The Edge

Places to Visit


  • All the family
  • Under 5s
  • School age
  • Adults






The Edge is an arts and creativity hub informed by the context and research of the University of Bath. We encourage and nurture arts/research collaborations, providing a place where artists, audiences, researchers and academics can find new perspectives and fertile ground to showcase new thinking and ideas. Here, mechanical engineers meet sculptors interested in moving structures, architects work with artists to shed new light on the nature of play and how architecture influences it, artists bring together inventing and engineering expertise to create artworks of scientific complexity.

Our year-round programme of exhibitions, performing arts presentations, talks, arts classes, family and community events, provide experiences of educational, emotional and intellectual stimulus, all based around our ethos of bringing together arts, research and adventure. Our focus is on participatory programmes and our belief is that everyone can be creative and contribute.

The state-of-the-art Edge building offers galleries, theatres, music and art studios, plus a lively café/bar – a destination that promotes the art in science and the science in art.


Settle down with a drink, a salad, sandwich or a slice of home-made cake in the heart of our creation centre. A calming space to indulge in delicious coffee, lunch or enjoy drinks in the evening before a performance. The perfect spot for lunch with vegan and gluten free options available.

Cafe opening times:

  • Mon - Fri: 8:30am - 5pm
  • Sat: 10am - 3pm
  • Sun: Closed

Opening times:

Box Office



Mon - Fri: 9am - 9pm
Sat: 10am - 4pm
Sun: Closed

Please note we will be closed for Bank Holidays on 27 May

Mon - Fri: 8.30am - 5pm
Sat: 10am - 3pm
Sun: Closed

Please note we will be closed for Bank Holidays on 27 May

Current Exhibition: Borderlines
18 May – 13 Jul 2019
Tue - Sat: 11am - 5pm

Open hours

Monday09:00 - 21:00
Tuesday09:00 - 21:00
Wednesday09:00 - 21:00
Thursday09:00 - 21:00
Friday09:00 - 21:00
Saturday10:00 - 16:00