The Edge Theatre and Arts Centre


We close for Easter on Thursday 17 April AT 3.30pm and return on Tuesday 22 April at 9.30am.

Our Monday classes for young people (Manchester Young Musicians, Theatre Club and Edge Youth Theatre) will start again on Monday 28 April.

We still have places on our Free Courses starting next week. Click here for details.

COMING NEXT: Manchester Road Players perform COME AS YOU ARE by John Mortimer: 8 – 10 May 2014. Click here for more

Don’t miss out again. We are taking bookings for our May Half Term shows. Plus: save money with our Half Term Offer

1001 Nights (for ages 6+); The Tap Dancing Mermaid (for ages 3+); Just Us Three and the Sea (for ages 3 – 7) (Click on the show title for more info)


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 actor Mark Rylance as its Patron, 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.