The Edge

The Edge

The Edge is a creation centre, where art is made and consumed in innovative and exhilarating ways.

Our programmes offer an active environment for people from all walks of life, fostering transformative and personal growth with a focus on educational, sensorial, emotional, intellectual and experiential activities derived from arts-centric approaches to cultural production.

Whether located at our building on campus or elsewhere, programmes are informed by our interface with core stakeholder the University of Bath and its disciplinary context. Twinned with this is our desire to inspire – and be inspired by – local communities in the region.

Venue Type:


Opening hours

Mon-Fri 9am-9pm
Sat 10am-8pm
Sun 10am-6pm

Admission charges

See website for individual events

Additional info

Performance Studio

Free Parking after 5pm Mon-Sat, Free all day Sunday

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Create: ART

  • 29 April 2017 10:30am-12:30pm
  • 20 May 2017 10:30am-12:30pm
  • 17 June 2017 10:30am-12:30pm

Led by artist educator Dorcas Casey, activities are tailored for a wide age range (5-11yrs) and vary from sticking, collage and drawing, as well as exploring other ways of art making such as printmaking and using textiles. The sessions are a great way to spend quality time together in an informal, supportive and friendly environment, as well as a fantastic opportunity to pick up some top tips for making art at home.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10


£5 per child, £3 per adult (Please note: Children must be accompanied by an adult)
Pre-booking advisable, limited spaces
Box office 01225386777


Tales for Tots

Tales for Tots

  • 29 April 2017 10:30am-12:15pm
  • 20 May 2017 10:30am-12:15pm
  • 17 June 2017 From 10:30am

Saturdays 10:30am - 11:15am & 11:30am – 12:15pm

Each month will be inspired by a different and much-loved story, with the themes brought to life using music, drama, craft and movement. Based in the Ensemble Room we’ll also visit the fantastic gallery spaces to discover the exhibitions and take inspiration from their themes.

Recommended for children aged 3-4 years

Suitable for

  • 0-4


£7.50 for parent and child, £4 per additional child or adult (Please note: Children must be accompanied by an adult)
Pre-booking advisable, limited spaces
01225 386777



Spring Lunchtime Sessions

  • 12 May 2017 From 12:30pm

ANDREW PIJPER: 05 APRIL AT 15:00 (NOTE NEW START TIME) Since joining us here at Bath, Andrew an accomplished musician, has maintained a strong focus on his classical music. Playing for our Chancellor at the opening ceremony of the Edge in 2015 and this year performing at Platform, our arts excellence showcase. At this last spring lunchtime session will undoubtedly provide a wonderful start to the summer!
River Flows in You (Yiruma)
Prélude (Debussy)
Clair de Lune (Debussy)
Valse Romantique (Debussy)
Grande Sonate Pathétique – 2nd movement (Beethoven)
Waltz in A minor Op. 34 Nr. 2 (Chopin)
Waltz in C# minor Op. 64 Nr.2 (Chopin)
Liebestraum No. 1 (Liszt)
Liebestraum No. 3 (Liszt

CHAMBER MUSIC CLASS AND ANDRES LOPEZ MORENO: 07 APRIL 12:00 Chamber Music Class, who are tutored by esteemed musician Robert Hyman (Bath Pump Room Ensemble) will be playing a variety of classical pieces for your enjoyment. Followed by classical guitarist, Andres: Starting at 12:45. Andreas has performed internationally from Italy to the Canary Islands. Spending the last 13 years honing his guitar skills and now a student at Bath, Andres is looking forward to playing in the Arts Cafe and sharing his classical repertoire. More details for this event are to follow.

AITOR GARCIA RUIZ: 12 MAY AT 12:30 We are excited to welcome Edge Arts Music Scholar Aitor Garcia Ruiz to play piano in our Spring Lunchtime Sessions. Aitor, a graduate from the prestigious Real Conservatorio de Musica de Madrid and student of Masters such as Jeno Jando and Pascal Nemirovski, has found lasting inspiration from Chopin and is pleased to perform the following repertoire by Chopin for your enjoyment..
Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23
Ballade No. 2 in F major, Op. 38
Ballade No. 3 in A-flat major, Op. 47
Ballade No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52
First Book Of Iberia, Albeniz




  • 31 May — 1 June 2017

Spend your half term with us and take part in either one or two action packed days playing games, getting messy with arts and craft activities and creating colourful stories and characters. Both days will be a special mix of imaginative fun incorporating the themes of The Know Show exhibition which features work by several artists including Gayle Chong Kwan, Will Shannon, Steven Pippin, Owen Griffiths, Vulpes Vulpes and Emma Smith. Led by experienced artist educators from the Edge Arts team, MAKE is sure to be the highlight of your half term.

£35 PER CHILD – Suitable for 7-11 year olds
Book for both MAKE days in the same month and receive £10 off! Please note: Children should bring a packed lunch and wear loose comfortable clothing.

Suitable for

  • 7-10


£35 per day.

Book for both MAKE days in the same month and receive £10 off! Please note: Children should bring a packed lunch and wear loose comfortable clothing.


The Edge
University of Bath
Claverton Down




01225 386777

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