The Edge Theatre & Arts Centre

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NEXT IN THE THEATRE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE: The Falcon’s Malteser by Anthony Horowitz, performances for schools and home-schoolers aged 8+. Click here for more info and to book.

NEXT IN THE THEATRE FOR ADULTS: The Rise and Fall of a Northern Star tracks the highs and lows of Tracey Star and the Madchester music scene of the late 1980s. Click here for more.

There are still places on Edge Youth Theatre for 9 – 12 years (Mondays) and Actors on Acting for 14 – 19 years (Saturdays). Click name for more info

Ukulele Club has moved to Wednesday. Click here to learn the Uke.

We’re planning this term’s JUMP Free Courses for unemployed people and people on low incomes. We’d like to know what courses you would like us to consider putting on. Email your ideas to


The Edge Theatre - narrowBased in a former Sunday school in Chorlton South Manchester, The Edge is a little theatre with big aspirations. Launched in 2011 with award winning actors Julie Hesmondhalgh and Mark Rylance as its Patrons, the 70 seat venue is both a receiving and a producing house, with a particular interest in theatre for children, musical theatre and new writing.

At the Edge we are committed to developing new audiences and we run a comprehensive participatory programme alongside our professional theatre provision. The Edge also houses an established amateur theatre company and a range of ways for our local community to get involved in theatre and the arts.

In 2012 we became a lead partner in Big Imaginations, an Arts Council funded strategic touring consortium; bringing the best in theatre for children and families to the North West.

As theatre makers ourselves we have enjoyed critical success with our most recent productions. Spinach, an entirely sung romantic comedy thriller and Dreaming Under a Different Moon, a musical adventure for families.

The Edge, which also houses rehearsal rooms, workshop spaces and plans to open a cafe later in the year, is fast becoming a unique space to see high quality, small-scale, great theatre from around the country.


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