The Edge's refurbished Arts Theatre is suitable for medium-scale professional performances across music, theatre and dance, with a capacity of up to 220 people. It’s also an ideal space for symposia, conferences and talks.
The original Smithson-designed building has been refurbished to increase the size and flexibility of the stage area. The improved seating, technical infrastructure and enhanced acoustics have increased the adaptability of the theatre for a wide range of performances and events.
The associated green rooms have plenty of space, including three dressing rooms, toilets and showers.
It is also possible to hire our Steinway Grand Piano for theatre performances.
The Dance studio has a fully-sprung floor and can accommodate dance classes in a variety of disciplines.
An impressive space on the top floor of the Edge, this is perfect for dance development, rehearsals, classes and a host of other activities.
Digital art studio
Equipped with the latest technology, the digital media studio provides opportunities for exploring all digital art forms, including music production, sound generation, animation, digital art, photography, film-making and more.
11 iMacs with Adobe Photoshop, Logic and various open source creative applications are available.
The main floor area is left free so you can easily configure the room for alternative uses. It is an ideal training space. There is also a built-in HD projector and speakers for all presentation needs.
Ensemble rehearsal room
The ensemble rehearsal room is equipped to host rehearsals for larger instrumental groups, including orchestras, wind bands and big bands, as well as vocal ensembles, other group rehearsals and music tuition.
Alternatively, this can be configured for a range of talks and events.
Fine art studio
The ideal space for drawing, life-drawing, painting and other arts courses and classes.
This light, airy studio is also perfect for meetings, talks and events.
Arts equipment also available for hire on request.
Galleries 1, 2 and 3
Three white cube galleries are available. All our galleries are large, naturally-lit, flexible spaces, ideal for exhibitions, meetings, receptions, talks, and other events. Gallery 1 is the largest, with gallery 3 being smaller.
All can be naturally lit or fully blacked out for projection, digital art, sound installation and sculpture.
Also suitable for exhibitions and talks.
This studio is perfect for a range or intimate recitals, talks and other events for audiences of up to 50.
Also accommodates small instrumental chamber groups, rehearsals and tuition.
The Weston studio is ideal for hosting small-scale performances, rehearsals, talks and workshops.
This exciting new space offers retractable seating and is adaptable for all performance needs.
You can hire any of these rooms on a daily or weekly basis. Charities and community projects qualify for a discounted rate.