A new 1,000-seat, multi-purpose cultural venue has launched in Wigan.
The Edge consists of a 1,000-seat arena-style space and a 300-capacity studio space.
It is owned and operated by a local church, called Today’s Community Church.
While the venue is mainly focused on music events, the operators have said there is potential for theatre bookings in the future.
The arena was built in 2017, with interior works continuing until May 2018 and a handful of public events taking place since then.
However, the venue has now officially launched with a full programme of events from March 22, which includes West End show The Simon and Garfunkel Story and various musical tribute acts.
The Edge business manager Annette Burton said: “I think the Edge definitely fills a gap in the local offering. There are other venues in the area, but not of this scale and style.
“We’re really excited about the potential for the space and are keen that it’s a facility the people of Wigan and beyond can enjoy and benefit from.”