We programme incredible small-scale professional adult and family-friendly theatre from around the UK for you to enjoy. With every ticket you buy, you are contributing to the amazing work that happens with people who are homeless, vulnerable adults and young people throughout our organisation. Read more about our work here.

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Cinderella – Theatre M21

Thursday 17th January – Saturday 19th January 2019

Theatre M21, previously Manchester Road Players, present Cinderella, their annual panto!


Wow! It’s Night Time

A Little Angel Theatre Production

Saturday 9th March 2019

Based on the book written and illustrated by Tim Hopgood.



A play by Luke Barnes. A Hiding Place Theatre Production

Friday 15th March 2019

Liverpool, 1989. Greg is fourteen. He hates school. Girls are weird. Liverpool FC are everything.


The Washing Up

Small Performance Adventures & Cascade Creative Recovery

Thursday 21st March 2019

A show with original songs looking beneath the surface bubbles to tell stories and ask questions about an everyday act that brings us all together


Luke Wright – Poet Laureate

Friday 22nd March 2019

Following a sell-out run in Edinburgh, Luke Wright hits the road with the show the critics are calling his best yet.

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The Tin Foil Astronaut

A Kitchen Zoo Production

Saturday 6th April 2019

Join us for a surprising space race and see if Alba really can make it all the way to the moon. A cosmic adventure to outer space!



A Wake-Up Theatre production

Friday 12th April 2019

Eggs is a dark comedy based on friendship, fertility, and freaking out.


I am Turtle

A MakeShift Ensemble production with support from Norwich Puppet Theatre

Saturday 27th April 2019

A tale to enchant listeners young and old, I am Turtle is an enthralling delve into the great oceans to hear Turtle’s story and what we can do to take care of their home

Manchester’s Award Winning Theatre For Participation

The Edge runs a comprehensive participatory programme alongside a professional theatre provision (both a receiving and producing house), working with people who are homeless, vulnerable adults and young people using high-quality theatre and arts to transform lives.

Based in a 19th Century former Red Cross Hospital in Chorlton, South Manchester, The Edge is fast becoming a unique space to take part in great theatre and see high-quality, small-scale, theatre from around the country. It was launched in 2011 with award winning actors Julie Hesmondhalgh and Sir Mark Rylance as its patrons.

The Edge also houses rehearsal rooms and workshop spaces available for hire and is home to a fabulous cafe The Dressing Room which hosts a training programme in hospitality for adults with learning disabilities.

As a registered charity, you can support this work by becoming an Edge Mate here