation and risk-taking that launched the careers of many of Scotland's best-known writers including John Byrne, David Greig, David Harrower and Liz Lochhead.
It is unique in Scotland in that it fulfils the crucial role of providing the infrastructure, professional support and expertise to ensure the development of a dynamic theatre culture for Scotland. It commissions and develops new plays or adaptations from contemporary playwrights. It produces, on average, six Traverse Theatre Company productions or co-productions per year. It also presents a large number of productions from visiting companies from across the UK. These include new plays, adaptations, dance, physical theatre, puppetry and contemporary music.
The Traverse is an international reputation for producing and presenting the very best new drama, and this is particularly the case during the Edinburgh Festivals in August. The Traverse Festival 2013 programme overall took 10 awards. It is also the home of the manipulate Visual Theatre Festival, the Imaginate Festival and the Traverse's own New Writing and Dance Festivals.
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Address: 10 Cambridge Street, Edinburgh, EH1 2ED
Org Type: Producing Company/Individual, Venue
Work Produced: Theatre
Phone: 0131 228 3223

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