Edge Ensembles is a free theatre program for young people in the West. Running for 20 weeks, it is made up of weekly rehearsal sessions and a final performance for the public. The program is divided into three ensembles – Footscray Edge for 18-30 year-olds, and Wyndham Edge and St Albans Edge for 13-17 year olds.

Whether you want to meet friends and have fun or hone artistic craft with professionals and like-minded peers – we have space for you at Edge Ensembles!

2024 Key Dates

Program Period

Weekly rehearsal sessions – 30 April to 14 September

  • Footscray Edge, starts Tuesday 30 April
  • Wyndham Edge, starts Wednesday 1 May
  • St Albans Edge, starts Thursday 2 May
Production Period
  • TBC
Group Rehearsals

In 2024, there will be four group rehearsals happening throughout the program:

  • Saturday, 1 June – Phoenix Youth Centre, 10am – 3pm
  • Saturday, 13 July – Phoenix Youth Centre, 10am – 3pm
  • Saturday, 10 August – Location TBC
  • Saturday, 31 August – Location TBC

For more information, visit our Frequently Asked Questions, or contact us at programs@westernedge.org.au

For 18-30 year-olds

Every Tuesday, from 30 April – 5-7pm
Phoenix Youth Centre, Auditorium
72 Buckley St, Footscray VIC 3011

For 13-17 year-olds

Every Wednesday, from 1 May – 4.30-6.30pm
Old Shire Office, Room 3 and 4
49 Watton Street, Werribee VIC 3030

For 13-17 year-olds

Every Thursday, from 2 May – 5-7pm
St Albans Community Centre (STACC), Flexi Space 2
33 Princess Street, St Albans VIC 3021

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need experience to attend? 
Not at all – Edge Ensembles is open to all levels of experience including none. 

Do I need to act? Do I need to know what kind of art I want to make or what role I want to play?
You don’t need to; you can explore roles along the way! 

Perhaps you wouldn’t like to perform but are interested in sound design or making costumes or being backstage. Maybe you want to attend weekly workshops to meet new people and have a good time but don’t want to be in the final production. All of that is a-okay and welcome. Come along and participate however you’d like! 

This program is designed for you to experiment and play. We invite you to test and try out different skills and see what floats your boat.  

Do I have to register online before I attend in person? 
We encourage you to register online before attending, so our team can best prepare to meet you. This includes getting to know any access needs you may have.  

However, you are welcome to walk in on the day and register when you arrive 

Click here for more Frequently Asked Questions 

Lead and Support Artists

Our Lead and Support Artists are yet to be announced. Watch this space for more details on who you’ll be working with as part of your ensembles.

Edge Ensembles are supported by:

Brimbank City Council, Creative Brimbank and The Bowery Theatre, Maribyrnong City Council, Wyndham City Council, Newsboys Foundation, Hugh D.T. Williamson Foundation, Creative Victoria and Creative Australia