Based in a 19th Century former Red Cross Hospital in Chorlton, South Manchester,The Edge is an award winning 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.
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.
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 our fabulous cafe The Dressing Room, is fast becoming a unique space to see high quality, small-scale, great theatre from around the country.