Based in a 19th Century former Red Cross Hospital in Chorlton, South Manchester, The Edge is a theatre (both a receiving and producing house), a thriving arts centre, a charity working with homeless people, vulnerable adults and young people to use high quality arts to transform lives, and a café which is also a training centre for adults with learning disabilities.
The Edge was launched in 2011 with award winning actors Julie Hesmondhalgh and Sir Mark Rylance as its patrons.
The Edge is committed to programming and developing the best new writing, fantastic children’s theatre from around the country and new and groundbreaking musical theatre.
…alongside the excellent work on stage, there’s good stuff happening throughout the organisation, with a participation programme as inclusive as it is ambitious.Rob Martin, Time Out
We are passionate about what we do. But we need your help. There are many ways that you can support The Edge and everything that we do here from becoming a regular donor to simply choosing to have your brew in our café The Dressing Room, which trains adults with learning disabilities in hospitality.
Chip Shop Chips
Thursday 19th April – Saturday 21st April 2018
An immersive love story set in a chippy
Mum’s The Word
Friday 4th May 2018
See the best stand ups on the circuit without having to leave your baby at home.
We are delighted that The Dressing Room Café has been chosen as one of the three local co-op causes you can support.
We want to install an accessible point of sale system in our cafe which will help adults with learning difficulties complete traineeships.
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