You'll have plenty of opportunity to indulge in your creative side during your time at Bath. The Edge Arts offers opportunities in music, art, dance and theatre to students, staff and members of the community. There are also various student societies you can join through the Students' Union (SU).

The Edge Arts

You can take advantage of:

  • a diverse programme of performances
  • classes in dance, music and visual arts
  • discounts
  • free practice facilities.

We offer an extensive programme of live performances, exhibitions and concerts on campus for which you'll get great student discounts. 

You'll also receive a discount on our huge range of classes and workshops provided by The Edge Arts.  You can sign up to visual arts classes, dance classes, theatre classes and music lessons and enrol for blocks of classes each semester.  

You don't have to have any previous experience to join in - we have lots of beginner classes for you to try out and have fun with. If you are looking to develop specific skills, then you can choose a workshop or class to suit your level. 

The Edge Arts is based in a brand new building with dedicated performance facilities. These include soundproof practice rooms, a purpose built dance studio, a performance studio and theatres. 

Dance and theatre

A variety of dance classes are on offer. You could learn ballet, jazz or contemporary dance, or why not give African and Caribbean dance a go?

If you fancy the Thespian life, or enjoy the art of improvising then theatre classes are also available. 


Try your hand at music production, samba drumming or Djing, through our range of  of music workshops and classes, or take regular lessons on a musical instrument

The Edge Arts has lots of fantastic opportunities and facilities for musicians including:

  • subsidised individual music lessons
  • instrument loan scheme
  • professionally led ensembles
  • practice rooms, some of which include upright Steinway and Bösendorfer pianos.

Visual arts

Professional artists lead a number of weekly workshops and classes, including drawing, painting and photography.

The Edge Arts organises an annual photography competition and has three exhibition spaces on campus hosting professional work.

Student societies

You can get involved with a wide variety of student societies based around the arts: artistic, dance, musical and cultural societies. 

You could end up performing with the Chamber Choir, the Barbershop Choir, the Big Band, in one of the student Orchestras or in a musical.  

These societies are student-based and student-run often running practice and training sessions as well as socials. They are an excellent place to meet new people with a shared passion. They are welcoming to all, whether you're an expert or just a beginner.