The Edge Theatre & Arts Centre


On Sale NOW: Dance Courses starting in September. MOVIE MOVES and TAP DANCING FOR ALL. Click the course name for more info

The Sing (our weekly drop-in singing session) runs till 29 July and starts again on 19 August.

There’s no Yoga Express for the next two Saturdays. They’re back from their holidays on Saturday 9 August.

Adults: Sign up now for INTRODUCTION TO ACTING and/or UKULELE CLUB, starting in September. Click the course name for more info.

We’re planning next 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

New Autumn Season to be announced soon. Sign up to the Newsletter (below left hand) to be the first to hear.


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.