The Edge

The Edge is your on-campus hub for the arts. With performance venues, rehearsal spaces and a café, see how you can get the most out of The Edge.

Welcome to The Edge!

The Edge is the University’s on-campus arts venue, now managed by the SU. Home to the SU Arts team alongside other SU staff, the Edge offers multiple performance, rehearsal and creative spaces where students can get involved with and enjoy the arts! The cafe/bar is also a lively area to grab a drink and catch up with friends. 

Find out more about The Edge's spaces below and see the drop down menu to the right for information regarding booking spaces solo/group use or hiring lockers for instrument storage.

Find out more about what’s happening in the Arts here!

Edge Opening Hours:
Mon - Fri 9am - 10pm
Sat 10am - 8pm
Sun 10am - 6pm

The Edge office is open Mon - Fri 10am - 4pm


Our Spaces

The Edge theatre seats 220 people, and has held regular performances by many societies, groups and individuals over the years. Complete with a fully equipped and accessible green room comprising of 3 dressing rooms, toilets and showers, the theatre is well equipped to host performances across music, theatre and dance, as well as film screenings.

The Weston Studio is a fully equipped and flexible performance studio which provides an alternative creative space for performances, rehearsals, workshops or talks. The studio has retractable tiered seating which enables a number of possible configurations, with a full lighting rig and technical set-up to add something special.

The Fine Art Studio is a stylish space, flooded with natural light and has facilities for different artistic sessions, as well as rehearsals and meetings.

The Dance Studio is a fantastic bright space with a fully sprung floor and far reaching views. It can accommodate a variety of dance disciplines and is perfect for classes, tuition as well as other activities such as yoga and Pilates.

The Digital Studio is equipped with up to date technology, providing opportunities for exploring all digital art forms, including music production, sound generation, animation, digital art, photography, film-making and more. The iMacs are installed with Logic and various open source creative applications. There is also a built in HD projector and speakers for all presentation needs.

The Edge also has multiple piano practice rooms, larger rehearsal rooms, and shower and change facilities.

How to use our spaces

All the information about using our spaces can be found in our guides here:

The Edge Individual Users Guide

The Edge Societies Guide

If you are holding an event in the Edge you will need to fill in this form:Ticketing and Event Information Form

Our Edge Risk Assessments and Normal Operating Procedure (NOP) documents are also available to help with your booking, and list our COVID-19 procedures


All levels at The Edge are fully accessible to wheelchair users via our public lift. We also have a hearing assistance system in our Theatre. If you have any additional requirements do let us know.