Arts and Culture

Edge Hill University offers students a unique wealth of opportunities to experience arts and culture on campus and beyond.

Live Performances and Events

A student playing guitar performs at the open mic night in the Arts Centre.With two main theatre spaces, The Arts Centre is a distinctive and welcoming hub of cultural activity at the university.

The year-round arts programme features cutting-edge professional theatre, dance and music as well as a diverse programme of performances including National Theatre and RSC Live productions.

There are lots of opportunities for Edge Hill University students to present their own work at The Arts Centre with regular open mic nights in The Red Bar, student talent nights, and support for students and recent graduates to present work.

In addition to this, leading figures from the arts and creative industries, science and politics are regular visitors to the campus, delivering talks and events that are free to students.


Two students chat in the foyer outside the Studio Theatre in the Performing Arts building.Our weekly programme of recent cinema releases includes Free Film Fridays which are among the most popular events at The Arts Centre.

You can join us most Fridays at 7pm during term time for a free film and if you’re a member of The Arts Centre you will also get free popcorn!

Join the Free Film Fridays Facebook group to find out which films are coming up.

Free Membership Scheme

Every Edge Hill University student can join The Arts Centre membership scheme for free and enjoy a variety of benefits including free tickets for performances and films throughout the year, as well as a range of other special offers.

Liverpool Sound City and Tate Liverpool

Students perform at Liverpool Sound City.Edge Hill University has developed partnerships with a range of organisations which will enable you to enjoy access to a host of cultural experiences.

Through our partnership with Sound City, you have the opportunity to attend one of Liverpool’s largest and most exciting music festivals for free. You may also be able to gain valuable work experience at the event through volunteering.

Our partnership with Tate enables you to see world class painting, photography, sculpture, installation and other visual arts for free, with your Edge Hill Unicard providing free entry to all exhibitions at Tate Liverpool. For entry to Tate Modern and Tate Britain, you can download a pass at

Arts Centre Programme and Booking Information

Students look through a what's on guide in the Arts Centre foyer.To 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.

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