If you are interested in being part of a specific Traverse season as a visiting company, you can fill in our on-line submission form here.

As well as producing our own shows, the Traverse presents a wide variety of new writing and new work from visiting companies who come to us from Scotland, the UK and beyond. You can see the kinds of work we programme in the 'What's On' section of our website  

We programme visiting company slots in the following seasons:

Autumn (running September to December)
Spring (running February to June)
Festival (running in August) as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe  

Every Traverse season is curated, and all submissions will be read by our programming team for consideration.

N.B. If the season you wish to be part of is not listed here, please contact Producer Ruth McEwan ( - Do not fill out a form for the incorrect season.



Open Script Submissions 2017

The Open Script Submissions will be open from 1 August until 30 September 2017. For more information and to read our submissions guidelines please visit our website.

Traverse Festival 

The Traverse is proud to deliver its mission of championing international creative talent and programming urgent and diverse work, placing powerful contemporary theatre at the heart of cultural life.

In 2017 the Traverse Festival season presented eight world premieres, three European premieres and five Scottish premieres.

Visiting companies come to us from Scotland, the rest of the UK and beyond. We will normally seek to present premieres (Scottish, UK or world) where possible, and are unable to consider work which has played at the Edinburgh Festivals before. 

All submissions are considered by our programming team through a curatorial process.

This form is to help us with our programming, and so please fill out as best you can, and where there are any unknown areas, please let us know when these might be confirmed. i.e. Co-producing billing or creative team and casting.

We will operate a box office split with visiting companies, and during the Festival season facility fees are also payable. 

We recommend you complete this form by mid-December 2017 to be considered for the 2018 Festival season. 

If you have any questions, you can contact Ruth McEwan, Producer: .