We are closed. Wishing you a Happy New Year from all of us at Friction Arts.

In response to new lockdown measures, The Edge will be closed to the public until April 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 Spring. 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 11 am – 6pm, Monday to Friday. Our staff will be working remotely during this time.

If you would like more information, you can contact us at info@frictionarts.com and we’ll get back to you in three working days.

Where to find us

map of site of the Edge

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 only a short 10-minute walk from Digbeth Coach Stations, and a 20-minute walk from Birmingham’s New Street and Moor Street Stations.

We have limited car parking spaces, so check before making your journey there is one free for you. Otherwise, the nearest car park is Moat Lane Car Park on Moat Lane (via Bradford Street), Birmingham, B5 6BS.

If you want to get in touch directly either email info@frictionarts.com or you can call us on +44(0)1217726160 or


Twitter @Friction_Arts