Arts and Culture

The £7 million Arts Centre features two theatres, alongside state-of-the-art facilities for Performing Arts students.

A diverse line-up of high quality professional productions, film screenings and live theatre broadcasts take place on campus. There’s even an outdoor amphitheatre for occasional alfresco performances.

Rose Theatre and Studio Theatre

Rose Theatre and Studio TheatreThe Rose Theatre and Studio Theatre play host to a packed schedule of entertainment during each semester.

This includes comedy, dance, drama, music, physical theatre and family-friendly shows, with concession prices available to Edge Hill students.

There are seasons of work performed by Dance and Drama students, while monthly free open mic nights give students from across the University the opportunity to show off their talent. If you want to sing, dance, recite poetry, play an instrument or impress the audience with another hidden skill, then this is your chance to shine!

Short Cuts Cinema

Arts and CultureA season of recent releases are shown in the Studio Theatre, with films projected onto a 7m wide screen as part of our Short Cuts Cinema.

The Short Cuts programme includes films just released on DVD, those movies you may have missed first time round at mainstream cinema, and festival screenings such as the Ann Arbor Film Festival.

In addition to the Short Cuts line-up, a series of live theatre screenings beam some of the biggest shows in the West End, from prestigious producing organisations such as the National Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company, directly to the Arts Centre.

What’s On

Arts and CultureTo view the full programme for the current season of theatre, film and other events, visit

You can book tickets securely online, over the phone on 01695 584480, or in person at the box office.

The Arts Centre is fully accessible with allocated wheelchair spaces on the front row of each theatre. An induction loop linked to a PA system is available and guide dogs are welcome.

If you want to relax and enjoy a drink or bite to eat before a performance or film, The Red Bar in the Arts Centre serves a selection of hot and cold drinks and light meals including fresh sandwiches, pizzas and paninis.

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