The Edge runs a comprehensive participatory programme alongside its professional theatre provision. Theatre projects engage a range of people, including rough sleepers, people with mental health problems or learning disabilities, unemployed people and a range of opportunities for children.

In-house productions are often inspired by the groups that we work with and all our work aims to be relevant and accessible to everyone, including people who might not easily access the arts, for whatever reason.

To find out more, please visit our projects page.



I have seen a lot of (the Edge’s) work over the years (their) work is extremely wide ranging and varied but always of the highest quality. The sensitivity, perceptiveness and imagination brought to the groups enabled them to express important emotions about our lives, as well as engage in an exciting way with the process of making theatre. The pleasure and fulfillment of these groups was both palpable and moving.”

– Greg Hersov, Artistic Director Royal Exchange Theatre




The Edge make the creation of high quality, original participatory theatre work seem effortless. In my experience, their work has always been engaging, witty and fun. This they achieve with an approach that is always highly professional and clearly thought through, with a steadfast focus on balancing the twin needs of the participant and the audience. I have always been particularly impressed by how the skills base in the company is utilised in order to create work that mixes live theatre and music to a truly original effect. I am proud to be associated with the work of the Edge.”

-Simon Ruding, Director, TiPP (Theatre in Prisons & Probation)