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This year’s hybrid Festival consists of a digital programme available to watch between 25 May and 6 June, and a mostly outdoor programme presented over two weekends.

  • Digital Programme

    All of the productions have been created specifically for a digital environment with a mixture of streamed performances and innovative digital interactions presented live over Zoom. Performances have been priced per family (or screen).
    In recognition of the impact this year has had on everyone, we have introduced a price sliding scale between £5-£20 per family. Please select the price that best matches your circumstances.
  • Family Encounters Programme

    The Family Encounters programme presents exciting and innovative performances from artists based in Scotland, delivered mostly outdoor. The programme is free to enable as wide access as possible, but some events are ticketed and require advance booking.
    The majority of the programme will take place in the stunning Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, as well as in site-specific venues in Granton and Craigmillar, and is being supported by EventScotland. Visitors to the Botanics must pre-book a time slot to comply with Covid restrictions (see details below).

Ticket prices

** Unlike many festivals, we do not charge booking fees to book online **

  • Digital productions and events:
    Please select the price that best matches your situation.
    Family tickets: £5,   £10,   £15 or £20

  • Family Encounters: Free

Booking tickets 

  • To book tickets for our digital shows, select the show you would like to watch [see all shows here] and click book now to select time slots (if relevant) and checkout.
  • To attend the Family Encounters events at the Royal Botanic Garden, you will need to book a (free) time slot through Eventbrite.
    Time slots will be released on Thur 20 May 12noon for the 1st weekend of the Festival (29-30 May) and on Thur 27 May 12 noon for the 2nd weekend (5-6 June).
  • If you would like to be added to the waiting list for an event, please email boxoffice@traverse.co.uk

For help with accessibility, please contact Julian Almeida on 0131 225 8050 or email: julian@imaginate.org.uk

If you have any issues during the Festival, contact our helpline on 0131 228 1404