Take part in the arts at university

You can join in a wide range of arts events and classes on campus and use our professional facilities.

The Edge arts centre

The Edge is the hub of our arts community on campus.


An audience applauding in The Edge theatre

At The Edge arts centre, you’ll find many opportunities to participate in arts and creative practices using top-class facilities. You can experience a world-class public arts programme, including exhibitions and performances.

As a student, you can also join the Edge Arts Community and enjoy student socials, exclusive events and discounts on classes.

Join our arts societies

Meet new friends and learn creative skills by joining a wide range of arts-based student societies.


Students doing orchestra rehearsal

The students' union (The SU) has a range of student societies for the arts, including:

  • Bath University Student Theatre
  • Chamber Choir
  • DanceSoc
  • Fine Art Society
  • PhotoSoc

The Edge works with The SU to support these societies and many of them use The Edge's facilities and spaces.

You may also have the chance to work with practising artists and performers invited in by members of The Edge team, which has links to the professional art world.

Take arts classes

There are regular craft and performance classes on campus you can sign up to.


Students doing drawing on an arts class

You can sign up to classes in many disciplines, including:

  • drawing
  • painting
  • dancing
  • music

Spaces for hire

You can hire the spaces at The Edge to host different kinds of events.


Students on a dancing class in the studio

The Edge has state-of-the-art facilities, including:

  • soundproof music practice rooms
  • a purpose-built dance studio
  • performance studio

As a student, you can hire these facilities and many others at a special student rate.

Explore The Edge

Watch our video introducing The Edge arts centre.