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University is a place to learn. But it’s also a place to live and belong. Make the most of it and discover our creative community. Create and harness your knowledge beyond the classroom.

The Arts Centre

Boasting two theatres, The Arts Centre offers a year-round programme full of diverse and inspirational performances.

If you fancy a drink or place to hang out, The Red Bar has plenty of options. It’s well known around campus for their milkshakes, and if you’re lucky you could be treated to an impromptu piano performance or other live performance as students practice their work in the space too.

Inspiring minds and changing futures

A group of dancers jump in the air in the arts centre theatre

Talent comes in all different forms. We love to explore the diverse talent we have here in our Edge Hill community.

That’s why we offer opportunities for you to showcase your passions. Get involved and show off your creative flair or support your friends at our open mic nights, student talent nights or poetry slams.

And if you’ve already graduated, we support our recent graduates in showcasing their work too.

Find out what’s on
A place to perform

Watch the video to discover why Jess, a second-year student, loves studying Dance here at Edge Hill University, and using wonderful campus facilities such as our Arts Centre.

Listen to Jess’s opinion on The Arts Centre

Opportunities for you

We believe in your potential to make a difference. That’s why we surround you with opportunities to transform your university life.

We are proud to collaborate with a range of external partners across the cultural industries and the creative and digital economy in the North West, and nationally.

Get involved

Our events are not just about inspiring others. It can be about giving you the creative inspiration. Or simply about providing some evening entertainment after a long day of studying.

We have plenty of free events that you can attend. When we said that talent comes in all forms, we meant it. Our events are diverse:

  • Challenge your brain with one of our quiz events.
  • Enjoy musicals, dance shows, a whole lot of theatrical goodness.
  • If comedy is more your thing, we’ve got you covered with our regular comedy nights featuring familiar TV stars.
  • For film fanatics, you’ll be glad to hear that we host recent cinema releases every Friday at 7pm. And, if you become a member of The Arts Centre, you can help yourself to a free popcorn too.

Free student membership scheme

University isn’t just classrooms and coursework. Share your passions with like-minded people.

Once you’ve signed up, get ready to make the most of the benefits. Treat yourself to films and performances while gaining access to exclusive competitions and special offers.

Register for your free student membership

Booking information

Booking is easy. Tickets can be bought online, by phone, by email, 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.

Buy online
In person
By email
By phone

For further details on booking tickets, please visit The Arts Centre pages.

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