In response to the pandemic, The Edge will be closed to the public until September-ish 2021.

While our venue is closed, we will continue to work online by delivering our existing programme, including Multicultural Music Making and Art Club, as well as developing new work ready for the Autumn. The Edge is still available for private events, rehearsals and workshops. 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 Friday. 
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 Arts is located in Cheapside, straddling the deindustrialised areas of Digbeth and Highgate.

The Edge,79-81 Cheapside, Deritend, Birmingham, B12 0QH

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 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