The Edge building

We’re pleased that we are open, and are hosting live events, exhibitions and our regular Art Club back in the space. We’re undergoing extensive refurbishment later in the year, but until then we’d love to see you here. You can keep up to date with what we’re doing by subscribing to our newsletter and follow us on Facebook and Twitter. If you are under 18, ask a parent or carer to keep in touch for you. Check out our News section to read updates to the programme.

Our office hours are 10 am – 6pm, Monday to Thursday. 
If you would like more information, you can contact us at and we’ll get back to you in three working days.

Where to find us
Friction is located at the Edge on Cheapside, straddling the deindustrialised areas of Digbeth and Highgate.

Our address is: The Edge,79-81 Cheapside, Deritend, Birmingham, B12 0Q

We’re close to the city centre, only a short 10-minute walk from Digbeth Coach Station, and a 15-minute walk from Birmingham’s New Street and Moor Street Stations.  We’re close to lots of major bus routes and a couple of minutes walk from Digbeth and the High Street.

Please note, we are within the Clean Air Zone, you should check whether your vehicle is exempt before travelling.We have limited car parking spaces, so check before making your journey that there is one free for you. The nearest public car parks are around the markets and Hurst St. If you want to get in touch directly, email